Here’s a super stylish mini kitchen for your home office, studio, guest suite, or family room. It only costs a few hundred dollars and can easily be built in a day or two with the help of a friend. All it takes is a quick trip to your local IKEA store and a little elbow grease!
The mini kitchen was the perfect solution for our craft studio. Located in the loft of a barn on our property, it’s just far enough away to make it inconvenient to truck it back to the house every time we wanted a cold drink or a cup of coffee.
Ready to build a mini kitchen of your own? Let’s get started!
To make things easier, we put together a printable mini kitchen shopping list. Simply print a copy, hand it off to one of the kitchen planners at your local IKEA store, and you’ll have everything you need for your project.
Here’s a quick checklist of the tools you’ll need:
- Electric screwdriver & screwdriver bits
- Circular saw or fine-toothed handsaw (to cut countertops)
- Jigsaw (to cut hole for sink)
- Hole saw (to drill hole for faucet)
- Spirit level
- Measuring tape
- Protective glasses
For installation instructions, refer to the easy-to-follow kitchen installation guide from IKEA. You can pick up a copy from your local IKEA store or download a PDF version from their website.
While you’re at IKEA, we highly recommend picking up a FIXA Drill Template ($1.99). If you’ve ever installed cabinets before, you know how much of a pain it is to line up and drill the holes for the handles, knobs, and pulls. It can be done in a matter of seconds with this ingenious tool. Problem solved!
We’re absolutely in love with our new IKEA kitchen. We were actually shocked by how easy it was to install and the drilling template still has us jumping for joy. The handy studio addition is a total lifesaver and will be treasured for years to come.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t pull the trigger on a mini kitchen years ago. Visit our IKEA Kitchen Inspiration board on Pinterest for more great ideas!
From traditional to modern to everything in between, find your dream kitchen today at IKEA®.