Help! IKEA Kitchens Are Not Easy to Install

Have you ever fallen in love with an IKEA product, only to fall victim to an assembly fail? Don't fret, you are not alone!

IKEA makes designing your dream kitchen a breeze. Take a look at their inspiration gallery, there is something for every style and budget. The idea is simple. You design your perfect kitchen and receive all the pieces to construct your kitchen in a perfect package. How hard can it be? Well, although the instructions and tools provided for assembly appear simple enough, they are not always so easy for the average do-it-yourselfer. The translator is not included.

This is what you buy from IKEA:

This is what you get when you try to assemble all the pieces and install yourself:

From assembling a chair upside down to installing cabinets backwards, we've heard from several customers who've run into similar IKEA DIY fails and end up turning to the carpentry professionals at Mr. Handyman for their furniture assembly and installation needs. If you want to avoid a DIY headache in the future, contact your local Mr. Handyman. What you'll get is a professional who arrives on-time, ready to work and someone who gets the job done right!

All Mr. Handyman franchises are Fully Insured with General Liability and Workers Compensation. Some services are subject to state and local licensing and may not be available in all locations. Make sure to stay on top of all your household repairs, improvements and maintenance needs and request service in your area.

Photo credit: JOHN LLOYD on flickr.