Looking to personalize your IKEA kitchen? These are the 5 best places to shop to update your IKEA kitchen cabinets

Updating your kitchen cabinets is a great way to enhance your IKEA kitchen with a truly unique charm – explore the best places to shop for beautiful new cabinetry

Places to shop to update your IKEA kitchen cabinets
(Image credit: Nieu Cabinet Doors/Fronteriors/Semihandmade)

There is no denying the popularity of IKEA kitchens, but if you want to make your chosen design feel a little bit more unique, there are many retailers that can help you update your IKEA kitchen cabinets.

This year's trends celebrate character and personalized homes, so it's no surprise more people are looking for ways to elevate an IKEA kitchen to make it look bespoke, and one easy way to do so is to replace the cabinet doors.

Whether you want to switch up the cabinet color, or swap the door style completely, to help give your IKEA kitchen ideas a new lease of life, we've rounded up the brands you need to be aware of if you're looking to update your IKEA kitchen cabinets.

5 places to shop to update your IKEA kitchen cabinets

These places to shop offer a variety or finishes, colors, and styles of kitchen cabinet ideas, giving you more options than shopping at IKEA alone.

The shopping process is easy as the products can work in harmony with a whole host of IKEA kitchen designs; a kitchen refresh has never been easier.

1. Semihandmade

IKEA kitchen updated with replacement cabinet doors in a warm neutral hue and black cabinet hardware

(Image credit: Semihandmade)

Founded in 2011, Semihandmade focuses on creating beautiful cabinet doors for IKEA kitchens and bathroom furniture. There are two main IKEA kitchen models they cater to: Sektion and Akurum – it's been so successful, that the brand even offers complete cabinet carcasses now too.

When it comes to choosing your replacement doors, there's a curated selection to choose from. Semihandmade offers five cabinet door profiles – slab, shaker, quarterline, beaded, and framed – and 20 different finishes, ranging from painted doors to a variety of natural wood finishes.

With so much choice, you can find an IKEA cabinet door replacement to suit any kitchen scheme. Opt for the shaker style in traditional, timeless kitchen designs, or slab for a sleek, modern kitchen scheme. And, if you're looking for ways to elevate an IKEA bathroom, they offer doors that fit IKEA's Godmorgon unit, too.

2. Nieu Cabinet Doors

Green kitchen with elevated IKEA shaker kitchen cabinet doors and antiqued brass hardware

(Image credit: Nieu Cabinet Doors)

Few places will offer you more choice to update your IKEA kitchen than Nieu Cabinet Doors. Giving the appearance of a bespoke kitchen, it offers *a lot* of door styles and designs to fit IKEA's Sektion and Akurum kitchens.

Prices here start at $13.27 per door and range up to $61.50, so there's something for every budget. The variety is the selling point here, with 22 different door styles to consider, and several finish and paint color choices, as well as the option to buy the cabinet doors unfinished or in a custom paint color.

The process is super easy here – there is the option to have a consult with a member of the team to discuss options, including working with you if you require custom-sized doors. Executing IKEA hacks has never been easier!

3. Fronteriors

IKEA kitchen with beige slatted cabinet doors

(Image credit: Fronteriors)

If you're looking for cabinet doors to fit IKEA's Metod kitchen, look no further than Fronteriors. While they only create alternative fittings for this one IKEA kitchen design, you can get more than just doors here – drawers, cover panels, fillers, plinths, and hardware are also readily available to go with your cabinet doors.

Eleven colors and finishes cover a breadth of design styles and schemes to suit your space, but it's the cabinet door designs that will catch your eye. Rather than simply offering wooden doors in various styles, there are also cane doors and the newly released fluted glass designs, perfect for classic and Art-Deco-inspired spaces.

This kitchen is a beautiful example of how Fronteriors beige fluted doors can add an instant upgrade to an IKEA kitchen. Paired with a white countertop and warm neutral paint on the walls, the space feels calming and inviting – and totally bespoke.

4. Reform

Green IKEA kitchen with replaced doors

(Image credit: Reform)

While Reform doesn't market itself as a brand for updating IKEA kitchen cabinets, its door designs are the perfect fit. It has a much more contemporary, almost minimalist feel, but still with unique edge – the newest collection, COLUMN by Inga Sempé, has a reimagined take on paneled cabinets with its soft, curvy details.

The Copenhagen-based brand has three classic collections and 11 kitchen collections created alongside architects and designers, so you can create a kitchen approved by experts. For a true Copenhagen-inspired space, the SURFACE by Norm Architects collection has an authentic feel.

The colorways offered at Reform make it a go-to whatever your kitchen style. From natural wood finished to neutral hues, earthy tones, and even vibrant mismatched doors (look to MATCH by Muller Van Serveren if this appeals), there's something to suit every interior design style.

5. Plykea

IKEA kitchen cabinet door replacements

(Image credit: Plykea/Building Devon Ltd/Gillespie Yunnie Architects/Tom Hargreaves Photography)

Available in the US and UK, Plykea offers fronts and cabinet doors for IKEA's Metod kitchen, as well as a whole host of other furniture from the Swedish brand, including wardrobes and pantries.

The buying process here isn't as straightforward as some of the other brands – you'll need to design your IKEA kitchen to share it with the team and get a free quote. While this might take a bit longer than simply ordering cabinet doors, you can rest assured you'll be supplied with the right designs and sizes.

All the doors and fronts are made from wood with a good variety of colors to choose from. If you're not quite sure what style or color you prefer, browse their gallery page, or you can visit the showroom located in San Francisco.

It's really never been easier to update your IKEA kitchen cabinets. With so many, colors, styles, and price points, these places to shop have something for every taste and space.

Remember to always measure your existing cabinets carefully before making any purchases – you don't want to end up with a pile of cabinet doors and drawer fronts that don't quite fit!

Kitchens & Bathrooms Editor

I joined the Homes & Gardens interiors team at the start of 2024 as the kitchens & bathrooms editor. My undergraduate degree was in Magazine Journalism and Production, which I studied at the University of Gloucestershire. Before joining Homes & Gardens, I worked for two interiors titles across both print and digital channels, writing about a range of topics from room design ideas and decorating trends to timeless kitchen schemes and the best places to source pre-loved homeware.