Gray kitchen IKEA: popular models and design options for furnishing the interior

Scandinavian functionalism in the interior of the kitchen

Scandinavian functionalism in the interior of the kitchen

Products from the IKEA retail network are traditionally considered affordable and of high quality, including furniture and kitchen sets. The latter are distinguished by thoughtfulness and modernity of design, thin lines, and therefore organically fit into a modern interior. How to use Swedish furniture to think over your kitchen corner on your own and without the help of an invited designer – let’s figure it out together further!

Laconic and practical furniture in pastel colors

Laconic and practical furniture in pastel colors

A few words about the manufacturer

The Ikea brand has been better known since 1943 and has not lost its popularity to this day. He started working in Sweden and is currently the leader in the production of kitchens in the budget segment of the market. These headsets have united together:

  • Consumer accessibility.
  • Reliability.
  • Functionality.
  • A complex approach.

15

Important! Among the key features of stores under a well-known brand is the opportunity to buy not just your favorite cabinets or countertops, but also wallpaper, kitchen appliances, floor coverings that look harmonious with these room furnishings..

Smooth glossy surface will help to visually enlarge the kitchen area

Smooth glossy surface will help to visually enlarge the kitchen area

At the moment, the assortment of Ikea gray kitchens is not so huge, but if you need to choose just such a shade for the facade, then you still can do it..

Gray color scheme

This color is presented in Knoxhult modular systems – ready-made kitchens with worktops, drawers, sink and mixer. The headset is delivered unassembled, but the kit contains everything you need for assembly. There are different configurations, respectively, with different capacity and number of wall and floor cabinets. Also take a closer look at the “Sektion” and “Bodbyn” lines..

15

Among the important consumer qualities:

  1. Possibility of height adjustment due to the presence of legs that can be twisted or unscrewed.
  2. The fronts of the cupboards and drawers are covered with durable melamine. This material provides easy maintenance, scratch resistance. Thanks to this, it will look like new for a long time and delight the hostess..
  3. Easy assembly and adjustment of the door due to the ability to adjust the hinges in height, depth, width.
  4. Opening of lockers can be either right or left.
  5. All drawers are equipped with a smooth running mechanism.

Small-sized furniture set for a studio apartment

Small-sized furniture set for a studio apartment

Important! The stores offer fully equipped sets with a stove, an extractor hood, and handles. When buying, the kit consists only of cabinets, a sink and a tap, everything else needs to be purchased separately.

Kitchen set model in classic style

Kitchen set model in classic style

The price of a headset depends on its size: the more lockers, the more expensive it is. The line was made in the same style: there is no need to worry that the new cabinet will look alien.

On a note! Interestingly, in this modular line, individual elements are on sale – both floor-standing and wall-mounted. This makes it possible to supplement the room with new storage systems..

15

Specificity of kitchens from the brand

Kitchen headsets have many features. Among those identified by consumers, you can define the following:

  1. The facades are created using frameless technology. In this case, a high-strength fiberboard is used. In everyday life, it is called a fine fraction or MDF..
  2. The doors are fastened using special valves and dowels – this ensures the reliability and strength of the structure.
  3. On top of MDF, they are covered with veneer or melamine, which guarantees reliable protection of the facade from damage caused by time.
  4. There is a wide range of fasteners and systems for drawers. They are made exclusively for the furniture brand. Due to the use of special systems, opening and closing is easy, in one movement.
  5. Durable plastic feet that can support up to half a ton.

Aesthetics and functionality are the main tasks of the manufacturer

Aesthetics and functionality are the main tasks of the manufacturer

Important! Another feature of kitchens is standard sizes and depths, which makes them easy to install in small kitchens in apartment buildings..

Stylish and comfortable furniture for a small kitchen

Stylish and comfortable furniture for a small kitchen

Advantages and disadvantages

Gray kitchens and any other IKEA production have a number of positive and negative sides..

Advantages and disadvantages
High quality materials used in the manufacture. All of them are certified and meet the standards of furniture production. The style of kitchens is minimalism. Not everyone likes it. Even taking into account the functionality and durability, some consumers still refuse to purchase such a headset..
Durability of fittings due to well thought-out design. Typical, recognizable, which is also not to everyone’s liking. To some extent, you can correct all this due to the huge number of accessories. However, creating a truly unique interior with an IKEA kitchen will probably not work, since they are all standard..
All parts correspond to the dimensions and holes intended for them, so self-assembly will not be a problem. Standard sizes are, on the one hand, an advantage, and on the other, a problem for non-standard kitchens, it will not work to fit a specific room.
Stylish design of headsets allows them to blend perfectly with home appliances. The edge, which the ends are glued with, is quite thin, it looks more natural, but at the same time less durable, there may be problems in contact with water.
The furniture is standard, which simplifies the selection of modules for a unique kitchen set exactly for your needs. There are no special fasteners on the wall cabinets. Therefore, the furniture is fastened, so to speak, forever. On the one hand, it is convenient, because you do not need to worry that the cabinet will fall or move. On the other hand, this excludes the possibility of rearranging furniture in the kitchen..
On the manufacturer’s website, it is possible to create your own furniture, taking into account the design decisions of the brand. It can be filled as it is convenient, rather than choosing a standard set. Users have complaints about the quality of materials and kitchens in general, since their service life is far from the one declared by the manufacturer, especially for economy class products.
Easy to assemble and install. And if there is simply no time for this, there is an assembly service from the company’s specialists.. Too tight contact with the wall, without any gaps.

15

New samples of kitchen furniture carry the idea of ​​Swedish dualism: ascetic design with maximum practicality

New samples of kitchen furniture carry the idea of ​​Swedish dualism: ascetic design with maximum practicality

Integration into the interior

Despite the disadvantages of IKEA kitchens, nevertheless, many choose them for themselves and do not miscalculate, because it is impossible to say that the quality of furniture from other manufacturers is ultra-high. In order for your particular kitchen set to become appropriate and convenient, you should correctly place it in the interior..

The optimal solution for the corner area under the kitchen space

The optimal solution for the corner area under the kitchen space

Among the options:

  1. Corner – an excellent solution for small spaces, as it takes up a minimum of space.
  2. Linear – this option is the most common, since it is distinguished by the simplicity of the arrangement of the lockers. Due to its simplicity, two people can cook in the kitchen at the same time. Suitable for narrow elongated kitchens.
  3. Parallel – in this case, the work areas will be located opposite each other. This can only be installed in a sufficiently large room, while it should be borne in mind that there must be a distance of at least 1-1.5 m between the “lines”.

15

Output

The IKEA kitchen in gray shades is a completely original solution for arranging a room for cooking. The facades of the headset will be able to withstand a lot, but nevertheless, furniture should be handled more carefully..