Sunday, 11 April 2010

IKEA Make Kitchens Simple


This isn't the kitchen, but the utility room, which is an essential extension to our kitchen. About a year ago we were in IKEA and they were selling these worktops for £10 each in a sale, reduced from about £50. I should have bought 5 or 6, but stupidly just bought one. Cutting a long story short we added 3 wall units and one base unit with the uber-cheap plain, but hard-wearing Harlig doors. The handles came courtesy of another really decent person on Freecycle who was up-grading a kitchen and they have been incredibly useful.

I got to thinking that this represents about half of a 'standard' 8 unit kitchen and wasn't that hard to fit. The main reason is that the IKEA units are very well designed for DIY, tough, but quickly assembled (20 minutes per unit) and easy to adjust once on the wall or floor.

If anyone needs a kitchen fitted on a budget... :)

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