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Even the most die-hard Ikea fans have many unanswered questions when it comes to the process renovating their kitchen with Ikea cabinets.
Online, there are many useful blogs, fan clubs with tons of information but when it comes to understanding each step of the process there are still unanswered questions. We, as professional Ikea installers try to offer as much information as possible from the first phone conversation.
We answer questions like: How much space is necessary to store the flat pack cabinets until the actual assembly and installation begins or how long the Ikea kitchen cabinets installation process should take?
One of the most common questions asked is about the quality of the Ikea cabinets or about the length of the warranty that Ikea offers.
So, I would like to explain just a few steps about how a typical Ikea kitchen installation should progress starting with the demolition. Let’s say our customer Anna got in touch with us through our “Book your appointment” box on our website. She is interested in having her old kitchen revamped with modern Ikea cabinets.
After the initial phone conversation we would schedule an appointment with Anna to measure her kitchen space. Our measurement and design services cost $149 and within this price we offer as many revisions as necessary.
After 24hr Anna would receive a link in her email where she can see her kitchen in 3D in the Ikea planner tool. After reviewing the layout Anna would tell us that she approves the design, loves our ideas and the proposed layout. Her Ikea kitchen has a total of 20 cabinets.
Anna decides to hire us for her project. After the cabinets were bought and delivered we would start Anna’s Ikea kitchen installation project within 7 days.
On the first day on the job we would remove the old, dated cabinets and already start the assembly of the new cabinets. The second day, the actual installation of the Ikea cabinets begins. On the third day all cabinets would be beautifully aligned and ready for the quartz or granite countertop measurements. Her Ikea kitchen installation process should take a total of 4 days including the demolition.
The Ikea kitchen installation process should be a smooth and stress free undertaking for any homeowner. Starting with the measurements that would have to be done by a professional, experienced company and finishing with the removal of any debris from the job site.
By using our Ikea installation service homeowners can achieve proposed goals of maximizing kitchen space, obtaining a custom look, bring high style and designer features to any kitchen.

Christine and Dan Stout

“We have had the pleasure of working with Paula and Marius on three projects in our home and we could not be happier with the outcome. They have the ability to take the ideas in my head and bring them to life in my redesigned rooms. I can be very particular and they took the time to make sure I was happy with each and every selection from the tile, to the design, to the fixtures and colors. The quality of the work is amazing and all the little details are attended to including some features they included that I had not even thought of. They will work within the budget you give them to create a beautiful, designer end product. I will definitely use them for future projects!”

Nancy & Greg Andersen

“Paula and Marius are a great team to work with – they listen to what you are looking for, and they offer amazing ideas on design and function. They are very flexible in how much design guidance you want: they let you take the lead if you have particular ideas, they offer up varied ideas as you go along, or they will take complete charge when you don’t have an opinion. And their finished work is beautiful. They collaborate with you, and their ultimate goal is to have you love what you have created together.”

Michelle and Rob Saylor

“Paula and Marius’s work is amazing. They took the time to “do it right” where a lot of contractors would have cut corners, and just put lipstick over existing problems!  That kind of work ethic is hard to find.  We’d recommend them for any job! They are highly skilled, creative and trust-worthy!”

Mike Triangle and Joe Puzzo

“EXCEPTIONAL work. Amazing attention to detail. Meticulous in lining up cabinets, backsplash, lighting, trim. Perfect lines in the painting and wonderful work with patching and repairing walls and ceiling. They made the selection and did the installation of the granite and it’s stunning, just perfect!! Incredibly easy to talk to. On time every day. Always working when I got home from work. Immediate attention to any issues I had with no attitude. Great guidance in choices for backsplash, granite, electrical plate covers, faucet…. They essentially took care of everything. Cleaned up each day….although prepare, no matter how much you clean up, redoing a kitchen, patching & repairing walls/ceiling is messy work, lots of dust. They left the place in beautiful shape. They worked the day before & after Thanksgiving and got the entire job done in an amazing 13 days with a few touch ups the following day. It far, far, FAR exceeded my expectations. It’s an added bonus that Paula and Marius, designer/worker/owner are just incredibly nice and super hard-working. They’re talented and extremely professional. I HIGHLY recommend them.”

Sybil and Paul Schneider

“We absolutely love working with Paula and Marius of Expert Design.  Marius is a meticulous craftsman and Paula is a talented designer – both are passionate about perfection!  The unbeatable quality and value, coupled with the personal touch and attention you would only expect of friends, has us coming back to them again and again.  They first bailed us out on an Ikea kitchen installation that was spiraling out of control with the commercial contractor Ikea works with.  Upon completion of our gorgeous kitchen, we learned that bathrooms are their true passion.  We soon brought them back to complete a small basement bathroom that went from shoddy DIY (previous owner) to HGTV perfection!  Since then, they completed the main upstairs bathroom (from builder’s grade boring to designer WOW!); reconfigured and refreshed the basement laundry room, including a custom sauna!; and replaced our unsightly basement drop ceilings with drywall and contemporary pot lights.  They will soon redo the master bathroom remodel (by a large commercial remodeling company) that doesn’t hold a candle to their work.  Expert Design is a one-of-a-kind operation that gives you affordable quality with a personal touch.”

mary c starkey

“Very excited about my new Ikea kitchen. Work was completed in time, with beautiful results. Expert Design even provided design services at no cost. They helped me pick the best materials, cabinets and colors. My kitchen looks high end but was done within my budget. They know where to go and get all the cool stuff at a great price! Very professional and high quality work. Very personable, we lived in the house during the remodeling and they were fun to be around. I would recommend working with these guys. I am planning to recommending their services to all of my friends ! Call them, you will be happy!”

marcel muller

“Expert Design did everything I was hoping for in a contractor.  They were responsive (within 12 hours of our initial email), and were always on time and available during the entire process.  We knew the basics of what we wanted and they helped provide guidance on many of the design elements we were not sure on (floor layout, tile/countertop color / lighting / electrical placement).  They quoted an 8 day job and finished in 8 days, and were pleasant to have in our house.  The work they did was fantastic and looks like it was part of the original kitchen.”