Question by  elsewhen (627)

Is furniture from IKEA a good value?

i have seen some pretty cool stuff there, but i wonder if it is a good value? do other stores have just as good stuff for similar prices?


Answer by  Anonymous

IKEA believes in good design for mass consumption. So the question is what is more important to you? good design and bad quality or good quality or bad design, clanky and ugly furniture? Take your pick. I personally, prefer good design and function.


Answer by  Anonymous

They're pretty simple, functional and affordable. I like IKEA a lot.


Answer by  penrose (235)

IKEA has a pretty impressive economy of scale, so their prices are quite reasonable. Their high-end stuff is not much cheaper than other outlets, but their cheap stuff is quite inexpensive. The particle-board stuff won't last forever, but if you just need something functional, go for it.


Answer by  notso (84)

Yes. But there can be challenges with assembly. Many more hits than misses though.


Answer by  lindsay (111)

My experience is that if a piece of ikea furniture can be completely taken apart before moving, then it is a very good value. I've had bookshelves and a bed that lasted for years. The dresser, on the other hand, was killed the first time it moved.


Answer by  Kristina (22)

I purchased my entire bedset from Ikea about 2 months ago. For under 500 bucks my boyfriend and I were able to get 2 new dressers and a queen size bed frame. The furniture was easy to put together and is incredibly sturdy. I've purchased furniture from other places for similar prices and have never had something this good.


Answer by  apple (447)

Definitely a good value. You can get brand new furniture with a modern look all for garage sale or thrift store prices. If you're not into vintage, then you'll definitely find IKEA is a good value.

Reply by elsewhen (627):
some of their low end stuff have amazing prices, but you would be surprised that their higher end items are not as cheap as you might think.  add a comment

Answer by  PJ (19)

Ikea's furniture offers an above average value for the dollar. The down side of buying furniture from Ikea is the hassle of having to put everything together yourself. Furthermore, the directions are not always included or easy enough to follow.

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