We’ve been all over the NYC (and all over the web) to bring you the latest on what’s new for 2011 in IKEA Kitchens and while we continue to sort through our pictures and video, we thought we’d bring you the latest news for IKEA Kitchens.
Click through to find out what that beautiful new door style above is and to see the new RAMSJO doors in both Black-Brown and White. You’ll also see the pink APPLAD door (and find out if it’s coming to the US market), plus learn a few secrets about which doors will stay around a few years longer, and which are on their way out the door. Want to know which kitchens will cost you less in 2011? Click on through for the scoop!
The 2011 IKEA RUBRIK Turquoise and ABSTRAKT White kitchen shown above is from the FAKTUM line (the Euro-Asian equivalent of IKEA North America’s AKURUM Kitchen line). The turquoise in this image is MUCH improved over the doorstyle image we showed you last week, and we confirmed with Patrik Rosen, the Sales Lead for Kitchens in North America that the color is much more blue and ‘caribbean-influenced’ than the image you see to the right which, I think you’ll agree with me, is just icky.
New Lower Prices on IKEA Kitchens in 2011
Are prices going down on IKEA Kitchens? Traditionally some prices go up and some go down each catalog year.So, the question is, are prices going up, down or remaining stable for the new IKEA Kitchens Catalog in 2011? Yes! Two doorstyles are confirmed to be priced lower than they were in the 2010 IKEA Catalog year.
LIDINGO kitchen cabinets are cheaper this year than last year – running at only 92.8% of last year’s price. Also, LILJESTAD cabinets will be lower-priced this year, but I don’t have an exact price reduction amount as of yet. The new Kitchens Catalog will be a few more weeks before it’s even printed, but I’ll get you the info as soon as possible (last year an IKEA angel sent me one a couple weeks in advance, so I have hope!).
IKEA RAMSJO Kitchen Doors for AKURUM and FAKTUM
RAMSJO is ideally suited to fill the gap in the line between the more traditional TIDAHOLM and the somewhat contemporary ADEL style. Available in both a Black-Brown and a painted White, I predict a long, illustrious run for RAMSJO. Display kitchens have been sighted in Philadelphia and I believe in Florida, so start looking for it at an IKEA Kitchens showroom near you. It should be available in stores beginning in August, but could take longer depending on distribution.
Read more about and see pictures of the new RAMSJO doorstyles in New for IKEA Kitchens in 2011.
RAMSJO Kitchen Door in Black-Brown
RAMSJO Kitchen Door in White
Available sometime after August in the US as well as European markets, this doorstyle is less sickly green than in this picture (see image at top), and much more of a deep, rich turquoise. Different from the Teal color that we loved from a few years ago, but nice in its own way. As an ‘Accent Door’ you can expect to find limited sizes and a lifespan of only about two years, so if you like this, jump on it.
APPLAD Kitchen Door in Pink
While the Euro markets can expect this RUBRIK APPLAD door to show up for FAKTUM in a few months’ time, the US market will not be getting APPLAD Pink. You can see how pale the pink is in the picture in New for IKEA Kitchens in 2011.
IKEA Kitchen Doors to be Discontinued in 2011
IKEA RUBRIK Copper Effect will stick around for another year, but RUBRIK APPLAD Yellow is definitely on its way out. I’m having a bit of a remembery problem with regard to the RUBRIK APPLAD Orange, so if anyone knows whether that’s going to be available in 2011, please reply in the comments!
IKEA Kitchen Doors NOT Being Discontinued in 2011
NEXUS Black Brown doors are NOT being discontinued as feared in this thread: NEXUS BB Discontinued. It has been confirmed by co-workers as well as the Sales Lead for Kitchens in North America that this doorstyle is in what’s known as ‘Changeover,’ and will be reintroduced in August albeit from a different manufacturer. In the meantime, don’t believe it if they tell you it’s discontinued. I have it from the source that it’s not.