IKEA kitchens are super popular. A kitchen at IKEA not only looks beautiful, you can also furnish your practical dream kitchen with the METOD kitchen system. With different styles of fronts, door handles, worktops and kitchen appliances, IKEA also offers all kinds of kitchen styles. From sleek modern kitchens to rustic country kitchens. Still, chances are that your IKEA kitchen is very similar to the IKEA kitchen of a friend or an aunt. The solution? Customize your IKEA kitchen with other kitchen components. In recent years, many companies have joined that focus on the customized IKEA kitchens. The base is still built with the IKEA METOD kitchen system, but you can go to those companies for beautiful kitchen parts that you can use to make your IKEA kitchen unique. We have listed the best and most fun for you.
Stockholm-based company Superfront is a great option if you want to create a striking look with a touch of glamor in your IKEA kitchen. The doors, drawer fronts and side panels are available in a wide range of colors and can be specified with a smooth surface or one of the fun patterns. You can also go to Supoerfront for very nice door handles, including striking brass, copper and leather variants. If you want to further customize your IKEA kitchen, you can also order legs for the cabinets. The Superfront range fits both the ‘METOD’ and the old ‘FAKTUM’ kitchens from IKEA. Prices start at £ 54 per front / panel. Superfront also ships to the Netherlands.
2. Custom Fronts
Based in East Sussex, Custom Fronts was founded by the couple Ian and Rachel. They wanted to create high-quality, custom kitchens without an unreasonable price tag. Their doors, panels and drawer fronts are made from durable birch wood, which can be supplied with a variety of hardwood veneers or laminates, sprayed in a choice of matte color or even finished in solid brass. You can choose between integrated handles in different designs or attractive handles in brass, chrome, black or copper. They also make beautiful worktops, shelves and even benches. Everything is designed and made under one roof and can be shipped worldwide. Ian and Rachel also have plans to open a showroom near Brighton in the near future. Prices range from £ 1,000 to around £ 6,000 depending on the size of your kitchen and the design chosen.
Founded in 2014 by Jeppe Christensen and Michael Andersen, Reform is the go-to place for eye-catching kitchen doors, drawer fronts and worktops. All parts were designed by architects from Cecelie Mantz, Afteroom, Note Design Studio and Norm Architects. This allows you to turn your simple IKEA METOD kitchen into a luxury designer kitchen. The collection spans a range of styles, from the 1960s-inspired ‘Basic’ and sleek, diagonally grained ‘Degree’ to the luxurious smoked oak ‘Surface’, and can be made to fit in both the ‘FAKTUM’ and ‘METOD’ cabinets to fit. The company ships worldwide and has showrooms in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Berlin and New York. Prices range from approximately € 2,300 to € 13,000.
Based in Bristol, Husk was founded by Dave Young and Ross Norgate. After 10 years they decided to only make custom furniture and to expand Young & Norgate with customizing IKEA kitchens. The doors, drawer fronts and panels are made of a core of birch wood finished with Fenix NTM, a high-tech matt laminate that is scratch and fingerprint resistant, water resistant, hygienic and very easy to clean. They can come in a wide variety of colors, either with sleek push-to-open mechanisms or eye-catching Ferm Living branded handles. A selection of faucets, sinks and worktops are also available. Husk delivers across Europe, and prices for a small kitchen start at around £ 1,928 for the fronts only or £ 2,227 with a sink, taps and countertops.
London-based Plykea was founded by Tim Diacon, who decided to team up with friend and furniture designer Adam Vergette after struggling to find stylish, affordable options for his own kitchen. The result is a range of plywood doors, drawer fronts, worktops and panels, either covered with Formica or Fenix NTM laminate in various colors, or finished with a matte, water-resistant lacquer for a natural look. Plykea also has a wide range of handles with which you can finish an IKEA kitchen, from cut-out and semi-recessed handles to very sturdy handles in black, white or brass. Prices range from around £ 2,000 to £ 5,000 depending on the size of the kitchen and the options selected. They are based in London, but Plykea ships to all European countries.
Based on the principle that good design and quality materials should be accessible to everyone, London-based company HØLTE was founded in 2017. The founders and designers Fi and Tom have more than 20 years of experience in architecture and fashion. They believe that a beautiful, functional kitchen improves everyday life, and they want to contribute to this with their company. HØLTE makes super beautiful plywood doors and drawer fronts covered with durable high-pressure laminate, MDF doors and fronts faced with Lino, and a selection of solid wood veneer. In addition, they also have beautiful and unique handles, and worktops made of quartz, granite or stainless steel. HØLTE ships across Europe, and prices for a small kitchen start at £ 2,970 (including countertops).
7. AS Helsingö
Finnish AS Helsingö is based on the belief that everyone deserves the joy of beautiful, personalized kitchens and homes – at an affordable price tag. Combining the high quality materials, carefully chosen colors and clean details of their collection with IKEA cabinet frames, they can provide your kitchens, cabinets and dressers with a true designer feel, but are significantly cheaper than comparable products offered by traditional chains. Their collection consists of three models available in walnut, three shades of oak and 12 painted colors. All models and colors have been carefully designed and analyzed, which means you cannot make a mistake no matter what combination you make. You can personalize the design with their beautiful handles, faucets, sinks and countertops to create a kitchen that perfectly matches your home and style.
8. KOAK DESIGN
Designers Sandy and Frank Sonnemans of KOAK DESIGN , based in the Netherlands, make Ikea kitchen and drawer fronts from European hardwood. The fronts are available in different finishes, painted to whitewashed and stained black. They started in 2009 out of a love for beautiful, sustainable and natural interiors and since then they have also created beautiful kitchens based on the IKEA METOD kitchen system.
Modern black kitchen from Nord House
IKEA Metod kitchen with Superfront
Modern black kitchen from Nord House