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post #31 of 69
twice i have been on the local heritage group's tour of historic homes in my area (lot of mcm) and when i asked about the great kitchen cabinets, was told they were ikea.
post #32 of 69
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

every once in a while, something nice will come up on apartment therapy. The rest of the time it's just about stupid trinkets, because a blank space apparently means something must fill it.

Agreed. Most of the time it's 350 sq. ft. of Manhattan apartment trying to be stretched to its limits.

I've taken away some good concepts from the site, though, without trying to replicate any of the pictures.

A lot of them are too cluttered for my liking, too. I also have about 1400 sq. ft. of apartment to work with so my situation is much different.
post #33 of 69
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twice i have been on the local heritage group's tour of historic homes in my area (lot of mcm) and when i asked about the great kitchen cabinets, was told they were ikea.

While I would avoid furnishing a room with 100% stock ikea furniture, I would put in an ikea kitchen without hesitation.

I mean...I might not buy the appliances and faucets from them...but that's mostly just rebranded stuff.
post #34 of 69
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While I would avoid furnishing a room with 100% stock ikea furniture, I would put in an ikea kitchen without hesitation.

I mean...I might not buy the appliances and faucets from them...but that's mostly just rebranded stuff.

Ikea kitchens are MILES better than 99% of the highstreet kitchens in their price range and plus 10-20%.
post #35 of 69
in my living room, I have the cheapest idea side table they have. I'm pretty sure it's under $20. On top of that is a giant slab of carrera marble.
post #36 of 69
Plants can fill up a room on a dime. If you have no 'green thumb', there are plenty of beautifully made synthetic plants out there.
post #37 of 69
If you are into modern classics - Eames, Mobler, Knoll, Mies Van Der Rohe, etc, go to the Alameda Antique fair.

On the first Sunday of each month. Drive over to Alameda for the Antique fair.
Go early in the morning and pay the $15 fee and bring cash. Don't wait till 9 AM for the $5 entry. Go early, and head way to the back and walk your way toward the front.
It is about 5 football field and the best Flea market for furniture in NorCal.

You can get some really nice Mobler, MCM pieces if that is your thing. There are professional furniture dealers that drive as far as Colorado, Seattle, and LA every month.

I can kit out a nice teak Danish living room (sectional, sofa, coffee table) for under $2K that will be better than any ikea crap. I knew a friend who got a nice Flos Arco lamp for $400. I've also seen a few Knoll Barcelona chairs for $2500. You really have to pay attention because there are obvious fakes but there are guides to show you online how to spot a fake Corbusier, Mies, etc...

Your girlfriend/wife will probably fall in love with that place if she is into Hollywood Recency, Shabby Chic. Not my style but it is there as well as the restoration hardware, restore, reclaimed stuff.

Do a Google Image search to get an idea:
https://www.google.com/search?q=alameda+flea+market+mid+century+modern&source=lnms&tbm=isch
post #38 of 69
I have to respond to this pile of crap. You can put this in the same bin as the urban legends about the Amish guy who will make you an entire kitchen for $5000.

The AVERAGE price for a MID-LEVEL (not high end) kitchen re-do in the Philadelphia metropolitan area was $60,000. No averages are collected for "low-end" just "partial re-do".

That's what our kitchen cost.

The Ikea thing is also an urban legend.

My designer bragged he had saved money by using Ikea cabinets in HIS kitchen. But first of all, that is the cabinet not the facing. Second of all, stock cabinets need to be installed and that takes a considerable amount of work to "make them fit". We used his cabinet maker and the only way the designer saved money using Ikea cabinetry was because the cabinet maker comped him so much time because he sent him clients.
post #39 of 69
What on earth are you responding to?

This guy is not talking about doing a kitchen. He is moving to a rental apartment in San Francisco and needs furniture. Nobody is suggesting that you can successfully outfit a kitchn with Ikea cabinets.
post #40 of 69
I hate to break it to you, but you got robbed.

My builder charges 1000-1300$ (plus VAT) to install a complete kitchens (all the cabinets), the electrical work is 200$ an hour and the same goes for the plumber, so unless you are bringing it back to studs, there's no way in hell it's ever going to reach 60k$, even with all appliances.


IKEA has been named best low/mid end kitchens for like 5 years in a row here, so who ever told you they are shit, probably has stocks in a competitor.


Fyi, I used to sell kitchens for a living.
post #41 of 69
Bresch's kitchen pricing sounds accurate. The typical kitchen build in the U.S. is very expensive; the kitchen is the part of a home that people invest the most money in. I would bet that whatever you are getting done for $1,500 in Europe is nowhere near as comprehensive. My sister and her husband recently spent over $150k to redo their kitchen. That covers granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, Wolf oven/rangetop, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators, etc.
post #42 of 69
Sub 1500$ is just cabinet installation.

You guys are being robbed by your builders, I thought danish builders were expensive, but 150k$ for a kitchen refurb., has to be down to the stud work and back up, with a nice kitchen and all appliances or insanely large, otherwise it doesn't make any sense.


I can get a full kitchen refurb done on my kitchen for sub 25k$ all in, at 60k we are talking high end, not mid or low.
post #43 of 69

Finn, the average high-end kitchen appliances (fridge, cooktop, exhaust, two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, wine cooler) are probably 50-60K all in.

 

The kitchens here (and appliances) may be larger than in Denmark, but yes, we are getting robbed.

 

lefty

post #44 of 69
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Finn, the average high-end kitchen appliances (fridge, cooktop, exhaust, two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, wine cooler) are probably 50-60K all in.


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Just looked up what all Miele top of the line (combo/microwave, 2 steam ovens, induction hob etc.) plus a full size Liebherr wine cooler, would cost and it totaled 29.049$ incl. delivery.
post #45 of 69

Is that wholesale? 

 

lefty

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