The founder of Backyard Pods just loves IKEA. In fact, it was ordering flat-pack furniture from IKEA that partly inspired her to start Backyard Pods with flat-pack building kits for backyard studios, granny flats, home-offices, cabins, bungalows, pool cabanas, etc.
It’s because many customers of Backyard Pods want to do their own project management, or even a bit of DIY themselves, to save big dollars on their backyard studio, granny flat, home office, or guest cabin project.
IKEA can really help as a one-stop-shop for just about everything you need to complete your project once your Backyard Pod kit has been installed to the lockup stage (meaning with doors and windows but no connections or interior fit-out).
Because there are IKEA stores in just about every city in Australia and they have a great online store, it’s easy to find out about easy-to-install flat-pack and modular kitchens and bathrooms, as well as floor coverings, appliances, light fittings, door hardware, smoke alarms, and much more – including your furnishings.
If you need help to install items once you’ve got your Backyard Pod kit to lock-up, you can look on HiPages or Airtasker. You can get local tradespeople to lay your carpet, install your kitchen, and all the jobs needed once you’ve bought your bits and pieces from any IKEA store – noting you can buy online and IKEA will deliver to almost every location in Australia.
Backyard Pods has no connection with IKEA (this is important to note), so mentioning our name over the counter won’t get you a discount. However, we can think of no better place to send our customers when they need world-class design and engineering – IKEA products are made to last and last.
Deluxe modular kitchens for Backyard Pods
We really like IKEA kitchens, and all of our own Backyard Pod designs have featured IKEA kitchens. For purists, we will always suggest looking at an IKEA kitchen because the quality and precision you can expect is probably the best in the world.
This being said, the people at Bunnings have come up with the range of Kaboodle kitchens that are almost as beautiful and versatile as the IKEA range but for a better price (or so people tell us).
If you’re not on a super-tight budget, the IKEA range is definitely worth looking at. Their flat-pack kitchens are considered the best-in-class. IKEA also has great bathroom items like bathroom vanities, tapware, etc.
Please note that Backyard Pods customers are free to shop wherever they choose for interior fit-out items and installation services. We are not paid by IKEA to send our customers to their stores. We only suggest that for someone buying a Backyard Pod, IKEA is where they could go to make the additional purchases needed to complete their project. Some customers may have a builder or installer that offers to provide the fit-out items as part of their overall service. The important thing is that customers have options and can make an informed choice. We try to help everyone by providing information but only you know your needs and circumstances, so please don’t take anyone’s advice (except for getting ‘professional advice’) unless you’ve decided it would be the most appropriate for your situation.