January 30, 2015

What's REALLY new about the IKEA SEKTION kitchen system? PANYL explores the nitty gritty


The new IKEA SEKTION kitchen cabinet system has finally launched in North America! What are the most important changes from the old AKURUM cabinet line? Over the last year we've been absorbing intelligence from Sweden and Great Britain. Below we've highlighted the significant differences between IKEA's outgoing AKURUM system and the incoming SEKTION kitchen.

Cabinet widths are basically unchanged.

SEKTION still has seven standard base cabinet widths: 12", 15", 18", 21", 24", 30" and 36".

Wall cabinets are available in the...

January 30, 2015

PANYL's IKEA SEKTION Kitchen Part II: Design and Construction

In our last post we provided a review of the new IKEA SEKTION kitchen, which is about to replace the AKURUM line after a 20 year run. We collected this information last month, while installing the international version of the SEKTION kitchen (called METOD). Our customer was in a hurry to update a vacant rental apartment, and didn't want to wait for the SEKTION to become available.

January 29, 2015

PANYL's IKEA SEKTION Kitchen Part III: The Big Reveal

Part II of our IKEA SEKTION blog trilogy covered the step-by-step process of assembling a new SEKTION kitchen - the long-awaited replacement to IKEA's 20-year old AKURUM kitchen system.  Now it's time to unveil the results!

The Backstory

A friend of ours had a vacant rental apartment in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.  We suspected that, here in this self-appointed nerve-center of culinary artisanality, the existing kitchen might not...

November 24, 2014


At PANYL, we like to go BIG. We offer a wide selection of finishes because we like to take chances and see what works. Our customers are the same way: they try out projects, take risks, and occasionally need to send some things back. Because of this free spirited approach, we wind up with overstocked items and customer returns.

So we've introduced a new CLEARANCE section in our store. With PANYL Clearance, your favorite item or...

November 05, 2014

Canadian TV Studs Colin and Justin Show You How Easy PANYL is to Apply

Once upon a time in Canada, the exciting design duo Colin and Justin put PANYL to use in a Toronto Star article.  That was an early PR highlight for us considering we love their work and they really have a knack for promoting DIY design and other affordable furniture solutions.

Now, we've been lucky enough to have our second C&J experience, which like the last time we didn't even know was coming! These two guys are...

October 27, 2014

Project (the) Funway: PANYL Drops Prices on Popular Items!

PANYL Project Funway

One of the key reasons we launched PANYL was to offer cost savings to creative shoppers and DIYers who know what they want but can't always afford it.  Design is high on our list of what's most important in life, but so is being able to spend modestly without feeling left out of the fun that modern furniture has to offer.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offerings...

October 06, 2014

Get the look of CB2's Stella Cabinet Using PANYL and IKEA GODMORGON


PANYL IKEA-jacked Godmorgon CB2 Stella Cabinet

About a year and a dozen hacks after we launched PANYL we decided to try something new with the concept of IKEA furniture modification. We wanted to show people that the power of PANYL was not only in the design flexibility it offers, but in the cost-saving doors it can open.  So we unveiled the ODDA hackpack (what we referred to as "IKEA...

September 10, 2014

Shopify Highlights PANYL!

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PANYL is featured this week on Shopify’s "ecommerce university" as an example of a successful business that used the Internet to launch its product.

The piece features an interview where our co-founder Dan Goldman waxes nostalgic about customizing and tweaking the online PANYL experience time and again. He supplies some background on the company, too:

My business partner and I have been friends since we were 15. He...

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