Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Need ideas for island side panel

Posted by YuliaO (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 28, 14 at 22:39

We are doing ikea kitchen in abstract white (glossy). The island is two cabinets attached back to back (sorry for my poor English, i'll attach a photo to better explain the situation) The cabinets are 25 and 12 inch deep.

The problem is - ikea does not sell covers that wide. And it does not sell 2 covers that would cover the side. So we would have to buy 2 panels and cut one of them to fit. Not a pretty view.

I need to find an idea on how to cover it nicely. This side faces the kitchen entrance and i want it to be pretty.. We have a fridge on the other side, so i can't put bookshelves, it would be too narrow.

The only idea i have is cover it with adhesive chalkboard paper. 3 problems - my husband might not like the idea of chalk on the new shiny kitchen, we entertain a lot, and i don't want people standing by the island get chalk on them�And also there is an electrical outlet on that side and i am not sure i want my kids drawing around it�

I need some creative (or practical) ideas, please!!

ps
sorry this photo is not very pretty

This post was edited by YuliaO on Tue, Jan 28, 14 at 22:47


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

You could do a waterfall countertop like this...


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

Get a piece of 1/4" MDF and cut it to size. Color match an IKEA panel at a local real paint store and very carefully roll on the paint onto the panel, maybe adiing some floertol to help it settle out better. Glue it to the cabinet ends with a bit of construction adhesive and a few brad nails.


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

zeitgeist, thank you! i didn't know the name of that kind of countertop, so i couldn't google it…
I am having some doubts, though…What do i do with the outlet? Would soapstone (mine is pretty soft) chip, from chairs banging (sp?)ect…And i am not sure if it would look too massive?

hollysprings, i am not sure i can match the fronts with paint…its glossy white foil i guess…plastic looking i would say


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

I had a similar problem (IKEA Lidingo) with a peninsula end, and did something similar to what Hollysprings suggested; except it was mdf beadboard painted to match.

For the backside I used Lidingo doors, but they were not quite wide enough, so I used 1 x 2 pieces of painted mdf as fillers between each door and it almost looks custom... :)

If you have trouble matching the finish (sheen) on a painted panel, I wonder if a high gloss clear finish could be used over the paint?

HTH


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

I just went into my kitchen and measured my white glossy IKEA panels covering the backs of my cabinets. They're 30 1/4" x 67".

Did I get the last two?


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

I second waterfall counter. An experienced fabricator can cut for the outlet


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

Buy 2 18"W x 30" H doors and attach them. It will appear to be a 36" cabinet.

This post was edited by live_wire_oak on Wed, Jan 29, 14 at 17:14


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

Waterfalls look nice, but the corners are kinda scary & harsh looking.

Ikea carries 36" x 96" (3' x 8') panels that are intended to be cut down for custom cases like this, but you need something 37-38" wide, finished on both ends, so I don't think the large panel will work for you.

I think I'd just abut two separate cover panels. I don't think you'll notice the seam.


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

Agree the outlet isn't an issue but soapstone might be. Caesarstone Piatra Gray is pretty close to the look of soapstone but waterfalls read pretty modern unlike ss.


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

I'd say the oven panel 36x96 inches would get you there. How would your island look with a 36" wide cover on the side? It seems all it wouldn't cover would be the sides of the doors.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/60200925/#/80069986


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

GauchoGordo1993,
i think i'll let my contractor do that (2 panels), and if it looks horrible i'll start thinking about something else…

The waterfall countertop comes to about extra $800, not sure i can spend this much right now…

i was thinking about ikea PAX wardrobe, i wonder how wide are the doors…i think they come in abstract white…maybe i could cut one of the doors


 o
RE: Need ideas for island side panel

I don't think the PAX white is the same as the Abstrakt white, although it might work anyway.

What about getting two doors to total 36", and use a bit of deco strip to fill in between them or around the edges?

One problem with the Abstrakt material is that it's tricky to cut it cleanly. I used the deco strips as a crown molding and the mitered edges are a little rough. See tops of cabinets in picture below - the top right corner is a mitered piece of deco strip that wraps around to the side of the cabinet.

You could also post on ikeafans.com to see if they have any ideas.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ikea 36-inch cabinet doors


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here