IKEA kitchen cabinets can really pull off a quality look if you plan it properly and take time with the assembly. They are limited in cabinet types and accessories, but the money you save will allow you to spend more on countertops and lighting which really add to a kitchen. Not to mention that you can make them look even better with a custom IKEA kitchen design! In our experience, we have seen that there are many great ideas that can come to life with IKEA kitchen cabinets and others that are best suited for other cabinet types.
Here’s our ”insider scoop” about IKEA kitchen cabinets and what you should know before starting your remodel:
Here are 5 facts about IKEA kitchen cabinets you probably didn’t know before:
1. IKEA kitchen cabinets can be used in different areas of your home. These cabinets are so versatile that we’ve used them for mudrooms, home bars, laundry rooms, entertainment centers, bathroom vanities, garage storage rooms and more!
2. IKEA kitchen cabinets are not engineered to be mounted to the ceiling. Hang cabinets from the ceiling or soffit, IF you can clear several “preliminary” hurdles – structural, design and labor. This is not something that every installer can do. The process involves alteration of the cabinets and non-standard assembly and installation techniques, which would void any warranty that applies to your cabinets and fixings. It is also physically demanding, and requires at least two people.
3. IKEA kitchen cabinets are mounted to the wall with a rail system for a good reason. They are designed so the weight is carried via a bracket which attaches to the side and is fastened through the back. The rail system keeps them stable and the weight of the cabinets (plus contents) get evenly distributed.
4. IKEA kitchen cabinets can be customized. We’re talking about buying separate components from IKEA and building your own cabinet here. Looking for a 48″-wide sink base? No problem! Just purchase a 49″-wide cabinet frame, cut it down to 48″ wide and then install two 24″-wide doors with their handles.
5. IKEA kitchen cabinets will last a very long time if you have the right installer. The final quality of the unit depends a lot on the assembler so if you are careful then you will end up with a good quality IKEA kitchen cabinet. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t use up all the nails when you install the back then IKEA may not be for you.
Still looking for more design tips for your IKEA kitchen? There’s more!
- 5 Essential items for your IKEA kitchen design
- FREE eBooks from IKDO: Plan your IKEA kitchen the easy way!
- How much will an IKEA kitchen cost?