Saturday, 4 October 2008

Kitchen comes together

Here's the Ikea cabinetry coming together. The drawers in this photo are upside down, the finger grooves should be aligned to the counter rather than the cupboard underneath. It looks like Ikea has drilled the holes in the wrong place. All reference material shows these drawers up the other way. The actual size of the kitchen is marginally smaller than our current place, which is up for rent in the next 8-10 weeks (mid November, hopefully. If anyone would like more details please leave your contact details in a comment.)

We'd been told by numerous experts that Ikea base cabinets are as good as the ones in high spec kitchens, and that to add value you can replace the doors, counter top and appliances with more expensive versions.

I mentioned in an earlier post that we ended up with a nasty cheap laminate counter top from Ikea as it had accidentally been included in our order - which we'd put through at nearly 10pm on a Friday night (just as the store was closing and Rob wasn't being overly conscientious with his checking). Unfortunately we can't get it back to Ikea due to the length, but as it only cost £70 we're going to reuse it, maybe as shelving in the store room or something.


Wholesale Cooking Supply said...

Some things before purchasing furniture for Dining Room:
• Plan and Set your budget
• Size of your Living Room
• Your Style of furniture
• Furniture Warranty
• Color Matching
• Inspect for broken, unfinished and unpolished parts on delivery.
• Checkout the clearance sale to get the best bargain Colours in your kitchen

Tony Tyler said...

Your kitchen is coming together nicely. I'm sure it will be beautiful once it is finished.

By the way, I also did some renovation around the kitchen and the living room. I contracted a builder that replaced the wood countertop to a more durable granite countertop. They also installed high ventilation vinyl replacement windows (Minneapolis based builders). I am currently redecorating the master bedroom and hopefully, I'll finish soon!