When budgets are tight, Ikea cabinets are a favorite spec among the design crowd. Albertsson Hansen, who used them for this project, is no exception, citing the products' rich design potential. Cabinets feature ¾-inch-thick particleboard, aluminum and tempered glass doors, and nickel-plated hinges. Ikea, 800.434.4532; www.ikea.com.

  Todd Hansen, AIA, and Christine Albertsson, AIA
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