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How to successfully get an IKEA kitchen*

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 10, 2013 01:04 AM
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by becky last modified Feb 09, 2013

*without going insane or broke. We get a LOT of calls from people who are excitedly planning to buy their kitchen from IKEA.  Fortunately, most of them contact us during the early stages and we’re able to guide them to the most painless solutions possible. Too many times, we’ve seen the excitement give way to [...]




 

 

*without going insane or broke.

We get a LOT of calls from people who are excitedly planning to buy their kitchen from IKEA.  Fortunately, most of them contact us during the early stages and we’re able to guide them to the most painless solutions possible.

Too many times, we’ve seen the excitement give way to frustration, anxiety and anger. And you know what? Every bit of it can be avoided. Every. Single. Bit.

Do not use if left handed. Do not use if right handed.

How do you know if you should design your own kitchen or not?

It’s very simple. If it feels like you are using the wrong scissors, get help. Do not continue to bludgeon your way through the exercise with equipment that doesn’t feel like it fits you. Because guess what? The discomfort will progressively increase the deeper you get into the project.

Do not become a frustrated, anxious and angry statistic. There are successful kitchens out there waiting to be born.

It’s not about the money.

If all you focus on is that tantalizing pricetag IKEA waves in your face, you are not prepared to undertake an IKEA kitchen project. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

Cabinets (which don’t assemble & install themselves, by the way) are but a single ingredient that goes into a kitchen!  There’s also plumbing, lighting, drywall, tiling, flooring, countertops, appliances. And labor. Lots and lots of labor. And all of it costs money.

The trick is, how do you make it cost only the money it should cost, and not pile on extra costs incurred from things like dimensional and order errors?

It’s a valid question. And most people who manage their own money would like to know the answer.

It’s about the design.

Most people who manage their own money also value their time, which more than likely is consumed by normal life, like work and family.

IKEA wants you to design your own kitchen. On the surface, it’s fun to play with the planner tool & plop down cabinets & see it grow on the screen into your dream kitchen. & that’s great – if you have time., and are comfortable with it.

Sooner or later, though, the rubber meets the road, and making it all work in 3 dimensions is a very different animal from pushing it around on paper.

There’s a reason people design & install kitchens for other people: it’s a full time job!  The good news is, we’ve seen what works & what doesn’t in enough scenarios that we can quickly generate solutions that work.

Our design solutions avoid the pile on of extra costs.

We don’t know of too many people who wouldn’t agree that it’s very much worth spending $500 designing to prevent spending another $1500 (or more) during installation.

We are more than happy to let you guys handle the Software programming. And the prescription filling. And the history professing. And the lawyering. And the dentistry. And the technical writing. And the photography. And the teaching.

In exchange, let us handle the kitchening for you. From soup to nuts.

THAT is how to get an IKEA kitchen successfully!

 


 

 

 
 
 

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