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Kitchen products overview
When we say kitchen range we mean everything that makes your new kitchen complete. So if you want to get into details about our cabinets, doors, sinks, appliances, interior fittings, lighting and more – there’s a lot of useful information ahead of you.
Because FAKTUM is available in a wide range of sizes, you can fit the structure to your kitchens dimensions. The system includes base cabinets in several different widths, 2 special corner units and wall cabinets in a variety of shapes and heights.
Your sink and built-in appliances fit into kitchen cabinets designed to accommodate them. To the FAKTUM framework, you add your choice of cabinet doors and interior fixtures, for a kitchen that suits your tastes and needs perfectly.
The base cabinets is the obvious place for everything from pots and pans to utensils and plastic jars. There’s even a special base cabinet it you want a built-in oven underneath you hob. Use RATIONELL interior fittings to organise inside your cabinets. Pull-out wire baskets, adjustable shelves and drawers give you a good overview of all your kitchen things.
Find exactly what you’re looking for with a corner cabinet for your pots, pans or dry goods. These can be fitted with swivel shelves (90 cm) or pull-out shelves (120 cm).
There are wall cabinets that fit in corners and behind glass doors. You can even choose a horizontal wall cabinet with a door lift that has a catch for gentle closing. And fully extending drawers help you turn a low-placed wall cabinet into a practical storage solution. Wall cabinets are available in two standard heights and in many widths, and include several special cabinets. All deep enough so you have plenty of room, even for those big serving platters. Complement with adjustable shelves in melamine or tempered glass and combine different wall cabinets as you like.
Choose a high cabinet if you want plenty of storage space in your kitchen. Fully extending drawers with drawer dampers turn a high cabinet into a practical larder with everything within easy reach. Glass doors and adjustable shelves turn it into a place for your fine glasses. And if it’s a cleaning cabinet you need, there’s a special pull-out fitting for that too. Another bonus is that our high cabinets are available in
two depths and different heights and widths. One of them is sure to fit.
Solid wood is a natural, living material. Extremely durable and pleasing to the eye, it suits various design styles and budgets, as different timbers vary in cost and appearance. Wood can be more susceptible to scratches and dents than some other surfaces, but the effect of ageing 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. In fact, a kitchen with solid wood cabinet doors will still be looking great long after the kids have left home!
Often underestimated as merely a more economical solution to solid wood, veneers have come a long way since the 1970s. What is veneer, anyway? Simply stated, it’s 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. But don’t let the lower price mislead you; this material is stable and less susceptible to warping than solid wood and will retain its good looks for years to come.
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 dark kitchen, bringing intense colour into the room.
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. Glass also works well with most kitchen styles, from traditional or rustic to modern. And it is less expensive than you might think. 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.
Melamine is a paper film that is provided with a single-colour print or pattern print and then impregnated. The finished film is applied under pressure to a board, normally a particleboard. This treatment makes the melamine surface hardwearing, heatresistant,
water-repellent and easy to care for.
Wooden worktops will age gracefully if you treat them regularly with oil. We pre-treat all our wood worktops to give them a good start. Then it’s up to you to maintain the wood by treating it with BEHANDLA wood treatment oil every now and then. The oil protects the wood from marks, stains and cracks, and prevents water from penetrating the surface and destroying the wood. If the surface looks a little tired and worn after some time, you can give it a real facelift by sanding and oiling it. It will be as good as new.
With a made-to-measure acrylic worktop you can also choose matching sink bowls in the same material. Everything is cast in one piece, with no seams, and you can choose between four different colours. The work surface may be less scratch and
heat-resistant than laminate or stone, but the smooth, poreless surface is easy to keep clean. And if you want to remove small scratches and stains, you can polish the surface with the cleaning set that comes with it.
If you choose a made-to-measure stone worktop you’ll get a work surface that’s extremely durable, scratch resistant and able to withstand high temperatures. The 12 mm top layer of the worktop is a moulded stone powder. This makes the surface non-porous, smooth and easy to keep clean. It’s also stain resistant, and doesn’t require any impregnation. And the surface always looks the same, which is good to know if you want several worktops in your kitchen.
If you want a worktop that can take tough daily use - choose a laminated surface. We test ours to ensure that they can cope with hot pans (180°C), as well as shrug off spilled wine, oil and hot drinks. They are even resistant to scratches and chemicals, and the smooth, hard surface is easy to keep clean. The material is made up of a thin plastic laminate bonded to a particleboard for great stability. Laminates are available in a variety of finishes and detail, so finding one that looks beautiful with your cabinet doors couldn’t be easier.
If your kitchen design calls for a customised solution, you can take a closer look at our selection of custom-made PERSONLIG worktops. Perhaps you want to round the edges,
have an angle cut or attach an edging strip. You’ll find a range of flexible solutions we tailor to your wishes.
One bowl or two?
How will you use your sink? Do you need one or two bowls? If you wash a lot of dishes by hand, a sink with a drainer can be helpful to keep water off the worktop. Choose a sink with the drainer or a large bowl to the left or right to suit the space and the way you work. Then decide on the material - stainless steel or porcelain. Most of our sinks can also be completed with practical accessories like a chopping board and a rinsing basket. A smart way to free up space and get more room to work on.
Fitting your cabinets on attractive legs, without covering them with plinth boards, creates a more open, less solid impression that can make your kitchen look a little bigger. Stainless steel legs come in different lengths so your worktops are just the right height for you. Each leg can be individually adjusted to compensate for any irregularities in the floor. For safety reasons, we do not recommend using legs on kitchen islands which will not be attached to the floor. This is only possible for the UTBY leg, which is not suitable for floors with underfloor heating.
Plinths, on the other hand, add a feeling of stability to the room, for a seamlessly integrated look. Plinths are suitable for kitchen islands, and are available in a variety of finishes, with a plastic strip on the underside to prevent moisture from penetrating into the material. For the same reason, the foiled plinths have foil wrapped under the edges.
VÄRDE and UDDEN
VÄRDE and UDDEN are, in contrast to FAKTUM kitchen system, series built on free-standing units. Each unit is complete in itself and just like any other piece of furniture easy to plan for and easy to buy. You can also move them any time you want to change your kitchen to reflect your needs, moods or taste or take them along if you move house. You also don’t have to buy everything at once - you can start with a few units and add more as you go.
Trolleys and kitchen islands
When counter space just isn’t enough, a trolley can
give you an extra work surface. And with wheels it’s
easy to roll everything straight to the dining area and