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If you’ve already checked out the March 2010 issue or viewed our Online TV episode this week, you'll have seen Lisa Chiang and Randy Woo's new Ikea kitchen. The full story and makeover photos are on page 84 of our March issue, on newsstands now. They were the winners of the Ikea Kitchen Makeover Contest — finalists from more than 1,200 entries! I took a few photos during the entire four-week building process — including all of the construction and messy stuff. These “in progress” shots aren’t as pretty as the finished product, but they do show what’s really required to end up with a great space.

Photo Blog February 11 Ikea Kitchen Makeover Before

The “before” shot.

Photo Blog February 11 Ikea Kitchen Makeover Fridge Wall

The fridge wall, after the demo!

Photo Blog February 11 Ikea Kitchen Makeover Sink Wall

The sink wall, after the demo! A small bulkhead went in over the new pantry.

Photo Blog February 11 Ikea Kitchen Makeover Workers

Cabinet installation — so much cardboard!

Photo Blog February 11 Ikea Kitchen Makeover Cabinets

Island, in place, and some doors up. Just waiting for the countertops, appliances and backsplash!

Photo Blog February 11 Ikea Kitchen Makeover Island

A few finishing touches (like a sink faucet or two).

Photo: Ikea Kitchen Makeover - After shot

And the final reveal!

For your own chance to win great prizes, visit our Contests page.

Photo credits:
1. House & Home March 2010 issue, photography by Angus Fergusson
2-6. Cameron MacNeil
7. House & Home March 2010 issue, photography by Angus Fergusson

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