Beginning a journey to live more simply…

Shelving in the Kitchen.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011:

We had our first Ikea experience on our recent trip to Portland and the Oregon coast. Woah.

While there, we fell in love with some storage solutions for the Tiny House’s kitchen. We purchased and have now installed some items from their stainless steel Grundtal collection, including a dish rack/drainer, spice rack, and small stainless shelf.

What we like most about these pieces is how they take advantage of flat wall space for hanging things, creating a vertical storage solution. We think it is a great fit in the tiny house!

Interestingly, it appears that many items at Ikea are only available through in-store purchase. We had hoped to be able to order these items once home from our trip. Turned out we could not.

We did, however, discover an enterprising person who helps solve this problem for folks like us who don’t live anywhere near an Ikea store. will take your list and do your Ikea shopping for you, then ship it directly to you for a reasonable mark-up. We did pay extra for our items, but found the service fair and a good alternative to making the 6 hour drive to our nearest Ikea store.

Comments on: "Shelving in the Kitchen." (4)

  1. We loved IKEA’s rail systems as well and put them up when we first moved into the Love Shack but later took them down when we tiled the backsplashes and just didn’t want to worry about drilling holes to hang the racks back up. However, they are cheap and I had a friend who took the off my hands. The bathroom towel systems are just as handy and I still have the towel rack hanging up over my bathroom for great towel storage, drying rack, curtain bar…love things that are multi-purpose. You can see more in this post:

  2. If you need anything else, I’ll be glad to get it from the store and ship it directly to you! I’m only about 20 min. from the Portland Ikea and…no sales tax 🙂

    • That’s a very kind offer Andrea, thank you for your consideration! We’ll certainly keep you in mind.

      Enjoy Portland! Miss Oregon…

      Evan & Gabby

  3. I’ve never heard of that website…thanks for the tip!

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