Would you believe that any of the kitchens pictured below were bought at IKEA? Well not all of the components are from Ikea, just some. Thanks to Semihandmade, you can now buy gorgeous solid wood doors and drawers for your IKEA kitchen. Customizing where it counts allows you to create a seriously high end look without emptying your bank account.
According to Semihandmade,
"Depending on your kitchen’s size and design, most clients typically spend between $4,000 and $8,000 on our doors, panels, drawer faces and custom components. When you add the cost of standard IKEA cabinets and hardware ($1,000-$3,000) plus assembly and installation ($1,500-$2,500), you come up with a range of $8,000-$13,000 – considerably less than most custom kitchens."
Yea I'd say! Being a NJ designer I've seen some seriously high end kitchens, easily costing over 50 grand. This is easily the best way to cut down on your budget and splurge on the eye-catching elements that are going to make your neighbors jealous. You know I'll be keeping this trick in my back pocket for future use!