A First Look at Assembling IKEA's New Kitchen Cabinets, SEKTION: Part 2: The Big Reveal!

A First Look at Assembling IKEA's New Kitchen Cabinets, SEKTION: Part 2: The Big Reveal!

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Feb 6, 2015
(Image credit: PANYL)

Yesterday we shared a step-by-step look at putting together IKEA's brand-new SEKTION kitchen, thanks to our friend Dan Goldman from Brooklyn's PANYL. Today we get to see the finished product in what is (probably) New York's very first SEKTION kitchen — but certainly not the last!

Let's see what this kitchen looks like now, shall we?

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But SEKTION just launched in the US six days ago! How did Dan build a kitchen already?

Last month, a friend of Dan's — who had a vacant rental apartment in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn — allowed Dan to come in and redo the kitchen. Given that the apartment was in "this self-appointed nerve-center of culinary artisanality" (read: Brooklyn), Dan suspected the kitchen in its current state might not cut it for some renters.

Of course this was also Dan's grand excuse to play around with IKEA's SEKTION kitchen system. Since it wasn't yet available in the US, he ordered the system from the UK and had it delivered by sea freight to Brooklyn. "The total cost for the cabinets was $2,615 including delivery," Dan told us. "The granite counters were $2,800 installed. It took a total of three and a half days to install with the help of Ron Yeomans, a master IKEA kitchen installer from TheKitchenCouple."

(Image credit: PANYL)
(Image credit: PANYL)

How would you rate your SEKTION installation experience, Dan? "Overall it was an excellent experience," Dan told us. "IKEA SKETION is impressively well designed, laying some legitimately luxurious features on top of a customization platform that is as open-ended as ever. As long as you commit the necessary effort to plan and execute your vision, our guess is you'll be very happy with the result."

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us, Dan! If you're interested, PANYL has posted a few additional details on their blog.

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Visit PANYL online → PANYL is an e-commerce company based in Brooklyn, NY, that sells self-adhesive furniture wraps. PANYL's easy, fast, and fun-to-use products allow you to personalize and upgrade the look of your kitchen cabinets and other furniture items.

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