Love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components but not the cabinet front choices? An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet fronts to pair with Ikea’s kitchen systems. “Ikea cabinets are like building blocks,” says Finnish company A.S. Helsingö. “The quality is solid,” adds John McDonald, founder of SemiHandmade. “And we especially love their price; even with SemiHandmade doors, you’ll easily save 30 to 40 percent on the cost of a typical custom kitchen.”
With the bones of a kitchen from Ikea (who, by the way, source all hardware, hinges, and drawer slides from reputable company Blum) and customized fronts from one of the below nine companies, the high-low, semi-custom kitchen is more accessible than ever.
1. A.S. Helsingö
6. Koak Design
9. Custom Fronts
10. Naked Doors
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published on November 8, 2016.
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Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose kitchen cabinetry and hardware in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware.
Frequently asked questions
Can I replace just the cabinet fronts without changing the entire IKEA cabinet?
Yes, you can replace just the cabinet fronts without changing the entire IKEA cabinet. This allows you to give your cabinets a fresh look without the need for a full replacement.
Where can I find the cabinet fronts mentioned in the article?
The article mentions several sources for cabinet fronts, including Semihandmade, Superfront, Reform, and Kokeena. These companies offer custom-made cabinet fronts designed specifically to fit IKEA cabinets.
Do I need any additional tools or materials to install the cabinet fronts?
Generally, basic tools like a screwdriver and measuring tape should suffice. However, the specific requirements may vary depending on the cabinet fronts you choose. The article provides details on the tools and materials needed for each specific IKEA hack.
Can I customize the cabinet fronts to match my decor?
Yes, many of the cabinet fronts featured in the article can be customized. You can paint them, apply adhesive wallpaper, or use other techniques to personalize them according to your style and preferences.
Are the cabinet fronts durable and of good quality?
The article features cabinet fronts from reputable brands known for their quality products. However, it's always a good idea to read customer reviews and product descriptions to get a better understanding of the durability and quality of each specific cabinet front.
Can I purchase these cabinet fronts online?
Yes, the article provides links to where you can purchase each cabinet front online. Simply click on the provided links to access the respective product pages.
Will these cabinet fronts fit non-IKEA cabinets?
These cabinet fronts are specifically designed to fit IKEA cabinets, so they may not be compatible with non-IKEA cabinets. It's recommended to check the dimensions and compatibility requirements before making a purchase.
Can I use these cabinet fronts in my bathroom or laundry room?
While many of these cabinet fronts are suitable for kitchen cabinets, they can also be used in other areas of your home, such as the bathroom or laundry room. However, it's important to consider the materials and finishes used, as they should be suitable for moisture-prone environments.
Do the cabinet fronts come with a warranty?
The warranty information for the cabinet fronts will vary depending on the manufacturer and brand. It's advisable to check the product descriptions or contact the seller directly to inquire about the warranty details.
Can I return or exchange the cabinet fronts if they don't meet my expectations?
The return and exchange policies will depend on the specific seller or manufacturer. It's recommended to review the seller's return policy before making a purchase to understand your options in case you need to return or exchange the cabinet fronts.