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HOW TO BUY A KITCHEN
Your 4-step guide to buying a kitchen
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We want you to get the kitchen of your dreams. And with this 4-step guide to buying a kitchen, you can turn that dream into a reality by yourself. But you don’t have to. From measuring through to installation, we have a range of services that can do everything for you.
YOUR 4-STEP GUIDE TO BUYING A KITCHEN: 1 MEASURE | 2 DREAM & PLAN | 3 ORDER | 4 INSTALL
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Measure
Take the first step towards your dream kitchen! Watch the video to learn how to measure your existing space so you can make your own kitchen plan.
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To do: Measuring
• So you get an accurate, easy to use kitchen plan that works with the IKEA Home Planner 3D tool, make sure you measure in millimetres
• Remember to mark on your plan the location of electrical sockets, water connections and anything that sticks out, like radiators and pipes
• Download our Four Steps to a New Kitchen – planning guide (PDF) for full written details about how to measure your kitchen
Measuring help
If you’re not the handy type, don’t worry. Our measuring service can do the job for you. Find out more about our measuring service.
YOUR 4-STEP GUIDE TO BUYING A KITCHEN: 1 MEASURE | 2 DREAM & PLAN | 3 ORDER | 4 INSTALL
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Dream & plan
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 design errors to avoid.
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To do: Planning
• Enter your kitchen measurements into the IKEA Home Planner 3D tool and start planning your kitchen
• Remember to save your plan and set up an account with a unique username and password. This makes ordering even easier
• Download our Four Steps to a New Kitchen – planning guide (PDF) for full written details of how to plan your kitchen
Planning help
If you need help adding shape and substance to your dream kitchen let us lend a helping hand. Find out more about our kitchen planning service.
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Appliances
You don’t need to look elsewhere for your kitchen appliances. IKEA, together with Electrolux Group, has developed a range of stylish, energy efficient appliances.
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Interior fittings
Our interior fittings help your kitchen work better on the inside so it can look its best on the outside. Find what you want, when you want it.
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Kitchen lighting
IKEA Kitchen lighting comes in many shapes and sizes to ensure you get the solution you want and need.
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Taps & sinks
Our collection of taps and sinks ensures you don’t have to compromise on energy efficiency or style.
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Cabinets & fronts
The simple, building-block system of our cabinets and fronts gives you total design freedom.
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Knobs & handles
Uniform in function but not in style, size or material, our knobs and handles allow you to eaily update your kitchen.
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Worktops
Choose between pre-cut and custom-made worktops in a range of different materials to suit your kitchen and your style.
YOUR 4-STEP GUIDE TO BUYING A KITCHEN: 1 MEASURE | 2 DREAM & PLAN | 3 ORDER | 4 INSTALL
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Order
You’re nearly there! Your dream kitchen will soon be a reality. Watch the video to learn about your ordering process.
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To do: Ordering
• You can place your order online or at your local IKEA store with a member of our kitchen design staff
• If you’re ordering in store you’ll need a print-out of your kitchen plan or your IKEA Home Planner username and password to access your plan on the IKEA Home Planner 3D tool
• Before placing your order – either online or in store – our kitchen planning staff will go through your design to make sure everything’s OK
Finance options
We all need a little help sometimes. IKEA finance options are there to help turn your dream kitchen into a reality. Find out more about our financing options.
Delivery
If you can’t get your kitchen home yourself, that’s not a problem, we can do it for you. Find out more about our delivery options.
YOUR 4-STEP GUIDE TO BUYING A KITCHEN: 1 MEASURE | 2 DREAM & PLAN | 3 ORDER | 4 INSTALL
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Install
The final step! Soon you can start living in your new kitchen. Watch the video to find out how to install your new kitchen.
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To do: Installing
• Remember to follow the printed assembly instructions of each product before installation
• Install your products in the correct order
• Always employ a professional to undertake any electrical and plumbing work
Installation help
Our kitchens are designed to be easy to install, but if you need help or simply want to save time, let us install your kitchen for you. Find out more about our installation service.

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