Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Ikea Kitchen Cabinets - Backbone Of Your Ikea Kitchen

Cabinets are the backbone of Ikea Kitchens. Before going for an Ikea kitchen installation, make sure you are aware of the different types of cabinet solutions available and how you can use them for maximizing your kitchen space.

Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

A typical Ikea kitchen consists of lower cabinets, upper cabinets and the worktop. You can go for a custom-made solution depending on your needs, your kitchen layout and the appliances you need to fit in. The sink and other appliances can be accommodated to get a tailor-made solution that works best for you.

The most common cabinets are 15'', 18'', 21'', 24'', 30'' or 36" wide; 24'' deep for lower cabinets and 12'' deep for upper cabinets. There are other sizes available as well and you can choose them as per your needs. Most cabinets are available in single-door or double-door styles. The key is to plan out what combination of cabinets works the best for you.

Other options worth mentioning are self-closing full-extension drawers that glide smoothly and silently, pull-out baskets, carousel solutions for corner units, short and tall pull-out pantries, vacuum holders, recycling solutions, hide-away chopping boards, utensil organizers and many more. Also open shelving, hanging rails and shallow depth mini-cabinets are getting increasingly popular these days.

You can mix and match Ikea cabinets, designs, doors to get infinite options with lots of inserts and extra shelves.

Ikea Kitchen Cabinet Installation

A typical Ikea kitchen Cabinet installation goes like this

* The first step is to assemble the cabinets.
* Next the upper cabinets are installed.
* Then the base cabinets are installed.
* Finally doors, cover panels, lighting, shelves, knobs, handles and other fixtures are installed.

Ikea cabinets are installed on steel strips fitted on the walls. The cabinets are supported on plinths, legs, or a combination of both. One important thing to note is ikea cabinets go right up to the wall, so if you have any pipes running along the walls, you need to plan some modifications.

Plinths and legs are available with different heights to suit your needs. Moreover, each leg can be adjusted to level out any irregularities in the underlying surface.

So with Ikea kitchen cabinets you get the maximum out of your kitchen space at affordable price.

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Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

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