10 Reasons to Purchase an IKEA Kitchen

I’ve installed IKEA kitchens since 2009 and I’m here to tell you the quality is far better than you think. I have never had a warranty claim since I’ve started using IKEA kitchens. Alongside the quality is the excellent price and good supply of inventory. (So no waiting for the “other guys” to ship to you!) This video will fill you in on the rest of the details.

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50 Comments

  1. DogsConkers on November 15, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Kitchen is bigger than my whole apartment

  2. Brent239 on November 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    My local HD guy told me the average ikea kitchen life was 2 years.

  3. حمزة الهلو on November 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    بابام م

  4. Beatriz Herrmann on November 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    I’m not sure how old this is but I just needed a professional opinion about kitchen renovations.. And here it is! Believe it or not I was just rejected by a cabinet maker because I sent him a picture of what I wanted under the sink such just a garbage organizers Etc. He said it was too complicated. I was appalled so I decided that I’m going to buy Ikea kitchens and I needed a good review although I’m a little bit afraid of who’s going to install it. I think I’m just going to use their services. thank you so much!!

  5. UOA Plays on November 15, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    IKEA was just off camera, pointing a gun at him the whole time.

  6. Kyle Sibbett on November 15, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Hi Kody,

    Installing an IKEA kitchen in June, one problem, kitchen height is 87.5”. I want to put the upper cabinets right up To the roof but the 80” tall cabinets will have a large gap top or bottom, what’s the best solution here?

  7. Alecia Wimer on November 15, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    What is the quality of the cabinet fronts? Are they solid wood? How easily do they scratch?

  8. fritz4345 on November 15, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I love IKEA kitchens. Used them my whole life. Especially in the US where it is really hard to get a decent kitchen. Forget all the crap most builder put in homes. Even higher priced kitchens are not that good.

    IKEA has Blum hardware inside. The top manufacture for all of that kind of stuff. The inside hardware which drives the draws are the most important part in a kitchen.
    IKEA also has a huge amount of options, especially draws, which are so much better than just doors for the lower cabinets.
    Kody’s idea with building your own base sounds like a good idea. These legs seem very flimsy to me when I installed my last version of IKEA cabinets.

    I highly recommend looking into IKEA Kitchens. That’s one of there best product lines they have.

  9. Richard Strohbach on November 15, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I am doing a kitchen remodel and considered using IKEA but went with a custom build. My main reason came down to two points. I am putting in a 47" sink and a 44" cook top and IKEA doesn’t make a cabinet than could be modified to fit these two appliances. I’m an avid home cook and these two features were non negotiable. The second point was the cheap material they use use to keep the price down.I hate particle board. But I give them major points for design and looks

  10. Eduardo Tarusov on November 15, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    This is inspiring. Maybe I should consider ikea.

  11. Alecia Wimer on November 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    What is the longevity of the cabinets? Or, his long do they stay looking good?

  12. Trish Yahweh on November 15, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    The refrigerator sticking out is not very attractive.

  13. Adil Riaz on November 15, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Great video mate! Watching from the U.K.
    A quick question please:
    I bought an ikea kitchen 10 years ago and they are saying that the new doors won’t fit the old units! Old unit length is 70mm and the new ones are 80mm!

    What do I do?! Am I screwed?

  14. Bkoftv on November 15, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Nice vid bro, enjoyed it … anyone ever told you you look like el chapo?

  15. Leif Harmsen on November 15, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    1 reason not to: overpriced, dubious materials.

  16. Wvyy WuQ0m3z on November 15, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Perhaps list the 10 reasons in your comments or video description? Helps those of us out that need closed captioned lists.

  17. pushrivit on November 15, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Colour pallet for 2020 is brutal.

  18. Robert Kattner on November 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I can give you 10 reasons not to buy an IKEA kitchen. Local companies manufacture, install, do all the finishing,
    Install your sink, dishwasher, wall oven, all included for the same price as the IKEA kitchen – you have 50 boxes
    to unpack, screw together, install. 😂

  19. Christopher Edwards on November 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I have a question about Ikea cabinets. I have a white corner Section but ultimately my color will be dark walnut. How do I change the color with trim pieces?

  20. Godzilla - on November 15, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    I priced it out it was 12k for the ikea amd 12k to install it no thanks thats a kitchen for the 1 percenters 85% of the nation cant afford that.

  21. Paul Z on November 15, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    ikea good quality? what a joke mate !

  22. nustada on November 15, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Ikea is fine, until you spill a glass of water then your kitchen will fall apart.

  23. April Guerrero on November 15, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Hey Kody!! I’ve watched a lot of your videos over the last couple of months because I’ve purchased my IKEA kitchen. Things have been going pretty smoothly and has been quite easy but I’ve ran into a problem. I’m trying to install my over the range microwave next to a corner cabinet and the cupboard door will not open cause it hits the microwave. What is a simple fix? I was thinking of using a filler piece between them but don’t know if that will work……. Oh by the way your videos are awesome!!

  24. Phil Indeblanc on November 15, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I have noticed that the front panel used to be very high grade with lots of glue MDF about 10 years ago, vs now I see the cheaper chunky particle board like material. So they got a good reputation on those better materials, but now cheaped out, YET have raised the prices drastically(well over 10 years more than double in front faces).

  25. Womble Stacker on November 15, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Microwave over main hob yuk should be a hood there

  26. Phil Indeblanc on November 15, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Great overall info! also see my other comment

  27. Kitchen Renovations on November 15, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I watched all of Kody’s kitchen videos before building mine – a great help!
    I developed a system for retrofitting proper Push Open/Soft Close technology onto Ikea’s Maximera drawers in case you want that really custom ‘no-handles’ look to your new Ikea kitchen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGuB9vfXALE

    Keep up the great work!

  28. Alecia Wimer on November 15, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    What if IKEA discontinues your cabinets? Then, how would you replace damaged fronts of cabinets?

  29. Robert T on November 15, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    How much to install a small ikea kitchen in london ?

  30. Phil Indeblanc on November 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    How do you waterproof the base when not using the legs. I want a 8" vs the ikea 6" max

  31. nailbender ripp16 on November 15, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Particle board and mdf… A disaster waiting to happen if any kind of water leak takes place. Even with 3/4" panels of these products will sag over time with any weight applied.
    It is what it is though and with all those up graded features drives the price up and nearly impossible for the average diyer to do…

  32. Tighe Crovetti on November 15, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    I’m designing a kitchen through their planner right now, but I can’t find either gable panels (to add to the exposed side of your last cabinet, or for boxing in a refrigerator). Any advice?

  33. Realism91 on November 15, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I plan on using the Ikea planner and designing a kitchen for a friend, then using cut list optimizer and my own knowledge to build it for cheaper than Ikea I hope from the same material they used, it’ll be more a little more work, with the cut list optimizer app I’ll have minimal waste and the least cuts.

  34. Andrew M on November 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Lol, the only thing Ikea is better than is cheap "custom" guys and big box stores. Comparing to actual custom cabinetry is a joke. Sure if you are an experienced installer you can make a kitchen look decent, but your still left with an inferior product. Highest grade hinges and drawers? Custom shop where drawers can’t be easily adjusted? What a joke, you obviously were not going to actual custom place. Ikea hardware is good but it’s on the low end of what Blum offers.
    And the cabinet material is 3/4" MDF. So if a custom guy is using plywood with full backs, it is a much better, lighter, and stronger option, and that is without even considering the actual construction of the cabinet. Not to mention better finishing, handles, custom sizes, decorative hoods, etc. Nothing wrong as a budget option, but don’t compare it to professionals designing, building, and installing because that is foolish. If it was a professional job you wouldn’t have been left with a giant filler and gap above the fridge and could have deeper gables that cover the sides…

  35. Whichwayisup on November 15, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Kody, what if my kitchen has one corner that is not a 99 degree corner? It’s about a 105-110 degree corner. Would i need to get this corner cabinet custom made

  36. Beatriz Herrmann on November 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Where are you located?…. I hope is sunny Miami, Florida

  37. Helen Bertling on November 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you! This was very helpful!

  38. حمزة الهلو on November 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    الةاللو

  39. blue sky on November 15, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Not related but may i ask where do we put the power point for the under light for wall cabinets? Behind ( meaning we need to cut through the cabinets?) or on the top of the cabinets( would that be visible ) please?your advice would be appreciated. We can’t see at IKEA store as of how they installed the lights . Thank you

  40. Paula Murrien on November 15, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Great content! New subbie!!!!

  41. Santia Charles on November 15, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    You video is very nice, colourful and very informative big thank you 👍👍👍♥️

  42. Joy Jackson on November 15, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I wish I knew someone who was this knowledgable in Ikea cabinets in the DFW tx area! Come to texas Kody!

  43. Fabi Giu on November 15, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    We got quoted 40k start for a custom kitchen, I’m not convinced, now thinking to do ikea kitchen

  44. Elena Kraft on November 15, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Hi, can I put IKEA cabinets in the garage in North Florida?

  45. Amanda Oak Ince on November 15, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you so much. You’ve put my mind at ease. IKEA should give you commission. Great video very informative. Fab x

  46. Carianin 52 on November 15, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Still living with my contractor installed kitchen which has worn out its welcome. This is very helpful

  47. Screen Share on November 15, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    No matter what, in the end you stuck with plastic and participle board cabinets….. No thank you

  48. heirpin on November 15, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I just wish they would do 500mm/1000mm cabinets like they used to!

  49. Robert on November 15, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I’m a builder who has installed about 20 ikea kitchens. i like their quality and use them in my own spec houses, but mr. horvey’s comments about how helpful the ikea kitchen in-store salespeople are is false, in my experience. they actively resist helping you and instead try to force you to learn their crappy design software — it’s been a nightmare dealing with them, time after time.

  50. Kate Hobbs on November 15, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    The “IKEA” appliances are actually Electrolux, AEG, etc, but they are much cheaper than buying the identical item from Electrolux or AEG, and you get a longer warranty, 7 years. I am very happy with my IKEA kitchen, only 2 years old but looks absolutely new. I used the Bodbyn which is a warm soft rich grey, I know that sounds odd, but it is beautiful.

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