Here are the steps we took in finding & buying the stuff we needed to complete our bathroom remodel at Ikea:
1] WE DID OUR RESEARCH
We looked... and looked... and looked. We looked for vanities, storage units and ideas for almost a year while we saved up the money to complete the project. For me, I like knowing that I've seen what's available and make the best choice for our space. On one of our many trips to Ikea, we thoroughly checked out the pieces we were considering. We checked out the sizes, finish and overall stability of the pieces. Once we had gathered that information, we came home and remeasured our space to get a feel for how those particular pieces would fit into our bathroom.
2] WE PURCHASED
Once our minds were made up, we weren't hesitant at all to swipe our credit card. We had done our research and knew we were happy with our decisions. Here are my suggestions for making a big purchase at Ikea (especially on a busy day like Saturday or Sunday).
- Before you even leave the house, make a list of everything that you need to buy. Include the article # of the item (which can be found online). An Ikea employee can use this article number to bring up that exact item in their system. They compile a "Self Serve" list and a "C&C Full Service" list and print them out for you. From there, you gather your "Self Serve" items while they gather your "C&C Full Service items." It was very simple to do since we came prepared with the article numbers.