This yr, after seeing the elevated prices and considering the extent of the assembly, I tried one thing else. I bought Hampton Bay Cambridge white Shaker from Home Depot. This cabinet is fully assembled, all plywood development and installs in a fraction of the time with little effort. Many sizes are off the shelf and many others rapidly obtainable from their catalog. My final kitchen cost $2500 for the cabinetry and $1500 for the stock granite counter tops from a small store.
Ikea upper cupboards are 15 inches deep and solid a big shadow if the under cabinet lights aren’t on. We appeared into Ikea cabinets however it absolutely didn’t make sense financially for us as we stay in a reasonably expensive area (Baltimore/Washington suburbs). By going with an area business that did everything however the counter tops we have been capable of get real wooden semicustom cupboards put in for under a couple thousand more than the Ikea cupboards would have value. They had been nice and their value for everything was 33% less than different quotes we’d gotten for simply the cabinetry. They aren’t strong wood and custom…no one that’s looking at Ikea for a kitchen expects that I hope, but they ARE leaps and bounds higher than our crap builder grade “upgraded” cabinets.
A at some point install of white subway tile and it seems great. If installing higher cupboards, make sure to include under cabinet lighting. We did, and I thought it was a luxurious but seems it is a necessity.
We don’t do this typically (maybe once a month at best) but it at all times cleans them up nicely. We could not afford customized cabinetry however we additionally had a specific type in thoughts.
As far as smudges, sure, the black cabinets do show smudges over time from greasy fingers. Although I assume any black cabinet would do this…not simply Ikea cabinets. We’ve discovered the easiest way to get rid of smudges is by wiping down the cabinets with a moist, soapy rag.
We knew Ikea sold kitchen cabinetry however truthfully we didn’t even give it a thought as a result of we assumed the standard of their cabinets would be just like the remainder of their extremely reasonably priced furnishings. But after exhausting all our options, we found ourselves at Ikea. Needless to say, we discovered the EXACT fashion of cabinetry we were hoping for and we bought our semi-customized kitchen just some months later.