Yes It’s Possible: Converting Your Architect’s Plans Into a Custom IKEA Kitchen



How IKD reimagines your custom kitchen plans so you don’t have to leave your kitchen reno on the back burner.

You spent a lot of time at home over the last 18 months you realized, like so many others, that your kitchen is overdue for a redo. So, you hired an architect, you started looking at cabinetry, tile and finishes…and you put a pin in the project. Sound about right? We know and we get it. The cost of a custom kitchen coupled with the extended delays in product delivery means you ended up making peace with a kitchen that isn’t exactly what chef’s dreams are made of – but you don’t have to. We can help you convert your architect’s plans into an IKEA design that keep you waiting or empty your pockets. Here’s how…

1. Just like the architect you hired, we’re kitchen design pros.

At IKD, our team is comprised of certified kitchen designers. We are accustomed to taking examples of kitchen designs our customers see on HOUZZ and other design sites, and transforming them into a workable IKEA kitchen. We work with many customers who come to us with original architect layouts and ask us to help them translate the plans into IKEA systems. We evaluate the existing plans for functionality and work with you to maintain your original design goals. Take a look at our design services and our past projects and see for yourself how easy it can be.

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2. We have a deep understanding of the finer points of IKEA’s cabinetry offerings.

We will consider your renovation budget against IKEA’s cabinet availability, while taking into account the specs of your space and your organizational needs. Then we help you with your IKEA product selection – and we know IKEA’s cabinetry options inside out. For example, if your original design includes an interior Lazy Susan or glass doors, we know the IKEA UTRUSTA Corner Base Cabinet Carousel is the way to go. IKEA’s interior fittings can be mixed, changed and adjusted to suit the project’s needs, and we can help guide you with those choices. For instance, the IKEA MAXIMERA Pull-Out Interior Fittings are a great option for any space.

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3. We know that looks matter.

It’s not all practicality and function here at IKD. Since you began the process of your kitchen reno by hiring an architect, the finished product is certainly important in terms of appearance. While your first choice in materials may have been custom cabinetry, IKEA’s flexible and wide product range can give you the look for MUCH less. For those seeking smooth solid colors that can replicate wood tones, IKEA’s melamine cabinetry is a cost-effective solution that looks great and can provide the ultra-sleek, modern look for your kitchen design.

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4. We work with the top custom door manufacturers to further help you realize your dream kitchen.

If you want a truly custom kitchen and IKEA does not offer the door style you want (it does have its limitations), then there are plenty of custom door companies including Semihandmade, Reform, Kokeena, Plykea and Scherrs that offer door and drawer fronts that are compatible with IKEA’s SEKTION kitchen cabinets. In fact, IKD has even been recognized by The New York Times as a true and unique design solution for customers considering using custom doors with their IKEA kitchens. These doors allow you to pull off the ultimate IKEA hack that feels entirely bespoke.

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So yes – we can take your existing plans and translate them into an affordable, well-designed kitchen that merges IKEA offerings with the vision in your head and on your Pinterest board.