We Love IKEA

 

Hello IKEA!

We welcome our Halifax IKEA after a long wait, many phone calls, orders and planning with the Ottawa IKEA to help deliver the numerous IKEA kitchens we have completed in our city over the last number of years.

Why IKEA?

IKEA inspires kitchens, and we believe in the product. IKEA cabinets rank highest in overall customer satisfaction among cabinet brands in the J.D. Power U.S. Kitchen Cabinet Satisfaction Study of 1,700 customers. The cabinetry is high in quality, design, and function, and it’s backed by a 25-year warranty, that’s important in our books. Also, we can customize the cabinetry to fit your space at a fraction of the cost of a custom built kitchen.

Our Enviroment

We are continuously working in a number of ways to minimize our business’s footprint. We utilize numerous apps, and cloud platforms so our virtual office is virtually paperless, we recycle and reuse everything we can. Part of our draw to IKEA kitchens is because of IKEA’s commitment to the environment, which you can read about here.

 

And FINALLY The cabinets

Our honest experience with installing numerous IKEA kitchens is that the quality is far superior to any pre-fabricated kitchens on the market, and we aren’t the only ones – the internet is full of IKEA kitchen fans, including builders, carpenters, designers, etc.

IKEA offers a free 25-year warranty on almost all parts of their kitchens. This incredible warranty covers cabinet frames, door and drawer fronts, UTRUSTA hinges, MAXIMERA fully-extending drawers, shelves of tempered glass and melamine, wire baskets, and more.

IKEA uses top-quality Austrian engineered BLUM hardware for all of their moving parts (drawers and door hinges), which offers excellent stability and weight ratings, has smooth running action, extends drawers fully and has an unmatched “quiet soft close” feature.

IKEA has a great description of their products on their website, on a page called Kitchen Products Overview. Here is some of the most pertinent information—straight from the source:

Cabinets, drawers, and shelves: Kitchen cabinets are the box frames that form the structure of your entire kitchen. With such a critical function, it pays to invest in quality materials that will hold up under years of daily use. IKEA cabinets are made of sturdy 3/4″ medium-density fibreboard (substantially thicker than most) with two melamine foil finishes to choose from for a hard-wearing, moisture-proof, and scratch-resistant finish.

Doors: You add your choice of doors, drawers, and interior fixtures to the cabinet box. Doors and drawers are by far the most important element in the overall appearance of your kitchen. IKEA has an array of door options to suit your style and budget:

• Solid wood: Extremely durable and pleasing to the eye, it suits various design styles and budgets. Wood can be more susceptible to scratches and dents than some other surfaces, but the effect of aging on this material can have a charm of its own. Wood is a good choice for cabinet doors exposed to rough treatment from younger family members. Fingerprints don´t show so much on a grained wood surface either.

• Wood veneer: Often underestimated as merely a more economical solution to solid wood, veneers have come a long way since the 1970s. Simply stated, veneer is a thin layer of wood stuck to a core of medium density fibreboard (MDF), or plywood. Wood veneer cabinets provide the warm, natural look of wood surfaces, often for a less expensive price tag. Don’t let the lower price mislead you; this material is stable and less susceptible to warping than solid wood.

• Lacquer: Lacquered doors have a base of fibreboard and are then coated with a colourfast lacquer and a painted finish. They provide an excellent option economically while offering great flexibility when it comes to colour and style. Lacquer doors are practical and easy to maintain.

• High-gloss foil: Foil allows you to achieve a bold, high gloss finish that transforms your kitchen into a style statement. It’s a beautiful, durable surface which reflects light into the room. However, it may not be ideal for kitchens where small, sticky fingers will be in contact with cabinet doors. On the other hand, foiled doors are easy to clean and maintain and can really brighten up a kitchen.

• Melamine: Melamine is single-colour print or pattern print on paper film that is applied under pressure to a board, normally a particleboard. This treatment makes the melamine surface hardwearing, heat-resistant, water-repellent, and easy to care for.

• Glass: You can use a few glass doors to add variety to a row of solid cabinets, creating a lighter, more open feeling in your kitchen. All IKEA kitchen cabinet styles include a glass-fronted version to combine with solid doors. And since all of our glass doors are tempered, you won’t have to worry about shattering.

 

Our Mission and Guarantee

If you dream it. We can build it
We will provide our clients with

  • Workmanship of unrivaled value
  • LIFETIME workmanship warranty
  • Experiences that are authentically personal
  • Service that is engaging

Our Values

  • Respect - we value the needs, ideas and individuality of others. We treat all colleagues and clients with fairness and dignity.
  • Integrity - We act with honesty and professionalism, guided by the highest standards of ethical conduct. We take accountability for all our decisions and actions.
  • Teamwork – we work together to achieve our common goals. We recognize the impact of each individual contribution and the importance of maintaining a co-operative and supportive work environment.
  • Empowerment – We have the necessary tools, training and authority to exceed expectations. We trust and support each other in making informed decisions and taking appropriate actions.

Our Service Promise

These service promises are commitments we make to our colleagues, clients, and community. We deliver on these promises, and it helps us make our service unparalled in the construction industry. These promises are based on delivering experiences that are unique to i love renovations and important to you. What are these 5 service promises?

  1. Providing warm, sincere and engaging service that ensures clients feel valued
  2. Treating each and every guest as a unique individual
  3. Anticipating my client’s needs with thoughtful and personal touches
  4. Resolving client problems and never saying “no” without offering an alternatives
  5. Being an ambassador for my brand, my work, my community and my colleagues

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