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Kitchen measuring service

IKEA kitchen measurement service gives you a reliable foundation to plan your new kitchen – and peace of mind that all your planning will lead to perfection. Let our technicians provide correct measurements and document the necessary details. 

For £35, we can arrange for a kitchen measurement technician to come to your home to make sure that the plans for your kitchen are as accurate as possible. The measurement service is unavailable in London and other selected areas, please refer to our booking tool for more details. For the DIYers, we’ve gathered guides, too.

How it works |   List of specifications  |   Do-it-yourself guides  | FAQ

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How IKEA kitchen measuring service works

Before and during a kitchen measuring appointment

  1. Start dreaming and researching by browsing our kitchen inspiration or trying our online kitchen planners.
  2. Book a measuring appointment online. Shopping in a store? Consult a co-worker in the kitchen department.
  3. Be sure your space is ready to be measured. Walls and ceilings must be finished. Plumbing, gas and electrical connections must be present.
  4. During your appointment, a professional technician will take photos and collect all the necessary details about your kitchen space like room dimensions, wall/corner inspections and locations of doors, plumbing, etc. To get an idea of what the technician will document, consult the list of required kitchen specifications in the section below.

After a kitchen measuring appointment

  1. The technician will provide comprehensive documentation and all required dimensions in the IKEA Kitchen Planner.
  2. Update your dreams, designs and plans based on your validated measurements.
  3. If you want more help from us, check out our kitchen planning service for one-on-one time with a kitchen expert.
  • With IKEA kitchen measuring service, a technician will take photos and collect all the details below. If you’re doing your own kitchen measuring, here’s the information you’ll need to have to plan accurately.

    • Room dimensions: You’ll need measurements for width, wall length and ceiling height. On each wall, mark connections for electricity, water, gas, vents. Measure dimensions and mark locations of obstacles like radiators, pole supports, columns, chimneys, etc.
    • Windows: Measure window dimensions, floor-to-window distance and window frame dimensions. Measure the space needed to fully open each window.
    • Doors: Measure door dimensions, floor-to-door distance, door thickness and door frame dimensions. Measure the space needed to fully open each door.
    • Electrical: For electrical outlets, measure the distance from the floor and sidewalls. List the type of electrical connection (single-phase or three-phase). Note the amperage and number of appliances that you will connect electrically (dishwasher, refrigerator, stovetop, oven). Measure and document the location of light switches.
    • Vent: Measure the diameter (and if necessary, the adaptation to the IKEA standard for the flexible exhaust pipe), the distance from the floor to the vent (at the bottom of the opening), the distance from the sidewall at the vent (the beginning of the opening).
    • Water connections: Measure the distance to the two water sources from the sidewalls, the distance to the water drain from the floor and the wall and if there are additional water connections (like a dishwasher or washing machine).
    • Gas connections: Measure the distance from the floor to the gas connection, the distance from the sidewall to the gas connection, the diameter of the gas pipe, the distance from the floor and from the sidewall to the gas pipe.
    • Position of celiing obstacles, including sloping

How to take your own kitchen measurements

When you’re cooking, a bit more of this or a little less of that doesn’t usually matter. But when you’re planning a new kitchen, every detail counts. Measuring where you’ll install your new kitchen is extremely important. Give yourself plenty of time to measure precisely – and measure more than once, if possible, to check your work. Reference the complete list of what to measure and document above and check out the tools below.

    Follow along with a video

    Get a quick overview and watch our “How to Measure Your IKEA Kitchen” video. When you’re ready to work, hit pause along the way so that you can measure at your own pace.

    Try the online kitchen planner

    If you have a desktop or laptop computer, you can use the IKEA Kitchen Planner. The “Room Layout” section lists elements that can help you understand what to measure and document.


     Frequently asked questions

    • An experienced, professional measurement technician will visit you in your home to assess the conditions and provide accurate measurements. All required dimensions will be entered into the IKEA Home Planner software and will be saved to your account under your unique user profile within 24 hours.

      The measurement technician will collect or verify the measurements of your room including:

      • Room dimension (height, length, width)
      • Dimension and position of windows and doors
      • Position of external walls
      • Width and height of all windows (including the sill and facings) and their height above the floor
      • Position of celiing obstacles, including sloping
      • Position of electric, water and gas connections and other fixtures e.g. Pipes, radiators
      • Confirm that all room corners are square
      • Confirm that all included walls are plumb

      Please be advised:
      Walls and ceilings must be finished; and plumbing, gas, and electrical connections must be present at the time of the appointment.

    • No, there is no commitment to book kitchen planning or kitchen installation to use the kitchen measuring service.

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