I have two kitchens. In one kitchen that is used all year around, I put in Ikea wood and glass cabinets. Seven years later those cabinets are as good as new. In the other kitchen, which is used gently (no children around) for only six months of the year, I put in the Ikea white painted Applad line. Only three years later the paint on these cabinets is fraying seriously in several places and is also chipped. Patching looks patchy. At the time I bought them, the Ikea assistant told me that the Applad painted finish isn't as durable as the foil finish. I hope anyone choosing among Ikea cabinet lines will remember this.
I have no other problems with the Ikea cabinets - only the deteriorating Applad paint.