Are IKEA Faucets Any Good? What You Need To Know

When you think about where to buy a new faucet, home improvement retailers like Lowe's, Home Depot, and Menards probably pop into your mind long before IKEA does. The economy furniture retailer does sell plumbing basics like faucets and sinks, however. While these sleek and modern faucets certainly pass the aesthetic test, it's difficult not to wonder whether purchasing a faucet from the same store where you bought your $12.99 side table is a good idea. Spoiler alert: It probably isn't, unless you don't mind a faucet with non-standard fittings and hard-to-obtain parts. 

Considering the potential consequences of using a faulty faucet in your kitchen or bathroom, you'll want to be absolutely sure the one you decide to buy isn't going to result in unwanted problems like water damage. Before you scour the internet for product descriptions and reviews, we've already done the work for you. When it comes to IKEA faucets, these are the facts, opinions, and circumstances you may want to consider before committing to making your purchase. 

IKEA faucets: features and reviews

IKEA offers a plethora of bathroom and kitchen faucets, starting at $25 and ending in the mid-$200 range. Many if not all faucets appear to be described as water and energy-saving, which most would consider a plus. While the fact doesn't seem to be mentioned in any of the faucets' product descriptions, the main complaint of consumers online seems to be the fact that IKEA faucets don't use standard fittings or parts. This means that when installing or repairing your faucet, you will need to purchase any necessary connectors or replacement parts directly from the retailer to finish your plumbing project. When you're dealing with a leak, this can add a significant amount of time to your repair and possibly even further water damage.

According to StarCraft Reviews, IKEA claims that replacement parts will remain available for two years after discontinuation, but obtaining them often requires a lengthy warranty claim process. If you're okay with potentially ending up in a situation where your IKEA faucet needs to be replaced by another brand because waiting for a replacement part will take too long, trying one out might be worth the risk. Perhaps it's best to heed Dunbar Plumbing's advice: "The only guarantee I can give in regards to cheap and easy faucets is to buy two of them at the same time so you'll have parts when they break," the company posted (via Terry Love Forums). Otherwise, a brand with a higher availability of parts might be worth a higher price.