Buy a kitchen in 5 steps

How to:
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 flexible payment options!

Get inspired

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

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.

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.

Perfect your kitchen

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

Choose services and place your order

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

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
□ Countertops
□ Sink
□ Faucets
□ Oven / Stove
□ Microwave oven
□ Cooktop
□ Hood
□ Fridge / freezer
□ Dishwasher
□ Legs / plinths
□ Freestanding units / carts
...how to organize your kitchen
□ Interior organizers
□ Wall organizers
□ Sink organizers


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

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

We can help you

Take advantage of our complete range of kitchen services.

Made to last. Guaranteed.

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

Design your kitchen today

Design and view your new kitchen in 3D with IKEA Home planner