I happen to really appreciate Ikea. I like the design and I like the price tag. I have used Ikea for high-end kitchens (really!), doctor's offices, children's rooms, adding closets and expanding closets, and I am getting ready to put together a new TV stand for my family room.
|Besta Jagra $99|
I have learned to navigate the store ... the key is knowing the shortcuts. There are hidden doors in many departments that lead to the self-service and check out area. Knowing where those are saves a lot of walking around in circles! And I have learned to ask for help in the self-service area - no more of this, "I am woman" thing. And the best thing, I have a great guy who will put the furniture together and install it for me. I don't mind a little piece of furniture. It is pretty satisfying actually to put one together successfully. But an entire closet system ... not so much.
Using a 32" door cut down to 66" on top of this Varde base cabinet will make a perfect and inexpensive cutting table for my client who quilts.
Today I am working on a new project; a 12 room pediatric clinic that will need 3 pre-school type classrooms and a conference room. As with most projects, there is a budget that needs to be considered and Ikea fits into this one perfectly. Here are a few items I am considering:
1. Stuva storage cabinets - they are colorful, the right size for kids and they are priced well.
2. MAMMUT tables and chairs, STUVA drawers & GLIS storage boxes:
3. This conference table made from 2 Ikea countertops and Ikea legs that I found on Ikea Hackers. See how here!
|INAM conference table|
So what is your opinion? Love Ikea or not?
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