Ikea Kitchen Design Tool

Ikea Kitchen Design Tool

Ikea may have wild ideas about the kitchen of the future, but in the interim, the Swedish furniture giant is unveiling a new way for consumers to tinker with kitchens of the present. Launching today on the major game platform Steam, the Ikea VR Experience is a virtual reality pilot app that brings the kitchen design experience to virtual reality, a much-buzzed about technology that already has very real implications for architecture and real estate. In the app, Ikea’s first dip into VR, you can explore three different kitchen schemes, modify the color of the cabinetry with a click, and adjust your view by either “shrinking” or “stretching” your virtual self. A tool like this could, for example, help a parent identify latent safety hazards for, say, a 3-foot-tall toddler. Of course, the first step to VR is a virtual reality headset. And it looks like Ikea’s app, which is free to play, requires the HTC Vive headset, also just released today. If you are able to play it, Ikea wants your feedback, as the app will be continuously updated until August, when this pilot test ends. See some screenshots below. What the Kitchen Will Look Like in 2025, According to Ikea Ikea’s New Brazil-Inspired Collection Is Delightfully Pattern-Crazy Ikea’s Indoor Gardening Kit to Give Apartment Dwellers a Green Thumb Selling the Future: Virtual Reality’s Potential Role in Real Estate
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Ikea Kitchen Design Tool

Become your own kitchen designer with the help of the IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner. Thanks to our easy-to-use software, you can choose cabinets, doors, and appliances to fit the exact measurements of your kitchen. 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 or over the phone through IKEA Home Shopping 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 Kitchen Design Tool

3D Kitchen Planner Put the kettle on, take some time and try out our 3D kitchen planner. You’ll need a desktop computer but our 3D planner will allow you to finalise and price every detail of your kitchen design. When you’re ready, either print out your drawings and product list at home, or save your plan to the IKEA website. At the IKEA store you can discuss your design with one of our kitchen experts. They’ll go over the finer points of your plan with you, so you can take your kitchen from drawing to reality. Start 3D kitchen planner
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Ikea Kitchen Design Tool

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 Kitchen Design Tool

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 Kitchen Design Tool

Put the kettle on, take some time and try out our 3D kitchen planner. You’ll need a desktop computer but our 3D planner will allow you to finalise and price every detail of your kitchen design. When you’re ready, either print out your drawings and product list at home, or save your plan to the IKEA website. At the IKEA store you can discuss your design with one of our kitchen experts. They’ll go over the finer points of your plan with you, so you can take your kitchen from drawing to reality.
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Ikea Kitchen Design Tool

I agree! Ikea already has such user friendly products, its great they have a virtual tool that can help you plan, shop, and fruition all from the same great place!.. Don’t you just love Ikea?
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Ikea Kitchen Design Tool

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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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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In the app, Ikea’s first dip into VR, you can explore three different kitchen schemes, modify the color of the cabinetry with a click, and adjust your view by either “shrinking” or “stretching” your virtual self. A tool like this could, for example, help a parent identify latent safety hazards for, say, a 3-foot-tall toddler.
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This design tool is for those of you who want to see the result before redesigning a room (and before paying a dime). The best thing about this free tool is the ability to learn about the products before you buy them. For example, when designing a bathroom, you might see a note saying hardwood flooring isn’t recommended. This ensures that your room will not only look cool, but also be functional.
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Of course, the first step to VR is a virtual reality headset. And it looks like Ikea’s app, which is free to play, requires the HTC Vive headset, also just released today. If you are able to play it, Ikea wants your feedback, as the app will be continuously updated until August, when this pilot test ends.
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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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Is there any kitchen design-specific software available for homeowners? Not really. In the free-or-inexpensive category, your choices fall into two areas: 1.) Generalized home design software packages with a good kitchen design component; or 2.) CAD (computer assisted drawing) programs that require you to produce your kitchen designs from scratch (though “scratch” is not exactly right, and I will cover this later).
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Important info: Remember to bring your username and password with you to the store. You can’t access your saved kitchen drawings without it. As a security measure, we don’t accept kitchen drawings on floppy disk, USB memory sticks, etc. in the IKEA store.
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Planner 5D is the most extensive free room-design tool on the market. It’s easy to design rooms down to the smallest architectural details, including windows, stairs and partitions. Don’t stop at interiors; it also lets you do landscaping and pools, all with stunning 3D graphics.
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Kitchen Appliance Selector At IKEA, you can find a wide range of appliances, from ovens to dishwashers. Use our new appliance selector to help you choose the appliance that perfectly suits your needs and budget. Get started here
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The furnish and decorate tool allows you to choose cabinetry, appliances, furniture and nearly every decor item you can think of. Then personalize your space with area rugs and finish items by several manufacturers. Once your design is complete, you can print it out.
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HomeByMe is a downloadable free room-planning tool. Start in 2D and build your room from the ground up, finishing with furniture and accessories. Once you’re ready, convert it to 3D, where the walls fall away and you can look inside the interior design plan you created.
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Truly free and moderately easy to learn, SketchUp is a basic design tool (i.e., not just for kitchens), and its more powerful version called SketchUp Pro currently costs $695.
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Punch! design software is a lot more complex and ambitious, and with prices that match this ambition. Still, if you want kitchen design software with more oomph! than an Encore 3D, this is the way to go. One criticism of Punch! Home Design Studio is the lack of ability to import your own textures.