I'm building a new home and want to use the Godmorgon cabinets in two bathrooms, one of 55" and the other 47". I have a couple of questions and would really like some input from people who are happy with their cabinets. When searching the Web for reviews, it's easy to find bad reviews because people who had trouble are looking for fixes (which makes sense). But I suspect that there are a lot of people who are happy with this series (I mean, IKEA provides a 10 year guarantee, so they can't be crap quality!), and I'd like to hear from them!
So here are my questions!
1) How long have you had your cabinets, and are you generally happy with them?
2) In a high-humidity area (it is a bathroom after all!), would you think the high-gloss cabinets or the oak/birch veneer ones would hold up better? When I saw the samples at the store, it appeared that the wood veneer ones were veneer over particle board but the high gloss ones looked like "whatever the high-gloss material is" over MDF (medium density fiberboard). So, is there a difference in how well these two hold up? I was a bit dissapointed when I saw the oak veneer one. I really wanted that colour scheme in my bathroom, but it looked a bit cheap-ish. The high-gloss finishes look more high-quality (simply a perception on the aesthetics), but I don't know if I want grey in my master bathroom. (don't want the white).
3) For those with high-gloss grey finish: Do fingerprints show a lot on this finish?
4) What would be a high quality sink: a ceramic one (Odensvik) or the poly/crushed marble (Braviken/Norrviken) one. I really like the poly/crushed marble, but hubby thinks it will stain or yellow. I'd like to prove him wrong, if possible. :-)
5) If you are in North
specifically), did the plumbing work out all right, or was this a major pain? I know nothing about plumbing, but I read somewhere, to paraphrase "horizontal section accumulates hair, soap scum, etc. and be above the trap, so therefore can start to smell. There's a reason why the standard p-trap is directly under the drain."
Is this really a valid problem? Has anyone had this type of trouble?
Thanks very much in advance.
If I go with this series, I'll be sure to post pics when it's done.
Oh, and I LURVE IKEA.
I probably have many more trips to the IKEA before I move in, but that's ok, it means many more Swedish-meatball lunch for me.