IKEA Kitchen Installation in Muskoka


If you would like a quote please email a link to your plan to info@kitchenguys.ca or put it in the “Planner Link” box. The link can be found in the IKEA planner.

See how to get your plan link here.

Barrie Muskoka 705-881-7414
GTA Concord. 289-963-3100

Ikea kitchen installation service in most of Muskoka including Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Bala, Port Carling, Mac Tier, Port Severn, and the Parry Sound District of Rosseau and Muskoka Lakes.

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With a custom kitchen from IKEA, it couldn’t be easier to turn your dream Muskoka kitchen into reality. IKEA has everything you need to build the perfect Kitchen including, sinks, faucets, countertops, appliances, and lighting.

When it comes to installation, you can rest easy knowing that we’ve got you covered.

IKEA’s SEKTION kitchen lineup has a huge selection of cabinets, including ones designed to hold appliances such as ovens, fridges, microwaves and extractor fans. You can combine them in any way you like to create a kitchen that works perfectly for you and all your stuff. Once you have chosen your cabinets, browse our doors and handles to find the look you like – from solid wood to high gloss.

IKEA New Kitchen Planning Guide

IKEA Installation Guide

Sektion Buying Guide

Online Kitchen Planner

Local IKEA Stores:

IKEA Vaughan
200 Interchange Way
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 5C3

IKEA North York
15 Provost Drive
North York, Ontario
M2K 2X9

IKEA Etobicoke
1475 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON
M8Z 1T3

IKEA Burlington
1065 Plains Road East
Burlington, Ontario
L7T 4K1
(QEW & Brant St.
or Plains Rd.)


Hours of operation – call to confirm with each store
Store hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm


Before you begin your kitchen installation
Once you’ve received your IKEA kitchen, double-check that all the parts have arrived. A good way to do this is by checking what packages you have at home against the order list. You should only dismantle your old kitchen when you have all your new parts and appliances. Your kitchen parts and countertop should be stored indoors, with normal room temperature and humidity levels. It’s helpful if you arrange your cabinets in the order you will be installing them. Use your shopping list and IKEA home planner drawing to help you. Remove your old kitchen making sure that electric, water, and gas are off before you begin. Use a qualified, licensed professional to disconnect and connect your gas, water and electricity. The materials and tools you’ll need The tools you’ll need depend on how much of your kitchen you are doing yourself. See the assembly instructions for the tools you’ll need to use. It’s a good idea to wear safety glasses when using power tools.

Plaster, wood or concrete, there are many different types of walls. Fastening hardware is not supplied with your cabinets. Most hardware or home improvement stores stock appropriate fastening hardware and can help you choose what is right for your walls.

Preparing your room for kitchen installation
Once you have removed your old kitchen, prepare your room by making sure your walls and floor are even, and that your walls are suitable for supporting your new kitchen. Now is also the time to prime and paint your walls, put in tiles or change your flooring. Marking cabinet positions Draw a layout of your new kitchen directly on the wall. Check that everything fits with the measurements from your plan and that your electricity, water, gas, and ventilation connections are where you want them. Also, mark where to attach your new kitchen’s suspension rails. With the new IKEA kitchen system, your cabinets can be hung directly onto a suspension rail making them easier to install and easier to adjust. It’s important to make sure your suspension rail is straight and level and to secure it with the right screw type for your wall. Marking the right height for your suspension rail Your base suspension rail needs to be hung 32 3/16″ above your floor’s highest point (measure to the underside of the rail). You should allow 22 5/16″ between the bottom of your wall cabinets and the bottom of your base rail when measuring for your upper rail.

Prepare your space by making sure your corners are even and your walls and floor are straight. Use your try square for the corners and a spirit level for the walls and floor. Make sure you note the highest point of the floor and where the corners are not 90 degrees. Fasten your rails, and base rail first. Make sure you’ve found suitable points in the wall where the rails can be attached and that the rails are level before drilling. If your wall is uneven use shims between the rail and the wall to make sure the rail is flush. Check that your wall is strong enough to hang your suspension rail and cabinets. Depending on your wall material, it’s best to install your rail onto a stud or a support beam. An electronic stud finder can be helpful. Check each rail to ensure that it is level.

Install your IKEA kitchen cabinets
In most kitchens, it’s best to install your wall cabinets first. This will allow you to move around without base cabinets in the way. One exception is if you are installing a single-line kitchen with a high cabinet at one end. In this case, install the high cabinet first. Before you begin, mark down all plumbing and other utilities. Some cabinets have ready-made openings for plumbing and utilities, but you can use a jigsaw to create your own openings if needed. Do this before fitting the cabinet in place. Be aware that these openings can affect how you can arrange drawers in a cabinet.

Assemble all wall cabinet frames according to the assembly instructions. Wait until later before fitting drawers, doors and internal fittings. Hang your base cabinets starting in the corner. Hang all remaining cabinets in the same way. If you’re installing a corner carousel now is the time to place it in the cabinet. Make sure the correct base cabinet is aligned with your plumbing. Hang the corner cabinet first and secure by tightening the screws. Hang the remaining cabinets and connect them with the included screws. Wait to tighten the screws until the base cabinets are in place and you can ensure alignment. Check that each cabinet is aligned with the previous cabinet by adjusting the legs. Assemble all base cabinets according to the assembly instructions. Make sure to have the legs attached in the order the cabinets will be installed. Cabinet legs connecting two cabinets can be used to support both cabinets while you’re installing. Remember to use the distance ring included with the legs. If you are using a high cabinet, attach the cover panel first.

IKEA kitchen filler pieces
Filler pieces are used between your cabinets and walls for a streamlined appearance and to ensure there is enough room to fully open doors and drawers. They are especially useful if your walls are not perfectly straight. Check the wall with your level to see if it is straight. If the wall is even, measure between the wall and the cabinet and mark this distance at the top and bottom of the filler piece.

If the wall is not level and flat, the filler piece must be cut to fit the wall’s shape. To do this, you’ll need a filler piece, measuring tape, a small block of wood about 1-1 1/3″ thick, and a pencil. Cut the filler piece so it’s the same height as the cabinet. Place the edge of the filler piece against the wall. Hold the block of wood flat against the wall with a pencil against it. Keep them pressed against the wall as you slide them down the length of the filler piece. Now you have traced the shape of the wall onto the filler piece. Cut along your trace line. Place the newly cut edge of the filler piece against the wall, it should fit perfectly. Mark the edge of the cabinet on the top and bottom of the filler piece. Draw a straight line from these points and cut.

To ensure the filler piece stays in place, first attach a support strip to the wall. Drill holes in the cabinet for the screws you’ll use to attach the cabinet and filler piece together. Put the filler piece into place. Put screws through the holes you have drilled. When all your filler pieces are in, caulk around each one with silicone for an airtight seal.

Install your countertop, sink, lighting, appliances and kitchen island
With your cabinet frames in, it’s time to install your countertop, sink, lighting, and appliances. Check that your countertop is the correct size before fitting it in place. Now is also the time if you need to customize your countertop for a sink or cooktop (see your assembly instructions for help). Once your countertop is in, you’re ready to get your water, gas, lighting, and appliances connected. All water, gas, and electricity connections must be done by qualified, licensed professionals according to valid local safety regulations.

If you’re installing a kitchen island, it must be secured to the floor using UTBY legs or by building a frame. Fasten the frame to both the floor and the cabinets. When attaching the frame to the floor be aware of amenities like floor heating or plumbing already installed.

Customize your countertop for your cooktop in the same fashion as for your sink. See your cooktop’s assembly instructions for help. Install the extractor hood. The extractor hoods at IKEA can be installed in two ways: either ducted to the outside, called extraction, or used in recirculation mode fitted with a charcoal filter. Each installation option is described in the assembly instructions that come with the product. Saw the hole either in the back panel or at the top of the cabinet. See the assembly instructions. For safety and functionality reasons, follow precise measurements in the instructions for installation that come with the extractor hood/fan.

Use a circular saw and G clamps to hold a straight edge to your pre-cut countertop when you cut to customize the size. It’s helpful to use a pair of sawhorses. To prevent moisture from penetrating the countertop apply polyurethane silicone across the sawn edges. Install your lighting and appliances. Install sink into the countertop according to the assembly instructions. Proof measure your countertop. If you have a pre-cut countertop now is the time to cut it to the right length. Mark a spot for the sink by laying the countertop in place. Trace the inside of the base cabinet onto the underside of the countertop. This helps you align your sink. Turn your countertop over and trace the outline of your sink onto masking tape. Secure your countertop in place according to the assembly instructions. Use a jigsaw to cut out space for your sink. It’s helpful to drill a hole on the inside corners of your outline before cutting, so you can make a cleaner cut.

Supporting brackets are used to fasten kitchen islands to the floor. Legs/toe-kicks must then be attached around the outside of the island. The Kitchen island assembly kit is used to connect cabinets back to back or to attach a cover panel to the back of the cabinets.

It’s important to attach a moisture barrier under the countertop where you have a dishwasher. All IKEA dishwashers come with a protection strip. For other appliances, use FIXA diffusion barriers for extra protection.

Install your shelves, drawers, doors, knobs, and handles.
Now that the cabinet frames, countertops, and appliances are in, attach the drawer slides into the cabinets. Remember that the slides for inner and standard drawers are attached differently (see the assembly instructions for help). Once the slides are in, attach the drawers before the doors and shelves. Finish by adding knobs and handles as well as any other internal solutions (like wire baskets).

Attach the drawer slides, starting with the outer drawers. Outer drawer slides should be attached to the outer row of holes in the cabinet. Attach the hinges for the doors. Once the outer drawer slides are in, attach the inner drawer slides. The inner drawer slides are attached to the inner row of holes in the cabinet. Assemble the drawers with the help of the assembly instructions. Attach the drawers and doors to the cabinets. Align the doors to the correct height and width by adjusting the screws on the hinge plate. Now it’s time to attach a toe-kick. Follow the assembly instructions for help. If using a ventilation grill, place it between two pieces of toe-kick.

Now that the cabinet frames, countertops, and appliances are in, attach the drawer slides into the cabinets. Remember that the slides for inner and standard drawers are attached differently (see the assembly instructions for help). Caring for your cabinets Clean the doors, cabinet interiors, and wood surfaces with a soft, damp cloth. Only use cleaning products intended for these materials. Do not use products that contain ammonia, alcohol, bleach, or abrasives. Rinse with clean water, then dry with a clean, dry cloth. Make sure to clean up spills quickly. Keep your sink sparkling After each use, wipe the sink clean with a cloth or sponge damped in water or a non-abrasive detergent, if necessary. Rinse the bowl with water and wipe the sink with a dry cloth. Avoid scouring powder, steel wool, or hard objects which can Once the slides are in, attach the drawers before the doors and shelves. Finish by adding knobs and handles as well as any other internal solutions (like wire baskets). scratch the stainless steel surface. The damp surface can be discoloured if substances containing iron are allowed to remain on it. Long-lasting countertops Keep your countertop in top condition by cleaning spills quickly with water and a mild detergent. Be sure to keep them as dry as possible after use. 

Buying & Planning An IKEA Kitchen FAQ’s

How do I buy an IKEA kitchen and how long will the project take, from purchase to installation?
At IKEA, you can pick and choose individual parts to create a kitchen that is just right for you. To turn your dream kitchen into a reality, we advise you to start planning well in advance. Start by checking out IKEA’s in-store room settings showcasing various kitchen styles. You can also get ideas and information from their brochures such as Kitchen Handbook and Buying Guides. Using the planning software, IKEA kitchen planner, see your choice of layout or door style as a 3D image on the screen, before making up your mind. The IKEA kitchen planner is available for use in-store, and also available online.
After your plan is finalized and the detailed quotation is prepared, you place your order at the store. If the goods are in stock, you can make payment and take them home the same day. A kitchen delivery service is also available.

I live far from the store. Can I still buy an IKEA kitchen and is an installation service available?
All order placements and requests for changes to quotations/specifications are to be in-store. Delivery to distant locations takes longer, as it needs to be individually quoted. Installation service is available, however, travel fees may be charged on top of the price for installation work. Please contact us for further information.
How do I plan my new kitchen?
At IKEA, you can pick and choose individual parts to plan a kitchen that is just right for you. They provide various tools that make it easy for you to do the planning. Start by checking out the in-store room settings showcasing various kitchen styles. You can also get ideas and information from IKEA’s brochures such as Kitchen Handbook and Buying Guides. The Kitchen Handbook offers useful layout hints as well as points to consider when designing your new kitchen. Using a planning software, IKEA kitchen planner, see your choice of layout or door style as a 3D image on the screen, before making up your mind. (The IKEA kitchen planner is available for use in-store, and can also be used online) Alternatively, you may like to start with a rough drawing on a piece of paper. Make a drawing of cabinets on Self-Planning Sheet, with the help of the Buying Guide. Use the checklist on the right side of the sheet to make sure all the necessary items are included.
What information do I need for planning my new kitchen?
The bottom line information must include the width and ceiling height of the installation area, dimensions of windows/doors, type of gas supply, locations of water supply/drain lines and electrical outlets, and the direction of the exhaust duct on the existing range hood. Before installation, the constitution of the walls needs to be checked as well. If you have drawings of your house, please have them ready.
Will I get a quote immediately?
Once you have your kitchen plan it can be forwarded to an installation contractor for a quote. Please note that IKEA does not provide installation services directly. All installations are done by contractors such as Kitchen Guys.
What if I do not opt for a chargeable kitchen planning service?
The chargeable kitchen planning service is simply designed for customers who are short of time or not comfortable with doing the planning on their own. At a set time (for about an hour each, and charged for the first appointment only), our specially trained staff offers one-on-one assistance with the plan and design of your new kitchen. Even if you are doing the planning yourself, please feel free to ask our kitchen experts for advice on your plan or on how to use the kitchen planner, or to request a quote.
Will IKEA supply installation drawings?
When you place your order, we will provide you with sink drawings showing locations of water supply/drain lines, as well as installation manuals of your chosen appliances containing figures showing locations of electrical outlets etc. If you need these documents before you place your order due to installation schedule constraints, you can request them to our staff at the Kitchen Department. For any further information, please visit the store with your installer.
Can I discuss or modify my plan via email or fax?
Sorry, we are unable to handle these requests via email or fax. This is because we need to go through layout plans and drawings and check the actual products together, in order to discuss/modify your plan or place an order for you.
If my order contains made-to-order goods, do I have to revisit the store to pay for it? Can’t I pay in advance when I place my order?
At the time of your order, our kitchen sales staff will tell you how long it will take for back-ordered items to arrive. When the items arrive at the store, we will let you know. Please make payment after you hear from us, either by visiting the store or arranging a bank transfer.
I’d like to keep my existing kitchen. Can I just plan and buy a buffet or work table?
Of course. Just as in planning a whole kitchen, you can pick and choose from cabinet frames of various sizes, doors, and interior fittings like shelves and drawers, create a buffet or work table. The combination of drawers and shelves with a shallow cabinet frame (37cm deep) is particularly well-suited for storage units.
Can I incorporate an appliance from another manufacturer into an IKEA kitchen?
The short answer is probably, yes. Compatibility varies by model, so please bring the installation manual of the appliance in question and consult our staff at the Kitchen Department or with your installer. Always ask your installer to check and confirm the dimensions or feasibility of installation, as IKEA is not in a position to make a final decision.
I’ve placed an order and am waiting for the back-ordered items to arrive. I haven’t made a payment yet. Can I make changes to my plan at this stage?
Changes to made to order worktops (in cultured marble/stainless steel) cannot be accepted, but other requests such as a change of door colours or the addition of extra cabinets may be accepted if items are available in stock. Please note that it may accompany a change of delivery date. These requests are only handled over the counter, so please bring your order documents to the Kitchen Department at your IKEA store.

Delivery FAQ’s

Can I get my kitchen delivered?
Yes, IKEA will arrange delivery provided you are within the delivery area of each store. Delivery to locations outside the zone will be individually quoted.

Who will take care of receiving the goods?
You will be the one in charge. After you receive your goods from the delivery service provider, please take responsible care of them until installation. Before signing the delivery confirmation receipt, always check and make sure no damages are incurred during delivery, and nothing is missing. If you find any problem with the goods at the time of receipt, please promptly request for replacement from the delivery service provider. Please indicate the date by which you need the replacement part so that your installation schedule will not be disturbed.
If a part is found to be missing after the installation work has started, due to insufficient checking at the time of receipt, please take care of the repurchase and delivery of the missing part by yourself. Please note that in case this causes a delay in the installation schedule, the kitchen installer may charge you an additional fee.

Installation FAQ’s

Can I have my kitchen assembled and installed?
If you need a kitchen installation service, we will put you in touch with our certified installer such as Kitchen Guys depending on where you live. Please see our staff at the Kitchen Department for details and booking. You will be in direct contact with the installers to arrange your installation schedule, discuss details, and pay for installation works. In order to prevent installation troubles due to unchecked conditions of the site, or avoid severe overruns in cost and time, in-home measuring service is recommended prior to installation. For the measuring service, the Homeline staff will visit your home and take precise measurements of your kitchen space, judge the fit of your new kitchen, and check the constitution of the walls and access conditions to the property. If you are building or remodeling your house and have a contractor working on areas other than the kitchen, please consult your contractor to coordinate the work with Kitchen Guys.

Can I get a quote for the installation service?
IKEA can provide you with the price list of installation work offered by Kitchen Guys, our certified kitchen installer, once your kitchen plan is finalized. Please have your layout plan ready and ask the staff in the Kitchen Department.
Please note that the formal quotation will be issued directly by Kitchen Guys. The price we calculate according to your layout plan is only an approximation. Depending on the conditions of the site, additional costs may be incurred. Measuring service (at an additional charge) is recommended prior to installation, to ensure the smooth progress of your project. For the measuring service, the Kitchen Guys staff will visit your home and take precise measurements of your kitchen space, judge the fit of your new kitchen, and check the constitution of the walls and access conditions to the property. The formal quotation will be issued after checking the conditions of the floor, walls, and existing appliances of the installation site.
Is it possible to assemble the kitchen myself?
Yes, the Kitchen Guys will discount your installation accordingly.  Please note that not all IKEA installers offer a discount. If you are a do-it-yourselfer and enjoy the creative process of making something with your hands, self-assembly is for you. However, please remember that for installing your kitchen, special tools will be necessary, and a license is required for electrical/plumbing work.
Can any carpenter assemble an IKEA kitchen?
Unlike the ready-made kitchen sets, IKEA kitchens require on-site assembly of individual parts before installation. The parts include cabinet frames and shelves, all separately chosen according to your needs and taste. This is why we recommend that even those people familiar with carpentry check out the actual products in-store to fully understand the products’ features and how they fit together. You can always watch the videos on this page to get a good understanding of how to assemble and install an Ikea kitchen.
Can I also request renovations of areas around and other than my kitchen?
This depends on the installation service provider in your area. Some providers offer a wide range of services and some do not. At the Kitchen Guys, we do offer other services although some may be subcontracted out.

Kitchen Planning Service

I am a little uncomfortable with doing all the planning myself
At IKEA, kitchen planning service is available at an additional charge for customers who are short of time or not comfortable with doing the planning on their own. At a set time (for about an hour each, and charged for the first appointment only), our specially trained staff offers one-on-one assistance with the plan and design of your new kitchen. Please book in advance either at the store or over the phone (at the Contact Center).

About Muskoka
The District Municipality of Muskoka, more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka or Muskoka, is a Regional Municipality located in Central Ontario, Canada. Muskoka extends from Georgian Bay in the west to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in the east. Located approximately a two-hour car drive north of Toronto, Muskoka spans 6,475 km2 (2,500 sq mi). Muskoka has some 1,600 lakes, making it a popular cottaging destination.

This region, which, along with Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough County is referred to as “cottage country”, sees over 2.1 million visitors annually. Muskoka is a scenic area sprinkled with picturesque villages and towns, farming communities, and lakeside vacation hotels and resorts near to golf courses, country clubs, and marinas. The regional government seat is Bracebridge and the largest population centre is Huntsville.

The name of the municipality derives from a First Nations chief of the 1850s. Lake Muskoka was then the hunting grounds of a band led by Chief Yellowhead or Mesqua Ukie. He was revered by the government, who built a home for him in Orillia where he lived until his death at the age of 95.



If you would like a quote please email a link to your plan to info@kitchenguys.ca or put it in the “Planner Link” box. The link can be found in the IKEA planner.

See how to get your plan link here.

Barrie Muskoka 705-881-7414
GTA Concord. 289-963-3100

Areas we service for IKEA kitchen and PAX installation in Ontario

District of MUSKOKA – Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Baysville, Dwight, Dorset, Huntsville, Port Carling, Minett, Bala Torrence, Mac Tier, Glen Orchard, Port Severn, Severn Falls, Kilworthy, Rosseau, Lake Rosseau, Lake Muskoka, Lake Joeseph, Lake of Bays, Sparrow Lake, Muskoka Lakes, Parry Sound District.

COLLINGWOOD and surrounding areas – Thornbury, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Blue Mountains, Clarksburg, Duntroon, Singhampton, Creemore, New Lowell, Sunnydale, Minesing, Phelpston.

GEORGIAN BAY and surrounding areas – Midland, Penetanguishene, Lafontain, Balm Beach, Wyevale, Wyebridge, Woodland Beach, Elmvale, Wyebridge, Orr Lake, Hillsdale, Sawlog Bay, Farlain Lake, Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene, Fesserton, Coldwater, Moonstone, Severn, Horseshow Valley, Craighurst.

ORILLIA and surrounding areas – Rama, Washago, Oro-Medonte, Oro Station, Uptergrove, Atherly, Lagoon City, Brechin, Severn Bridge, Cumberland Beach, Port Stanton.

BARRIE and surrounding areas – Innisfil, Bradford, Cookstown, Alliston, New Tecumseth, Essa, Angus, Midhurst, Crown Hill, Shanty Bay, Utopia, Thornton, Stroud.

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.