Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Quick Tip on IKEA Kitchen Cabinet Panels

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We've had many clients who hired local contractors, not the IKEA-recommended company in their area, to do their IKEA kitchen installation. If you need plumbing, electrical, wall changes, flooring, tile, etc. you probably want to find a real kitchen contractor who can do most if not all of these things. The IKEA company will generally subcontract most things other than cabinet installation, which can be risky or expensive or it can add time.

To find a contractor, you have to make a lot of calls. Expect to call 20 local kitchen contractors to find one good one. I've written about finding a contractor elsewhere in this blog. I used to be one.

Anyway, for this post I want to remind installers who are fairly new to IKEA kitchens that ALL IKEA panels have to be cut. This stumped a client's contractor recently and it's a key point. IKEA sells standard sizes and all have to be cut, including cover panels at the end of rows.

This will seem obvious to many, as it does to me, but it could be a very valuable tip to others. So there you go.



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