1. Create a budget
We want to make custom available to everyone. Our materials come in a wide range of prices so that you can pick a material category that best fits your budget. To get an idea of what an IKEA remodel will cost, please take a look at our pricing examples for small, medium, and large kitchens. You can even see a direct comparison between our materials and IKEA’s.
2. Create an IKEA Plan
IKEA’s planning tools are essential to laying out your kitchen. You can either lay out your space yourself, or work with an independent designer. (There’s a lot of places out there that specialize in IKEA kitchen design.)
We strongly recommend you don’t rush the design process – it’s free to change that 24” cabinet to a 30” cabinet in the IKEA planner, but much more expensive to make that change once everything’s already ordered.
3. Order samples
Now that you have an idea of the size of your kitchen and what material category best fits your budget, you can order samples to see our materials and how they’ll behave in your space. We ship our samples in multiples of four. If you’re local to Denver, you can also make an appointment to stop by our showroom, buy samples, and see our fronts in action.
Cabinet fronts take a lot of wear and tear, so we encourage you to test our samples to see how they’ll behave once they’re installed. You’ll find that scratching an acrylic sample, for example, is a lot tougher than a thermofoil front, since they’re scratch and chemical resistant. Make sure you love the way your sample feels, looks, and how it holds up to normal wear and tear.
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4. Get an estimate
Now that you’ve picked your perfect material and have an IKEA plan in hand, you’re ready to get started pricing your dream space. You can get an estimate in minutes using our online estimator tool. If you’d like, you can also request an estimate and we’ll create the estimate for you using your IKEA plan, the material(s) you’ve selected, and any notes you have. Requesting an estimate takes a little longer, but we try to finish your estimate within 1-2 business days of receiving it.
5. Finalize your order
Once your estimate has been created, you can use our estimator tool to make any changes necessary. You can switch materials, modify parts, or change your edge banding preferences, all by editing your estimate. Our Support section also has video tutorials that can walk you through modifying your estimate. Double check your IKEA plan is correct, your appliances will fit where you’ve got them, and all dimensions for custom parts are exact. Once you’ve made your final adjustments you are ready to place your order.
6. Formal Review (optional)
As a complementary service, we offer an optional formal review. You can submit your estimate for review, at which point our review team will take a look. They’ll look at your IKEA plan and estimate, and triple check you’ve got everything you need (and nothing you don’t). If they have any questions or need clarification, they’ll reach out and work with you directly. Since they’re manufacturing experts, sometimes they have suggestions or insights that can make your installation process easier, or save you money.
The review process takes about one week for our reviewers to complete. Once that’s finished, we’ll formalize the estimate for you within 1-2 business days. If you are not working with a tight deadline, we strongly recommend taking advantage of this complementary service.
7. Place your order
After the formal review (or, if you opt out of the formal review, as soon as you are ready to order) you can move your estimate to your cart. To order, you’ll need to put down a 70% deposit and sign your contract. Our online ordering system will calculate a rough estimate of your shipping fees based on your location. (If you opted in to the formal review, you’ll get a more accurate shipping estimate based on your location and weight of your order.) The final costs for your shipping and handling will be added or subtracted from your 30% balance, once we have readied your order for shipping.
Once we receive your deposit and you sign your contract, we’ll begin production of your order.