Ikea's kitchen range includes modern, traditional and shaker styles in a range of colours and finishes, including gloss and matt.
Most Ikea kitchens are more contemporary than traditional, with many in white or wood effect.
Ikea says its Metod kitchen 'gives you complete freedom to personalise your kitchen layout, style and functionality, whatever your size of room or budget'. The Enhet kitchens offer a 'more flexible solution', Ikea says, and is designed to be disassembled and reassembled when you move.
Our survey of more than 3,000 who bought a new kitchen in the past 10 years, and our lab assessment of Ikea's kitchens, will help you decide whether an Ikea kitchen is right for you.
Ikea kitchens: units
Two Ikea kitchens – Enhet and Metod – were assessed by our lab. These base units can be combined with a range of doors, finishes and colours to create the kitchen you want.
|Ikea kitchen unit lab assessment results|
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Ikea kitchens: customer survey ratings
We spoke to more than 200 people who have bought Ikea kitchens to reveal how its customer service and kitchens compare with other brands.
|Ikea kitchens: survey ratings|
|Design and planning|
|Quality of cupboards, doors, drawers and worktops|
|Quality of finish|
|How well cupboards, doors, drawers and worktops lasted|
|Value for money|
Ikea kitchens: doors, worktops and drawers
We also asked Ikea customers to rate the how well different components of the kitchen lasted, as well as quality of worktops and doors they chose.
Ikea kitchens: installation
Ikea says its kitchens are designed to be installed by you, and its new Enhet range is fitted together using just your hands, by clicking parts into place.
Ikea also has a kitchen installation service or you can choose your own installer to fit your Ikea kitchen.
When we sent the kitchens to the lab, they were built and installed as part of our assessment. Our lab analysis reveals insider knowledge on how easy Ikea's units are to install.
Ikea kitchens: costs and services
How much does an Ikea kitchen cost?
Does Ikea have a kitchen planner/design service?
There is a free kitchen-planning service in store. During your two-hour appointment, you'll work with an Ikea kitchen specialist to create your dream kitchen, it says.
You can have your planning appointment over video call instead. The planner will share their screen so you can see your kitchen design take shape.
You'll need to measure your space before your appointment but, if you're ready, you can order your kitchen as part of your appointment.
Ikea also offers free online kitchen-planning software.
Does Ikea install kitchens?
Ikea offers an optional fitting service at extra cost. It's not carried out by Ikea installers but is organised by Ikea. All Ikea units come ready to self-assemble and Ikea says they're designed to be installed by you.