Is Ikea for us?
Hello Kithchen Forum!
I was a frequent visitor and poster in 2005-6 when we were re-doing our last kitchen...and it turned out beautifully thanks to all the help we got from you all! Unfortunately, we have moved (it is a good thing overall, but not from a kitchen perspective) and are resigning ourselves to going through the process of kitchen renovation again.
This brings me to the topic at hand. We loved our last remodel, but are looking to do a more basic one this time around as our new house is less formal and lends itself more to nice but basic (current house is a 1961 tri-level vs. last house which was an 1860s Victorian). We are thinking about Ikea for the cabinets but have several issues/problems. 1. We don't have a nearby Ikea location but are willing to take a one-time trip (300 miles each way) to check out options. 2. Although we don't need the formality of our old kitchen, we aren't fans of the ultra-modern look. 3. My husband is really not a fan of white cabinets (we really like a light maple look). 4. We are capable of easy DIY stuff, but nothing that requires a lot of skill. All that said, we know that Ikea is known for value and quality and that combination is quite appealing!
So, long question, short: Could we make Ikea work for us? If you have done a more traditional looking Ikea kitchen remodel, I would love to see pics!
Thanks in advance!!