ikea design kitchen

Ikea Design Kitchen

Become your own kitchen designer with the help of the IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner. Thanks to our easy-to-use software, you can choose cabinets, doors, and appliances to fit the exact measurements of your kitchen. Get started today. When you’re ready, either print out your drawings and product list at home, or save your plan to the IKEA server. At the IKEA store or over the phone through IKEA Home Shopping you can discuss your drawing with one of our kitchen experts. They’ll go over the final details with you, so you can take your kitchen from drawing to reality.
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Ikea Design Kitchen

Solid oak wood kitchens are beautiful, yet often very expensive. Not if you combine your kitchen cabinets with oak wood doors and drawer fronts from Koak Design! We create solid oak wood kitchen doors and panels based on IKEA kitchens for example. Add a concrete worktop and some nice designer appliances, and you have a truly unique kitchen. This way solid wood designer kitchens are affordable after all.  IKEA + KOAK = 100% your IKEA design kitchen, real wood ready-made cabinet doors.
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Ikea Design Kitchen

Make your dream room a reality Become your own interior designer with the help of the IKEA Planner Tools. Drag and drop your choice of furniture into the room and fit them to the exact measurements of your home. Rearrange and try different styles until you’re satisfied with the result. View it in 3D and print with all the measurements, just like an architect. See how much it will cost and get the list of all products. Once you’re happy with your plan, save, print or e-mail your plan and list so that you can pick it up at your nearest IKEA store. Then get final planning advice and assistance from us before purchasing the products you need to make your virtual room a reality. *Please note that IKEA does not allow personal storage devices like a USB memory stick or CD to be brought to the IKEA store due to security reasons. If you’d like to use more than one planner to customize a room, you will need to download each separate planner individually.
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Ikea Design Kitchen

Based in Los Angeles, Semihandmade is a sister company to Handmade, which makes fine furniture and cabinetry. Semihandmade offers this craftsmanship at a lower price and makes doors and drawer fronts crafted to fit IKEA cabinets exactly. I worked with the Semihandmade owner John McDonald to plan out and order drawer fronts, doors, side panels, and filler pieces for my IKEA kitchen plan. I sent him the IKEA kitchen plan I made and he gave me a list and a quote of everything the kitchen needed.
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Ikea Design Kitchen

Besides price, this was the single biggest factor for us. IKEA’s system is so flexible and modular, you can buy the cabinets without any doors or drawer fronts. I liked IKEA’s flexibility and price, but I wasn’t crazy about their various finishes. I wanted real wood veneer, and also a custom color for some of the cabinets. (IKEA cabinets are hard to paint well.)
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Ikea Design Kitchen

We thought we were super prepared and we breezed into the IKEA store, which is about 90 miles away from where we live, hoping to be out in a couple hours. Ha ha. No way. The ordering process for the cabinets is quite involved. You bring in your IKEA kitchen plan, and then log in to their computers and show it to a (probably harried) employee. The employee has to go through and order each piece on your list, bit by bit. This is the downside of such a modular system — you are essentially ordering hundreds of little boxes at once.
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Ikea Design Kitchen

Draw it, build it and get a full 3D view of your new kitchen! Getting a detailed overview of your new kitchen in 3D is a great way to get a feel for what your kitchen will look like when it’s actually in place at home. And it’s easy – the IKEA Home Planner Tool has a user-friendly interface, designed for non-experienced “kitchen planners”.
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Ikea Design Kitchen

This is pretty simple: We ordered our whole kitchen over the summer, during one of IKEA’s big kitchen sales. Usually the way these work is that if you spend a certain amount you will get 10% off, and if you spend a little more, 20%. We also purchased our bathroom cabinetry during this sale (we used kitchen cabinets in our master bath) and a big pantry unit, as well as a kitchen island as a workbench for my husband in the basement. We loaded up! And it was all 20% off. Obviously this really makes a difference in the budget.
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I read copiously on other homeowners’ experiences with IKEA cabinets and talked to contractor friends. For the most part, they were uniformly enthusiastic. Yes, IKEA cabinets are cheap, but that doesn’t mean they’re shoddy or flimsy.
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If, on the other hand, we had been renovating an existing kitchen without the ability to move walls and plumbing and with more challenges in fitting everything in, I would have been more likely to look into custom cabinets or at least get more help from a kitchen designer. But my “two straight lines” kitchen was kind of the ideal situation for IKEA’s process.
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Complete product list included As you build and design your new kitchen, the planner tool adds a detailed list of all products you choose to include. Name, product description, main material and price – all basic information you need when you meet one of our IKEA kitchen specialists.
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Important info: Remember to bring your username and password with you to the store. You can’t access your saved kitchen drawings without it. As a security measure, we don’t accept kitchen drawings on floppy disk, USB memory sticks, etc. in the IKEA store.
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I’ve explained our big kitchen project, shown you the demolition, and shared our financing, and now it’s time to get down to business. The bones of a kitchen are the cabinets and their layout, and we knew from the beginning that we wanted to use IKEA’s cabinet system. Here are some things we learned along the way.
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Before I tell you what we learned, I wanted to point out one more thing about our kitchen renovation that gave us confidence using IKEA cabinets. We were basically starting with a blank slate. We were building a kitchen addition onto our house, so we didn’t have to deal with odd corners or preexisting constraints. We had the luxury of a simple layout — basically an open galley with a long island and straight run of cabinets. There were no corner cabinets, and, for that matter, no upper cabinets either.
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IKEA has a wonderful, horrible, addictive, amazing little piece of software that helps you plan out your kitchen. It is an app you use right in your web browser, which can make it buggy. (Oh the tortures of Java; I would have actually paid real money for a desktop version of this app running on a more stable base.)
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The IKEA planning software starts out with you drawing your room with the correct proportions, then populating it with cabinets to your specifications. You can add in different wall colors, flooring, and outside views to add a little more (virtual) verisimilitude. You can adjust countertop, door fronts, and appliances too. All of this is quite fun, and there is a magic moment when you switch into the 3-D rendered view and see your kitchen just as it will appear in real life! Bliss.
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We live 90 miles away from IKEA, and we didn’t want the cabinets delivered right away. So we paid for a delivery service. They brought everything right into our house, a process that took over an hour. All of the kitchen pieces were in boxes with strange pseudo-Swedish names.
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Next I’ll show you part of the process of installing the IKEA cabinets. We spent a lot of money on our home renovation, but nevertheless it was still a budget operation, comparatively speaking, so we actually installed the kitchen cabinets ourselves with some coaching from our contractor.
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So you will love their software and hate it at the same time. It lets you visualize your kitchen, painstaking bit by bit. It’s quite powerful, though, and it helps you budget by creating a shopping list with everything in the kitchen. So, plan on playing with their software for a long time, building your kitchen virtually and checking out proportions there before actually buying your cabinets. I built scads of slightly different layouts, bringing them to our architect and contractor for their thoughts and, as I showed you before, then actually drawing them in real life at the playground and on the subfloor of our new kitchen.

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