Finally! IKEA, the Swedish furniture and home accessory
superstore has given the public its first look at their new kitchen system, SEKTION,
available for purchase beginning February 2, 2015. So what's
happening with the old system AKURUM?
It's being completely replaced with this
new, modular design. Why are they replacing it you wonder? Because, as IKEA
does, when it comes to design and are usually right, they saw an opportunity to
improve upon their system. This one is promising to offer more flexibility—from
designing the interiors of the cabinets and installation to offering a variety
of looks that goes from modern to country, all in various colors.
For those of us who have been waiting with bated breath (and
stalled any sort of kitchen remodel plans waiting for the system to become
available), this is great news (although you still have to wait to designing
your space based on the new specs and dimensions until February 2).
Our favorite parts? They kept the soft close option (thank
goodness) but now you can use your knee to open cabinets with a slight push.
This is amazing for when your hands are full like when you are throwing away
garbage or putting away a bunch of items. Another bonus? More lighting options
for inside and outside your cabinets including electrical and USB
outlets—because we all know there is never an outlet where you need one. And
last but not least, the additional storage options for the cabinets and drawers
can fully be customize your based on your needs, without limit. Drawers within
drawers, sectional accessories and organizational tools is on overload and we
couldn't be happier. Now if only IKEA could design our family to actually put
stuff away where it belongs.
Want to see more? Check out their brochure
for the latest images and inspiration. Warning: It may cause a strong desire to
remodel your own kitchen.