Collection by Allie Weiss

DIY Kitchen Renovation: IKEA Cabinet Hack


In a centuries-old building in Montreal, Belgian architect and designer Gaeten Havart undertook a DIY kitchen renovation that makes the most of inexpensive materials.

Inspired by Danish furniture brand Vipp, Havart overhauled Ikea Akurum cabinets, electro-painting them with a resistant...
IKEA-compatible cabinet fronts are becoming more widely available in a range of styles and prices.
The countertop is Portuguese marble. A Purist faucet from Kohler also features a black matte finish.
The dishwasher is Bosch and the oven is Samsung.
The open shelving lets light stream into the kitchen.
A chalkboard made of anodized aluminum is a place for keeping to-do lists.
The slide-out pantry fits into the wall, reducing clutter.
The dining room features Eames shell chairs from Herman Miller, a chandelier by Lindsey Adelman, and a vintage Italian...
In the bathroom, there is a Catalano sink with Kohler fixtures, Artemide's Tolomeo lamp, and an Ikea mirror.