As far as we can tell, there is just not going to be the typical IKEA fall sale on kitchens. Many people wait for IKEA kitchen sales so it's rather disappointing.
However, I can tell you that a design client of ours requested a bid (done from her design work) from the alternative cabinet source I wrote about last. They sent her a sample cabinet and color chips. There was a live, very knowledgeable person on the phone that helped her through the purchase process. Her timing was good and she got a 15% discount, comparable to an IKEA sale discount (this is effective through Nov 30, 2015 only and I don't know when they will offer it again).
Anyway, there's the sale discount. These cabinets, from all I can see, are better quality, nicer and about the same price. Her bid included shipping and she ended up spending $245 more than her IKEA pricing. So, about the same.
One important note is that this line only has gloss doors, or wood look thermofoil (nice). The gloss looks similar to similar to IKEA RINGHULT. They have TWENTY colors (yes, you can have an orange kitchen now!) but the cost is lower as far as I can tell.
If you want the lower end IKEA doors, these may not be a competitive product. But instead of 30% more for custom doors, consider these.
This is a manufacturer, no retail. I send you photos and can get you a bid however, just email me your design or sign up for our design service (as it is at IKEA, you have to have a finished design in order to buy cabinets). If you like what you see you can talk with the manufacturer's rep yourself.
Use this form so I can easily send you photos but if you want PRICING for your DESIGN, send the design. There's no pricing without a design.
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