Bit of a different post today as I wanted to show you all the kitchen we’ve been working on for months! After hours of planning and designing, it has been by far the hardest room to complete because of all the different requirements that it needed, e.g. electrics, plumbing, plastering etc but it is definitely the most rewarding! Having a bf who absolutely loves cooking, we had to cater to his needs of space and storage but also to my brief of contemporary and minimalism.
Luckily our space is more than enough for the both of us and we’ve even managed to squeeze in a table and 4 chairs 🙂
The decision to go with a Ikea was easy – we were looking for a stylish kitchen at a budget. Here are a few things to watch out for if you’re planning to get an Ikea kitchen too.
1. They don’t any space at the back of their cabinets for pipework.
2. That planning and design tool on the website will drive you crazy so be prepared to be patient.
3. Book a time slot for a kitchen consultation if you don’t know where to start and be prepared with measurements.
4. With the amount of choice and the ability to mix & match, you can spends months designing and redesigning every little detail so make decisions and stick to them.
5. Buy your appliances elsewhere.
6. Ordering your kitchen will take hours at the store. So I wouldn’t go at the weekends.
7. The delivery will consist of LOADS & LOADS of boxes (mine came to 86) So prepare an empty space and have your stanley knife ready!
8. If you chose custom worktops, get them delivered in separate pieces so that they can be scribed and joined on site.
9. The cabinet legs are made out of plastic and slots together like lego. First impressions wasn’t very reassuring but they do actually hold the whole thing up.
10. You’d think you don’t need the soft close door handles, but you will.
So here’s a timeline of the whole project from start to finish!
Firstly, we ripped out the whole kitchen – absolute dust everywhere!