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It Takes a Community To Build a Kitchen

Posted by Susan on November 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm
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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 More …


2014 IKEA Catalog Brings Furniture Down in Size

Posted by Susan on July 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm
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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 More …


Kitchen Cabinet Materials and Quality

Posted by Susan on June 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm
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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!

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Mid-Century Modern Remodel Rocks!

Posted by Susan on March 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm
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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 More …


BYOF Day at IKEA: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Posted by Susan on March 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm
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BYOF Day IKEA 2013IKEA in North America is once again hosting a ‘Bring Your Own Friend’ day, designed to appeal to IKEA Fans, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Have a friend? Bring one to IKEA for the following freebies and gifts:

  • Life Improvement Seminars offering tools, inspiration and suggestions to help you improve the way you live. Find out which seminar is being offered at your store on the BYOF tab on the IKEA Facebook page. 

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