A new kitchen is a significant investment by any standards, and you want to know that you are investing wisely. Thankfully, the highly-rated UK consumer magazine Which has taken the stress out of the search and surveyed thousands of kitchen company customers to find the best (and worst) kitchen companies.
We've surveyed more than 2,000 kitchen buyers to bring you customer score ratings for a host of big-name fitted kitchen brands... IKEA earned an impressive overall customer score of 88%, making it the top-scorer for the second time..."
Which Magazine, 31 July 2016
Customers were impressed with the quality of products and quality of finish with "96% and 94% of people respectively rating IKEA kitchens as excellent or good.."
But it was the unbeatable value of the kitchens that most customers commented on: "94% of IKEA kitchen owners thought it was excellent with regards value for money - the highest excellent or good percentage of all the brands".
What's more, they look great! Here are a few of our favourite IKEA kitchen designs:
This is a great simple contemporary kitchen where the cut-out handles on the Marsta door fronts complement the warmth of the ply wall behind. The worktop is Saljan.
For me, this kitchen embraces the fact that the kitchen is the heart of the home - not just a place for cooking but also for homework, drawing and just hanging out. I love the inclusion of some open shelving in a kitchen. It relaxes the feel of the room as well as making it user friendly. There's a reason restaurant kitchens embrace open shelves! This kitchen uses the very cost effective Veddinge door fronts and Lilltrast worktop.
Who needs handles? The Voxtorp door fronts shown above are extremely popular, combined here with a Lilltrask worktop.
It is difficult to go wrong with wood finishes in a house. The rough cut oak veneer of the Hyttan doors adds important warmth to a refreshingly simple contemporary design. Work tops are Lilltrask.
This is one of the kitchens that IKEA has on display in its stores. Using Laxarby door fronts and Karlby work tops, it has strength, warmth, and timelessless appeal.
A more traditional design, this kitchen feels easy and comfortable. The ever popular Karlby work top is combined with Bodbyn door fronts, though would work equally well with Hittarp doors.