We're very much in the planning stage of our kitchen/house reno and I've been considering all the options including Ikea cabinets for our kitchen. There are a lot of Ikea kitchens that have been customized and look pretty great and everyone knows that you can't beat the price. There are even design services that will design a kitchen for you with Ikea cabinets.
The above kitchens are all via Croma Express (an Ikea Kitchen design service in Toronto)
This kitchen below is another Ikea kitchen and suits this minimal interior quite well.
However, it's not these Ikea kitchens that have me considering delaying our kitchen reno. It's the new Metod kitchens that Ikea has already introduced in Europe. I have heard rumours that these new cabinets will be coming to North America soon. There seems to be way more cabinet options and sizes in this new line which would make it even easier to customize. I also like the options they have for built-in appliances (integrated fridges). I'm not sure if the appliances will come here since the American standard sizes are different from Europe. Again, it would be interesting to see if they will introduce some new door styles. I really like the Nodsta door style in the Ikea Metod line as it would go well in a minimal Scandinavian kitchen. The lowers also have just a single drawer at the top (versus divided top drawers that are in the current Akurum line). This allows for a nice clean horizontal line. Here are a couple kitchens with the Nodsta door fronts:
I had all, but dismissed the Ikea kitchen for our reno until I heard of the new Metod line. I'm really tempted to wait a little longer for our renovation to see what these new Ikea kitchens will be.
Here's another lovely kitchen from Finland that looks to be Ikea:
All in all, you really can get a lovely kitchen in any style from Ikea. Now that a new more customizable Ikea kitchen is on the horizon? Is it worth the wait for Metod and how long will it be?
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