The big day has finally arrived to purchase the IKEA kitchen design furnishings you have spent hours planning and dreaming about and using the online design tools to help you decide just what you wanted for your kitchen. We all know how difficult it is to cook in a small kitchen and the even greater challenge of keeping a small kitchen clean and organized. Unfortunately, small kitchens are a fact of life for many who live in apartments and town homes. If your kitchen is small, you should know that a well-maintained storage space and spatial arrangement can make a small kitchen more comfortable and functional. Even furniture makers such as IKEA are aware of this challenge and create multi-functional, compact kitchen cabinets to help with solving these problems.
What can you expect from IKEA kitchen design and what should you look for?
In principle, one should have a good idea before purchase what the finished kitchen will look like. Homeowners should make a list of must-haves. Taking the time to look at all the options available may save buyers remorse later. It would be annoying if you buy everything and then realize that this or that would have been yet more beautiful. Make a good draft before going to the IKEA website.
Even if you have only a “half-finished” design, their online Home Planner feature can help you design the IKEA kitchen of your dreams. Complete a short online registration and you will be ready to start trying out your ideas in a virtual kitchen. Even if you cannot purchase everything at this time, it is a good idea to have in mind everything your dream kitchen would include so that you can leave room to add things later as you can afford them.
The steps for the IKEA kitchen of your dreams are to first get inspiration from model kitchen galleries. Measure your own kitchen to determine how many of these ideas you can fit into your space. Use the 3-D planning tool online to help you design your kitchen lay-out. Make a list of must-haves and other details such as light fixtures, trim-work and organizers you want to include. Finally, decide which IKEA services you want to use and make your purchase.