IKEA is a huge international corporation. They have a lot of great marketing and we love the quick weekend trip for meatbslls and some low cost housewares. But would we use IKEA as a kitchen cabinet resource for a remodel? Never.
For those who need the lowest cost modern-looking cabinets, IKEA cabinets might be ok. Watch out for store displays though. Many show veruy low price tags for cabients alone and it’s easy to think the entire display ius $3500! Keep in mind also that those kitchen displays are created with fake walls, no windows, infinitely movable electrical and no plumbing. Why, you can do anything if you have no walls and no plumbing! So those displays look cool.
For most of us, even those who are building new homes, incorporating plumbing, electrical, window placement, existing walls, and other structural issues makes designing a much greater challenge.
This is not to say you can’t have a fabulous new kitchen affordably. You can. But you will need:
( 1 ) a talented kitchen designer to spend time with you 2) CUSTOMIZABLE cabinets
IKEA design services are just not the kind of service upon which to base a kitchen remodel. It takes more time, talent, attention and revisions to create the very best layout for any one individual project.
Even more important, with IKEA cabinets you are stuck with their stock sizes. The doors cannot be cut s while you can make a box less deep, you can’t design with custom sizes. This often wastes valuable kitchen space and limits what a designer can do for you.
IKEA often has installers available that you can hire. These companies contract with a local IKEA and are allowed to do plumbing and electrical IF licensed. But they are not the best, in our experience. Their prices are fixed by IKEA so they have to find ways to make a project profitable. They often do. Some get terrible reviews but since they are being “fed” customers from IKEA, there is little motivation to earn great reviews.
We built our company out of a love for modern European styling that is affordable. We understand IKEA. But we want for our clients a mich easier experience, a much nicer remodeling result, amd a quality cabinet that isn’t just a surface look.
We continue to do this work year after year and continue to be proud of it.