Materials: Akurum Oak Butcher Block Counter Tops, Numerar Base Cabinets, Rationell Drawer Fronts
Description: For our IKEA Hack we used several standard kitchen elements and a significant modification to one to transform an underutilized section of our house’s kitchen into a chic wine bar and storage area.
Since our house is an 1885 Victorian Row House, we didn’t feel the standard IKEA butcher block counters really “went” with the home’s style. To remedy this, we used our router to put a more decorative edge on the butcher block.
We assembled the cabinets, placed our wine fridge between two Akurum base cabinets, and placed the counter top on the cabinets.
We also constructed a few DIY shelves, one with integrated LED lighting and hanging wine glass storage, to balance the whole area and accessorize.
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