How to Install Ikea Kitchen Cabinets on Concrete Walls

Updated February 21, 2017

Ikea sells a variety of kitchen cabinet designs intended for the user to assemble and hang on the walls. Although designs vary, they share a similar mounting system, with the cabinets hanging from a mounting bar secured to the wall. When installing Ikea cabinets onto a concrete wall, care must be taken to ensure that the mounting bar is securely fastened into the concrete.

Assemble the cabinets according to instructions. Measure the distance from the mounting bar on the back of the cabinets to the lower edge of the cabinets.

Measure up the wall from the position where you want the lower edge of the cabinets to be. This is where you'll place the mounting bar from which the cabinets will be suspended. Mark across the wall at several locations along the cabinet run and connect the marks with a pencil line. Place a level along the line to ensure it's level.

Hold the mounting bar against the wall along the line. The bar will have a series of screw holes. Make a pencil mark on the wall every 2 inches at a screw hole location. Remove the mounting bar.

Drill a hole in each of the marked locations, using a masonry bit on a drill. If you have a large number of holes to drill, a hammer drill will make the work go faster. You can rent these at equipment rental stores. Place a masonry wall anchor into each of the holes and tap each flush into the wall with a hammer.

Place the bar against the wall and line up the holes with the anchors. Place a screw through the bar into the anchors at each location and screw the bar onto the anchors.

Hang the assembled cabinet on the mounting bar.


Wear safety glasses when using a drill or other power tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Drill with masonry bit
  • 2-inch masonry wall anchors with screws
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
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Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.