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Old 27.10.2015, 14:35
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

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Just checked, 18 base units and 1 wall unit. My plan for tonight is to save the design into 4 chunks - and then design each chunk on its own (reducing the cabinet count).

This will hopefully mean less work for the software and it actually working.
Blimey. Ours has eight plus four more in an island unit and I certainly wouldn't go for a bigger kitchen next time round.
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

Glad I escaped with no groans.

If you do go with an Ikea kitchen there are a few things you can do to make it a bit more robust. Shelf sag, too much on it so lighten the load and turn the shelf over. Try and design it using as many drawers as possible not more than 60cm wide,buy the heavy duty runners with soft close, use their partition system and you will fit more in the same space. Plan on having a couple of heavy duty ones and get thicker bases cut at Bau Hobby. The hinges are Blum but don't buy them from Ikea, www.koch.ch has them with a screwless wedge system (see below) which holds better in the light density board about 5 Chuffs each but worth it. Things are going to wear and break so buy a few spare drawer runners and a bunch of closing dampers so you can replace them as needed, Ikea changes stuff all the time so will save you later to extend the life. Use a bit of glue when assembling and Silikon as glue for joining the draw runners to the cabinet, it is when things get loose and out of alignment that damage is done. Be extra fussy making sure the base is level and the cabinets have enough room so they sit nicely with out being stressed or twisted.

Most of this is pretty basic but it will add to the life of any kitchen.


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Old 27.10.2015, 15:56
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

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Wow, you're kitchen must be bloody huge...
14 base units - including 2 corner
7 wall units - including 1 corner
washing machine
sink & fittings
oven & hood
hob (ceramic/induction)
oak doors
composite (synthetic granite) worksurfaces (lots of)
extractor fan
Soft drawer/door closers

In a (square) spiral.

We used the online, but then shifted to the shop one.

What was good is that on repeat visits we got input from different people, and each of them had one or two good ideas to contribute around things we would not have thought of.

IKEA provided the fitters. They were really good. Picked up the materials and fitted all in a day.
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

Dodgyken, I just stumbled across this planner from a kitchen company in Cham that stocks Ewe, which I've had in a past kitchen. Seems a pretty good planner (I've half-inched your idea of using someone else's planner as a base):

http://www.designatweb.eu/innova/kue...45815BDA201819

FWIW the Ewe kitchen that was installed in the past property came in around 40k including all Siemens appliances, 3 full height units, ca. 12 base units, 3 wall units and 8 m of granite worktops. When it comes to it, I might talk to these people as the kitchen that needs doing is substantially smaller than the last one I did.
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

I stumbled across easyplanner3d last night. Joyously it doesn't work in Safari so I will download Firefox at some point and try in that. The 2d stuff worked really quickly. I will also check out your link Eng_CH - thanks!!
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

When I did my Ikea kitchen 15 years ago, virtual technology wasn't what it is today.
Just gave the kitchen guy at the store the bare room dimensions, chose the cupboards and equipment, with their preferred positions, and a few days later received 3D printouts in the post, complete with full parts list and pricing.

Ordered, picked-up and put together.
A PG Tips drinker could do it.
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

Oops broken link Try this, and go to Online Küchenplaner on the left:

http://www.kiliankuechen.ch/
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

Since I think I'm pretty much convinced I'm going to go for Ikea if and when I do this, I've been using their planner online - the good thing is it has their units and appliances and prices it up (the planner on Kilian Küchen has 30cm units, which Ikea doesn't). The down side is a) I had to revert to Safari because Firefox didn't work and b) I'm hitting the number of units wall that DK found
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Re: Your experience of IKEA kitchens?

Ikea is 20,40,60,80
Magnet is 30,60
Elbau seems to do whatever width we want!

The Magnet designer uses the same "engine" as the IKEA planner but works far quicker and renders a lot better and quicker in full 3d mode. They don't do prices online though
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