Sarah Sherman Samuel's New Semihandmade Collection Is a Kitchen Dream Come True

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One of the easiest ways to make a big change to your kitchen without doing a gut reno is to simply swap out your cabinet doors. (This trick works for bathrooms, too!) And if you're one of the many people who have IKEA furnishings, count yourself among the lucky ones. L.A.–based company Semihandmade specializes in chic doors that fit IKEA cabinets, and it just launched a new a collaboration with designer Sarah Sherman Samuel.

The Quarterline collection is an updated take on a Shaker cabinet, offering a look that's contemporary but not too minimalist. "Traditional Shaker cabinets have been around for centuries — they are timeless and will always be a favorite," Samuel said in a statement. "The Quarterline collection has a more minimal look and fills the space between Shaker and full-slab doors. By paring it back to just a quarter of the size of the classic Shaker, Quarterline has a versatile design that is all its own."

The doors come in seven colors, from white to pastel pink to forest green. Simply provide Semihandmade with the specs and general information for your cabinets. If you're starting from scratch, you can use IKEA's online planner to design your dream kitchen — and you can order the cabinets without the doors, to spare you time and money! Pick your colors and any extras like pulls and handles, and voilà! You have your semi-custom cabinets ready to go, designed by an interior expert that has done work for stars like Mandy Moore.

You can order 3-by-3 inch samples for $4 each to check out the materials if you're curious. Head over to Semihandmade to learn more.


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and History.com, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.

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