We allow followers of IKEA’s kitchen cabinet system, AKURUM. It offers worth, a fantastic warranty, and contemporary layout for a fraction of the rate of customized and also semi-custom cupboards. I installed AKURUM closets while restoring my own cooking area and also have actually been very delighted with them (see how they look).
But there have actually been whisperings as well as rumblings concerning the death of AKURUM, and IKEA has formally revealed the news: AKURUM will be replaced by a brand-new cooking area system, SEKTION, beginning February 2015. Keep reading for more details and lots of images!
What’s So Excellent Regarding IKEA Cabinets?
IKEA’s kitchen fittings as well as cupboards are sold in modular aspects of drawers, cupboards, and also fronts, so you can set up an entire cooking area on your own and customize it, to a factor. It’s a painstaking process as well as a great deal of work to intend a kitchen and also assemble each cupboard– yet the cost financial savings are usually substantial for those developing brand-new kitchens and refurbishing.
IKEA additionally clothing their closets with high quality equipment made by Blum and also high-end functions like soft-close cabinets. Add on a 25-year guarantee and also in my point of view you can’t defeat their product for the cost.
What Is AKURUM?
AKURUM is the existing system of IKEA cupboards. Every cabinet, base, front, and installation becomes part of the very same system. Because everything is part of the very same system, all of the measurements straighten and also it’s very easy to plan an entire cooking area.
AKURUM was introduced in 1995 and also ever since IKEA has actually marketed over 7.7 million cabinets worldwide. Numerous homeowners and cooks have been pleased with the system, ranking it extremely high in the 2012 as well as 2014 J.D. Power UNITED STATE Kitchen Cabinet Fulfillment researches.
What Is SEKTION?
SEKTION is an all new system of cupboards from IKEA and it will change AKURUM completely.
An adjustment to the IKEA cupboard system is a big deal. But it’s not a surprise. In 2015 IKEA in Europe started changing over to a new system, called METOD. It appeared to be simply a matter of time before this new system also found the Atlantic. The new system, nevertheless, will certainly be called SEKTION here.
What’s the Distinction Between SEKTION & AKURUM?
There will certainly almost definitely be differences between METOD as well as SEKTION, simply as there were differences in between the North and european American versions of the previous closet line. American cabinet sizes likewise require to suit American appliance dimensions.
Having stated that, here are a couple of points we know:
What We Do Know Up Until Now Concerning SEKTION Cabinets
A lot more modular with more options for closet dimensions as well as arrangements.
New inner fittings that quite frankly look better than the existing options for AKURUM.
Integrated internal lights choices.
What We Do not Know Yet Concerning SEKTION Cabinets
- The precise setup options as well as sizes
- The offered finishes
- The prices– IKEA says it will certainly be “comparable” with AKURUM
Do SEKTION Cabinets Deal With AKURUM?
The million buck question: Nope. They are inappropriate. AKURUM and also SEKTION are entirely various systems, built on a various “grid,” as IKEA puts it. This indicates that if you have an IKEA kitchen area now, the brand-new doors and cupboards will certainly not user interface with your existing system. You can’t utilize a SEKTION door on an AKURUM closet, and also vice versa.
Yet Suppose I Need to Change an IKEA Kitchen Area Component ?
All IKEA kitchens included a 25-year guarantee, and also this will be recognized completely for all AKURUM kitchens.
However if you want to buy closet components or add on to your current kitchen, after that rush: it sounds like IKEA is planning to terminate AKURUM production at the end of 2014.
There are additionally third-party suppliers who can make doors for either AKURUM or SEKTION cabinets. I’ve dealt with Semihandmade as well as they are fantastic. Right here’s their info on the adjustment:
Should I Wait and also Acquire SEKTION Instead of AKURUM?
Another million buck inquiry: If you’re planning a cooking area remodel, should you wait until SEKTION is released in February?
This is a difficult concern and also really approximately you. If there’s something you see and like in the METOD photos (like the better interior fittings, as an example), it’s not as well long to wait. But if you get on a timeline, after that understand that AKURUM will certainly be totally supported and warrantied much like the brand-new system.