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    • Mandy110
    • By Mandy110 9th Sep 17, 2:54 PM
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    IKEA kitchen with awkward corner pillar
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    • 9th Sep 17, 2:54 PM
    IKEA kitchen with awkward corner pillar 9th Sep 17 at 2:54 PM
    Hi there,
    I wonder if anyone has any experience or advice to give on whether I could have the back of IKEA cabinets cut to accommodate a 23cmx12cm pillar in the corner of my kitchen, rather than leaving a gap or filling in this space in some way? There is also a water pipe with a shutoff valve coming up through the floor in this corner, so the bottom of the cabinet would need to be modified to accommodate this.

    This is already a very small wall in an open-plan kitchen, so it is important to maximise use of space where possible.

    Also, whether anyone would suggest using IKEA fitters or independent fitters/a carpenter for this job?

    This is my first time putting in a new kitchen so any advice is much appreciated!
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 9th Sep 17, 3:08 PM
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    Yes. You can. Structural integrity might need to be built back into it though.

    Not sure if their fitters would be so keen to chop up a unit, but their fitters are much more expensive than finding someone to do it for you anyway. Fitting in Ikea is often more expensive than the kitchens
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    • JuzaMum
    • By JuzaMum 9th Sep 17, 5:08 PM
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    Ikea make a shallower base unit. 37cm instead of the 60cm. My friend has just got a new Ikea kitchen and used one of these units to fit in with a pillar. You would then just (hopefully) cut a round hole in the back of the unit to access the shut off valve when needed.
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