Once you have measured your kitchen, visit a store and talk to one of our kitchen planners to finalise and cost your kitchen design. But seeing all of the pieces placed in a virtual model of your kitchen makes the process considerably easier, especially when you switch to the impressive 3D view. Our Professional Design Service is for homeowners who want an elegant, professional layout created for their new IKEA kitchen. They will pull up your online plan and go through it to make sure you haven’t missed anything like toe kicks or feet.
The Roomstyler 3D Home Planner (formerly My Deco 3D Planner) allows you to insert walls, doors and windows and select from a gallery of interior finishes. Those minor technical issues aside, it is an easy-to-use drag and drop tool, and all of the items in the tool’s directory are items from the Ikea catalog, so it’s easy to build your dream kitchen, then get a shopping list (complete with prices) from the Your Selected Items” list.
Since I punched through a wall where there was previously a large and useless pass-thru (with no cabinets underneath) to make a walkway, I was able to add 30 linear inches of counter space on one wall of the kitchen next to the cooktop and install a small breakfast bar(not pictured). The design service we provide was created to save you the step of planning my cabinet layout for my new IKEA kitchen”. In addition, there are many customizations which can only be made in 2D mode, so if you want to view your kitchen as you customize it, you will find yourself swapping between 3D and 2D mode quite frequently to make adjustments.
Our Ikea kitchen guy (shout out to Sherman at the Ikea in Houston!) encouraged me to do a couple of upgrades that I’m thrilled with (and he also suggested a few cost-saving changes, too). Do the bulk of the planning on your own at home and then get an Ikea associate to review it for you. I read copiously on other homeowners’ experiences with IKEA cabinets and talked to contractor friends. In August when we bought our Ikea kitchen, IIRC the Ikea helper person said the planner works best on her Mac using Firefox.
On the opposite wall, I added about 24 linear inches of additional counterspace after removing an inconveniently located built-in that limited the length of the kitchen counter (see Renovation Part 1 for pre-demo photos ). That is 10 square feet of extra space for rolling out pie dough and taking blog photos! Delivery means it’ll take another week or two, but the order will be inventoried piece by piece before shipping, and if you have any problems, every IKEA has an after-sales department that will take care of you. IKEA is like no other company when it comes to scale of economy in their home furnishings.
Using Semihandmade was probably the single best decision we made through our entire kitchen renovation process. I use Chrome and sometimes the Ikea Planner works great, fast, smooth, does everything I want it to. Sometimes it’s so draggy, glitchy and all-around sucky that I leave and just try again later. This program also lets you itemize a shopping list of the Ikea components so you can see how much your new kitchen will cost.
If, like us, you’re planning on using Ikea cabinetry, Ikea offers a free design tool called the 3D Kitchen Planner It is perhaps the most frustrating piece of software you will ever use, but it’s unfortunately a necessary evil as you’ll need it to place your order. You start by selecting the room shape, and Ikea includes enough options- including those with indents and diagonal cutouts-to satisfy the needs of most people.
Once the plan is final, an installation schematic and a complete order list with product codes are provided. Our designers will ensure they fully understand your space and requirements and will then create a custom kitchen design layout for you, within four business days. And it’s easy – the IKEA Home Planner Tool has a user-friendly interface, designed for anyone to use.
Just like anything else, IKEA cabinets have their limitations, but we felt that in the end the IKEA cabinets were by far the best deal for our project. You can move the camera around the plan to see different views, and even paint the walls and ceilings from an extensive color selection. We are committed to making the IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner compatible with the latest Windows browsers. No matter what you’re celebrating… The IKEA Gift Card is an attractive option for all. You bring in your IKEA kitchen plan, and then log in to their computers and show it to a (probably harried) employee.
Use it to plan office space, apartments, individual rooms and even building elevations. Visit the Kitchen planning studio at your IKEA store where you can use IKEA computers to create and print your kitchen plan using the same planning tool. So if you are looking for an IKEA Kitchen installer, who is experienced, friendly and provides exceptional quality, then look no further! You cannot save a copy to a USB drive, as Ikea will not allow you to use these kinds of removable storage devices in its stores. We know that building a kitchen takes more than just putting cupboards and stoves together, which is not the easiest task.
Since I wrote this, I’ve assembled and installed a cabinet from the new line at Ikea and I’m hoping to do up a post on the differences between it and the old line – hoping you find it helpful, too! In the next post, I’ll talk about the details of the kitchen and my DIY experience installing the SEKTION kitchen. It’s also incredibly important when designing your kitchen to know what will be going into it—after all, it’s basically a glorified storage space. The low cost of the cabinets and their material are red flags to some folks who just really want the best for their kitchen.