Ikea Kitchens. Am I missing something?
When a client of mine told me that I was in the running, along with Ikea (on a small L-shaped kitchen-12 cabinets), I decided to check them out to see what I was really up against. So far, I can't see what the bg deal is. Please tell me if I am missing something.
I downloaded the Ikea design software and layed out the kitchen to match what I had done for my client. I was also surprised at the limited sizes available.
I wasn't unable to figure out how to change the doorstyles on the Ikea software...so it priced, what I think is their basic white door "Akurum" white/abstrakt.
For my client, I quoted her KraftMaid Dalton (shaker) Birch door.
Here are the prices. These are for cabinets only and are apples-for apples.
KraftMaid $2818 (fully assembled and includes freight costs).
The difference is $647 and you still have to assemble the cabinets. I also think the KM doorstyle is nicer.
So, what's the big fuss about Ikea and am I missing something? I will be up against them more in the future and I'd like to educate myself about them.
Here's the KM door: