If you are thinking about remodeling your house, esp. right now, you are one of the lucky ones. But it’s a smart move no matter what house mark we are standing in. Kitchen remodeling can be extremely expensive. Average kitchen remodel cost between $15,000 - $26,000. Some of the big ticket items are cabinets, counter tops, and appliances. First thing we did when we remodeled our house in 2006 was checking out the price for cabinets. Custom cabinets cost 55k or above, semi-manufacture cabinet from home depot or lowes cost around 10k. What other options? The IKEA kitchen. Here are some reasons why we choose IKEA kitchen.
1. Unbeatable price
For most people, price is the number one reason why they choose to install IKEA kitchen in their house. It’s simply unbeatable. Cabinets account for about half the total cost of the project and will have the greatest impact on your budget. You can get a brand new IKEA 10X10 kitchen cabinet starting as little as 1000 dollars. You can’t even refacing with some manufacture with that kind of money. Many people have reported that they use kitchen cabinets to save money on their kitchen project then spend the money on other high end finishes.
2. Low price doesn’t mean low quality
If you think IKEA kitchen is one of those “you get what you pay for", you might want to think again. Low price doesn’t always result low quality. Here is a quote:
IKEA rated overall at number 4. Here’s a basic breakdown…
Rating; brand/line; Retailer; Type; Price; Overall score
1. Omega; Expo; Premium; $1,055; high excellent
2. Fieldstone; Expo; Premium; $1,020; excellent
3. Diamond; Lowe’s; Premium; $630; high very good
4. Ikea; Ikea; Basic; $290; high very good
5. Thomasville; Home Depot; Midlevel; $500; very good
6. Shenandoah; Lowe’s; Midlevel; $434; very good
7. Kraftmaid, several retailers; Midlevel; $510; low very good
You see, lower price doesn’t always mean lower quality.
3. Help you go green!
While some people believe their furniture, esp. their kitchen cabinets have to be solid wood others simply disagree. By using renewable material wood fibers & chips, you save money and the environment by not cutting down more trees. If that is one of your concerns, IKEA kitchen might just be the one for you.
4. The modern Design
IKEA kitchen does have it’s own unique look that different from others. If you are a fan of modern, IKEA kitchen the way to go. Again, you can achieve your look by custom all of your cabinets which might cost you tons of money. Most semi-manufacture cabinets have the similar traditional look that could be out of style sooner than you think. If you happen to be those who loves the traditional style. By all means, you can still get the IKEA cabinet body to help stay in your budget and get the traditional door styles from other manufactures.
5. Prepare for the change
Life is changing all the time. What we think is so cool one day might not be the “in” anymore the other. It is also why when it comes to choose kitchen cabinets, many people have hard time to decide what they want. Not to worry with IKEA kitchen though because you can change your style by simply switch the door style. Wanna make your kitchen brighter two years after your remodel is done? Just take off few of your wall cabinet door and replace them with glass door! Bored with the same look you have for five years? Get some new style and exciting door styles for your island to make it stand out! Everything need updating over the time and you don’t want to spend another ten thousand dollars to redo everything again. IKEA kitchen let you stay with the trend without break your bank. You can have fun with it and ensure that you have the hottest kitchen in the hood at all time.
6. More interior fitting and better functionality
Unless you go all the way to spend the majority of your budget on custom cabinets and interior fitting, it is most likely that you won’t be able to find nearly as much interior fittings at IKEA as you would find anywhere else. Don’t over look those things as they can greatly improve your storage and the functionality of your kitchen. No more messy top wear draw, no more junk draw, no more dead space. You can organize everything smart and within reach. This is why many people favor IKEA kitchen in small space. You might be surprised how much you can really fit in there!
7. Installation is a breath
Most people would not think about install their kitchen cabinets by themselves simply because they don’t know how or they don’t have the tolls to get the job done. Hire profession is costly. Sometimes more the cost of cabinets itself. All IKEA kitchen comes with videos to show you step by step how you can install the cabinets yourself. But, if you don’t have the time or you prefer to hire someone, by all means, you could get all the help you need in kitchen projects.
Last but not least, we want to show you some beautiful IKEA kitchens done by other people and maybe that could inspire you to design and have a fabulous IKEA kitchen of your own!
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