Each home — and every kitchen — is unique, full of its own quirks, challenges, and charms. Since the kitchen is one of the busiest and most functional places in a house, building a system that works for you is a must.
We recently asked our Instagram followers to share their biggest questions about their most pressing kitchen wants and needs; inquiries included everything from installing islands and big storage solutions to designing a space that’s more kid friendly. Then, our friends at IKEA stepped in to offer up answers, suggestions, and more to help you infuse joy — and maybe a little order — into your kitchen.
IKEA’s Senior Interior Design Leader Viola Mushkudiani answers your most burning kitchen questions below. Make sure to follow @goodhousekeeping to keep up with stunning kitchen ideas and @ikeausa to learn how to make it all happen.
1. What’s the first thing you should do if you want to redo your kitchen?
Mushkudiani says the first thing to do is start collecting images, jotting down ideas, and selecting features you know you might want to incorporate into a new kitchen.
“Find your style,” she says. “You deserve the kitchen of your dreams,