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Using IKEA like a hardware store...

Posted by carsonheim (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 13:11

I recently came across an old thread about getting a high quality kitchen using IKEA for bits and pieces (thread link below).

That got me thinking, I'm not much of an IKEA-hacker (or DIYer of any sort, really), but there may be some good components that one could use for certain aspects of their new home.

For instance for my closet I've purchased a couple of the komplement pull out pants hangers to have the custom cabinet builder install. They are waaaay cheaper than similar products elsewhere. There may also be rev-a-shelf substitutes using IKEA parts. I've even considered purchasing their drawers and putting them throughout the house instead of custom-building. They already come with the excellent Blum hardware and soft-close system as well, so it could work out nicely.

Anyone else have ideas of how to use IKEA for bits and pieces? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Here is a link that might be useful: High quality kitchen using IKEA

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RE: Using IKEA like a hardware store...

Thanks for bringing this up. When we lived overseas, we used ikea for all of our furnishings, because they were way cheaper than other options and we knew that we were only using them for a few years. However, usually at the end, we sold them to other expat families and who knows how long they used them. We are building now, and I'm going down to check out for closets and maybe even look at the hardware. My only problem, in the past, 99% of the time, we were missing hardware of some sort when we unpacked the boxes and then it required another trip to get it. Our new home is thousand of miles away from a store. Did you assemble the Komplement pant hangers yourself or leave them for the builder?

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