We are assembling cabinets still, simply because we left Ikea with 71 boxes. 71. Those boxes represent our entire shelving and sink covered in lovely cardboard. Generally, I'm pretty psyched about the lack of plastic. The only thing that we bought that was disposable plastic were the baggies all the hardware came in! We've been sending lots to the recycling plant, because we have 71 boxes worth of cardboard. Good thing trash comes twice a week.
Going in for the kill took 3 weeks of intense cabinet selection deliberation. We went to Lowe's, Home Depot, and a independent place. My dad even asked his guy in CA if we could get them at discount. But Ikea gave us:
1) The best bang for the buck
2) More configurations and options for our space
3) A 25 year warranty
I would love to have solid wood cabinets, but it just wasn't in the cards.
ANYway, in terms of time spent at Ikea; let's just say we are more like crocodiles killing a wildebeest than a cheetah taking down a gazelle. Between ordering cabinets, wandering the "as is" section and waiting for our 71 boxes, we spent 4 hours at the land of blue and yellow. And I didn't even get meatballs.
|Getting ready to haul the haul|
Once the boxes were safely ensconced in the house we got to assembling. Turns out that I am slower, but slightly better at following directions then the Hubbs.