IKEA Kitchen Design

  • Designated IKEA Designer – Start to Finish
  • Multiple Revisions
  • The plan is loaded into the IKEA Planning tool ready to order
  • 3D Rendition of Your Plan
  • Full IKEA Order List and Cost
  • Available Globally (English only)
  • Full design package
  • $147 plus HST

Our IKEA Kitchen Designer Service is available worldwide. The service includes a Designated IKEA Designer who works on your plan from start to finish and will go over every aspect of your new kitchen plan with you.  All you need to supply are some basic dimensions, a couple of photos, and we do the rest – you can input as much as you want, or let us do everything. You will have the option to make changes such as cabinet fronts and design so there is no need to overthink things upfront.

Got Questions?

Call, email, or use the contact form below and someone will be happy to answer your questions. Toronto (289) 963-3100 or design@kitchenguys.ca

Contact Us

IKEA stores in the Toronto GTA area

IKEA Vaughan
200 Interchange Way,
Concord, ON
L4K 5C3
Curbside Click and collect hours
10 am – 7 pm Monday to Sunday

IKEA North York
15 Provost Drive
North York, Ontario
M2K 2X9
Curbside Click & Collect hours
10 am – 8 pm Monday to Saturday
10 am – 7 pm Sunday

IKEA Etobicoke
1475 The Queensway
Etobicoke, Ontario
M8Z 1T3
Curbside Click & Collect hours
7 am – 7:45 pm Monday to Friday
7 am – 7:45 pm Saturday
9 am – 7:45 pm Sunday
Click and Collect is located in the underground parking lot.
Click and Collect for large vehicles is located on the main level.

IKEA Burlington
1065 Plains Rd E,
Burlington, ON
L7T 4K1
Opening hours
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 7:30pm
Curbside Click & Collect hours
Monday – Sunday: 7am – 8pm
Returns & Exchanges hours:
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 7:30pm

Please note. You have 365 days to return or exchange your product. To avoid long wait times, IKEA encourages customers to take advantage of its 365-day return policy and return or exchange products at a later time.

Curbside Click and Collect Instructions
Contactless Click and Collect service is available at select pick-up locations nationwide. Starting at $5, you can place an order online and collect it from your local IKEA store or an external Collection Point.

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Choose ‘Click and Collect’ at checkout and you will be able to select an IKEA Store or a nearby Collection Point, operated by a third-party partner.

Step 2: Wait until you receive the “Ready for pickup” email before heading to the store.

Step 3: Follow the instructions in the email and proceed to your selected store or collection point. While the collection will be contactless, pick-up processes may vary from location to location. Further directions will be communicated upon arrival.

Preparing for the planning of your new IKEA kitchen – Kitchen Zones

With the help of a few basic principles, you can design a kitchen that meets your needs precisely – saving you time and effort and contributing to a better quality of everyday life.
The work triangle – creating an ideal workflow
The main working functions in a kitchen are carried out between the cooktop, sink, and refrigerator. These three points and the imaginary line between them, make up what kitchen experts call the “work triangle”. The prep area and garbage should also be taken into consideration and kept as close as possible.
Ideally, the line between these three points should not exceed 20 feet in total. The ideal distance between the different working points is 36 – 42 inches. If you’re thinking you don’t have room in your home for a triangular kitchen, don’t worry: the working triangle can be effectively achieved in many different layouts, according to preference and the shape of the room.
Work zones help simplify working in the kitchen
When deciding where to put cabinets and appliances in relation to each other, it can be helpful to think in terms of zones or work zones. This approach, focuses on function rather than objects, meaning you’ll end up with an everyday-friendly and efficient kitchen.

The three main zones, in relevance to the working triangle, are: storage (fridge, freezer, and dry storage), washing (sink and dishwasher), and cooking (cooktop, oven, and microwave). Placing them well is crucial to achieving an ergonomic work triangle, with a natural workflow and everything within reach.

Here are some basic tips to consider when planning your work zones:

Cooking zone
Avoid crossing the kitchen with hot pots and pans. Think about placing your oven and cooktop near the sink and countertop.

Washing zone
Your sink is an important area. Plan to have your fridge close at hand for easy food prep. Close proximity to your cooktop makes it easier to drain your pasta and vegetables.

Storage zone
For storing, make sure you have enough storage for all the food – both for dry goods and in the fridge. A countertop near your high cabinets and fridge makes it easier to unpack shopping bags.

Common kitchen layouts
In most cases, it’s the shape and size of your room that decides what kitchen layout you ultimately will choose. However, some kitchen layouts may suit your needs and living situation better than others. Here are five common kitchen layouts and their main characteristics. They also illustrate how to ideally plan your working zones.


Single-line kitchen
Where space is scarce, a single-line kitchen in which the working triangle is reduced to a straight line, can be the most practical solution. It’s also pleasing to look at.


Single-line with island
This single-line kitchen includes an island. An island provides plenty of storage as well as extra work surfaces, but it requires at least 3′ of free space around to work well.


L-shaped kitchen
The L-shaped kitchen is ideal when you want to add a small dining table or kitchen island. It’s also a good way to make the most out of a corner, as well as integrating the kitchen into a dining area.


U-shaped kitchen
If you have a large room, the U-shaped layout is ideal. It gives you maximum space and plenty of storage options – ensuring that everything is within easy reach. If the room is very large, it’s important to ensure that the points of the working triangle (see explanation above) are not too far from one another.


Parallel kitchen
You don’t need to have a huge amount of space for this layout. It’s geared for food preparation and provides two great work and storage areas on opposite sides. In fact, it is a favourite of many professional chefs.


Measuring your kitchen space
Getting the right measurements is a prerequisite when planning a new kitchen. Be meticulous as it will pay off through the whole kitchen design process and your kitchen will fit perfectly within the space you have.

Having all the details and measurements is important when you contact us to discuss your plans.

Walls and floors
Measure from the floor to the ceiling. The distance between walls. From the corners to the doors. Also, make a record of anything that projects into the room such as radiators, pipes, ventilation, special angles, and any other major architectural features.


Doors and windows
Measure the size of doors and windows, as well as the height and distance of each from the floor, ceiling, and edges. It is a good idea to mark onto your drawing the space that doors and windows need to swing open. If you are planning to have a cabinet under the window, remember that the minimum distance between the window frame and the floor should be 90 cm, and preferably 105 cm.


Electrical outlets, switches, water connections, etc
So you’ve measured the big stuff. Now it’s time to look at the details. Note the location of existing electrical sockets, switches, water, and gas connections. Remember that these can be moved to suit your new kitchen. Mark down the approximate position of where you would like these new outlets, switches, and connections to be placed.

About Us

In Business Since 1995

Kitchen Guys Canada has been installing kitchens in Ontario since 1995. We started out providing sub-contracting services to all of the major kitchen manufacturers and big box stores such as Canac and Aikenheads (now Home Depot) and of course IKEA. Over the years we have slowly transitioned into providing installation services primarily for IKEA. We are now the exclusive IKEA installation contractor for the District of Muskoka and Georgian Bay areas.