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There’s a lot that goes into your construction or remodeling project. Our goal is to make ordering your custom IKEA® fronts as stress-free as possible.  We’ve built several complimentary services into our process to make ordering custom IKEA® cabinet fronts easy and seamless.

1. Create a budget

We want to make custom available to everyone. Our materials come in a wide range of prices so that you can pick a material category that best fits your budget. To get an idea of what an IKEA remodel will cost, please take a look at the example pricing in each cabinetry section for Sektion, Godmorgon, and PAX. You can even see a direct comparison between our materials and IKEA’s®.


2. Create an Ikea Plan

IKEA’s® planning tools  are essential to laying out your kitchen. You can either lay out your space yourself, or work with an independent designer. (There are companies that specialize in IKEA® kitchen design.) We strongly recommend you don’t rush the design process – it’s free to change that 24” cabinet to a 30” cabinet in the IKEA® planner, but much more expensive to make that change once everything’s already ordered.

3. Get an estimate

Now that you’ve picked your perfect material and have an IKEA® cabinet plan in hand, you’re ready to get started pricing your dream space. If you’d like, you can request an estimate and we’ll create the estimate for you using your IKEA® plan, the material(s) you’ve selected, and any notes you have. Requesting an estimate takes a little longer, but we try to finish your estimate within 2-3 business days of receiving it.

Get An Estimate

Cabinet material samples4. Order samples

With an idea of the size of your project and what material category best fits your budget, you can order samples  to see our materials and how they’ll behave in your space.

Cabinet fronts take a lot of wear and tear, so we encourage you to test our samples to see how they’ll behave once they’re installed. For example, you’ll find that scratching an acrylic sample is a lot tougher than a thermofoil front, since they’re scratch and chemical resistant. Order those that fit your desired look and feel, then test to ensure you are happy with their performance.

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5. Finalize your order

Once your estimate has been created, any changes that need to be made can go through our sales team. You can switch materials, modify parts, or change your edge banding preferences. Double check your IKEA® plan is correct, your appliances will fit where you’ve got them, and all dimensions for custom parts are exact. Once you’ve made your final adjustments you are ready to place your order.

6. Place your order

To order, you’ll need to put down a 70% deposit and sign your contract. Once your review is complete or you are ready to move forward you will receive a more accurate shipping estimate based on your location and weight of your order The final costs for your shipping and handling will be added or subtracted from your 30% balance, once we have readied your order for shipping.

Once we receive your deposit and you sign your contract, we’ll begin production of your order

We take it from here

Cabinet Materials Production

7. Production

Our production team will get to work on your order. Lead times vary
depending on your material.

When we have completed production of your order, we’ll contact you to collect your balance and your confirm shipping details. If you’re local, we’ll coordinate with you to schedule a delivery time, and if you’re out of state we’ll contact you to go over some shipping details.

Shipping - Pallet - Cabinet materials

8. Shipping

If you’re ordering just a few pieces, we can parcel it up and ship it directly to you via FedEx or UPS. Most orders are more than a few pieces, though, so we package it carefully on a pallet to prevent damage in transit.

For orders being delivered in the Denver metro area, we use a courier service to schedule delivery of the pallet to a ground level location, like your garage. Shipping costs for local deliveries range between $160-$240 per order.

For domestic long-distance orders, we use LTL (less than truckload) shipping. Once the pallet arrives at the transit facility, it’s picked up by a local delivery company, who will contact you to schedule delivery to your ground level location. Pricing varies based on a number of factors, including order size and location.

For all Canadian orders, there is the added step of a customs broker and a little extra paperwork, but we still use LTL shipping

9. Delivery

Your fronts have been delivered! Please inspect your pallet for any damage that may have occurred during transit. Damage is rare, but when it happens, you should hold onto your shipping materials. We’ll need to know about any damage right away (within three business days) to get a warranty claim started for you. Once you send us a list and photos of the damaged parts (and packaging), we’ll replace your damaged parts as quickly as possible.

10. Installation

We try to make it as easy as possible for you (or your installers) to get the job done. When you receive your order, you’ll notice everything is clearly labeled with part sizes and/or cabinet numbers. Some materials, like our acrylics, will have stickers on their removable protective sheets. Other materials will have the labels inserted into the drill holes (for easy removal and clean up).

All our doors and drawers come pre-drilled for IKEA® hardware, so you can install them using their directions. Our panels come oversized to allow for scribing, and our fillers will need to be cut so they can be installed flush with the cabinet faces. We have found the easiest way to install our toe kicks is with a small IKEA® hack. Talk to your installer to see if they have a preferred method for attaching non-IKEA® toe kicks to IKEA® feet.

11. Give feedback

We want to know what we’re doing right, and how we can improve. Once your order is complete, we’d love to hear from you. You can leave us a review on Houzz, Google or Facebook, and send us photos so we can see how it all turned out!