Doors for IKEA Cabinets
I came away with one decision made — I can go with IKEA cabinet boxes and I’m a fan of their organizational tools, but if I’m going with IKEA doors, it will have to be a modern design. Shaker is definitely out, because IKEA’s version of shaker is like…
… Barbie Dreamhouse shaker. And their so-called “wood look” slab fronts are even worse — let’s just say it’s no wood you’d ever see in nature.
But their modern kitchen fronts, are not bad, especially the plain white slab fronts.
Voxtorp doors have built-in handles, which I love, love, love.
Ringhult doors are smooth and shiny. If I go with them I’d install push latches inside and I’d need no hardware whatsoever on the outside. That’s a look that really appeals to the minimalist in me.
I did a thorough search online and I found quite a few good-looking IKEA kitchens with a modern aesthetic.
My favorite so far is this one in the LG House, designed by Third Stone, Inc.:
Were money no object, I’d hire Third Stone in a heartbeat to design my kitchen. As an amateur kitchen designer on a budget, I’ll do the next best thing and duplicate some of his design elements. This kitchen has been shared over 100,000 times on Houzz, and the designer has been incredibly forthcoming in the comments section on exactly how he achieved this look, including tips and tricks for making IKEA cabinets look custom and built in. Everything here except the appliances are from IKEA.
Stay tuned for more details.