Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?
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I stand by Ikea for certain items. The have ranges and you get the quality you pay for. I just stay with thier top quality stuff, and save a little money. Here is our Ikea Hopen wardrobe and Komfors sofas. (Disclaimer:Yes, I know I need to aligned the door on the wardrobe. We are still doing work in this room, so forgive the mess. These pics are NOT from a Dwell photo shoot.):laugh:
I sure hope you guys can see my pics, cause i can only see ONE of four... Oh, NOW I see them.
Re: Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?Posted by LiveModern Webmaster at January 21. 2006
Check out the article in the December 2005 issue of Domino magazine (these three kitchens share a secret...they all have Ikea cabinets! pp/111-117). The three kitchens featured are all modern in flavor (the first and third are both current modern and the second is more mid-century style), with good ideas on cabinet faces and hardware as well as accessorizing. The projects range from about $5,600 to $27,000. So it runs the gamut. The homeowners from the second project said their research found that more expensive cabinets contained the same structural elements, just with higher quality doors. The article is worth catching up with. I actually recommend Domino in general, it's great for interior design ideas and they show prices and sources for items featured because it's a shopping magazine.
PS ackvig: I think your living room looks great. Nice job!
Re: Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?Posted by mike zelenko at January 21. 2006
IKEA kitchen cabinets are GREAT for the $$$. The hardware is the same as all the top European high end lines. I would get a good trim carpenter with a small shop to :
1. Rabbett the backs of the upper cabinets to receive 1/2 melamine.
2. glue everything when assembling.
3. have door and drawer fronts custom made by cabinet shop. The casework on IKEA cabinets are really close to other lines 5x as much.
I had a shop make all my drawer and doors w/ 3/4 Finnish/Baltic birch ply w/ front side only laminated in high gloss white, leaving the ends and backs exposed and finished w/ satin laquer. It did not cost much.
IKEA kitchen cabinets are the best value in a store that sells most of their product under $20.
Re: Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?Posted by Zelda Lime at April 03. 2012
I think it's worth it to wait a while, because i heard that soon even the high-quality brands will start producing low budget furniture.
It's a new trend which can mean that good products will start being affordable, i'm not saying "no" to Ikea but we're talking about our homes...i believe that in some months there are going to be many changes in the furniture market.
Re: Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?Posted by Mickey Gobes at September 18. 2012
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Re: Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?Posted by Lora Witfield at October 05. 2012
I really hate Ikea's quality, and although I love some of their designs, I won't buy a single piece of furniture from them.
That being said, has anyone got any input about their kitchen cabinets? Buying an alternate, higher quality original design will eat up my total reno budget.
Is it worth breaking my Ikea celibacy for their kitchen cabinets, or will they suffer the same fate as every other item I purchased from them during University?
Re: Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?Posted by Annete Wheeler at November 16. 2012
My parents just redid their kitchen and so far, have been really satisfied with the outcome. All the kitchen cabinets as well as the counter, wall fixtures and shelves were from Ikea. They live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and made a special trip to the Ikea in Tempe just to get them. The kitchen has been finished since January and is holding up just perfect, no complaints. The problems arose during the design process. For example, there are two sizes of sink cabinets in Ikea's line and my parents opted for the smaller of the two due to space constraints, only to find out that non-standard size sinks would be the only thing to fit in it. The sink had to be special ordered and it was pricey! If you do decide to go with Ikea, make sure you work out kinks such as this first. That said, the quality has been great.
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Re: Ikea sucks...how about their cabinets?Posted by Cathy Dawkins at July 24. 2013
i think there are so many higher quality furniture brands out there. Check out Walter E. Smithe!