Published on March 11th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Mismatched kitchen doors

Materials: Faktum

Description: The video below explains what I did.

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25 Responses to Mismatched kitchen doors

  1. “Description: The video below explains what I did.” Does it also explain why you did it???!!

    No, I think its intriguing to both go with a completely eclectic design of something that is normally so uniform… and also to do it in such a low cost way when its usually the most expensive room.

    Even though its not my style, I really like what this kitchen does.

  2. Aa says:

    Great idea. I love it, it’s fun and the colours are warm enough so that you can feel comfortable in a kitchen like this.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s great – just like a patchwork quilt. Well done!

  5. Love it!! Most people wouldn’t think to do this, but by thinking outside the box you’ve made a kitchen that looks funky and stylish. I wish more people would be so bold with their interior decorating decisions.

  6. Like some others, with my OCD these would drive me totally crazy. Also like some others, if they were at least all the same colour, it would be easier to swallow. All that said, I think it was an awesome idea for saving some major coin!

  7. Jenny says:

    I agree with anonymous above, I’d like it if they were all painted the same color. The different shapes and textures would be cool without the distraction of the colors.

    I’m sure you love it, but keep this in mind if you ever sell the place. You’d want it to appeal to the majority of buyers.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love this. I would have mismatched the handles/pulls too, instead of just painting the matching knobs different colors.

  9. Catherine says:

    I really LOVE this idea and I think it looks GREAT! (although, I think I would have attempted a pattern because I am OCD like that.) This kitchen would challenge my outlook on life on a daily basis.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Not enough money to buy matching doors but enough money to buy an iPhone to film with???

    It’s an interesting idea but poorly executed. Get some white cabinet spray paint and paint them all – then it might look ok.

  11. zosh says:

    I like the idea of mixing a kitchen up with different door styles, very much in fact. What I don’t like the randomness of this example, but that’s just me. To each his own.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Why not break all the rules (and save money and time) and not have any doors? Terry

  13. carma says:

    it’s the frankenkitchen…….hideous, yet i cannot look away!


  14. Jenny says:

    I rather like it, too, it’s got a certain charm about it that is comfy and isn’t trying too hard. The one thing I might have done to unify everything was treat it all to some distressing and random sanding and beating with heavy chains, and then using vastly more outlandish knobs. By my standards, he did not go wrong enough. ;)

  15. I love it. And I’m normally someone who freaks out when not everything is perfect. I think I might kill somebody if just one of them were different from the rest, but because of all the variety there, I think it looks awesome.

  16. majeral says:

    WAY COOL My ex and I did something like that with a dresser that had gotten banged up . all mismatched drawers..

  17. Caterina says:

    It seems to me that many commenters on this site will only appreciate a hack if it resembles the polished pictures you find in one of the many glossy home decor mags.
    While the colours of the cabinet doors may not be my favourites, I find it very well executed and I love the Tetris kind of feel to it!

  18. nooneuknow says:

    Congratulations, it looks ridiculous. FAIL.

  19. Marinka says:

    You like it or you hate it. I like it

  20. Anonymous says:

    When I think Ikea Hack I think, “that looks sleek and well put together.” Good effort and idea, but I can say I’m a fan.

  21. metai says:

    “Really, really wrong” doesn’t make it look good, it makes it look even worse. Tastes do differ, but to me, this looks like something I would expect housing car parts in a garage.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I see what he’s going for but you really need to arrange them better so they fit.
    Interesting but poor execution.

  23. Gary says:

    Nice effort, good job getting it all to fit right. As open-minded as I’m trying to be, though, I just don’t like it so much.

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