I thought it was about time to share some progress on our very slow kitchen installation that has been happening over the last few (several) months. We decided to go with IKEA Akurum cabinets Applad white doors. Overall, I'm happy that we went with IKEA. The cabinets have been very easy to put together and install and we only had one ordering/delivery SNAFU with IKEA that did end up taking a while to sort out. If we had not taken so many "timeouts" to reconfigure the layout of the tall cabinets and refrigerator along the side wall and to discuss permanent versus temporary countertops the whole kitchen would probably be done by now. :)
Day 1 of assembling the lower cabinets....and what looks like some football action in the background.
The first cabinets were attached to the wall and we started to position the island cabinets. Please excuse the mess, once we put the feet on the cabinets we junked them up with kitchen stuff.This picture is taken standing between the island and the sink area…looking towards what will be a full height built in with a wall oven (see the heavy duty wiring for the oven?).
The corner cabinet was left out of our initial order so we skipped ahead and put together the tall cabinets.
Then we waited until we could get the missing corner cabinet sorted out. (We eventually pushed the cabinets against the wall so they were not in the way while we waited)
After two additional trips to IKEA this is the current state of things. The first trip was for the cabinet missing from our first order. The second was to buy two additional cabinets that “sit” on top of the corner cabinet and will house the microwave and other appliances. This allowed for the tall storage cabinets to extend all the way into the corner while also giving us additional closed storage. The cabinet you can see at the very bottom of the picture will hang above the fridge.
We are heading to our first actual meeting with a counter top supplier and fabricator this weekend. Wish us luck!