Archive for the ‘IKEA Furniture’ Category

DOMSJO That Sink! It Has Problems

Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Susan

IKEA DOMSJO Sink Backorder - SOLD OUT! This isn’t the first time IKEA has had problems with the DOMSJO sink or even the second. Still, when production and quality are under control, you can hardly get a better deal on an apron-front farmhouse-style sink – either the single or the full are unbeatable deals and make an affordable substitute for a traditional fireclay sink. Just take a look at all the DOMSJO single bowl and double bowl sinks in our galleries!

DOMSJO Single Sink Backorder

Back in March 2014, IKEAFANS member Samantha7V posted about a problem getting an IKEA apron-front Single DOMSJÖ sink (article number 498.474.79) due to unavailable stock. How long is the DOMSJO Sink Backorder? It appears that the DOMSJO had a change in manufacturer about the same time it received publicity in a magazine article and unsurprisingly, demand exceeded supply. Oops! Member Kowpalicious (love the handle!) confirmed the same problem with getting a DOMSJO as far back as January 2014:

“The rep originally said he thought it was a production issue, and they were working on fixing things to keep up with demand. Who knows if that’s right. Today they said there was no update or new information, but since they are stocking and making the double sink still, he did not have any reason to believe the single would be discontinued. He also stated this was a world-wide shortage.”

But that’s not the only problem with the DOMSJO. Read on for the good news and the bad news… Read the rest of this entry »


It Takes a Community To Build a Kitchen

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 by Susan

Ever wondered what an IKEA Kitchen looks like after real life – a full 7 years on? Hint: It looks awesome! Thanks to early IKEAFANS forum member routechecker, we have a look at a real-life example of an IKEA Kitchen after more than 7 years service, plus a look back at the original Kitchen Planning thread in the IKEAFANS community forumsRead the rest of this entry »


2014 IKEA Catalog Brings Furniture Down in Size

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Susan

The 2014 IKEA Catalog – due to be released soon with products becoming available in stores in August and throughout the fall – will feature a first for the retailer’s catalog: a set of tiny iconic IKEA furniture in miniature doll-house size. HUSET will consist of a KLIPPAN sofa, a LACK table, s STOCKHOLM rug and other IKEA classic furniture pieces in 1:15 scale.  Can you name them all? I’m willing to place bets that this will become a collectible. Read the rest of this entry »


Kitchen Cabinet Materials and Quality

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 by Susan

Plywood and particleboard after a flood

It’s an age-old debate: particleboard or plywood? Isn’t plywood fundamentally, categorically a better material per se? Or how about solid wood? Wouldn’t that be a better choice for a reliable and sturdy kitchen cabinet construction material instead of MDF or fiberboard? Turns out, not so much. Learn all about kitchen quality standards in this article about materials, warranties, realities and dosed up with, welp…a fair share of opinion. Don’t agree? Join in the discussion!

Read the rest of this entry »


Mid-Century Modern Remodel Rocks!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Susan

IKEA Fans member mrcysco has finished an awesome remodel of a Mid Century Modern kitchen using custom doors from Scherr’s and IKEA cabinet boxes. Total budget? Under $20K.

Says mrcysco,

There is no way I could have created this kitchen without this site’s help. Not only did it give me plenty of input and ideas, but it gave me the confidence that I could tackle a project of this scale by myself. So thank YOU for having such a great resource for people like me.

No, really – thank YOU! Read on for more photos, links to the original Kitchen Planning forum thread and details on the microwave drawer mod.  Read the rest of this entry »