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Fuffy | | Jan 28, 2009 10:56 AM

I am about to buy Ikea kitchen cabinets. I want an absolutely plain, flat design in non shiny white. In flat white there seem to be two choices: a painted finish (Applad) which is inexpensive or a foil finish (Solar) which is double the price. An Ikea assistant told me that the painted finish isn't as sturdy and I wonder whether anyone has experience with the painted finish cabinets?
Also I see on a Chowhound thread a mention that the Ikea kitchen cabinet hinges on board are not very strong. I was hoping to line the upper cabinet doors with shelves for spice jars and wonder whether the weight will be too much, has anyone has tried that? or tried hanging a waste bin on a base cabinet door?
Thanks in advance for any advice.

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