Scandinavian style

Scandinavian style

IKEA kitchens: photo in the interior and a reference for the buyer

If you are still in doubt, we understand the pros and cons

Pros: Decent quality corresponding to affordable prices, nice design in different styles and colors, convenient service, free 25-year warranty, relatively easy self-assembly. The advantages of Ikea furniture also include: the ability to create a kitchen set for a small kitchen, the ability to buy household appliances compatible with the cabinet, all components and kitchen accessories from the countertop to the backlight in one store, the ability to buy spare parts and change parts if repair is needed.

  • Ikea small kitchen
  • Ikea small kitchen
  • Ikea small kitchen

Cons: Uniformity, limited choice of design, color and size of furniture. A modular system can be both an advantage and a disadvantage, since ready-made solutions do not always fit into non-standard premises. In addition, most of the frames of modules and cabinet facades are made of fiberboard or chipboard and covered with melamine film or paint, which means they are afraid of high temperatures, high humidity, mechanical damage, washing with abrasives..

On the change in the assortment in 2015-2016: comparison of the Method and Factum systems

Since April 1, 2015, the Ikea company has discontinued the production of the kitchen frame system called Factum, which has been producing for more than 20 years, and began selling a fundamentally new modular system of standardized standard sizes Method. For the price, style and color solutions of the kitchen, the Method practically does not differ from Factum headsets. In the next selection of photos you can compare the most popular Factum kitchen models in white with their “substitutes” in the Method.

The most popular Lidingo series, made in a classic style with panels and glass, was replaced by the equally beautiful Budbin series.

Here is a photo of the Ikea Factum kitchen of the Lidingo series in the interior, scroll to the right (handles are not Ikea).

  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior
  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior
  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior

White kitchen Lidingo in Provence style interior

Ikea cuisine Factum Lidingo

  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior
  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior
  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior
  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior
  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior
  • White kitchen Lidingo in the interior

And here is a photo of the Budbin kitchen in the same white color, with panels and glass inserts in the doors (Hisguld series handles).

Ikea Kitchen Budbin Method

And here is the corner kitchen of Budbin.

Ikea Kitchen Budbin Method

Another particularly popular Ramshe kitchen series has been replaced by the Laxarbi series.

  • Kitchen Factum Ramshe Typeface Factum Ramshe
  • Kitchen Factum RamsheTypeface Factum Ramshe

Kitchen Factum Ramshe

Typeface Factum Ramshe

Kitchen Factum Ramshe

Typeface Factum Ramshe

In the photo below there is a kitchen set Laxarbi Method in the interior.

  • Ikea kitchen Laxarbi white method
  • Ikea kitchen Laxarbi white method
  • Ikea kitchen Laxarbi white method

The Stot kitchen, which best suited the Provence and country style, was replaced with a no less “Provencal” Crockthorpe, but in Russia this series, unfortunately, is not for sale, but there is a similar Hitarp series on sale..

Crockthorpe Kitchen Method

This is what the Provence-style Crockthorpe, inaccessible in our country, looks like

  • Hitharp Kitchen Ikea MethodAnd this is what the alternative to Stot looks like on the Russian market, the Hitarp series
  • Hitharp Kitchen Ikea Method And this is what the alternative to Stot looks like on the Russian market, the Hitarp series
  • Ikea Factum Stot kitchen in the interior of the kitchenStot kitchens from the Factum series in the interior of kitchens in the classic style
  • Ikea Factum Stot kitchen in the interior of a country-style kitchen Stot kitchens from the Factum series in the interior of country-style kitchens
  • Ikea Factum Stot kitchen in Provence style kitchen interior Stot kitchens from the Factum series in the interior of Provence style kitchens
  • Ikea Factum Stot kitchen in Provence style kitchen interiorStot kitchens from the Factum series in the interior of Provence style kitchens
  • Ikea Factum Stot kitchen in Provence style kitchen interiorStot kitchens from the Factum series in the interior of Provence style kitchens
  • Ikea Factum Stot kitchen in the interior of the kitchenStot kitchens from the Factum series in the interior of kitchens in the classic style

How is the Method fundamentally different from Factum? Thanks to the new module sizing system, you can assemble the kitchen as a constructor, create more combinations of cabinets, fronts and drawers and make more efficient use of the available space..

  • You can choose one of 20 types of facades and pick up 30 types of handles for them. But cabinet frames exist only in 2 versions – in white and dark brown versions and only from chipboard, finished with melamine film. These frames can be installed in their original form, and this decision is quite justified, since the frames are still not visible, but if you wish, you can additionally decorate them with overhead panels.
  • The Method has 2 heights of floor modules – 60 and 80 cm, while you can install them on legs of different heights.

Colors and styles

Speaking about the choice of kitchen design, most often buyers mean the choice of facades, because the style and color of the interior of the main place in the house depends on them..

The colors of the facades are mostly only basic, neutral and restrained: white, gray, brown (from beige to dark brown) and black, but there are also red, yellow, and green doors.

  • For a small kitchen, it is better to choose facades of light shades (white, gray, wood-like). Do not be afraid of soiled, the impracticality of light headsets is often overestimated;
  • If you want something not too dark, but more practical and original than common white kitchen, then pay attention to the gray color. It is very easy to maintain and fits into any interior from provence before American classics. In the photo below the gray set Budbin.

Gray kitchen Ikea Budbin Method

Gray kitchen Ikea Budbin Method

And this is a more modern gray wedding.

Gray Kitchen Wedding Ikea Method

Gray Kitchen Wedding Ikea Method

Conventionally, furniture styles in Ikea can be divided into 2 groups:

  1. Classic series: Budbin, Hitarp, you can also include a little more laconic Sevedal, Laksarbi, Edserun, Yutis and Filipstad. These facades have panels or glass inserts, and therefore are suitable for Provence style kitchen design., shabby chic, country, classic;
  2. Modern series: Brockhult, Weddinge, Ringult, Ersta, Grevsta, Garrestad, Rosdal, Tingsrid, Ekestad, Fleedi. The same facades are smooth, without panels and can have glossy surfaces, while Grevsta has a metal texture at all. Suitable for Scandinavian kitchens due to their laconicism, high tech, minimalism, modern.

The photo shows the Brokhult facades that replaced the Sofilund.

Ikea Kitchen Brockhult Method

And this is Wedding in white.

  • White Kitchen Ikea Wedding Method
  • White Kitchen Ikea Wedding Method

In the following photos, the minimalistic kitchen of Nodst.

  • Kitchen Nodsta Ikea Method
  • Kitchen Nodsta Ikea Method

Kitchen Nodsta Ikea Method

How to choose an Ikea kitchen?

The procedure for choosing a kitchen in Ikea is recommended as follows:

  1. First you need to prepare and plan the main points – where the cabinet will be installed, what equipment do you need, what color you like best, etc. Also, be sure to visit the showroom to see the Ikea exhibition interiors with your own eyes, paying attention to: combinations of cabinets, drawers, facades , interior fittings, fittings, color combinations, accessories and, of course, prices. In the store, try to take the current catalog, and at home look for real reviews on the Internet about the options you like, as well as their real, not catalog photos of kitchens in interiors.

Kitchens Method in Ikea showroom

  1. We make measurements (you can do them yourself, call a measurer from Ikea or another company).
  2. We download the free planner on the Russian-language site Ikea.com, be sure to register and remember the login and password so that the consultant can see your project in the store. Then we enter the dimensions of the kitchen, taking into account sockets, pipes, protrusions and make up various combinations of the kitchen. The main thing here is to place the sink, refrigerator and stove in reasonable proximity to each other (the rule of the working triangle), in the program you can also choose equipment, interior equipment and accessories. As a result, you will receive a three-dimensional project, a generated price and a list of goods..

Ikea scheduler interface

  1. We are going to the store to place an order with a printed drawing, and most importantly – with a recorded username and password. Before accepting an order, a specialist will get acquainted with your project in order to avoid mistakes and offer assembly and delivery services.
  • Please note that different actions of a professional picker are paid for differently, so check the rates in advance in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.
  1. It remains only to put everything together independently or with the help of the company’s assemblers. If the kitchen is small, then you can easily assemble and install modules with high quality. Wall cabinets of the Method are hung on a special bar as shown in the photo below..

Ikea Kitchen Assembly Method

Ikea Kitchen Assembly Method

Postscript: Most of the reviews about kitchens from Ikea are positive, and yet some consumers remain dissatisfied with the quality of the furniture or the service. In this video, the author talks about his not entirely successful experience of buying and assembling a Stot headset.

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