One reason IKEA kitchen cabinets are a big hit is their relatively affordable price tag. They're consistently touted as the best out there at their cost. However, there's much more to remember regardless of if you intend to use them for your own kitchen, or recommend them to a client. A large portion of the accompanying features qualify as plusses, yet similarly, as with most fixtures with lower-than-common price tags, there are sure forfeits you'll need to make if you choose to install them.
Let's discuss 6 things that perhaps you never realised about the beloved IKEA and their kitchen cabinets.
1. They pack in more storage than you may (at first) anticipate.
Conventional cabinets are framed, meaning they have a lip around the edge of the cabinet box, sort of like a picture frame. IKEA doesn't include this lip, which means any drawers and pullouts can take up the whole cabinet box, as opposed to being restricted to the size of the opening. Accordingly, you can augment your stockpiling and have easy access to everything inside the cabinet. Frameless cabinet likewise appear to be marginally unique from framed ones: You'll just observe the doors and cabinet fronts and none of the cabinet box behind them. The greatest advantage of this is your alternatives for door styles are almost endless, and they don't need to originate from IKEA.
2. They're overly customizable (considering they're not custom).
IKEA always loves to reiterate that their cabinets are 'modular.' But what exactly does this mean? All things considered, you can get them in many configurations that can be adjusted to any style kitchen. They can essentially be arranged in any way you can envision, and you can modify the blend of drawers and doors. In case you're working with a tight schedule (or budget), take a look at IKEA's KNOXHULT cabinet - they can be set up in a number of ways. Not to mention, they come complete with doors, drawers, and shelves!
3. The drawers have high-quality hardware.
On the off chance that something falls flat with your kitchen cabinet, it's most likely going to be the drawers. Hence, it's so essential to pick one with strong metal slides and pivots. The entirety of IKEA's drawers, regardless of the line, as of now boast hardware made by Blum.
4. They go on sale more regularly than you might suspect.
You probably wouldn't expect expensive things like a cabinet to go on sale. However, at IKEA, they do! Three or four times each year, in fact. You'll probably find the greatest deal is mid-year, however, when all is said and done you can expect around 20 percent off, as long as you spend a specific sum (frequently $2,000 or more). Actually, there's a deal going on right now through November 11 on all SEKTION cabinet—10 percent off for IKEA Family Members, plus you don't even need to spend a minimum amount. Furthermore, these types of discounts can have an enormous effect on your budget.
5. The ordering procedure is serious.
Prior to you even going to the store to place your order, you have to pick all your cabinet boxes, filler pieces, drawers, and doors utilizing IKEA's planning software. Do this in the comfort of your home instead of spending hours at one of their PCs in a store swarming with clients. Not to mention, the program is pretty easy to get the hang of. When you have your kitchen cabinet plan laid out, head in store and go through your request piece-by-piece with an IKEA staff.
6. They're excessively simple to install yourself… or very hard, depending on who you ask.
Clearly, regardless of whether you need a master to install an IKEA kitchen cabinet is a very polarizing point. We've had readers say something previously, and it appears that a few people were able to DIY the installation effortlessly, while others complained about issues with leveling or holes between pieces. Primary concern: If you assemble IKEA furniture regularly and aren't threatened by the store's frequently puzzling, wordless instructions, let it all out! Be that as it may, in the event that you have any doubts—any whatsoever—hire somebody.
IKEA Kitchen Cabinet Installation Tips
• Be ready to utilize your own tools during the installation process of an Ikea kitchen cabinet.
• If hanging the cabinets on suspension rails, you'll have to purchase your own screws.
• Do not assemble the cabinet on the exposed floor.
• The assembly procedure is genuinely simple for one individual to deal with, yet with regards to introducing suspension rails and hanging the cupboards, you will require a pal to help.
• Follow the assembly sequence spelled out in the installation guide.
• Know when to use tweaks
• Ensure that the sheets that slide into the back of the cabinet are facing the correct direction.
• Start the installation with the corner cabinet and work your way outwards.
• Hang the upper cabinets as high as you can to abstain from having a soffit.
Guide to Install IKEA Kitchen Cabinet
Make sure you take note of utility connections when installing base cabinets.
Draw lines using a spirit level for where your suspension rails will go.
Mark the location of the studs on your suspension rail lines.
Draw the outlines of your cabinets on the wall.
Cut the rails to the length you need using a hacksaw.
Fasten your base rail to the wall using a heavy-duty fastener.
Use shims to make the rail flush with the wall if it's uneven.
Ensure that the rail is level.
Repeat this process for the upper rail.
Make openings for utility connections if necessary.
Ensure that you hang the upper corner cabinet on the suspension rail.
Ensure that you the remaining upper cabinets on the suspension rail.
Check their alignment and then tighten the screws.
Fasten the upper cabinets together if applicable.
Hang the corner base cabinet.
Hang the remaining base cabinets.
Check their alignment and then tighten them into place.
Fasten the base cabinets together if applicable.