BoKEA is the optimal solution to enhance the appearance of your kitchen, without spending all of your savings. Thanks to the high-end fronts, we offer you the possibility to combine the financial benefits of IKEA® kitchen cabinets and the superior quality of our products worthy of the best woodworking. Let’s zoom in on the differences between an IKEA® furniture, a set of BoKEA fronts and a structure made by a cabinetmaker.
Everybody knows the Swedish giant. When we want to quickly decorate our home on a small budget, IKEA® is the place to go. It offers affordable and good quality products but is limited in terms of diversity. Our concept is, thus, to complement what this big-box store can offer.
IKEA® uses basic materials such as melamine, wood fiber boards and polypropylene plastic. These composites are resistant, but not as much as natural wood, like BoKEA. However, the hardware sold by IKEA® is just as good quality as the hardware sold by a cabinetmaker. Because it’s produced in higher volume, IKEA® sells it for a fraction of the price.
Practical, but standard
Since its creation, IKEA® has outweighed pretty much all of the furniture stores. The Swedish giant can offer clients such affordable prices because of its high production. Its creations are then found all over the world, in different households, which reduces the character of unicity of your home. The IKEA® fronts are limited in terms of colours and designs.
The best hardware in the world
The name Blum® has nothing to prove: this Swedish hardware store has a turnover of 2.6 billion dollars and supplies every IKEA® store in the entire world. It’s also because of this partnership that IKEA® can afford to sell its merchandise at such a low cost.
Because of the inexpensiveness and standardisation of IKEA® furniture, many prefer to work with a cabinetmaker/woodworker for their personalized projects. Without a doubt, the final product is exceptional, but some obstacles persist.
Exorbitant price points
Their talent is irrefutable. Woodworkers can create the most amazing cabinetry. The kitchens are high quality and tailor-made, but the costs are often astronomical. So only a small portion of the population can afford this type of service.
Of course, the quality of the furniture built by a woodworker is non-negotiable. They use raw wood and offer a wide variety of wood types and finishes.
Because every little detail is entirely done by hand, the work of a woodworker can take up to 5 months to create, if not more. Thus, you must plan a project ahead of time, not be rushed, and anticipate delays!
Home improvement projects are often run on a tight budget, which could discourage home decorating amateurs during the renovation of their dream kitchen. BoKEA offers you the possibility to enjoy the aesthetic of a hand-made and custom furniture, just like a woodworker would, but still benefit from the cost of an IKEA® kitchen.
Complementary to IKEA® products
Our fronts complete the structure of IKEA® kitchen cabinets, with a superior appearance and unique finish. We aim to work in synchrony with the Swedish giant. However, unlike the limited fronts options at IKEA®, we offer different types of wood and several collections.
Thus, a BoKEA kitchen represents the perfect alternative to enjoy the service of a cabinetmaker for a fraction of the price. To be precise, the cost of an IKEA® kitchen is around $8,000 (the costs can vary a lot), whereas the cost of a tailor-made kitchen by a woodworker is on average $24,000.
By choosing BoKEA, the bill would come up to approximately $12,000, which represents considerable savings and, thus, the best compromise.
The BoKEA fronts are made with raw wood material. Our Northern Wood collection allows you to choose a type of wood among the following: Birch, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak and Walnut. These wood species are available in different types of finishes, whether you like a Satin finish, a White wash or Gray wash. We also offer our fronts with no finish so can apply your own.
The Boreal collection, on the opposite, offers the option to personalize the HDF (High Density Fiberboard) fronts in 8 different colors. If you can’t find the right color for your project, BoKEA lets you choose from the entire Benjamin Moore® color palette without additional cost.
These 2 collections are available in 6 distinct models: the Shaker, the 5-piece, the Traditional, the Slab, the Slim and the Grip.
Short delivery time
At BoKEA, we deliver the high-end fronts in 30 days. This way, you can enjoy the short delivery time of your IKEA® kitchen cabinets, and ours too. Your dream projects can then become reality in the snap of a finger.