If you didn't know that the plumbing wasn't connected and didn't notice the lack of backsplash tile, you'd almost think the kitchen was finished!
Name: Jennifer Pade
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: West Village, New York, New York
Type of building: 300 square foot apartment in a co-op building
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On Monday a friend took me to the Brooklyn IKEA to return the cabinetry I didn’t need and to pick up all the pieces we were missing: cabinet pulls and doors, a drawer to go below the oven, and some other small stuff. We spent a ridiculous amount of time waiting in line at IKEA, but it was fun to look at everything, and their customer service is fantastic. It’s kind of like being at Disneyland, except there are no fireworks and the only things to eat are Lingonberry jam and Swedish meatballs. My friend deserves a medal for spending four hours at the store with me. We were both suffering from slightly low blood sugar and Stockholm Syndrome by the time we left the Returns Department.