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IKEA Kitchen Costs: Real Numbers from Professional Kitchen Designers

In this article:

  • Product, design, and installation cost for three IKEA kitchens.
  • How our designs and IKEA products make full kitchen remodels affordable.
  • Why we often include IKEA hacks in our kitchen designs.

What is the Cost of an IKEA Kitchen?

Designers and contractors often seem against sharing project numbers, and we don’t get it. How are homeowners supposed to decide if an IKEA kitchen renovation is within their financial reach without any practical information?

Our series on IKEA renovation costs aims to inform homeowners by sharing real kitchens’ total design, IKEA products, and installation costs. These numbers do not include additional considerations, like appliances, rearranging and adding utilities, demolition, or construction.

However, our designs and thorough product list make it easy to get accurate quotes from local contractors, like those found through our Install Connect program

3 IKEA Kitchen Designs that Use SEKTION Cabinet Hacks: Cost Analysis

You may believe a custom kitchen designed specifically for your lifestyle is beyond your grasp. Considering a kitchen gut-and-remodel can cost $50,000 or more, it’s no wonder many homeowners feel this way. However, the following kitchens have been designed, priced, and installed for between $16,500 and $21,000.

Each includes IKEA hacks and customizations, so our customers get exactly what they want from their kitchen remodels.


Why Design
with IKD?

Why Design with IKD?


IKEA Kitchen #1: SEKTION High Cabinet Hack

Kitchen Design Cost

This U-shaped kitchen with classic woodgrain cabinets and a farmhouse sink was designed using IKEA SEKTION cabinets with custom doors and countertops. An internal storage design was included, along with a complete professional design package with elevation drawings, high-resolution 3-D renderings, a shopping list, extra items list, floor plan, lighting plan, and IKEA hack diagram.

Total design cost: $445

Product Cost

IKD designed this kitchen with IKEA SEKTION cabinets and Semihandmade cabinet door and drawer fronts in CLJ Saddle Slab. The design includes a Rev-A-Shelf tray divider and foil wrap holder located conveniently near the stove and workspace.

IKEA Kitchen design product cost

  • Semihandmade fronts: $7,985
  • SEKTION cabinets: $3,109
  • IKEA extra items (materials needed for installation): $62
  • Rev-A-Shelf internal organizers: $410
  • Countertop: $6,400

Total product cost: $17,966

IKEA Kitchen product cost

IKEA Kitchen product cost

Cabinet and Countertop Installation Cost

This homeowner hired a contractor to install the cabinets and ensure everything was level before inviting the third-party countertop company to template and install the worktop and backsplash.

IKEA Kitchen installation cost

IKEA cabinet installation: $2,000
Countertop installation: included in product cost

Total installation cost: $2,000

IKEA Cabinet Hack

“The IKEA cabinet hack we used meant taking a high cabinet frame measuring 24” x 24” x 80” and cutting it down to 57 ¾” high. This let us continue the wall of cabinets even where it met the countertop. We then used the cut panels to create interior shelving.”
Merari, IKD designer

IKEA Kitchen cabinet frame

Total Kitchen Renovation Cost: $20,411

IKEA Kitchen #2: SINARP Panel into Open Cabinet Hack

Kitchen Design Cost

This U-shaped IKEA kitchen includes soft lighting beneath the wall cabinets and a small peninsula with creative storage. The design package includes the 3-D rendering, shopping list, extra items list, lighting plan, floor plan, and three hack diagrams.

IKEA Kitchen Sinarp panel open cabinet

Total design cost: $445

Product Cost

These homeowners liked the look of IKEA’s SINARP door and drawer fronts, so there was no need to go to a third-party supplier. IKD used SEKTION cabinets to create a massive amount of storage in this design, with cabinets on all three walls of this U-shaped space. The design features KASKER countertops and a U-shaped wire bottom shelf to make storage beneath the sink more accessible.

  • IKEA cabinets and fronts: $7,425
  • IKEA extra items (materials needed for installation): $1,495
  • Rev-A-Shelf internal organizers: $348
  • Countertop: $5,600

Total product cost: $14,868

Sinarp panel open cabinet product cost

Sinarp panel open cabinet product cost

Cabinet and Countertop Installation Cost

IKEA’s countertop supplier templated and installed the countertop, while the homeowners chose a local IKEA installer from Install Connect for their IKEA cabinet installation.

  • IKEA cabinet installation: $2,575
  • Countertop installation: included in product cost

Total installation cost: $2,575

Sinarp panel open cabinet product and installation cost

IKEA Cabinet Hacks

“We designed three IKEA cabinet hacks for this kitchen design. The first was to cut a 24” x 24” x 30” SEKTION cabinet to 24” x 18” x 30” and create two drawers. The second was used to create integrated shelving for the exterior of the peninsula. We achieved the correct size by taking a 24” x 24” x 30” cabinet frame and cutting it to 24” x 18” x 30”. The final, and most unique, hack meant taking a 36” x 96” SINARP panel and cutting it down to create a custom cabinet.” –Frank, IKD designer

IKEA kitchen hacks

assembling the cabinet in IKEA kitchen

Total Kitchen Renovation Cost: $17,888

IKEA Kitchen #3: SEKTION Base Cabinet Hack

Kitchen Design Cost

Designing this light and spacious U-shaped kitchen was a treat. In this affordable IKEA kitchen design, modern, stainless-steel appliances meet cabinets with a cottagecore vibe. The design package includes a high-resolution 3-D rendering from multiple viewpoints, floorplan, lighting plan, hack diagram, internal cabinet organizer design, and elevation drawings.

IKEA kitchen SEKTION base cabinet

Total design cost: $445

IKEA kitchen design cabinet hacks

Product Cost

These homeowners chose IKEA LERHYTTAN door and drawer fronts for their SEKTION cabinets with KARLBY precut butcher block countertops. This homeowner was very excited about the storage options offered by Rev-A-Shelf and opted to use both the blind corner cabinet optimizer and the pull-down shelf in their design.

  • IKEA cabinets and fronts: $8,831
  • IKEA extra items (materials needed for installation): $1,669
  • Rev-A-Shelf internal organizers: $1,234
  • Countertop: $1,743

Total product cost: $13,477

IKEA kitchen total installation product cost

IKEA kitchen total installation product cost

Cabinet and Countertop Installation Cost

This homeowner also utilized the Install Connect resource to find a local IKEA cabinet installer, a service exclusively offered to IKD customers. In this case, the cabinet installer connected the homeowner with a countertop installer.

IKEA cabinet installation: $2,740
Countertop installation: included in product cost

Total installation cost: $2,740

Custom IKEA Cabinet Hack

“We designed a custom cabinet hack for this customer. We took a 12” x 30” x 24” SEKTION base cabinet frame and cut it to fit a 30” x 10” LERHYTTAN cabinet front. This let us make the most of the space next to the oven in this particular design.” –Daniel, IKD designer

IKEA kitchen base and custom cabinet frame

Total Kitchen Renovation Cost: $16,662

IKEA Cabinet Hacks Make Custom Kitchens Affordable

When you choose a professional kitchen designer who knows IKEA products inside and out, you get a custom kitchen for a fraction of the average cost. We use IKEA cabinet hacks to combat supply issues, maximize storage space, and satisfy stylistic tastes. We’re also familiar with many suppliers, like Rev-A-Shelf, who help us design from the inside out.

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Work with our certified kitchen designers to get a personalized kitchen designed around your needs and vision. If you’re interested in learning more about our service, make sure to check out our IKEA Kitchen Design Services.