Allstyle Retrofit

FAQ

IKEA® Retrofit

It depends on the door styles you are comparing. Our least expensive door, compared to IKEA’s most expensive door, cost about the same. Our most expensive door, compared to IKEA’s most expensive door, will be about double the cost.

No, we cannot. If your IKEA door style is currently in production, go to IKEA. If your style is discontinued, then we recommend considering changing out a section of the kitchen with a complimentary style. Fortunately, two-color kitchens and kitchens with two styles or doors are in trend, and the trend is growing.

No, we cannot. There are too many variables to ensure an exact match of IKEA’s colours. If a close match is acceptable, we can do that. Otherwise, we suggest using a complementary color for additions.

No – We do not match or copy any of the IKEA parts (new or old). We provide our own product offerings of doors and drawer fronts that retrofit onto IKEA’s cabinet system. Although some of our door styles are similar in design, we do not suggest mixing them with installed IKEA products as it may result in an unacceptable match.

We do not offer kitchen design services. We manufacture retrofit doors and drawers for IKEA’s Sektion cabinets. Most of our customers use IKEA’s 3D Kitchen Planner either in-store or online. If you would like a home visit, we recommend using a local kitchen designer.

We are a custom door manufacturer and can size our doors to fit any cabinet system. If you are using IKEA’s cabinets, then we know exactly how to size and drill for hinges or drawer mounting. Alternatively, if you would like to use our doors on cabinets made by another manufacturer, or custom-made cabinets, you will need to provide us with the exact door sizes required. If hinge drilling is needed, we will need the hinge specification, including the make and model number.

Painted Doors, Panels & Cabinets

We make gable, island, and refrigerator panels up 96 inches high and 48 inches wide using our standard equipment and process. In fact, we do it all the time. In some cases, we can go even larger, but the process gets much more complicated and expensive. We recommend that larger panels be divided with rails to enhance the appearance and improve stability.

We can provide retrofit doors for PAX wardrobes. We recommend our slab-style products due to the large size.

High Gloss Doors

Super matte Doors

Natural Veneer Slab Doors

Textured Laminate Doors

We use professional quality post-catalyzed lacquer over top of two coats of professional primer. It is the highest quality paint available.

Yes, we build IKEA-compatible cabinets. Contact us for more details.

Yes, the drawers and drawer fronts are pre-drilled to align perfectly with the IKEA cabinets. We do not pre-drill for handles, nor does IKEA.

Five piece doors are 13/16″ thick. MDF doors are 3/4″ thick. Panels are 3/4″ thick.

Our most popular woods are Hard Maple, Red Oak, Cherry, and Walnut. We offer other species as well and the full list can be found on our wood species web page.

It depends on the order details. Typically MDF doors will fall in the range of 10%-20% less.

We use hard maple for the stiles and rails and recommend an MDF center panel because the MDF is more dimensionally stable with changes in heat and humidity.

Dovetail drawers are priced by size. The bigger the drawer, the more it will cost. To budget your project estimate $75 per drawer plus hardware. The drawer slides also cost more the longer they are, but the budget is $40 per pair of Blum soft close undermount slides.

We do not provide measuring nor installation services. We can however, make a recommendation of local companies that do provide those services in certain areas. It depends on where you are located.

We don’t match or copy any of the IKEA door styles (new or old). We provide our own product offerings of doors/drawer fronts to fit onto the IKEA cabinets. Some of our door styles may be similar in design; however, we do not suggest mixing them with current IKEA products as it may result in an undesirable match. We recommend replacing all the fronts with a new style or color, so you have a consistent look throughout. Alternatively, you could change out a few fronts in specific areas to create an accent or feature contrast using a different color or design.

We do not offer on-site painting. We can supply painted doors, ready to be installed onto IKEA’s cabinet boxes.

We cannot match the Ramsjo finish. There are too many variables to ensure an exact match of IKEA’s colors. If a close match is acceptable, we can do that. Otherwise, we suggest using a complementary color for additions.

Yes, both are available with horizontal grain and grain match options.

Yes, we can paint two different colors on a project. Regarding the gloss: The higher the gloss, the more difficult and costly it is to manufacture. Higher gloss requires more care and maintenance as it amplifies dirt, fingerprints, smudges, or surface defects such as dings and scratches. Our normal recommended sheen is 20%. We offer an enhanced 35% sheen on both light or dark color paints at a nominal up-charge. We offer a 50% sheen only on light color paint at a nominal up-charge. We do not paint beyond 50% sheen. If your requirement is beyond 50% sheen, we recommend switching to a slab door style. The slab door can be made from a durable laminate (PET) that provides a very uniform gloss finish which is easier to maintain than high gloss paint.

Nothing is more frustrating for us than investing a great deal of time and care into producing, inspecting, and packaging your order only to find handling or transportation damage when you unbox it. Please unpackage and inspect your order for accuracy and any damage that may have occurred en route. Document anything you find with images and any supporting information we can use to address the issue. Please submit this info to us within 3 days of receipt of the order, or the claim may not be valid under our warranty policy.

The Order Process

Ikea retrofit projects typically take four to six weeks, depending on the door style chosen. Our high gloss doors, super matte doors, and textured laminate doors take about four weeks. All other doors typically take six weeks. We update current lead times on our home page. Lead time is calculated from the time we have final approval and can begin manufacturing.

We will need your IKEA planner files in order to quote.

The Ikea planner is the ideal tool for us to understand and quote. However, we can sometimes work from sketches or other types of architectural drawings. If you have something that you think may work, then please email it to us. We will take a look and let you know if it is clear enough to produce a quote.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our made-to-order process, the components are fabricated specifically for your project and therefore do not allow for returns or exchanges.

Once the deposit has been placed, we begin the material procurement process right away. Within 24 hours of the deposit transaction, we have begun working on your project and will be past the point of canceling the order.

We understand that changes or revisions may be needed along the way; however, after the first 24 hours after you have placed the deposit, all changes to the original order would be treated as a new order.

We offer a full 2-year warranty on all of our products to be free of manufacturer defects in the construction, quality, and finish. Full warranty details are available here.

Samples

Yes, if the sample is in stock. We do charge nominally for certain larger samples. If a sample is not in stock and has to be produced, we charge a nominal charge.

Shipping & Payment

We ship across the US and Canada several times a week. Your doors will be wrapped in foam and further protected in a sturdy crate constructed from plywood with a skid base. Crates are shipped by contracted carriers and can be delivered to your residence. The driver can place the crate outside on your driveway using a lift gate. You simply remove the top from the crate and bring the foam-wrapped doors inside. The crate material is yours to keep (re-purpose) or dispose. A typical shipping cost estimate is to allow about 10% over the cost of the doors on a full kitchen project.

To begin your order, we require a 50% deposit transacted by Visa, Mastercard, or E-transfer. Upon factory completion, we will require the balance to be processed prior to shipping, delivery, or pick up.

Do You Have Any Questions?

Please reach out to us for any questions. We will get back to you!