- Anyone got an inbuilt oven in an ikea kitchen?
I am the girlfriend 🙂
Gas connection is coming up from floor level so need enough room to bring pipe up and turn so correct orientation for hob.
I know there ‘should’ be enough room, was looking for “we did this and there’s loads of room” or “was a nightmare trying to get it to fit” type answers. I’m guessing the 580mm you’re talking about is the depth of the carcass as units are 600mm, which is measurement I was looking for cheers.Posted 6 years ago
Ikea kitchens got a good write up in Which last year. The complaints I have seen about them on forums mainly seem to be from tradesmen who don’t like the fact that they’re not what they’re used to.
We’re getting our worktops elsewhere but only because we need longer lengths than ikea supply, I think their solid wood ones are great value otherwise. If you’re getting worktops elsewhere you need to be aware that ikea units are deeper than standard.Posted 6 years agowillyboyMember
I’ve just fitted an ikea kitchen for a friend and i just modified the back panel of the oven carcass. The gas pipe came up from the floor -so i just split the back panel in two. There was loads of room for the pipe.
It seemed quite good quality for the money – esp the drawer runners. It was from the Faktum range and came flat packed – I think it only cost about £1200 all in (small terraced kitchen)Posted 6 years agorickmeisterSubscriber
We have an Ikea kitchen, the carcases are fine, we have our own worktops, 1″ thick solid elm… Think they are fine as long as they go together well.
Will probably change the doors at some time but thats easy and the carcases will be fine still.
The price made a mockery of the £6k we were quoted by another kitchen company..Posted 6 years agobedmakerSubscriber
Ikea here too and we have a gas hob with the pipe up the back too.
Kitchen is as good as ones costing double except for –
the hob is nowhere near as nice to use as my old neff one
the draining board on the sink is more of a puddle board
DO NOT under ANY circumstances get this tap unless you want mild irritation on a daily basis
The carcasses and fronts and drawer mechs are very good thoughPosted 6 years agopetrieboyMember
Ikea units are 20mm deeper than “standard” so there’s plenty room behind the oven for making connections. Hob and sink units have a cutout in the base to bring services up from below plinth level but I’ve never bothered doing so. Just cut a notch out of the unit where the gas and other services currently run.Posted 6 years agotandemwarriorsMember
We’re in the process of planning the new kitchen as our house gets rebuilt after being gutted by a fire. We want a nice red Ikea kitchen, the builders & architect are not impressed. I gather they prefer someone like Howdens to supply built carcases, rather than assemble flatpacks themselves.
The excellent Ikea 3d kitchen planner meant we’d designed and priced the kitchen 2 weeks before the professionals delivered their design (which was almost identical to ours) & quote. And Ikea works out £4k cheaper!
Bedmaker, whats the problem with that tap? We quite fancied that one!
RobPosted 6 years agoModaMember
Had 2 kitchens in my time, last one about 3 years back , look and construction of the doors are good but the carcasses leave a lot to be desired As the slightest bit of moisture was causing the melamine to peel off and also in places where you taking plates etc in and out it the melamine wore quickly if they have addressed that now they would be a good buyPosted 6 years agochickenmanSubscriber
Ok, you definately won’t have a problem. You NEVER have a back panel behind an oven (it needs air to circulate).Posted 6 years ago
IKEA kitchens are good value, the fronts are attractive (unlike Howdens)and the staff fairly helpful(unlike B+Q).
Fitters (like me) have a few gripes: The feet move off when you move the unitsn the flush backpanels are a PITA in old propeties where the walls bell-out at the bottom and cause no end of hassle with wallmounted services. I refuse to cut tapholes in their sinks; clients supply rubbish like that, let them do it! Wall unit fixing system is a nightmare in old properties where you may need several shots at getting a solid fixing. Appliances are average only, quality wise.StonerSubscriber
tw – I have that tap in the utility room. Its a bit crap, the tap action (tilt and twist) on the valve is not particularly dexterous, also the spout is not particularly solid in the mount and is tall so theres a lot of leverage.
The tap I have in the kitchen on the other hand is excellent. I think it was even druidh that identified it for me 2 yrs ago when I put a pic up of it from a mates house (they didnt know where it came from).
unfortunately I cant find it on the ikea site…
ANd bollox to your architect, theyre good units.Posted 6 years agocrankboyMember
We have an Ikea kitchen a friend fitted it without any issues the wood work tops are lovely . The kitchen looks really high quality .
We also got bedmaker’s tap and find it a pain as per his explanation.
Even paying the friend a fair price for labour it worked out way cheaper than the alternatives .Posted 6 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Other option is to block the units out from the wall, create your own service duct and have deeper work tops. Have done this on both the kitchens I’ve fitted – an extra 100mm of work surface is really useful and unlikely to be noticed on floor area. Also means more space in front of wall cupboards so less oppressive when working in front of them.Posted 6 years ago
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