How to Use Ikea’s Free Kitchen Planner for Visualization in Three Steps

February 27, 2007 · Print This Article

Ikea Home Planner HeaderIkea has a free Kitchen Planning Tool, which looks like a stripped-down version of our design software. It’s a nice tool to play with, but ultimately, it can only give you an idea, because the cabinet templates are not stock cabinets. We can beat out many prices because we can design your kitchen using standard sizes. Stock cabinet sizes usually start at 9″ and increase every 3″ up to 42″.

However, you can see how appliances and furniture (tables, chairs) fit in with your cabinets, so you can get it here. The following is just a few quick instructions to get you started:

1. Pick Your Room Size

Room Size Button

You should already start at this window when you launch the program. In addition to typing in the size, you can also click-and-drag the walls to a smaller or larger size.

2. Furnish Your Room

Furnish your room

Near the top, click the second icon from the left to furnish the room.

In the bottom left white box, double click “Kitchen and Dining.” You’ll see a list of items you can add to your room, such as kitchen cabinets, appliances, and furniture.

3. View Your Room

View your room 3D Button

Click the third icon from the left to view a 3D representation of your room.

If you have any questions, you can leave a comment or email. Have fun!


  • Bob

    Thanks – I selected a “free kitchen planner” and it costs 2.95 a month?
    Please tell me how that’s free.

  • Lionel Young

    I wasn’t aware they added a monthly fee. Back in 2007, though, this was completely free.

    Has anybody else run into the same problem has Bob?

  • Rex

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