How to plan your Kitchen

How can we help you?

At IKEA we believe everyone has the right to a new kitchen. So apart from offering a wide range of kitchens we also offer a wide range of services at every step of your kitchen renovation. Whether you're looking to save on services, or are looking for a complete solution, you can choose the package that best suits your needs.

Our service range includes everything from kitchen design and planning, to basic installation, to total project management.

We offer services from planning to full kitchen installation.

IKEA Kitchen services

Services that suit your needs

Our kitchen planners and installation teams are experts in bringing your kitchen dreams to reality. They will ensure you get all the help you need. We can provide a complete menu of services from our professional independent service providers to help in measuring and planning to completion at all steps of your renovation:

  • Kitchen measurement
  • Kitchen design and planning
  • Purchasing your kitchen
  • Delivery
  • Basic kitchen installation
  • Additional specialized installation
  • Total project management

 
Whether you are looking for a hands-on or hands-off approach, drop by at one of our locations or book an appointment online to meet with one of our kitchen planners in store. Bring your measurements with you to help get started.

Checklist
Keep in mind before visiting our kitchen experts in-store or in your home, please have the following in mind to make your planning as easy and efficient as possible.

Installation
All basic installation services will be priced and coordinated for you by your IKEA service provider.


Do it yourself

4 steps to a new kitchen

This 4-step guide to buying a kitchen is here to help you get the kitchen of your dreams. From measuring and planning, to ordering and installation, it is with you at every step of your kitchen-buying journey.

Step 1 - Measure

Take the first step towards your dream kitchen! Learn how to measure your existing space so you can make your own kitchen plan.

Step 2 - Dream & Plan

Learn how to make the most of your existing space so your new kitchen lives up to your dreams.

Step 3 - Order 

Once you've measured and planned for your new kitchen design you're nearly there! Learn about how to order in-store or online.

Step 4 - Install

The IKEA SEKTION kitchen system is designed for easy installation. Learn how to install your new kitchen, as well as how we can help.


Step 1

Start with your Kitchen's measurement

Measuring your kitchen isn't hard to do, but it's important you get it right because your measurements will be the basis for all your planning. Watch the video to learn about what you will need to be mindful of when measuring.

To do: Measuring
1. To get an accurate, easy to use kitchen plan that works with the IKEA Home planner, make sure you measure in inches.

2. Remember to mark on your plan the location of electrical sockets, water connections and anything that sticks out, like radiators, pipes and ventilation ducts.

3. Use our New kitchen - planning guide for full written details about how to measure your kitchen.


Step 2

Plan your dream kitchen

Watch the video to learn how to make the most of your existing space so your new kitchen lives up to your dreams. Discover the pros and cons of common kitchen layouts and some kitchen design errors to avoid.

To do: Planning
1. To get an accurate, easy to use kitchen plan that works with the IKEA Home planner (not compatible with mobile devices), make sure you measure in inches.

2. Remember to mark on your plan the location of electrical sockets, water connections and anything that sticks out, like radiators, pipes and ventilation ducts.

3. Use our New kitchen - planning guide (PDF) for full written details about how to measure your kitchen.

Kitchen Planning Tool
Use the IKEA Home Planner with your measurements to design, experiment and create your kitchen in 3D.

Our brochures & buying guides
Buying guides provide product information about our kitchen range. We also have a guide for planning your new kitchen, as well as a guide on kitchen installation.


Step 3

You’re nearly there! Your dream kitchen will soon be a reality. Watch the video to learn about your ordering options.

To do: Ordering
Order online
1. Once you are ready with your kitchen design created with the IKEA home planner (not compatible with mobile devices) you can then contact us to begin the process. A kitchen expert will review and ensure you have everything you need. Learn more about our delivery options.

At an IKEA location (Please have you username & password on hand)
1. If you're ordering in-store you'll need a print-out of you kitchen plan or have your username and password to access your plan on the IKEA Home planner (not compatible with mobile devices).

2. Before picking your order in-store our kitchen experts will go through your kitchen design to make sure everything is OK.

3. Be sure to refer to our kitchen checklist. Make sure you have everything you need before buying your dream kitchen.

4. Once you have placed your order you have many ways to receive your purchase. If you can't get your kitchen home yourself, that's not a problem, we offer delivery options including home delivery, to a Collection Point.

Require Delivery
View our options for delivery to your home or Collection Point.

Tip: To ensure smooth delivery and installation make sure to keep a copy of your itemized list


Step 4

The final step! Soon you can start living in your new kitchen. Watch the video to find out how to install your new kitchen.

To do: Installing

1. Remember to follow the printed assembly instructions of each product before installation.

2. Organizing your order based on your shopping list ensures you have everything you need laid out. Time to start installing your products in the correct order.

3. Always employ a professional to undertake any electrical, plumbing or ventilation work that you are unsure of.

4. Download our Kitchen installation guide (PDF) for full written details about how to install your kitchen

Help with installation
Need help or simply want to save time on your kitchen renovation? We can recommend a professional installer to do it for you.