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MCM Kitchen design using ikea kitchen planner
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:54 pm
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:27 pm
awe man - that's a great remodel design - but those original wood cabinets look pretty sweet. please donate them to habitat for humanity or sumthing.
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:34 am
Yes, the wood is in excellent condition considering its over 50 years old. We will be salvaging as much of it as possible to donate.
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:59 pm
those are great original cabinets. your new ikea kitchen is OK, but not to mid-century.
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:43 am
Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:34 pm
scott: after doing this myself (IKEA install), i can see a number of places where some modification would be helpful if not essential... are you looking for input? let us know.
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:04 am
Not sure why you want to replace (solid?) hardwood cabinets with IKEA particle board. Those IKEA cabinets may look good initially but they will wear horribly. There's a reason why they cost so little. Are you really going with that farmhouse basin sink? Those will be so dated in a few years. Stainless is getting pretty tired too. It's amazing they haven't updated appliance colors in decades.
You really might want to consider getting creative about using what's there. Many times new flooring, counters and appliances are all a kitchen really needs to feel "fresh".
Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:15 am
I tend to agree with Van about getting to know what, if any, the kitchen needs via living with it a bit (or at least messing around with drawing up some "modification" plans as apposed to "gut and replace" plans). You could always have a carpenter or cabinet guy build any additional pieces/parts you need. Those old site-build cabinets are SO sturdy and rugged. We left our original cabinets in our kitchen, replaced the doors and drawer fronts, and had a carpenter puzzle in a new cabinet+counter-space for a wet-bar...
http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... efore.html
Work in progress...
http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... uring.html
http://0044f49.netsolhost.com/nashville ... tchen.html
This was a pretty $ saving way to freshen up the look of the kitchen without a major demo. That said, you gotta make the place your own...
Good luck with whatever you eventually do.
Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:53 pm
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:30 pm
FWIW, I too remodeled my kitchen with Ikea. Unfortunately, someone had refinish my kitchen in the 80's and the cabinets were no longer original. Rather than go with normal Ikea doors, I ordered custom walnut veneer doors from another company called Scherr's. Ikea cabinet bases and hardware are top notch. Their doors are hit or miss. Here's my before and after in case you want some inspiration:
I consider myself somewhat of an expert on ikea kitchens now (I did the bulk of the work myself) so feel free to ask questions.