Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

Softonic review By Elena Santos Good 7 All IKEA fans like you and me are avidly reading through the pages of the new IKEA 2008 catalog. But did you know there is an IKEA software kit to help you redecorating your home? One of these tools is the IKEA Home Kitchen Planner, which is especially designed to help you furnish that area of your house. It includes the complete kitchen bedroom section of the IKEA catalog and enables you to plan your kitchen’s new decoration without moving anything a single inch. Home Kitchen Planner features a very simple interface where you to create your kitchen’s floor plan, choose the new furniture and even see how everything looks in a three-dimensional image. The program also generates the approximate budget and enables you to upload data to the IKEA server, so that they’re ready to use when you visit your local store to buy the furniture. On the downside, I was disappointed with the program’s overall impression: the interface looks dull, furniture is poorly drawn and the 3D rendering is clunky. I guess software development is not IKEA’s strong point. IKEA Home Kitchen Planner is a cheap, efficient way to check how your new IKEA kitchen will look like before actually buying anything. Author’s review Feel totally confident about your new kitchen before you spend a single cent. Simply enter the measurements of your current kitchen, then drag and drop cabinets into place. See your kitchen idea in 3-D view – try out different cabinets and doors without even getting out of your chair! The kitchen planner tool supplies you with a convenient and printable shopping list. In some areas, it’s even possible to save your design to an IKEA server, allowing you access to your plan on any PC with an internet connection. Get advice from friends, family and the kitchen experts at your local IKEA store.
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Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

By Elena Santos Good 7 All IKEA fans like you and me are avidly reading through the pages of the new IKEA 2008 catalog. But did you know there is an IKEA software kit to help you redecorating your home? One of these tools is the IKEA Home Kitchen Planner, which is especially designed to help you furnish that area of your house. It includes the complete kitchen bedroom section of the IKEA catalog and enables you to plan your kitchen’s new decoration without moving anything a single inch. Home Kitchen Planner features a very simple interface where you to create your kitchen’s floor plan, choose the new furniture and even see how everything looks in a three-dimensional image. The program also generates the approximate budget and enables you to upload data to the IKEA server, so that they’re ready to use when you visit your local store to buy the furniture. On the downside, I was disappointed with the program’s overall impression: the interface looks dull, furniture is poorly drawn and the 3D rendering is clunky. I guess software development is not IKEA’s strong point. IKEA Home Kitchen Planner is a cheap, efficient way to check how your new IKEA kitchen will look like before actually buying anything.
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Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

Make your dream room a reality Become your own interior designer with the help of the IKEA Planner Tools. Drag and drop your choice of furniture into the room and fit them to the exact measurements of your home. Rearrange and try different styles until you’re satisfied with the result. View it in 3D and print with all the measurements, just like an architect. See how much it will cost and get the list of all products. Once you’re happy with your plan, save, print or e-mail your plan and list so that you can pick it up at your nearest IKEA store. Then get final planning advice and assistance from us before purchasing the products you need to make your virtual room a reality. *Please note that IKEA does not allow personal storage devices like a USB memory stick or CD to be brought to the IKEA store due to security reasons. If you’d like to use more than one planner to customize a room, you will need to download each separate planner individually.
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Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

Plan your kitchen with the help of the new IKEA Home Planner. Get started today. When you’re ready, either print out your drawings and product list at home, or save your plan to the IKEA server. At the IKEA store you can discuss your drawing with one of our kitchen experts. They’ll go over the final details with you, so you can take your kitchen from drawing to reality.
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Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

But if you are not going in the IKEA direction and just need an online kitchen planner, IKEA's may be too rudimentary for your needs. You can purchase kitchen design software, thus making your kitchen planning brand-agnostic. Your plan is not tied into IKEA, Merillat, or whomever.
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Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

Feel totally confident about your new kitchen before you spend a single cent. Simply enter the measurements of your current kitchen, then drag and drop cabinets into place. See your kitchen idea in 3-D view – try out different cabinets and doors without even getting out of your chair! The kitchen planner tool supplies you with a convenient and printable shopping list. In some areas, it’s even possible to save your design to an IKEA server, allowing you access to your plan on any PC with an internet connection. Get advice from friends, family and the kitchen experts at your local IKEA store.
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Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

The kitchen planner tool supplies you with a convenient and printable shopping list. In some areas, it’s even possible to save your design to an IKEA server, allowing you access to your plan on any PC with an internet connection. Get advice from friends, family and the kitchen experts at your local IKEA store.
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Ikea Usa Kitchen Planner

The cabinetry is from Ikea – Adele cabinets in birch. (probably did 15 different mockups on the IKEA kitchen planner to find a plan that fit the small space, was most efficient, and cost effective).
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Draw it, build it and get a full 3D view of your new kitchen! Getting a detailed overview of your new kitchen in 3D is a great way to get a feel for what your kitchen will look like when it’s actually in place at home. And it’s easy – the IKEA Home Planner Tool has a user-friendly interface, designed for non-experienced “kitchen planners”.
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Based in Los Angeles, Semihandmade is a sister company to Handmade, which makes fine furniture and cabinetry. Semihandmade offers this craftsmanship at a lower price and makes doors and drawer fronts crafted to fit IKEA cabinets exactly. I worked with the Semihandmade owner John McDonald to plan out and order drawer fronts, doors, side panels, and filler pieces for my IKEA kitchen plan. I sent him the IKEA kitchen plan I made and he gave me a list and a quote of everything the kitchen needed.
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Home Kitchen Planner features a very simple interface where you to create your kitchen’s floor plan, choose the new furniture and even see how everything looks in a three-dimensional image. The program also generates the approximate budget and enables you to upload data to the IKEA server, so that they’re ready to use when you visit your local store to buy the furniture.
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Complete product list included As you build and design your new kitchen, the planner tool adds a detailed list of all products you choose to include. Name, product description, main material and price – all basic information you need when you meet one of our IKEA kitchen specialists.
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Online kitchen planners such as the IKEA 3D Planner are marketing devices more than they are true design tools. Kitchen designers (except for in-store designers at those particular companies) do not use these types of tools. They are light-weight, sometimes buggy, and naturally, they direct you only to products from the host company.
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Besides price, this was the single biggest factor for us. IKEA’s system is so flexible and modular, you can buy the cabinets without any doors or drawer fronts. I liked IKEA’s flexibility and price, but I wasn’t crazy about their various finishes. I wanted real wood veneer, and also a custom color for some of the cabinets. (IKEA cabinets are hard to paint well.)
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We thought we were super prepared and we breezed into the IKEA store, which is about 90 miles away from where we live, hoping to be out in a couple hours. Ha ha. No way. The ordering process for the cabinets is quite involved. You bring in your IKEA kitchen plan, and then log in to their computers and show it to a (probably harried) employee. The employee has to go through and order each piece on your list, bit by bit. This is the downside of such a modular system — you are essentially ordering hundreds of little boxes at once.
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This is pretty simple: We ordered our whole kitchen over the summer, during one of IKEA’s big kitchen sales. Usually the way these work is that if you spend a certain amount you will get 10% off, and if you spend a little more, 20%. We also purchased our bathroom cabinetry during this sale (we used kitchen cabinets in our master bath) and a big pantry unit, as well as a kitchen island as a workbench for my husband in the basement. We loaded up! And it was all 20% off. Obviously this really makes a difference in the budget.