1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

    Messages:
    3,277
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    The Brooklyn of Seattle
    My understanding is that once you factor in the labor to assemble Ikea cabinets, they are no longer inexpensive.
     
  2. otc

    otc Senior member

    Messages:
    14,206
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Go with the cabinets that look the way you want. Your contractor can suck it up if they want your business.

    But I think ikea will still be cheaper than kraft maid after assembly...can't you go custom for the same price as kraft maid?
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    15,837
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    Assembling IKEA cabinets is hardly difficult. I assembled and installed them in a day.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Numbernine

    Numbernine Senior member

    Messages:
    4,253
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Where the palm tree meets the pine
    Apropos of nothing.I had a friend who ordered an entire kitchen (cabinets) from HD .They delivered them then a couple of days later they showed up with a duplicate set . Somehow his order was run twice. They told him if he wanted them he could have them no charge. He stuck them in his garage and finally gave them away
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Senior member

    Messages:
    560
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    As a DIYer, I like assembling the IKEA Cabinets (and all of their furniture really). I find it to be relaxing and enjoyable. If I were a contractor, I think I would hate them however. But I agree with what someone else said, buy what you want and figure out a way to get them installed, if that contractor doesn't like them, find one who does.

    Good luck!
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. Numbernine

    Numbernine Senior member

    Messages:
    4,253
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Where the palm tree meets the pine
    Construction workers read plans they will only read instructions as a last resort,if then.Thats a problem with Ikea stuff
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2016
  7. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

    Messages:
    11,107
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Location:
    Suburban Sprawl Sector 3, Maryland
    

    My wife got some Ikea stuff at work, and the idiots from Plant who were assembling them ended up drilling holes in them before they bothered to read the directions. Had to totally replace them, the drawers wouldn't even close.
     
    3 people like this.
  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    15,837
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Location:
    People's Republic of San Francisco
    This is why contractors love the cabinets that arrive assembled!
     
  9. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

    Messages:
    2,387
    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    2nd Renovation Project

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    480 Sq ft. Studio........
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  10. jbarwick

    jbarwick Senior member

    Messages:
    2,972
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Where do your clothes go?
     
  11. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Senior member

    Messages:
    560
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    Lots of naked time...
     
    1 person likes this.
  12. Marc Voorhees

    Marc Voorhees Senior member

    Messages:
    560
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    Really nice job. I like it, it looks much bigger than 480. nice looking place!
     
  13. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

    Messages:
    3,277
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    The Brooklyn of Seattle
    What is the context here? Any before pictures? What is the hand drawing of? Ever think about swapping location of the couch and bed - it seems a shame to use the majority of floor space to make a "bedroom."
     
  14. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

    Messages:
    4,880
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    Ouray, CO
    So our builder had told us that we'd have archways on the main floor Where there weren't doors. Went to the site yesterday and saw them squared off so asked what was up. Manager apologized and said she made a mistake, that the plans call for trimmed, cased openings. Not sure which I really prefer. Thoughts?
     
  15. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

    Messages:
    4,880
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Location:
    Ouray, CO
    

    Second the thought of swapping the couch and bed. Also makes the living space more amenable to having guests.
     
  16. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

    Messages:
    9,574
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Location:
    The Old North State
    The downside to swapping the bed and couch is it leaves the bed right by the door. It just feels weird to me, but the practicality makes sense.
     
    1 person likes this.
  17. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

    Messages:
    50,191
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    In My Douchemobile
    Have someone coming to the house on Saturday. Getting a price on those three doors I want (two steel, decorative screen doors and one standard entry door to our guest house.) If I get out under 5k I'll be surprised.
     
  18. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    7,319
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    I was recently quoted almost 5 for french doors, not counting instalation.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
  19. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

    Messages:
    9,574
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Location:
    The Old North State
    1 person likes this.
  20. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

    Messages:
    12,590
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Princeton, NJ
    5K for a guesthouse door! I need to start making doors :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2016
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by