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Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From Ikea

 

Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From Ikea

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Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From Ikea
News from Co.Design:

Reform is a new Danish furniture company with an intriguing business model: By taking Ikea flat-pack kitchen components and modding them into custom units, it aims to give everyone the opportunity for high-end design at a reasonable price. For its current endeavor, the company is outfitting Ikea’s Metod line of kitchen cabinets with customized fronts and table tops designed by three of Denmark’s leading architecture firms—BIG, Henning Larson Architects, and Norm.

To construct one of Reform’s customized kitchens, you order kitchen cabinets from Ikea and then browse the Reform website to choose the type and color of fronts and tabletops you’d like. In three to four weeks, Reform delivers the fronts ready for mounting. The tabletops are cut to fit and just need to be screwed into the cabinets.

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For its spin on the cabinets, architectural darling Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) incorporat…………… continues on Co.Design

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3 steps to choosing the right kitchen cabinets
News from ConsumerReports.org:

Cabinets can be the biggest expense in a full kitchen remodel, accounting for up to 40 percent of the overall budget. They also set the visual tone for the kitchen, and they’re a huge part of how well it functions. Bottom line: Get the cabinets right and your chance of loving your new kitchen will go way up. (Planning a kitchen remodel? Tell us about it in the comments below.)

Step 1: Set the budget

Cabinets fall into three categories: stock, semi-custom, and custom. Stock cabinets start around $ 70 per linear foot (a typical kitchen has 25 to 30 linear feet of cabinets). Home centers sell them fully assembled or stores such as Ikea offer flat-pack versions that will need to be put together onsite; styles and sizes tend to be fairly limited. Semi-custom cabinets, which range from $ 150 to $ 250 per linear foot, come in more configurations, so they’ll fit your kitchen more precisely, if not perfectly. Custom cabinets can easily cost $ 500 or more per linear foot; they’re crafted to your exact specs and can include many personalized features.

Step 2: Choose a style

The big decision is between framed and frameless. Framed cabinets consi…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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