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5 steps to buying an IKEA kitchen

You deserve the kitchen of your dreams. At first it may seem like a daunting challenge, but we’re here to assist with every step of your kitchen remodel project.   

This kitchens buying guide will help you through all the steps you need to take along the way, including everything from finding your style and measuring your IKEA kitchen to planning, ordering and installing it. 

Trust us, it’s easier than you think!  Our expert IKEA Kitchen Services team are available online and in-store for assistance with planning, measurement, and installation. Get started today by exploring the resources below.

Let’s get started with your new kitchen! 

An illustration of a green kitchen with white knobs and worktop against a beige coloured wall with a small window.
An illustration of a green kitchen with white knobs and worktop against a beige coloured wall with a small window.

1. Find your kitchen style

Take some time to dream a little, look at some ideas, consider your needs and decide what you want in your ideal kitchen.  We have tons of kitchen ideas so you can explore different designs and solutions that inspire you. Once you determine what your needs are and what your ideal kitchen looks like, you’ll for sure find a perfect match at IKEA. 

Consider if you’re more of a classic type who likes a kitchen with lots of visible drawers and details... 

 ...Or if you like a more modern approach with streamlined designs and drawers hidden behind larger fronts...

...Or, perhaps you’re somewhere in between and want the best of both worlds?  

2. Measure your kitchen

A great plan starts with a great measure. Be thorough when measuring your kitchen. It’s important to take your time to get your measurements correct. This will form the foundation of all your planning. You can do it yourself with our measuring guides or schedule an appointment with one of our IKEA Kitchen Services specialists. While there is an initial fee, it will be refunded to you when you complete the purchase of your IKEA kitchen and installation.

3. Plan your kitchen

Planning your kitchen is when your dreams and ideas take shape. There are a lot of things to consider and think about. Take your time to make sure you end up with the kitchen you wished for. Think about how you normally use your kitchen and what feels comfortable for you. Look at your existing kitchen and make a list of the things you like and what you’d want to change.

Our free professional kitchen planners can help with every step of your project. Schedule an online or in-store appointment now. If you'd rather do it yourself explore our guide on how to make your own plan!

4. Shop, order and get it home

After your layout is finalized, we have everything you need to create the kitchen you deserve. We'll help you finalize and process your order and schedule your delivery!

5. Install your kitchen

IKEA kitchens are designed to be installed by you, but we’re here to offer as much help as you feel you need, with IKEA Kitchen Installation services available in some areas.

At IKEA, you’ll find all the products you need to realize a complete dream kitchen. Whether your kitchen is large or small, we can offer you a wide range of well-designed and coordinated kitchen products that’ll support your every need, style and personality.   

We know that planning and buying a kitchen is a complex project, with lots of choices and decisions to consider. Apart from offering a wide range of kitchens, we also offer a wide range of kitchen services, including measuring, planning, and installation. Everything you need to make getting your dream kitchen as easy as possible. And at your local IKEA store you’ll find our team of kitchen experts who are on hand to answer questions, give practical advice, and help you through the buying process.