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Old 20.02.2011, 21:07
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Ikea Kitchens feedback advice sought

We need a new kitchen!

Went to some place Volkensvil (not impressed the the sales person) and Sanitas by Esher-Wys Platz, they were better. I have heard of this company Alno Kitchens and wanted to take a look as well as Ikea - anyone have any do and don't - what should I look out for? Planning to go to Ikea as well.

Also, floors! need a floor that doesnt get dirty just by looking at it!

Any feeback would be greatly appreciated as I need to decide in the next couple of weeks!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 20.02.2011, 22:14
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Re: Ikea Kitchens feedback advice sought

I'm going through the same decision process. I think the Ikea kitchens look great and are reasonably priced, but am concerned about the quality of the material, particularly how long it would last.

The same goes for floors. The pergo and laminate floors look fine when they are new, but after some wear and tear, it comes off looking cheap.

I think the decision lies with how long you intend to live there. If you can plan on renovating again after 10 or so years, it may be a good choice. IMO.
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Old 21.02.2011, 10:55
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Re: Ikea Kitchens feedback advice sought

Have an IKEA kitchen and would recommend it. Previous home owners had IKEA kitchen in house and was in reasonable shape after many years. Went also with IKEA because have young kids and wanted something not too posh in case somethings get broken, etc. I liked the idea that I could design the kitchen how I wanted and that it would work for the way I use the kitchen, etc. Make sure you get all the appliances at IKEA as well, otherwise they likely won't fit. Be aware of plumbing and electric issues, if DIY, we had to rewire a lot of the kitchen and have special electric connecter for the cooking element. The IKEA guys will install but it is rather expensive. If ordering granit countertops be aware this involves quite a wait and some potential complications.
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