#TBT: Semihandmade and Nate Berkus at Dwell on Design

With Thanksgiving just a week away, we here at Semihandmade were thinking about what we’ve been thankful for this year. We had a great time at IDSwest and we’re proud of our brand new Supermatte doors, but the highlight of our year has to have been working with Nate Berkus for Dwell on Design LA in June.

Sponsored by Dwell Magazine, DODLA is America’s largest design event; since it’s right in our backyard, we always have a booth to show off our latest doors. Not only are events like this a great place to connect with potential customers, they also offer a lot of opportunities to make professional connections—case in point, our involvement in Dwell Magazine’s 2013 flagship home. It was the success on that project that landed us on Berkus’s radar.

Basically, Nate needed help putting together a pair of kitchens for LG Studio’s Re-Imagination Pavilion, a 2,000-square-foot booth showcasing the newest LG appliances. He had designed a pair of beautiful kitchens using Ikea’s Sektion cabinets and asked Semihandmade to handle the doors.

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The LG Studio Re-Imagination Pavilion, featured on LifeMinute.tv

People say you shouldn’t meet your heroes, so we were nervous. We’ve been longtime fans of Nate going back to his time on The Oprah Winfrey Show. But, there was no need to worry because Nate was so great to work with and as charming in person as he is on TV.

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An inviting family kitchen featuring Semihandmade Rift White Oak Shaker doors

For the first design, Nate set out to make a spacious family kitchen with a wide marble island and plenty of counter space. Semihandmade provided our Rift White Oak Shaker doors to give the room a classic look and a lot of warmth.

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A modern, two-tone kitchen made with Semihandmade DIY Shaker doors

In the other kitchen, Nate aimed for a more intimate space centered around hosting guests and socializing. He used Semihandmade’s DIY Shaker doors to create a sleek, modern look. He painted the cabinets a cream color that matches the tile backsplashes and painted the island black to make it stand out even more as a conversation piece.

After such an amazing experience in 2015, we’re already gearing up for our biggest display ever in 2016. We’ll be back at Dwell on Design LA this summer and we’re going to fill our booth with new and exciting designs. We hope to see you there!

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Our New IMPRESSION Doors Match IKEA Prices!

You read that right – this Spring, we’re thrilled to launch our IMPRESSION line of doors for IKEA cabinets!  Made of high-quality, textured Italian melamine, we are offering the doors for both the Akurum and Sektion kitchen systems, as well as for Pax, Godmorgon, Kallax and Pax.  Choices include Ash, Smoke and Reed (pictured below).

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There’s also Charcoal, Quarry, Truffle, Oyster and Honey.OysterHoneyCharcoalTruffle

Best of all – and probably most exciting – we’re offering 6 IMPRESSION doors to MATCH IKEA Brokhult and Ringhult prices (the other 2 doors are just 10% more than those two).

What that means is now, finally, you’ll be able to get that signature, one-of-a-kind Semihandmade look for your IKEA kitchen, bathroom, closet or media cabinet at IKEA prices!

Lead-time for kitchens is 5-6 weeks (down from our standard 8 weeks for sequenced veneers).  You’ll also find a complete list of IMPRESSION prices here.

This stuff you really do have to see and touch in person; for samples, click here.  And stay tuned for more finished photos as they arrive!

Semihandmade Spring Sales!

It’s Spring (well, it will be back East sometime soon, we hope!).

To celebrate the change of seasons, through the 31st of March we are offering 10% off everything from our brand-new COLOR line of doors for IKEA Cabinets – kitchens, bathrooms, closets and media cabinets.  The same 10% off is good for everything from our Shaker line!

You’ll find lots more information and photos on the website, but our COLOR door choices include Orange and Guyana (below), as well as White, Cream, Red, Black, Grey, Lime, Copper, Espresso, Ash, Smoke, Rialto and Quarry.

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Our always-popular Shaker door choices include DIY (unfinished – to paint), DIY Alder (unfinished – to stain), Cherry, Walnut, Maple, Oak and Douglas Fir.

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Best of all, in case you hadn’t heard, IKEA is offering up to 20% off its new Sektion kitchens through the end of April.  For more details, click here.

To learn more about Semihandmade, feel free to call 877.877.9102, go to the website, or email us at info@semihandmadedoors.com.  You’ll also find lots more photos on our Instagram, Facebook and Houzz pages!

Dwell on Design 2014

Here’s a nice video re-cap of our Semihandmade IKEA Doors from this past June’s Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles.  This was our sixth year at the nation’s largest design event, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Semihandmade Plyboo Linear DoorsAbove is shot of our Plyboo Linear Line for IKEA cabinets that debuted at DOD.  Already featured in the LA Times, these one-of-a-kind doors were a huge hit and we are excited to launch them formally this Fall.  For more information on Smith and Fong’s amazing bamboo products, and for more Plyboo options to choose from for your IKEA project – kitchen, bathroom, closet or media cabinet – please click here.

For steady updates and photos, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Stay tuned for more details!

 

 

Dwell Magazine Project

It’s been a busy summer so far. We’re very excited to share the link to a big job we did last year here in Los Angeles that got not only a nice feature in the LA Times, but also made the cover of Dwell in July. Thanks yet again to all the friends, family, past and future clients that keep us getting out of bed every morning and making (what we humbly think) are the best custom IKEA doors on the planet!
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