The Best-Valued Toddler Kitchen

My usual go-to for all things kids furniture is Pottery Barn Kids. However, I really wanted something simple and clean to go with our FLOR (future post to come) DIY carpet tile flooring in our game room. As such, I was really looking for a minimalist kitchen that still had everything Linc would need to “cook” for us.  

I’ll admit I actually didn’t realize IKEA had much in the way of children’s gear. One of the moms in my playgroup had this easel chalkboard, so I ran over to IKEA to grab it as it’s a steal (only $20) and you don’t have to worry if they write all over it given the price! While I was grabbing the chalkboard, I saw this little kitchen displayed just next door. I love the Scandinavian design and thought it would fit perfectly with our game  aesthetic (given that we already had a separate DIY project with an IKEA shelving project “hack” in the room, yet another post to come!).

The instructions are typical to IKEA (not a project for the faint of heart), but we actually didn’t have any problems assembling the unit. It took us maybe an hour to put the kitchen together and it required only basic tools. The great thing about the legs is that it has optional extensions so you can add to make the kitchen taller as your child grows, so it technically comes in 3 different heights!  Given that most toys / items don’t really adjust with age, that’s another benefit to this kitchen! The price is much better than most kitchens ($99) and it really looks so nice and polished that I would recommend it to anyone (regardless of price sensitivity!).

I purchased the veggies at the Nutcracker Market in Houston. This is a charity that supports the Houston Ballet. Each year I like to buy something fun for the family or house and to support the local ballet!

 

‘Til next time!


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