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IKEA Kitchen

The Absolute Best Choice For Your Next Kitchen Renovation Project

last updated: June 1, 2020

Read min: 10m

Written by: Thomas Vibe


If you’re reading this, I bet you’re already thinking about renovating or designing a new kitchen. 

And if so, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Below, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about designing your kitchen by using innovative, stylish, and modern-looking IKEA components.

As you probably already know, IKEA is a Swedish brand. 

But what’s surprising to learn is that the company was actually founded over 75 years ago by a 17-year old Swede named Ingvar Kamprad. And although IKEA started out small, local and humble, since 2008, IKEA has been considered as the largest retailer of furniture and home design products in the world. 

So if you’re planning on renovating or designing a kitchen in the future, keep reading, because below, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best IKEA kitchen designs, as well as discussing the best installation and pricing options available on the market today. 

That is, of course, only if you happen to be interested in designing the kitchen of your dreams…

So if you are, let’s dive in!

What Makes An IKEA Kitchen The Best Choice?

If you ask around, not everybody will have the best opinion about IKEA products. 

For the most part, people usually believe that IKEA products aren’t really “quality-made”, or that IKEA products are only cheap and affordable because they’re mass produced. 

But the fact that IKEA products are mass produced IS the exact same reason why IKEA products are so much more affordable than buying from North American brands like Home Depot or Lowes. 

And on top of that, with over 75 years in the business, IKEA products have been tried and tested, and loved by millions of homeowners all over the world. 

And because of this, today, IKEA is one of the leading manufacturers of home and interior design products all around the world. 

So with that said, let’s take a look at some of the most popular kitchen components IKEA has to offer.

quartz countertop on ikea kitchen

IKEA’s Kitchen Cabinet Sektion System

IKEA’s SEKTION system, allows homeowners to easily design the kitchen they’ve always wanted.

The best part about choosing an IKEA SEKTION kitchen system, is that you get total control over the look and design of your kitchen. In other words, you’ll be able to hand-pick your favorite products and design the kitchen of your dreams from IKEA’s plentiful lineup of cabinets, door fronts, panels, sinks, hardware and accessories. 

By choosing an IKEA SEKTION system, you’ll be able to design the exact layout of your kitchen. And then you’ll be able to choose the door finishes, panels, hardware and other accessories to go with it.

Below, we’ll take a look at some of today’s hottest and most popular design styles from IKEA. 

But brace yourself, because by the time you’re done reading this, you’ll be ready to start planning and designing the kitchen of your dreams!

The Trendiest IKEA Kitchen Styles

One of the best things about choosing an IKEA kitchen is that they offer so many different styles and designs. In fact, IKEA has so many different lineups that everybody is sure to be able to find something they love. 

In other words, you’ll be able to choose everything about your new kitchen, from modern and sleek-looking cabinet doors with stain-proof finishes, to bright and vibrant sinks, faucets, hardware, and other types of kitchen accessories.

When designing a kitchen with an IKEA SEKTION system, you’ll be able to choose from any of the doors and panels that I’ll explain below.

ikea kitchen door styles

HAGGEBY Cabinet Doors

ikea kitchen HÄGGEBY

For a stunning and current look, check out IKEA’s HAGGEBY design panels and door fronts. 

They’re design guarantees a clean, straight-line look, as well as adding a more modern and current touch to your kitchen. 

These cabinet door panels are made from melamine, which is an extremely durable material and is also resistant to moisture, scratches, and impact. 

Sold separately, IKEA’s HAGGEBY doors need to be installed using UTRUSTA 110-degree hinges, which feature built-in dampers for slam-proof kitchen cupboards.

VOXTORP Cabinet Doors

For a stunning and current look, check out IKEA’s HAGGEBY design panels and door fronts. 

They’re design guarantees a clean, straight-line look, as well as adding a more modern and current touch to your kitchen. 

These cabinet door panels are made from melamine, which is an extremely durable material and is also resistant to moisture, scratches, and impact. 

Sold separately, IKEA’s HAGGEBY doors need to be installed using UTRUSTA 110-degree hinges, which feature built-in dampers for slam-proof kitchen cupboards. 

VOXTORP ikea kitchen

Designed to imitate a walnut woodgrain, VOXTORP doors are the perfect idea for those who are looking to give their kitchen more of a warmer, natural feel, as opposed to a clean-cut and straight-edge feel like you get with HAGGEBY doors.

VOXTORP cabinet doors come with built-in handles with enough depth to make them super easy to open and close. These doors can be installed to open from either the left or the right, and come with IKEA’s famous 25-year limited warranty.

BODBYN Cabinet Doors

BODBYN cabinet doors are made with a framed, beveled design, which gives them a distinct, traditional character, which you won’t see with some of the other doors we’ve discussed so far. 

These cabinet doors are finished with a smooth lacquer coating, giving them a seamless look that’s not only resistant to stains and moisture, but is also super easy to clean and maintain. 

  • BODBYN Doors Gray

If you’re looking to add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen design, you’ll be glad to know that BODBYN doors also come in a soft gray color. While gray cabinets aren’t necessarily the liveliest color, these cabinet doors are sure to breathe new life into any old, tired looking kitchen with their elegant, sophisticated look..

  • BODBYN Doors White

Or, for a brighter and warmer touch to your kitchen, take a look at IKEA’s BODBYN cabinet doors in an elegant and creamy off-white color. 

And on top of it all, all BODBYN doors and panels are backed by IKEA’s 25-year limited warranty.

ikea kitchen bodbyn off white

GRIMSLOV Cabinet Doors By IKEA

There’s something to be said about simplicity and the way that a basic design can still be so elegant, sleek, stylish and modern.

ikea kitchen grimslow white

GRIMSLOV cabinet doors are made with a foil surface, which gives them a modern look and makes them impact-resistant, on top of being super easy to clean and maintain. 

With GRIMSLOV doors, you’ll also have the option to mount them from the right or left, allowing you to choose between a wider range of design variations for your brand new kitchen.

AXSTAD Cabinet Doors

Next up, we have IKEA’s stunning AXSTAD cabinet doors. Available in matte white, these cabinet doors feature an inset panel, as well as elegant soft lines for added style. The best part about choosing these doors is that they’re ideal for both a traditional or a modern-looking kitchen design.

ikea kitchen axstad dark gray

And just like GRIMSLOV, AXTAD cabinet doors also have a foil surface, which gives them a smooth surface and makes them resistant to moisture. 

Finally, while these doors do look stunning on their own, IKEA recommends finishing them with matte white FORBATTRA cover panels, decorative strips, and toe-kicks for a more complete look. 

VEDDINGE Cabinet Doors

Another stunning IKEA option that I’m sure you’ll love is VEDDINGE. 

These pure-white doors are both sleek and smooth-looking, and are capable of bringing an extremely modern, almost futuristic feel to your kitchen design plans. 

Like most other IKEA cabinet doors, VEDDINGE are moisture-resistant and easy to clean. And on top of this, the elegant design of VEDDINGE cabinet doors are completed with a ever-so smooth, lacquered finish.



Looking for something that’s both clean-cut and modern? Then, RINGHULT cabinet doors are just what you’re looking for! 

ikea kitchen RINGHULT

These cabinet doors have straight, clean lines embedded into them and a glossy, white surface that’s both easy to clean and extremely durable. 

In other words, the doors are ideal for minimalists who are looking to design a simple, yet elegant kitchen, as well as families with children. Because, even if your RINGHULT doors do get dirty, they can easily be cleaned with a simple wipe of a cloth. 

IKEA Kitchen Island

Having a kitchen design that hugs the perimeter of the room can be a great idea if you’re dealing with a limited amount of space. But when you have a larger kitchen, this type of design often leaves the room feeling cold, empty and desolate. 

The best way to avoid this is by installing an IKEA kitchen island, which helps you make the most of your existing kitchen space by adding storage and extra counter space right where you need it most.

ikea quartz countertop

IKEA Kitchen Countertops

I would be lying to you if I told you that countertops weren’t an important part of your kitchen design project. 

In fact, choosing the right material, style, and design of your countertops can be one of the most integral parts of your kitchen design project, and one that can help pull all of your other design elements together. 

Fortunately, there are many options when it comes to choosing countertops for your IKEA kitchen. With that said, let’s take a look at a couple of the most popular countertop materials homeowners are choosing in 2020.

ikea kitchen countertop

Laminate Countertops

Although laminate countertops aren’t as durable as stone countertops, they still provide an affordable and stylish way to liven up your kitchen. 

And because of the fact that laminate is a man-made material, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to choosing colors, wood grains, and styles. 

Quartz Countertops

If you’re looking for a solid, durable, and low-maintenance countertop, look no further than quartz. 

Quartz countertops are created by grinding up quartz and other types of stone, and mixing them together with a variety of pigments and resins, which are all then pressed together and molded into one of the most elegant countertop materials you’ll find today.. 

One of the best parts about a quartz countertop is that nearly every slab of quartz is going to look different. Therefore, the design possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to choosing color palettes and accessories for your new IKEA kitchen.

ikea quartz countertop

Kitchen Sinks From IKEA

No kitchen design project is complete without a stunning sink and faucet combination. 

Fortunately, IKEA kitchens offer plenty of modern-looking, affordable sinks that are guaranteed to help you complete your brand new kitchen and pull the rest of your design together.. 

How Much Do IKEA Kitchens Cost?

Although IKEA is known as being an affordable brand, when you’re planning and designing an entire kitchen, your costs can easily start to add up quickly. 

With that said, depending on the scope of your project, an IKEA kitchen design can either be extremely affordable or it can be farther up on the more expensive side. 

Either way, an average (non-IKEA), kitchen design typically costs homeowners anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000. 

On the other hand, by planning carefully and keeping your budget in mind, an IKEA kitchen can often be significantly more affordable than purchasing your materials from other suppliers.


Planning Your IKEA Kitchen Design

As I’ve already mentioned, IKEA is popular because they offer a wide range of home decor and interior design products. Of which, people can easily piece together to create stunning and modern-looking kitchens in virtually any home. 

What’s more is that IKEA often creates multiple products as part of the same lineup. 

So, for example, if you choose to install VOXTORP cabinet doors in your kitchen, you’ll likely be able to find other VOXTORP products from IKEA that will match perfectly. 

But, even though IKEA makes it easy for homeowners to find affordable, modern design ideas and piece them together on their own, planning out a full-sized kitchen design can often be a little bit more complicated. 

That’s why we recommend consulting an IKEA kitchen specialist first. 

IKEA Kitchen Installation Options

IKEA is often considered as a DIY brand, where homeowners choose the design components they like, and are free to combine and style them however they desire. 

Which is fine for designing living rooms or bedrooms. 

But when it comes to planning and designing a kitchen, there are so many other things to consider that the average homeowner doesn’t even know about. 

So if you’re unsure of where to start with planning your next kitchen design, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free quote on building the IKEA kitchen of your dreams!

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