Buy a kitchen in 5 steps

How to:
Buy a kitchen in 5 steps
Buy a kitchen in 5 steps

From measuring your room and deciding kitchen layout to choosing the right interior fittings, appliances and lighting. That’s what this guide is about. We’ve also included useful information about our complete kitchen services. We can help you with everything from measuring your room to home delivery.

Be inspired by our great range of kitchen room ideas

Get inspired

Browse among our kitchen solutions and discover all the functions. Create the look of your dream kitchen by combining fronts, worktops, appliances, knobs and handles. You’ll find even more inspiration in our Kitchen brochure and in the store.
Measure your room

Measure your room

An essential part of the planning process, accurate measuring helps to ensure that your new kitchen will fit and function properly. If measuring isn’t exactly your cup of tea, that’s not a problem. We can do it for you.
IKEA home planner

Start planning

The planning area in the store has computers you can use to plan your kitchen in 3D by adding cabinets with interior fittings to your room. Or you can use graph paper and paper puzzle. Our kitchen experts are on hand to provide hints and advice.
Organise your kitchen

Perfect your kitchen

Complete your kitchen with mouldings, lighting, wall and sink organisers, trolleys and more from our complete offer of kitchen items. Everything you need for a functional kitchen is available under one roof.
IKEA Services

Choose services and place your order

IKEA is on hand to assist with Transport to Installation. Use and pay only for the services you’ll need to make your dream kitchen a reality.
Be preapred with the kitchen checklist

Ready to start planning your IKEA kitchen. Here's a checklist for you before you get started.

Do it yourself or…

...let us do the work for you?
□ Measuring service
□ Pick up and home delivery service
□ Installation service
□ Transport service


You’ll need to bring...

...the correct meausurements of your room
□ Walls and floors
□ Doors and windows
□ Other factors such as location of radiators, pipes, switches etc


It’s good if you have considered...

...your kitchen’s working triangle
□ Cooking zone
□ Washing up zone
□ Storing zone
...what basic units and appliances you need
□ Cabinets, drawers and shelves
□ Doors and handles
□ Worktops
□ Sink
□ Taps
□ Oven / Cooker
□ Microwave oven
□ Hob
□ Hood
□ Fridge / freezer
□ Dishwasher
□ Legs / plinths
□ Freestanding units / trolleys
...how to organise your kitchen
□ Interior organisers
□ Wall organisers
□ Sink organisers


You might also want to look into...

...features that make your kitchen more sustainable
□ Energy consumption
□ Waste sorting
□ Water consumption
...how to light up your kitchen
□ General lighting
□ Functional lighting
□ Mood and decorative lighting
...how to make your kitchen safe for children
□ Safety products

Ideas for your dream kitchens

Checklist
From lighting to tips for saving energy - explore our kitchens and get ideas for yours

Made to last. Guaranteed.

IKEA Guarantees
We ensure that your kitchen is tough enough to cope with daily wear and tear, year in and year out.

We can help you

Kitchen services
From installation to home delivery – take advantage of our complete range of kitchen service