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Can IKD include custom doors from Semihandmade or any other provider in my kitchen design file?
Yes, for visual purposes. Tell us which style you’ve picked, and our 3D rendering of your final kitchen design will show a close visual approximation of those doors. If you don’t specify the door style, we’ll use a white slab door as a placeholder. Semihandmade or your custom door provider will need to take a look at our final drawings in order to provide a list and a quote for you. The purchase process is slightly different at your local IKEA store because you won’t purchase any drawer fronts, doors, panels or trim from them.
Warning: Because of a limitation with the Home Planner software, we have to include one of IKEA’s standard doors in your list. This is easily fixed. When you visit IKEA to purchase your kitchen, ask the IKEA sales person to remove the placeholder doors from your shopping list. After that, you’ll be ready to pick up the rest of your kitchen.
How long will it take for me to receive my FINAL design?
It depends. Designing your IKEA kitchen is a team effort between you and IKD.
If IKEA is currently not having a sale, even the most efficient kitchen design process typically takes 9 business days, or 2 weeks’ time.
You’ll receive your first design draft in 3 business days. While we do our best to get your kitchen design right the first time, we’re realistic. Once customers actually see their designs, they typically want to make some tweaks. Our Express Package includes 2 free revisions, and that’s where the estimate of 9 business days comes from.
There are typically 3 business days between each revision. But, we cannot start a revision until we have your feedback. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can get started on the changes. That’s where the team work comes in.
If IKEA is having a kitchen sale, our delivery times may vary due to high demand. We do our very best to stick to our deadlines and communicate with you when we can’t.
So don’t wait for the sale! Download our free ebook, The Secret IKEA Doesn’t Want You to Know About Their Sales, and find out how you can get the sale prices almost any time of the year.
How can I send my measurements or the rest of the information needed for my design?
After completing your order, we’ll send you a link to our online design questionnaire. Fill that out completely and attach any extra photos you want us to have. We cannot start your design until you have completed the questionnaire.
The SEKTION catalog uses inches, so we need your measurements in inches, too. If you’re a European customer using METOD, we’ll accept measurements in centimeters because that catalog uses them.
Can I send you design ideas from other sources (magazine photos, Pinterest boards, etc.)?
Yes! We want to see your kitchen ideas. Our customers send us links, pictures, photos, drawings and even Pinterest idea boards!
I like my design, but I want to make some changes. How do I do that?
We do our best to get your kitchen design right the first time, but we’re realists. We expect you will want to change your design and that’s ok.
All you need to do is fill out our revision form. We include a link to the form when we send your design. If it’s easier for you, feel free to print out your design, write your notes on it, and then snap a photo of that and attach it to the completed revision form.
Our Express Package includes two free revisions. Each additional revision beyond that costs $95. We process those requests through a separate payment page.
If I buy a Express Package, can I upgrade to the Premium Package later?
Of course! You’ll only need to pay the difference of $350. Let us know you’ve changed your mind, and we’ll send you a link to complete the payment.
Great, I have my final design! Now what?
Now it’s time to put on a pair of comfortable shoes and head to the IKEA store!
When you get to the store, walk straight to the kitchen department. A customer service representative will look up your Home Planner account, and print out your shopping list.
But, IKEA’s Home Planner list is always incomplete. That’s why IKD creates a special secondary list for you, our ‘Extra Items’ list. Don’t forget to bring this list with you! These items are not optional. We’re not sure why the Home Planner doesn’t include these items, but without them, you can’t complete your kitchen.
Do your designs include IKEA counters, appliances, handles, or accessories like Lazy Susans?
YES. If you’d like to have any of these included in your design, please specify the details and send the information to us. IKEA appliances and melamine countertops are included only when specifically requested.
Our designs don’t include drawer inserts such as knife racks, cutlery trays, drawer dividers, pot lid organizers or trash cans. We do not include floating shelves, though.
An important note about IKEA counters: We can only include IKEA’s melamine or wood counters in your design. We cannot include IKEA’s quartz and granite counters in your design because IKEA’s selection varies from store to store. We can include them in your 3D color rendering for visual purposes only.
Can you make recommendations about flooring, wall colors, backsplash, or light fixtures in your design? If I’ve already picked those out, can you show them in my design?
The short answer is no. We don’t make recommendations about flooring, wall colors, backsplash, or light fixtures. We cannot include those things in your Home Planner account, or in your shopping lists.
But, we can include flat colors for the walls, floor, or backsplash in the 3D renderings of your final kitchen design. If you’re planning to paint your kitchen yellow, for example, we can show that in the 3D rendering. But we can’t show patterns or textures. We will work with our color palette to give you an approximation of those elements.
IKD does not include light fixtures in design files or in the 3D rendering, even if the fixtures are from IKEA. Due to vast variations in electric codes and standards across cities, states, and countries, we recommend you plan this separately with your electrician, contractor, or IKEA sales representative.
Are you part of IKEA?
IKEA is a registered trademark of Inter-IKEA Systems B.V. and is in no way affiliated with Inspired Kitchen Design. We are an independent design firm that evolved out of a desire to provide personalized design services to customers interested in purchasing IKEA Kitchens.
Does IKD provide installation or measuring services?
We created IKD Install Connect, our rapidly growing database of independent kitchen contractors and installation professionals, for our customers looking for help installing their IKEA kitchens.
IKD Install Connect is no ordinary database. We researched and personally called hundreds of contractors across the United States and Canada to hand-select those who met our high standards of professionalism and expertise.
Both our Express and Premium packages include free access to IKD Install Connect.
Can you design other rooms in my home?
SEKTION kitchen cabinets from IKEA are great for many other rooms in your home. We can provide designs for bathrooms, kitchens, craft rooms, mudrooms and laundry rooms.
Unfortunately, we don’t design offices or closets. These rooms use different cabinets and different IKEA planning software that we don’t work with.
Do you offer a warranty?
If you are not 100% satisfied with your kitchen design, you may request a refund.
However, our designs are only as good as the measurements and information you provide. As our customer, you are responsible for design inaccuracies that occur from incomplete or inaccurate information you’ve provided. Please double-check all wall, door, and window measurements for accuracy each time we send a revision and before you purchase your cabinets.
Do you provide IKEA kitchen designs to customers outside of the US?
Yes! We’re global. If you have an internet connection, we can design a kitchen for you. We’ve worked with customers from the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Bahamas, France, New Zealand, Norway, and Spain. Just to name a few!
Can I pay with PayPal?
Yes. Send your payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.