So this is what the end looks like, eh? At least here in Canada - so the good old AKURUM is going away. The old kitchens are being torn down, cabinetry sold 'as-is' at ridiculous prices. Inside scoop reveals that the official reveal in Toronto, Canada, will happen February 1st, 2015.
The METOD is coming. That is IKEA's new kitchen system. The sales on AKURUM already started.
I will miss AKURUM - I hacked it often. I was very comfortable using it. Time to reminisce...Re-kindle the old memories...Time for a...>>>>
AKURUM was a good kitchen system. It was one of us - beautiful and functional. A creation of the IKEA designers - most likely many - it anchored the lives of many families around the globe. Complemented by the RATIONELL system made by BLUM Austria, it proved, to North Americans everywhere - in glitzy metropoliae [plural of metropolis]; subdued sleepy suburbia, and small cheeky towns - cause people travelled far and wide to pick them up, those IKEA kitchens [even in Buffalo! which does not have an IKEA, why?].
AKURUM was made of particle.core - not MDF - in a plant somewhere in the US. Every time I read the review of the system I always cringed at reading that - MDF - it meant that the review was not written by a professional. Yes, some, very few, parts were made of MDF [and I am certain, that IKEA did that on purpose] - mainly stretchers. But all gables and tops+bottoms were particle.core. It was edged well. The cabinetry was all 3/4" construction.
To be continued.....
IKEA Virgins - a term coined by me and my wife in reference to people who are not familiar with the IKEA model - mainly getting trapped in the store. It has only been the last few years that IKEA made provisions, shortcuts, alternate route labeling to make their stores more navigatable to those not familiar with their store layout.
IKEA stores are all about 'the experience' - the actual 'walk-through' - IKEA has made it their trademark that they make you walk through the entire store before exit.
I like it though...