the demolition of the existing kitchen and the new kitchen is now being fitted out according to the design we planned using the in-store planning tool. It is exciting to see the kitchen start to come to life.
Little things like plate racks to group and stop the plates from moving is great and it’s much easier to put them away. The soft closing doors are great with the boys getting used to their strength. No more doors slamming.
The pantry pull out drawers are fantastic. They help to organise and access the grocery items and see where they are! Less frustration and doubling up on buying groceries I thought I didn't have but were hiding away at the back of the cabinets.
The built in lazy susans in the corner cabinets now make it easy to store and access items that are heavy and clunky. They can carry a big weight. You roll out the shelf towards you and grab what you need without having to reach into the far corners of the cabinets to pull out heavy items you need. Lazy susans are so cool.
Last one; is again about organising. Adjustable dividers for the drawers that can take any shape for your cutlery and utensils.How did you find the installation process? I have to say I was surprised. IKEA pick their tradies well. They must test them on their ability to do jigsaw puzzles and keep their cool. They took the old kitchen out, treated it with care and on the same day had a good part of the new shell in. The install team were flexible with any needed adjustments to our online design. We felt that they cared about doing a top job and made us feel comfortable. Cabinet work, plumbing and electrical work coordinated well. We had to wait a little longer for the Caesar stone bench top but well worth it. We could make a few custom changes as well which suited our taste and it was never a problem. The caesarstone team provided great advice and knew their stuff.Next on The IKEA Dream Kitchen Project: The new kitchen – finished!