Has anyone ever used the online kitchen planner to do your planning without going into the store? To recap: super easy in terms of going to the store (mid kitchen sale even at the Twin Cities store), logging in to our online plan, having an employee look quickly over it and answer all of our questions in literally one minute, then she quickly turned to print the entire thing out (took the longest). While the planner works reasonably well on my Macbook, I prefer to go to my local library and use the PCs there. I cannot get the planner to work on any browser on my MacBook running El Capitan.
Using 3D visualization software is a good way to visualize what your new kitchen would look like in your home, and gives you the chance to play with different colour schemes and layouts without having to spend time and money on re-decorating your kitchen for real. There are many online kitchen design tools that are free-to-use and ideal for doing quick and easy tests of your ideas. I have given up with the Ikea one – I’m also using it on Mac and it’s terrible – can’t log in, freezes, items won’t rotate… aarrrgggghhhhhhh!
With over 19 years experience in kitchen installation, you can rest assured that The Kitchen Installer has you covered. You can use the tool without creating an account, however to take full advantage of the ordering and customer service options, you should register before you build your kitchen. Ikea has also designed a planner tool specifically for your kitchen; it allows you to preview appliances, cabinetry and other Ikea kitchen components all on your computer. Greg and I are also somewhat lucky our kitchen isn’t very big and that the design looked a lot better without upper cabinets on one side (besides the one above the fridge).
In the meantime, with the IKEA program being next to useless, I intend to try alternative programs to focus my ideas. You will most likely be directed to an image of the plan, but from that point you can navigate to anything in your account – the system may, or may not, throw up a login screen when you attempt to move to a new screen. Maybe on your equipment and particular configuration of browsers, et al, pippabean but I have just spent several of hours of my life I am never going to get back today trying in vain to populate one little kitchen. This will create a single IKEA home planner to use with the furniture of your choice.
Name, product description, main material and price – all basic information you need when you meet one of our IKEA specialists. I work on a very tight schedule in order to meet the deadline; therefore, allowing clients to enjoy their kitchen sooner. This will then be saved to your own personal Ikea profile page with your own unique log in details which we can set up for you. Homestyler’s 3D floor planner and 3D room designer tools can be used by a first timer; professionals can purchase the Homestyler PRO version.
Once you’re happy with your plan, save it straight onto the IKEA server so that you can pick it up at your nearest IKEA store. Apart from being somewhat sluggish occasionally, the planner works fine for me. Firefox on macbook OS X Yosemite v. 10.10.5. This, remember, is a kitchen planner: it lets you grab IKEA product images, slip them into place in your kitchen floor plan, and see what the result will do in 3D. IKEA Home Kitchen Planner is a cheap, efficient way to check how your new IKEA kitchen will look like before actually buying anything.
Don’t think there is such a thing unless you get hold of eCabinets from Thermwood in the USA (heck of a learning curve, though). Yet for some reason, IKEA – or the developer it hired – thinks the kitchen planner needs very, very wide permissions before it will run. We were told the company they worked with-GE Capital from my research-wanted to boost the interest rate to 35% so Ikea told them where to stick it. So we started with some rough measurements and used the IKEA online 3D kitchen planner to start deciding on the best layout. As you build and design your new kitchen, the planner tool adds a detailed list of all products you choose to include.
It is working fine for me. I designed and ordered three kitchens using the Akurum planner, never setting a foot in the store 350 miles from me. I’m using the Sektion planner for another kitchen. The best part is that you can do all this planning with all dimensions and layout, so the plan is only in your kitchen and for some standard-size kitchen. Clare, you were a fantastic client who really listened to guidance and asked all the questions necessary in order to have the kitchen space ready.
At the store, you can get final planning advice and assistance from our Kitchen Specialists before purchasing the products you need to make your virtual kitchen a reality. Following installation, which went incredibly smoothly, Lee returned to the house to tweak a few things and make some final changes as a result of Ikea having delivered some damaged parts. When I bought my cabs a few weeks ago, the IKEA kitchen gal said she has to use the planner in chrome on her Mac.
If you are doing a bathroom renovation, DraftingSPACE has a neat online bathroom planner that will automatically generate viable floor plans for you. And it’s easy – the IKEA Home Planner Tool has a user-friendly interface, designed for anyone to use. Everything went smoothly and the kitchen looks great after I installed quartz countertops to finish the look.
I am a design/build contractor in Toronto and I design and construct kitchens using IKEA cabinetry quite frequently…but it has been HELL ON EARTH to use the kitchen planner since Sektion arrived on the scene earlier this year. It seems that the issue is that Ikea just doesn’t update their software to function with the new versions of OS and browsers. I wish I could find a planner with a broader selection of cabinets that was so easy to use.