There's a reason IKEA cabinets are such a popular choice for new kitchens: they're incredibly affordable. The cabinets are also quite versatile, lending themselves to all kinds of configurations and finishes, some of which may not look anything like anything you've seen in their catalog. Here are nine of our favorite IKEA kitchens, in envelope-pushing styles and configurations that might have you reconsidering your next kitchen remodel.
Above: In this Stockholm kitchen from Entrance, cabinets with stainless steel drawers (from IKEA's GREVSTA line) pair beautifully with a white marble countertop
This kitchen from Dwell features IKEA cabinets with a number of custom upgrades. The cabinets doors were electroplated with a matte black finish, which, combined with the custom pulls, open shelving, and marble countertop, gives the kitchen a high-end look.
This kitchen by Croma Design features IKEA cabinets paired with custom Rocky Mountain Hardware pulls (and a waterfall solid-surface counter).
This kitchen from Klikk features pulls and cabinet fronts from Superfront, which offers plenty of products for customizing your IKEA. (The two-tone look is very on trend (and perfect for those who have trouble choosing just one color)).
Bodbyn cabinet fronts give this IKEA kitchen from Entrance a more traditional look.
This minimally styled kitchen from Coco Lapine Design has IKEA cabinets with Superfront pulls. The black sink, black faucet, and black countertop come together beautifully.
This kitchen from The Sweetest Digs also works the two-tone look.
These IKEA cabinets, spotted in the kitchen of a Brooklyn townhouse from Dwell, are paired with a copper faucet and knobs and painted in Farrow & Ball's Breakfast Room Green.