Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

Congrats and WOW! We did our kitchen as well, but we weren't as brave as you. I gladly threw money at the situation because A) we needed to reduce the size of windows and B) we had a newborn and 4 year old to take care of. We needed the remodel to happen fast and furiously. I absolutely agree with you that trying to figure out the IKEA shit on your own, for a custom kitchen is pretty much impossible. Even talking to them when ordering, there are so many filler pieces and unkown specific details that you need to be aware of, that without that industry knowledge you can easily lose hundreds if not thousands re-working things. Not Worth It. Spend one or two hundred to have a professional plan it. If I can add some suggestions for other readers. Pro tip I learned about the sale… It happens every quarter, I believe. I think it's like January, April, June, Sept. When we did our kitchen, we made use of the June Sale If you ask them tho, they will usually let you know when it's coming. If you plan in advance — meaning hire your planner at least a month before the sale you want to take advantage of — then you have your buy list ready when it hits. As it gets closer to the sale month, you can ask IKEA what actual day the sale starts, they'll tell you. Plan to be there first thing in the morning. It will take hours to purchase everything because of the clunky way the system works. Doing this guarantees that you don't get screwed by the late sale rush. Meaning no out of stock items and back orders. Another important thing I learned. They absolutely cannot measure for your counters until everything is installed right. And the later you are (during the sale) to schedule it, the further out your project is pushed. Do whatever you can to get the countertop cabinetry installed as quickly as possible. You want to beat the scheduling rush if at all possible on that. Oh, one last thing, If you do buy your kitchen on the sale, and you have to go back to pick stuff up, you can, and still get the sale cost, as long as you have your original receipt and as long as that sale is still happening. So, if you've got enough to get the 20% off in cabinetry and stuff, you can hold off buying finishing touches such as drawers and organizers and such until later when you have room to store them or are ready to install and can think through all of those things. Can't wait to hear about your successfully completed kitchen!
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

If I can add some suggestions for other readers. Pro tip I learned about the sale… It happens every quarter, I believe. I think it's like January, April, June, Sept. When we did our kitchen, we made use of the June Sale If you ask them tho, they will usually let you know when it's coming. If you plan in advance — meaning hire your planner at least a month before the sale you want to take advantage of — then you have your buy list ready when it hits. As it gets closer to the sale month, you can ask IKEA what actual day the sale starts, they'll tell you. Plan to be there first thing in the morning. It will take hours to purchase everything because of the clunky way the system works. Doing this guarantees that you don't get screwed by the late sale rush. Meaning no out of stock items and back orders.
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

Akurum is a fine product. The cabinets themselves are frameless, made of 3/4″ pressed particle board veneer. You can go to a designer gallery, open a few cabinets and find the same thing. No, they’re not wood, and that’s a good thing—wood expands and contracts with moisture and temperature changes. You can make a great kitchen with Akurum, if you’re willing to put in a little more time and effort. The fittings are predominantly made by Blum, a world-class manufacturer of hinges and drawer guides. You can find the same thing in a pricey designer kitchen as well. IKEA is mass-produced, which means a quicker turnaround from purchase to install, but the finishing options are going to be slimmer than with a fully-custom product. At any given time, IKEA only offers about two dozen different door styles, which are the easiest and most effective way to go, and what about 99% of kitchen customers do. The other 1% are custom woodworkers who buy the cheapest door style, use it as a template, and make something beautiful from it. Others hire a custom woodworker to make trim to match their IKEA fronts and end up with an Architectural Digest-worthy kitchen.
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

Based in Los Angeles, Semihandmade is a sister company to Handmade, which makes fine furniture and cabinetry. Semihandmade offers this craftsmanship at a lower price and makes doors and drawer fronts crafted to fit IKEA cabinets exactly. I worked with the Semihandmade owner John McDonald to plan out and order drawer fronts, doors, side panels, and filler pieces for my IKEA kitchen plan. I sent him the IKEA kitchen plan I made and he gave me a list and a quote of everything the kitchen needed.
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

My husband and I just built a new, custom house. We certainly don’t have an unlimited budget, but we paid more to get higher-quality materials where we thought it made sense. Happily, when it came to cabinets for the kitchen and laundry rooms, we got way higher quality at a way lower price by going with IKEA cabinets. We bought 24 cabinets with a bunch of features other kitchen suppliers charge an arm and a leg for–glass-front cabinets, deep drawers, inset drawers, soft-close hinges and drawer glides, trim, etc.–and the cost was about 40% of what our other quotes came to WITHOUT those features. (We did buy during the sale. And we did have to assemble and install everything ourselves, which was a lot of work and possibly not for someone without intermediate to advanced home-improvement skills.) We LOVE the cabinets. And we know they’ll last… because we also put an IKEA kitchen in our first house years ago! 🙂
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

They are warrantied for 25 years, so save the receipt and literature. It is transferrable, provided you sell your house or buy one with an IKEA kitchen, and as long as it was installed according to IKEA specifications. Measure your space before coming in for your first visit. Measure all appliances you plan on using. Aside from a dishwasher, there is no such thing as a ‘standard’ cooktop, fridge, or oven. Get it delivered. Delivery means it’ll take another week or two, but the order will be inventoried piece by piece before shipping, and if you have any problems, every IKEA has an after-sales department that will take care of you. If you need or want it right away, a cash & carry order for a kitchen takes several hours to pull from the warehouse and involves dozens if not hundreds of parts. They almost certainly won’t have all the parts you need, which means multiple visits and if you have a problem, take a number and wait at returns & exchanges. If you leave without something you paid for, you’re SOL. Then you have to have a pickup or U-Haul to take it all away.
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

I’ve been considering getting an IKEA island for my kitchen since I choice to keep my 1959 cabinets but put in new appliances and raise the ceiling. I’ve also heard IKEA stuff isn’t known for lasting very long. That being said, you don’t mention if you have children. I’m curious if they would stand up to the wear and tear of the average American family as compared to a newlywed couple? I’m still going to look into my IKEA island and I greatly appreciate reading your input. The granite countertops sound like something I need! 🙂 Best, Jenn
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Sale

IKEA sells things at the prices they do because they have slim margins and little labor cost in assembly and shipping. The catch is the end user either a) does it themselves, or b) hires it done for a fee. What this means for a kitchen is that you measure, plan, and order it yourself with a little bit of help from IKEA staff—or hire this work done by IKEA certified local subcontractors.
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Besides price, this was the single biggest factor for us. IKEA’s system is so flexible and modular, you can buy the cabinets without any doors or drawer fronts. I liked IKEA’s flexibility and price, but I wasn’t crazy about their various finishes. I wanted real wood veneer, and also a custom color for some of the cabinets. (IKEA cabinets are hard to paint well.)
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This is where IKEA's somewhat-infuriating, hyper-modular system comes in handy: I could order the cabinets and drawer hardware from IKEA but get the doors elsewhere. I chose to order paint-ready poplar doors from Scherrs, a custom cabinetry shop based in North Dakota. Working with Scherrs was great, and I highly recommend them. The doors were about 50 percent more expensive than the ones from IKEA, but they're solid wood rather than particleboard. We opted to paint them ourselves in order to save money and also to make sure the shade of white matched our trim.