The other week the kids & I were invited along to check out the new Ikea Metod kitchen range.
Boy was I impressed. I love Ikea, and have always found the staff to be helpful (especially in the cafe) and the morning was just brilliant. We were welcomed by the team, including the store manager, and they all were just so enthusiastic about their new products & the company itself. It was a delight to see & hear.
The new Metod kitchen's are beautiful. They're well thought out (the design process was considerable as the company started from scratch to redesign the basic building blocks of kitchens & took on board many of their customers feedback over the six years of development) & as well as being extremely functional and flexible (like the cupboards that will fit under stairs - see below!), they are also aesthetically pleasing & lovely to look at.
There's something for everyone... From the more traditional shaker style to the sleek gloss units that are on trend right now. In terms of colours, there are muted creams and beiges through to darker greys and browns then for the wild ones there are bright reds and mustards! There are literally loads and loads of options for doors, drawer/cupboard combinations, handles, appliances etc and the store is laid out really well with everything on show for the customer to see & touch.
The new kitchen design space at the Glasgow Ikea is cosy & welcoming. The ceilings have been lowered in this part of the store to reduce noise, there are coffee machines & even the desk height for the computers can be adjusted at the touch of a button, for example to allow the kids to get involved or for wheelchair users. Ikea have thought of everything it would seem.
I love the mustard doors!
|And again with the mustard because I love it so much!|
One of the things that I was also impressed with was the commitment from Ikea for recycling. They had options to suit every kitchen, even a tiny one like mine! So many different shapes & sizes of recycling bins!
All the lighting options were equally amazing - such a huge range! And we heard about the LED bulbs & the energy savings to be had (I've also subsequently starting making the move to LED bulbs and so far have changed three over in my hallway. It's an expense upfront but the savings longer term will be worth it).
I'm literally bursting with ideas & inspiration... I'd love to re-do my kitchen to maximise the use of the space. Some day!! And when I do, I'll most definitely be paying Ikea a visit.
In the meantime I've been kitting out the interiors of my kitchen cabinets with Ikea shelf inserts and the bamboo drawer inserts look beautiful. No doubt I'll be back next week to stock up on more stuff - I do love a good clear out session & an opportunity to get organised!! (Plus I could be done with some more tea lights!!!).
Ikea also gave us a few presents to take away - thank you :) They match my current kitchen perfectly!
Drawer inserts from the new range
Ceramic egg holder