I’m sure you’ll recognize it: the DUKTIG kitchen from IKEA. Whether you have a son or a daughter. For many, this kitchen is the favorite toy.
When you get the kitchen at IKEA, the toys can look a little boring. White kitchen cabinets, light wood and basic handles. Nothing wrong with it, but it can always be more fun. We’ll be happy to give you tips on how to restyle the DUKTIG. With or without a large budget.
1. Replace the handles
Just like in your own kitchen, replacing handles can make a big difference. When it comes to handles, the choice is huge. Shapes, colours and materials. You can make it as crazy as you want.
Convenient: think beforehand about the style in which you will restyle your kitchen. If you’re going to paint, wallpaper or stick the kitchen cabinets, it’s better to fix the handles last.
2. Glue, wallpaper or paint
You don’t like those white kitchen cabinets? First, make a colour plan. Everything in one colour? Or do you prefer panelling?
Ook kun je aan de slag met behang, plakfolie en stof. Stof? Ja, dat hoor je goed! Of nog leuker, beplak het IKEA keukentje met stickers. Zo zijn er magnetische stickers speciaal voor de IKEA keukens. Je kunt het keukentje binnen no-time omtoveren tot een dierentuin, winkel of bar.
3. Turn it into a shop
The back of the kitchen is forgotten in most cases. We think that’s a shame! You can turn the back into a shop or stall. But how do you do that?
You can easily paint the back with chalk paint. You (or your child) can write down the menu on it.
If the kitchen is not against a wall, you could also add an awning at the back. You can make this awning out of fabric. By means of a wooden or metal construction you can shape the awning.
4. Add rotary knobs
The current DUKTIG kitchenette has an electric stove. However, it can be fun (especially for young children) to have rotary knobs. You stick these buttons under or next to the stove, so your child(ren) can turn the stove higher or lower.
5. Add brackets
To complete the kitchen you can also add hooks on the side. On these hooks you can hang the apron, oven mitts and a tea towel.
Did you benefit from the tips, or do you have a nice addition of your own? Share it with us!
Is your son or daughter not such a kitchen prince(s)? Then you can also easily turn an IKEA cupboard into a doll’s house. The blocks of the IKEA Kallax cabinet transform into a doll’s house with separate rooms in no time. Not only fun to do yourself, but also super stylish. It’s not a corny or plastic doll’s house, but a homemade doll’s house. The nice thing is that you can also involve your own child in making it. Think about the colours on the wall, the floors and the furniture. How fun is that!