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All The IKEA Cabinet Front Companies You Should Know Before Renovating Your Kitchen

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous Halloween yesterday and hopefully feeling fresh. We’re talking about something awfully fun: IKEA CABINET HACK. But the best part? You don’t have to do too much ‘figuring out’ with this hack…these companies do all the heavy lifting for you!! It’s. Awesome.

Before we start let’s chat about some options you have for cabinetry when renovating a kitchen. The most expensive kind of cabinets you can put into your home are fully custom cabinets (which gives you THE MOST flexibility and customization). It’s a great thing to splurge on if you have the budget and there are some awesome companies that do fully custom cabinetry, like Unique Kitchens and Baths (which Emily is using for the farm), or you can ask the GC for your project if they do custom cabinetry (which is very common). So, those are the most splurgy, then the cheapest option would be to either a. paint your cabinets if they’re salvageable (obviously) or b. get stock cabinetry (VERY affordable & with the quickest turnaround because they are mass-produced and ready to ship). One of our FAVORITE budget-conscious options, however, is the IKEA cabinet box paired with the custom cabinet front. This way, your kitchen can be much more personalized and customized, while still keeping the cost down. There are SO many cool companies that do this now, and we’re excited to share all the awesome options with you in this post. Consider this your one-stop IKEA cabinet front shop.

Semihandmade

We LOVE Semihandmade over here and have used them many times before. Velinda used them in this client’s custom kitchen on a builder-grade budget. We also reached out to Semihandmade themselves to get some more info on their product. Here’s the Q&A below:

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

Semihandmade doors are made to fit most IKEA kitchen, bath, and media systems. You buy the cabinets from them (IKEA), and the fronts from us (Semihandmade).

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color?

Customers can purchase our DIY doors and paint the doors themselves for a truly customized look.

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know?

If you are renovating on a budget, nothing elevates the look of a kitchen or bathroom project more than Semihandmade doors paired with IKEA bases. It’s the ultimate design-on-a-dime combination.

4. Do you specialize in a specific style of cabinetry? What styles do you offer? 

Semihandmade has both traditional and modern door styles. Shaker doors are typically associated with traditional looks and come in a multitude of color options. Our Supermatte Slab, Beaded, and Quarterline collections have a more modern feel and are available in various finishes. Classic Walnut and our rich woodgrains provide a whole different look, and can be either traditional or mod depending on the treatment, surfaces and hardware paired with them. There are literally options for everyone — 45 in all!

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry? 

Depending on the style, Semihandmade doors range from equal in price to IKEA, to 30-40% more.

6. Are your products sustainably made?

Semihandmade doors are made in the United States, and meet or exceed all mandated government standards.

Kokeena

Sara used Kokeena cabinets for her kitchen, here’s what she had to say: “First, their panels are all wood, and you can really feel the quality when you touch them–my dad was super impressed (it’s hard to impress my dad). Secondly, they’ll send you cabinet fronts painted whatever color you want. I choose one of their pre-selected colors, but if you have a dream color in mind they’ll make you cabinet fronts in that color (rather than sending you unpainted cabinet fronts that you then have to paint yourself). Working with them has been nothing short of a pleasure, and it’s just nice to work with small companies run by awesome people.”

Lots of good things from Sara, now let’s hear from the brand themselves:

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

All of our doors come grain-matched, bored, and ready to be installed on IKEA’s SEKTION, AKURUM, PAX & GODMORGON. We also offer hardware from our pop-up shop. Hardware shouldn’t be an afterthought when installing new cabinetry. 

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color?

Yes! We’ll send you a sample for your sign-off before painting your project, so you can make sure it’s perfect. 

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know?

We started Kokeena because we love design and we wanted to bring that love of design to everyone. Our mission is to help homeowners and designers who care deeply about design create the kind of kitchen or bathroom or any room in the house that they or their clients can fall in love with over and over again. Using IKEA’s system as the foundation, paired with high-quality, well-designed doors from Kokeena allows our customers to do just that—with the look of custom cabinets coupled with cost savings. 

4. Do you specialize in a specific style of cabinetry? What styles do you offer?

We offer numerous styles and collections. We have painted wood doors (collections: The Minimalist, Slab Door, Modern White Paint), real wood (collections: The Woodsman, Panel Door, Plain Sawn Walnut, Natural Finish), the standard (Slab Door, Rift White Oak or CVG Fir, Natural Finish), the craftsman (Panel Door, Clear Vertical Grain Fir, Natural Finish), textured laminate (The Slabtown, Slab Door, Textured Laminate), and townsend (the newest from Kokeena, the Townsend Home Collection features an organic selection of nature-inspired neutrals. A curated collection of blue and green hues and their go-to color staples for kitchen cabinetry).

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry?

It depends on the project and project size. If you’re just kicking tires and want to know what things cost, it’s a good idea to start by downloading our price sheet or our estimator Excel worksheet.  If you have general questions while you work through your project, please email us at talk@kokeena.com.  

6. Are your products sustainably made?

Absolutely. Kokeena is committed to sustainable business practices that benefit the consumer as well as the planet. While our practices and methods change and evolve over time, what’s constant is our dedication to sourcing products and materials that allow us to deliver uncompromising quality without compromising sustainability. Kokeena specifies low-impact paints and finishes. 

We are committed not only to the use of sustainably harvested wood, but also to sustainable practices in materials used during production. Steps are taken to minimize wasted material during the making of your doors. Many of our doors use wood grain veneers glued to a green ply or fiber backing. The glues used by Kokeena in this process are low-VOC.  

Reform

Velinda used Reform for her client’s kitchen remodel and had some awesome things to say: “If we’re gonna talk about saving on materials, we’ve gotta talk IKEA ‘hacks’. Instead of going with custom, the outdated/not-ideally functioning kitchen cabinets were replaced with IKEA, but the door & drawer faces were a bit more sublime. Reform offered faces for IKEA that were not only reasonably priced, but had a style that actually completed the vintage-inspired look (and cut down the need/expense for hardware thanks to integration and push-to-open features!). We were obsessed with how the flat panels of their Basis design were anything but boring due to wood detailing and two-tone pulls. The linoleum vibes (and color options) were perfect for this design. The colors we selected were Pistachio for the base and white for the upper cabinets. Reform established the look of this kitchen… hiding the budget boxes below beautifully.”

Here’s a little blurb from the brand along with our Q&A:

“As a natural extension of Reform’s dedicated focus on quality, Reform has developed their own patented cabinet system. Based on widely accepted market standards and measurements, the Reform cabinets comprise an innovative clicking-technology that creates a quick and uncomplicated user experience.”

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

Ready-to-assemble – and without any tools or screws! 

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color? 

Unfortunately not at the moment – maybe one day if we’ll get enough requests on this 🙂 

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know? 

The cabinets are assembled through the simple act of clicking them together – without the need for tools or screws. The cabinets are made from high-quality materials, offering a solid inner foundation for the modern outer design, and they’re just as durable and robust as cabinets that require screw assembly. They come in black, white and oak laminate, and the entire system is modular, which means that Reform can accommodate the unique and specific requirements of any given kitchen space.

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry? 

Starts at $90 for the cheapest cabinets and then up – depending on material (wood is more expensive), sizes, etc. 

6. Are your products sustainably made?

The Reform cabinets feature MFC, a TSCA/CARB-certified material, which has been produced through sustainable and responsible methods. The leading edges are 1 mm ABS, and the side, top and bottom boards have a robust thickness of 18 mm while the back panel has been fortified with additional thickness. As an added benefit, the cabinets are manufactured as flatpack items, which optimizes space management during shipping and makes transportation more sustainable.

BOXI by Semihandmade

Albie used BOXI by semihandmade for her kitchen reno and loved them. Here’s what she had to say “As I dug into the exterior options I would have with Semihandmade, I was excited to discover that they would be expanding to offer their own cabinetry with BOXI. The idea of getting boxes from one vendor and fronts from another vendor may save us a ton…or it may not. Mixing and matching and playing around with the different ideas was very reminiscent of my permutations math lessons from middle school.”

“Working with BOXI would minimize how many components to manage — cabinets from A, fronts from B — without compromising the custom options that were on our wishlist.”

design by albie k. buabeng | photo by ellie lillstrom | from: reveal alert: how albie designed the hygge inspired luxe kitchen of her dreams (+ what she learned along the way)

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

BOXI cabinets come pre-assembled and ready to install. 

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color? 

BOXI cabinets are available in eight curated finishes. Painted or paint-ready doors are something we hope to offer in the future. 

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know?

BOXI is the first and only American-built cabinet system for every room in the house that can be ordered from the comfort of your sofa. With BOXI, you can fulfill your renovation dreams without the high cost of custom millwork (and never visit a Big Box store in the process)!

4. Do you specialize in a specific style of cabinetry? What styles do you offer? 

As with Semihandmade, the BOXI line includes a mix of traditional Shaker doors, contemporary Slab styles, and a few warm wood tones. We’re especially excited about our matte black Peppercorn cabinets — with a slim pencil edge — a big hit since our spring 2021 launch. 

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry? 

BOXI cabinets are an affordable alternative to higher-priced semi-custom and custom cabinets. Depending on the size of your project, a BOXI kitchen can cost anywhere from $6,000- $20,000

6. Are your products sustainably made? 

BOXI cabinets are built in the Pacific Northwest with parts supplied by the best manufacturers in the US and abroad. Customers should feel good knowing that BOXI doors are made from discarded plastic bottles, or PET, which is a durable surface film that is 100% recyclable.  

Nieu Cabinet Doors

The photos below are a before and after of Reverve Home‘s Cabinet fronts from Nieu Cabinet Doors. Nieu told us “By using any of the IKEA cabinet boxes and the made-to-order cabinet doors from Nieu, you can have the bespoke kitchen of your dreams, without breaking the bank. The cost of the cabinet fronts was just over $2,000. One of the best parts about using Nieu Cabinet Doors is the savings from ordering them direct and installing them yourself!” Other designers/DIYers such as Angela Rose Home have used them too, and have had great things to say.

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

We provide custom cabinet doors for cabinet refacing and IKEA cabinets. We manufacture made-to-order painted cabinet doors, drawer faces, cover panels & trim, dovetail drawer boxes and floating shelves, and provide hinges and drawer glides. We do not at this time make full cabinet boxes. All of our products are 100% custom made and are ready to install on existing cabinets, or substitute into your install in place of IKEA fronts.

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color?

Yes, we offer custom paint options for a small additional fee, provided that customers select a Sherwin Williams color. Each of our 14 standard colors has been designer-curated to make the process of choosing a color easy! For customers interested in saving cost or painting themselves, they can choose to order their products raw (entirely unpainted), or primed only and finish as they choose on-site!

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know?

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality products at a DIY-friendly price, with every product made-to-order. We deliver custom, luxury home level products at an affordable price to homeowners who value quality and craftsmanship. The unique offering of our custom-made doors allows customers to keep their existing cabinet boxes but transform the look entirely, often for 50-60% less than the cost of a full kitchen gut and remodel. You can also integrate existing and new cabinetry by using one consistent door style to make it match – for example when adding an island or pantry cabinet storage. Or, glam up your IKEA kitchen with custom products, we make each and every door (yes even for the IKEA system) custom to order, so you CAN have your dream kitchen, now!

design by rashida banks | photos by keyanna bowen | from: rashida’s totally transformed kitchen reveal (that includes one of our favorite “new classic” kitchen trends)

4. Do you specialize in a specific style of cabinetry? What styles do you offer?

We specialize in painted cabinet doors and offer 16 door styles in 14 designer-curated colors. For the ever-popular shaker cabinet doors, we offer 10 variations of the timeless shaker to suit every design taste from ultra-modern to traditional and provide a space that looks and feels completely custom.

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry?

Our products range in price to suit all budgets and DIY skill levels starting at $11.43/sq ft for cabinet doors. The average kitchen for new doors and drawer faces typically costs around $2,200 USD. 

6. Are your products sustainably made?

All of our products are CARB2 compliant, made from MDF which is a recycled wood product. Cabinet refacing inherently enables sustainability by keeping your existing cabinet boxes and just replacing the doors and drawer faces, so the process reduces waste from home improvements.

Koak Cabinets

Koak cabinets have a variety of different styles to choose from – so you can really personalize your kitchen. Here’s what they had to say in our Q&A:

photo via koak design

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

Our doors are ready to assemble. We make them with the same pre-drilling as IKEA does. So they are easy to install.

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color?

Yes, we can paint the doors in any RAL color.

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know?

We use real massive oak instead of veneer or 3 layers oak what most companies use. We believe in the natural beauty of massive oak.

4. Do you specialize in a specific style of cabinetry? What styles do you offer?

Because we have many different colours and types of wood, you can actually create any style you like. The worktop and handles also contribute to the style of the kitchen. 

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry?

Each size of front has its own price, but for a small kitchen the price starts at €1.200 for oak. We also have some price examples on our site.

6. Are your products sustainably made?

Yes, our fronts have the FSC quality mark. In addition, the fronts are also manufactured in our own workshop and can last a lifetime.

Dunsmuir Cabinets

Dunsmuir cabinets is another great company to consider if you’re looking to remodel your kitchen with a semi-custom option. They specialize in custom cabinet colors, so if there’s something specific you’re looking for check them out. Here’s what they had to say about their product:

photography by charmaine david via dwell

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

Its Semi-Custom, modular and may be DIY

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color?

There are 4,500 Custom Paint Colors, it’s our specialty.  See the first selection on our Materials Page.

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know?

All Commercial Quality and Material Specifications at Residential Prices — and it’s beautiful.

4. Do you specialize in a specific style of cabinetry? What styles do you offer?

Largely slab doors, and appliance fronts for fully integrated contemporary kitchen designs.

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry?

All ranges of pricing from IKEA pricing to high-end custom $2K painted fronts with integrated pulls.

6. Are your products sustainably made?

They are absolutely sustainable and environmentally safe, with zero VOCs and zero urea formaldehyde.  This is our first requirement: https://www.dcabinets.com/about-us/green

For more information check out our web page under Our Products/Materials/Pulls: www.dcabinets.com and our online Design Estimator found by clicking ‘Start Designing.’ At Dunsmuir Cabinets, you may create your own design estimates and alternates — it’s fully automated.

Superfront Cabinets

While we haven’t had personal, first-hand experience using Superfront, we think they’re incredibly beautiful AND have a wonderfully sustainable method that we definitely approve of. Here’s what the brand had to say about their awesome product:

via superfront

1. Can you tell us about your cabinet assembly? 

Our products are “ready-to assemble” and arrive in a flat-pack, just like the Ikea products. All doors & drawer fronts are predrilled for hinges which make them very easy to assemble.

2. Can a customer request a custom cabinet paint color?

Yes, they can – and from November 4 it will be super easy to order a custom color from the NCS scale consisting of 1,950 colors! You select the colour option “NCS” on each product and then enter your selected NCS code at checkout. There is an initial cost for these orders and the production time for orders with custom NCS is 1-3 weeks longer than the regular production time.

3. What is unique about your cabinetry that you’d like our readers to know?

Superfront is a design company rather than a production company (which is often the case for Ikea hack companies) and therefore we always strive for a unique design expression rather than creating something generic. Also, we have decided to only collaborate with wood producers that are FSC certified to minimize the impact on the environment. FSC means that forestry has taken place in a responsible manner – both from an environmental and a human point of view. 

4. Do you specialize in a specific style of cabinetry? What styles do you offer?

We always strive to create timeless and unique designs. We believe this is key when saving our planet is priority. This is also why we decided to start a company where circularity is built into our business model (making it possible for people to epicycle their existing Ikea cabinets!). Our lacquered doors with routed patterns has become a bit of our design signum as it is unique yet very timeless in terms of patterns. Earlier this year we also launched our Wood Collection consisting of 6 different colors and 2 different designs of wood veered doors – one plain and one we’ve named “Vertical” which has lines of this door make us think of those sleek bars with ribbed details in solid wood that you can see in luxurious, architecturally designed hotels. 

5. What is the typical pricing for your cabinetry?

Our lacquered doors have a starting price from $36 Euro while the doors from the Wood Collection have a starting price at $50 Euro.

6. Are your products sustainably made?

We only use water-based lacquer instead of the more common type of lacquer containing polypropylene. Water-based lacquer is more durable as other types of lacquer and more environmentally friendly. Also, the MDF we use has the highest possible environmental MDF classification if one also takes the service life of the material into account. In the end, this means that the MDF we use will make the smallest carbon footprint possible. All our doors and drawer fronts are produced in Sweden.

So that’s all for this post – we hope this was helpful and that you are more informed going into a VERY important and permanent decision within your kitchen reno. Have a wonderful rest of your Monday! HAPPY NOVEMBER! xx

Opening Image Credit: Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | Design by Velinda Hellen Design | Lead Designers: Grace de Asis &  Julie Rose | Styled by Emily Edith Bowser | From: “A Trend Forward Kitchen Remodel on a Budget”

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1 month ago

I like this post. You can find answers for your questions. Nice!

Billy
1 month ago

Perfect timing for this post. Thank you so much. I’m redoing my kitchen with IKEA cabinets and thinking of buying new fronts for this. This article is super HELPFUL! 🙂 Keep it up! 👍

caroline
1 month ago

Great! And now for the round-up of companies that make slipcovers for Ikea sofas? (pretty please)

Rusty
1 month ago
Reply to  caroline

YESSS!!!👍
I was discussing this with someone today.
Buuuut….can we pretty please have an international round up from this international blog?

Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  caroline

Bemz! I got linen covers for my Soderhamn couch. Super happy with the quality.

Celine
1 month ago

It seems that Superfront doesn’t ship doors to the US? Only their legs and handles…bummer! I love their Japandi collection.

Courtney Koenig
1 month ago

Question for you! I am about to redo uppers. We have black lowers and a huge black island. If I want wood uppers, would Ikea boxes not be a good choice since you will see the boxes and the faces are different? I want the boxes to be as beautiful as real wood doors. Thanks so much!!

Christa
1 month ago

Ikea boxes are white laminate. If you want the look of real wood, you will need to get wood boxes.

Pinny
1 month ago

The boxes (interior) are white laminate. But if you are concerned about the sides, you can buy cover panels to match the cabinet fronts.

Ann
1 month ago

Very informative post about cabinets. I feel that some of this information we have had before but this was very indepth and thought out very helpful for anyone doing a kitchen remodel.
However it’s been a while since we had an update on the farm house?

BW
1 month ago

Unfortunately, IKEA kitchen cabinet bases are extremely backordered (and have been for the last year or so). Perhaps this post will be more useful in another year or two when supply chains hopefully get back to some kind of normalcy.

Christa
1 month ago
Reply to  BW

Yes, it’s been a nightmare ordering. I’ve still gotten cabinets over the last 18 months, however, I had to do a lot of ordering (get 2 18″ cabinets instead of one 36″). BOXI is also pretty challenged at this time.

Anon
1 month ago

Serious question: what’s wrong with Ikea doors that there’s all of these replacement companies? My rental ‘s kitchen and bathroom vanity are all Ikea cabinets including the doors. The doors and drawer fronts are perfectly fine in appearance. I actually like the way they look. However, after this experience, I would never have Ikea cabinets at all in a home I remodeled but not because of the doors. My problem with the cabinets are the cheap poorly designed hinges, the crumbling drawer slides, and the odd sizes. First the hinges, none of the doors close right. The dampeners on the most often used cabinets no longer work, the doors don’t close unless you lift up and push close or they slam and/or don’t hang right. The “euro hinges” are absolutely impossible to adjust *and* have the doors both close/look straight. Lastly, even though the kitchen was remodeled about 6 years ago, before I moved in, Ikea has since discontinued the hinges. One of my cabinets sticks open about 3 inches because the “adjusting screw” is stripped and replacement hinges/parts are not available! Next the drawer slides have some kind of black (gooey) plastic that crumbles and leaves plastic “droppings” in… Read more »

Christa
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

I’ve had good experiences with Ikea doors. Voxstorp, Bodarp, Axstad, Havstorp, Veddinge… the reason I ordered Ikea doors was to save time (and they definitely are still cheaper than any of the custom doors). I have heard doors can delaminate but never had it happen yet.
I’ve never had problems with black stuff coming off the drawers? And the hinges have been fine, adjustable when needed. I know people are much harder on rentals than owned homes so that may have something to do with it.
Another issue is the shelves are particle board. It’s a good idea to seal all the raw edges of the shelves before installation. Also the 36″ width cabinets can droop in the middle after years of use. I just tack an extra strip of wood underneath the cabinet box to give it some extra support.
Currently installing a kitchen with $8k worth of Ikea cabinets. The quote I got from a local prefab cabinet maker was over $20k and the quality and materials of the boxes/doors was the same. You just can’t beat Ikea for the $$.

Anon
1 month ago
Reply to  Christa

That’s a good point about people being hard on rentals. I wasn’t the first one to rent after the remodel. But it is a pain that there’s no way to fix the door with the broken hinge because the stripped part is attached to the “box” and a replacement hinge would need a hole in a different place.

Margot
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

I was interested in this comment. I’ve heard from numerous places about IKEA’s poor cabinet quality and wondered why anyone would want to put quality doors on poor quality boxes. We paid more for our semi-custom cabinets but after 14 years and 2 kids (from their late elementary years to out the door) they still look and function like new.

Sheila
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

I have an Ikea kitchen installed 12 years ago, just before I bought the house. There is nothing functionally wrong with the doors or drawer fronts but they are a reddish wood, Shaker style which look awful in this mid-century modern house. The seller’s real estate agent actually apologized to me for his client’s misguided update. I’m very much looking forward to re-facing them as soon as I can afford to. Most of these companies don’t make doors for the older Ikea Akurum boxes that I have but some do so this is helpful resource for me.

DeniseGK
1 month ago
Reply to  Anon

Don’t know if this will work for you, as i think it’s very location specific, but there are companies making replacements parts for all kinds of things right down to little screws. In my own nearby city (which only has about 100k people) we have a rubber fabricator, plastic fabricator, and metal parts fabricator. I have used the rubber place to get a length of rubber hose for an old vehicle’s radiator and a rubber gasket for an old coffee machine. I have not used the plastic or metal fabricators yet, but I have checked and they both will do work for individuals – not just large orders for companies. The prices I got from the rubber place were extremely reasonable – like, under $20 for each item – which I did not expect given they were doing custom work as a one off. I’m sure there are companies like this in any city serving local businesses and local branches of chains. They may well take “walk-ins” too.

Andrea
1 month ago

Thank you for this!!! We have our IKEA boxes and are trying to decide on what cabinet fronts to order- leaning toward semi handmade because it is so user friendly but I have been waiting for someone to make a list of all the pros and cons!! This is very helpful!

Rusty
1 month ago

Gosh! Most of these are stunning and not big-boxy looking at all! 🙂

I love this concept, but sadly, not an option in Australia due to significantly less population than the US, even though the country is the same size, minus Alaska. So, unfortunately, this post is very US-centic even though it’s a global blog.

Some of the “6. ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SUSTAINABLY MADE?” answers are brilliantly impressive! Yaaay!🤗
A couple read extremely “green-washed” and are, therefore, questionable.

Inspirational for those of us wishing for a budget kitchen that doesn’t look budget.

Rusty
1 month ago
Reply to  Rusty

Clearly, the fangurl trolls are back!👋👋👋

A
1 month ago

For some reason I thought Boxi cabinet bases might be better quality than Ikea but I couldn’t find any information about what they were made of. I assume it’s still MDF instead of plywood? I wonder if these doors would fit plywood boxes from anywhere that’s not Ikea.

SS
29 days ago
Reply to  A

We’ve done Barker cabinets for a kitchen remodel and if you order the sizes right, I don’t see why they wouldn’t work with ikea or custom-for-ikea doors. They’re all plywood. We felt like the painted ones were a little less consistent, but the wood fronts are beautiful. The cabinets and drawer boxes are really high quality. You could price them out with the cheapest unfinished door fronts and see if it made sense.

Christa
1 month ago

Wow, this is a comprehensive round up. Thanks, this will come in handy!

Jennifer
1 month ago

I have another one to add– especially good for Canadians (but they ship to US too) mykitch.ca. We had a GREAT experience with them and the door fronts look amazing.

Christina Schroeder
1 month ago

We used The Cabinet Face in Denver, CO for our kitchen, laundry room, and bar. They worked out well. However, they no longer offer custom painted product. We used Semihandmade for our bathrooms because I preferred their walnut veneer. Delivery was better for the Cabinet Face than Semihandmade.

We got a quote for semi-custom cabinets for the kitchen and were able to do all the cabinets in the kitchen, bar, laundry room and 4 bathrooms for less than the quote for just the semi-custom kitchen.

Also, as another reader mentioned, Superfront does not ship to the US. I wish they did!

Brooke
1 month ago

If you’re in Canada, Kitch, located in Edmonton is a great option. They have a lot of door choices for kitchens/pax systems and they also have front/side panels for the godmorgan bathroom cabinets. Plus they said they could make me custom doors using a teak veneer I used elsewhere in my house. I’m not sure if they always do custom but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

Allyson
1 month ago

I have to add Scherr’s Cabinets (scherrs.com) to the list. I had a really wonderful experience using them in 2018 for my kitchen remodel. I dealt with Tanner Scherr, who was fantastic, thorough, and very quick to respond. Everything shipped in less than 3 weeks and they came in at 1/3 of the price semihandmade quoted me. Couldn’t have been happier.

Deena
1 month ago

I really wanted to work with Reform for two different projects, but the consultation process and communication were discouraging enough to give up–twice. I waited four weeks for some of my questions and details to be addressed over email (getting to speak to someone on the phone or by video was difficult), and they were very eager to cancel the one-on-one consultation when they felt that they had already done enough work with a mock-up design (even though that design left a lot of questions unanswered). I read some reviews by US buyers who had distressing experiences working with Reform once their orders had arrived (missing items, problems with communication), and these issues caused me pause. I love Reform’s designs and options, but the process was excruciating, and their staff seemed indifferent at times. You can’t do this to people then they’re spending 15-20K on a project in which details are everything.

Sylvie
1 month ago

We are in the Toronto area. Three years ago, we wanted some walnut doors for a few of our Ikea cabinets. We checked out the official cab door making companies like Semihandmade and others, but ended up asking a local cabinet maker to make them for us. He agreed, the doors were perfect and nowhere near as expensive. Just maybe an option to consider.

JKO
1 month ago

Would love a post about affordable kitchen cabinets that aren’t IKEA.

Jo
28 days ago

Do you know if any of these companies area available/ship to Canada? I know that Semihandmade does not.

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