You know that old saying… failing to plan, is like planning to fail. That statement couldn’t be more true than when you’re undertaking an Ikea kitchen remodelling project.
From the very beginning you must plan your project with with a heavy focus on detail or you will most likely fail. There’s no way around it. The key to getting your project started out on the correct foot is to make sure that you put a lot of time and effort into your kitchen design so that you know it is right!
The starting point when you are prepared to start your planning should weigh heavy on the overall kitchen design, the Ikea Kitchen Planner Software is that starting point.
If you haven’t done so already, go to Ikea and download the Ikea Kitchen Planner Software here:
When you get the Ikea Kitchen Planner, play around with it for a couple of days and do some rough schematic designs.
Now that you’re comfortable with the software, it’s time to get some accurate measurements of your existing kitchen. If you’re not comfortable with measuring the kitchen yourself, you can hire a service to come out and do it for you, or enlist the help of a friend or family member that’s handy.
When you get your measurements done, it’s time to do your first design on the planner software.
Start off by creating a new project in the Ikea Kitchen Planner Software and input your kitchen dimensions and finalize your room layout.
When you have the room layout right, the next step is to use the software and place your cabinets into the room you created.
When you start to place the cabinets with the planning software, make very sure that you give all the required information and clear specifications on things like door styles, finishes and such so your quote and parts list is correct when you’re done and ready to print.
When you finish your initial design, take a couple of days off and then revisit your design to see if it will work.
If your not quite comfortable with your design, save this design and start a new one. In some cases you might choose to totally change your layout to something completely different than what you started with. When i designed my kitchen i did that also. I ended up doing 3-4 designs and picked the best one of the group for my final plan.
Research is key in the next steps, if you have your initial Ikea Kitchen Plan ready then you are ready to move on to researching such things as lighting, appliances, flooring and more.