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Can an Ikea kitchen and custom woodwork coexist?

11 years ago

Good morning GW community. I'm finally deep into our kitchen reno and would appreciate some guidance and/or insight. We plan on using Ikea Lidingo cabinets and want to make a custom banquette off the island. This of course would be wood which I would get color matched to the cabinets. My kitchen planner says it will look funny not being the same material and all. Is he right? Or can the whole kitchen come together in harmony? I plan on adding a round walnut table and the floors will also be a walnut-esque wood look tile. Here are both my inspiration picture for the banquette (note the curved seating) as well as kitchen plans. Also, if anyone can offer some tips on how to go about creating this curved bench so it does tie into the kitchen. The back of the bench would be the island so the countertop would be cut along the same curve.

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