A guide toinstallinga new IKEA kitchenSEKTION kitcheninstallation guideThis guide provides you with tips andstep-by-step instructions on how toinstall your kitchen on your own.
The step-by-step guideInstalling your new IKEA SEKTION kitchen correctlyIt’s helpful if you arrange your cabinets in the orderyou will be installing them. Use your packing list andIKEA home planner drawing to help you. Before youremove your old kitchen you need to make sure thatyour electricity, gas and water is shut off. Use a qualifiedprofessional to disconnect and connect your gas, waterand electricity.This brochure is your guide to preparing and installingyour new kitchen yourself. Inside you’ll find clear stepsto follow as well as useful tips and ideas. Use this guidealong with your IKEA assembly instructions to make sureyour kitchen is installed in the right way.Before you beginYou can do it yourself but you don t have toGo through this brochure before you begin to see whatstages are involved in putting in your new kitchen and toorganise what tools you’ll need.Our kitchens are designed to be as simple aspossible for you to assemble and install yourself.But we’re here to help as much as you’d like us to.We can offer you services ranging from planningand delivery to complete kitchen installations.For more details see the kitchen section ofIKEA.ca/kitchenservices or contact your local IKEA store.To make sure you have everything for your new kitchen,compare the packages and parts you have at homeagainst the order list and the delivery list. You shouldonly dismantle your old kitchen when you have all yournew parts and appliances. Your kitchen parts andcountertop should be stored indoors, with normalroom temperature and humidity.Once your kitchen arrives, check off yourdelivery to see that everything is in order.2
What’s next?You have now purchased your kitchen from IKEA and are about to start the installation process. Here are some helpfultips on what to expect as you move through the next process from delivery to install to countertops.DeliveryArrange the delivery 5-7 days prior to your installation start date. Clear a space in a roomadjacent to the kitchen. You will want to have space to assemble and arrange the boxes insequence of installation. Upon delivery of your kitchen, audit your delivered products tomake sure it matches your order. If you discovered missing and/or damaged products call1-866-866-IKEA (4532) or visit your nearest IKEA store for assistance.PreparingIt’s now time to get started! You should be preparing your space a minimum of 1 week prior toyour installation. During this time you will be cleaning out all your cabinets, creating a temporarykitchen space in your home, removing your kitchen, patch, paint walls, flooring and electrical/plumbing preparations.InstallationOur Installation Guide will show you step-by-step how to easily assemble and install yourkitchen. Don’t worry, if installation is not for you, we have a team ready to complete theinstallation for you. Visit in store or at IKEA.ca/KitchenServices for further details on ourinstallation services.Custom CountertopsOnce your base cabinets are installed with doors/drawers and panels, leveled and appliancesin place, you are able to contact your countertop fabricator for templating of your customcountertop. Be sure to have your sink and/or cooktop onsite for templating. Once yourcountertop has been templated, the countertop fabricator will contact you and schedule a datefor installation. Helpful tip, create a temporary countertop solution out of plywood so you cancontinue to use your kitchen between templating to installation.Finishing TouchesYou are almost done! Once your countertop is in, this is the time to complete the backsplash,touch up any painting, final plumbing and/or electrical. Finish off with a deep clean of yourkitchen and you are ready to enjoy your brand new kitchen!3
Getting to know the IKEAkitchen systemBelow is a summary of all the components to help you in the installation of your new kitchen.SEKTION: wall, base and high cabinet frames.Available in white or brownMAXIMERA: fully extending softclosing drawers, dividers and glass sidesUTRUSTA: glass and solid shelvescome with shelf pegs to pefectly fit insideSEKTION cabinetSEKTION: suspension rail makesattaching SEKTION base, wall and highcabinets easySEKTION: adjustable legs for SEKTION baseand high cabinets. Use in combination withsuspension rail.Toekicks: installed under SEKTION cabinetsand clip onto SEKTION legsDoor and Drawer Fronts: will attach to wall,base or high cabinets. Doors will be attachedusing UTRUSTA hinges and drawer fronts will beattached to MAXIMERA or FÖRVARA drawers.UTRUSTA: hinges. Use 110 hinges for standarddoors, 153 hinges for doors with drawersinside. All our hinges comes with a built-indamper to ensure soft and quiet closing.Fillers: to be cut from ½” or ⅝” thick coverpanels to create the filler needed in yourdesign. For filler above the fridge, use a 5” highdrawer front.4
Mouldings: use these pieces for crown andlight valance. Cutting and mitring mayberequired based on your design.Cover Panels: ½” thick panels are used to coverexposed ends of your SEKTION wall, base andhigh cabinet frames to match the same finish asyour door style. Some cutting maybe requiredto fit your design.Gables: 5/8” thick gables are used as structuralsupport often to cover and exposed side of adishwasher to support a countertop or fridgeto support a deep fridge cabinet. Cutting will berequired to fit your design.VÅGLIG: connecting rail to align the dishwasherfront with the other doors and drawer fronts tocreate a smooth streamlined look.UTRUSTA: connecting rail for attaching drawerfronts together.A.B.SEKTION: A. support bracket for island secureskitchen island to floor B. Island assembly kitmakes it easy for you to mount cabinets backto back, or to attach a cover panel to the backof an island or peninsula.72VARIERA cover cap: covers exposed cabinetholes for glass door cabinets. Available in whiteor brown.NYTTIG fillers: for microwave hood and rangehoods to align to the depth of the wall cabinets.5
The tools you’ll needBelow is a summary of the basic tools you’ll need. Inaddition you’ll find what tools to use for each product intheir respective assembly instructions. It’s a good ideato wear safety glasses when using power tools.FlatscrewdriverPhillipsscrewdriverSpirit levelMeasuring tapeGood to knowPlaster, wood or concrete walls? Because there are manydifferent types of walls, fixing hardware is not supplied withyour cabinets. Most hardware or home improvement storesstock appropriate fixing hardware and can help you choosethe right type for your walls.AwlPencilTry squareRubberhammerG clamps6Hammer
Fine-toothed handsawHole cutterFor drilling the hole for the kitchenfaucet in the sink (35 mm).Mitre box and sawJigsawCircular sawElectric screwdriver/drill7
Prepare your roomMarking cabinet positionsOnce you’ve removed your old kitchen, preparethe room by making sure your walls and floors areeven, and your walls are suitable for supporting yournew kitchen. Now is also the time to prime and paintyour walls, put tiles on the walls and floors or changeyour flooring.Prepare your space by making sure yourcorners are even and your walls and floorare straight. Use your try square for thecorners and a spirit level for the walls andfloor.Draw a layout of your new kitchen directly on the wall.Check that everything fits with the measurements fromyour plan and your electricity, water, gas and ventilationconnections are where you want them to be. Also markwhere to fasten your new kitchen’s suspension rails.Make sure you note the highest point ofthe floor and where the corners aren’t90 degrees.Check that your wall is strong enough tohang your suspension rail and cabinets.Depending on your wall material, it’s bestto install your rail onto a stud or a supportbeam. An electronic stud finder can behelpful.Make sure you leave 32 3/16” betweenthe highest point of your floor andthe bottom of your base suspensionrail.Double-check yourplumbing is whereyou want it and fitswith your layoutplan.8
Mount the suspension railsYour new IKEA cabinets can be hung directly onto asuspension rail making them easier to install andadjust. It’s important to make sure your suspensionrail is straight and level, and to secure it with the rightscrew type for your wall.Fasten your rails, base cabinet rails first.Make sure you’ve found suitable points inthe wall where the rails can be fastened andthat the rails are level before drilling.If your wall is uneven use spacers betweenthe rail and the wall to make sure the rail isstraight.Use a spirit level to check that each rail islevel.Kitchen height 84 ½”C82 3/16”A32 3/16”ToekickBMount the rails at the right heightThe underside of the base cabinet suspension rail (A) should be 323/16” above your floor’s highest point (B). If the totalheight of your kitchen cabinets will reach 841/2” then the underside of the wall or high cabinet suspension rail (C) shouldbe at 823/16” above point (B). If the kitchen is 941/2” high then install the rail with it’s underside at 923/16” above point (B).94 ½”
Install your cabinetsIn most kitchens it’s best to install your wall cabinets first.This way you have room to move without base cabinets inthe way. One exception is if you are installing a single linekitchen with a high cabinet at one end. In this case installthe high cabinet first.Before you begin, mark down all plumbing and otherutilities. Some cabinets have ready-made openings forplumbing and utilities, but you can use a jigsaw to createyour own openings if needed. Do this before fitting thecabinet in place. Be aware where you place openings, itcan affect how you can arrange drawers in a cabinet.Assemble all wall cabinet frames according tothe assembly instructions. Wait untillater before fitting drawers, doors andinternal fittings.Hang the corner cabinet first and secure bytightening the screws. Hang the remainingcabinets and connect them with the includedscrews. Wait to tighten the screws until thebase cabinets are in place and you can ensurealignment.Hang your base cabinets starting in the corner.Hang each following cabinet in the same way.If you’re installing a corner carousel now is thetime to do it.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.Make sure the right base cabinet is aligned withyour plumbing.Check that each cabinet is aligned with theprevious cabinet by adjusting the legs.10Assemble all base cabinets according to the assembly instructions. Make sure to have the legsattached in the order the cabinets will be fitted.If you are using a high cabinet, fit with a coverpanel first.
Filler piecesFiller pieces are used betweenyour cabinets and walls for astreamlined appearance, and toensure there is enough room tofully open doors and drawers.They are especially useful if yourwalls are not perfectly straight.To ensure the filler piece stays in place, first fasten a support strip to the wall.Drill holes in the cabinet for the screws you’ll use to fasten the cabinet andfiller piece together. Put the filler piece into place. Put screws through theholes you have drilled. When all your filler pieces are in, caulk around eachone with silicone for an airtight seal. Make sure not to use screws where yourhinges or shelves will be placed.If the wall is not level and flat, the filler piecemust be cut to fit to the wall’s shape. To do this,you’ll need a filler piece, measuring tape, smallblock of wood about 1–11/3” thick and pencil.Cut the filler piece so it’s the same height asthe cabinet. Place the edge of the filler pieceagainst the wall. Hold the block of wood flatagainst the wall with the pencil against it. Keepthem pressed against the wall as you slidethem down the length of the filler piece. Nowyou have traced the shape of the wall onto thefiller piece. Cut along your trace line.Place the newly cut edge of the filler pieceagainst the wall (it should fit perfectly). Markthe edge of the cabinet on the top and bottomof the filler piece. Draw a straight line fromthese points and cut.If you are going to install a high cabinet, don’t make finaladjustments or fully tighten the screws until you have installedall the other cabinets as well.11To ensure the filler piece stays in place, firstfasten a support strip to the wall. Drill holes inthe cabinet for the screws you’ll use to fastenthe cabinet and filler piece together. Put thefiller piece into place. Put screws through theholes you have drilled. When all your fillerpieces are in, caulk around each one withsilicone for an airtight seal. Make sure not touse screws where your hinges or shelves willbe placed.
Install your countertop, sink, lighting,appliances and kitchen islandWith your cabinet frames in, it’s time to install yourcountertop, sink, lighting and appliances. Check thatyour countertop is the correct size before fitting it inplace. Now is also the time if you need to customise yourcountertop for a sink or cooktop. Note! Always use yourassembly instructions for help.Once your countertop is in, you’re ready to get yourwater, gas, lighting and appliances connected. All water,gas and electricity connections must be done by qualifiedprofessionals according to valid local safety regulations.All electrical connections must be madeby a qualified electrician.Install your lighting and appliances. If drillingholes, use a piece of wood to meet the drillas it penetrates the surface to avoid theedges from splintering.Proof measure your countertop. if you have apre-cut countertop now is the time to cut it tothe right length. To avoid splinter, cut with thecountertop underside facing up when usinga buzz or jig saw, but with the top if using ahandsaw.Use a circular saw and G clamps to hold astraight-edge to your pre-cut countertop whenyou cut to customize the size. It’s helpful to usea pair of trestles to help you. A tip is to have asecond person holding the piece to be cut offto avoid the edge from splintering.Mark a spot for the sink by laying thecountertop in place. Trace the inside of thebase cabinet onto the underside of thecountertop. This helps you align your sink.Turn your countertop over and trace theoutline of your sink onto masking tape.Use a jigsaw to cut out space for your sink.It’s helpful to drill a hole on the insidecorners of your outline before cutting, soyou can make a cleaner cut.To prevent moisture from penetrating thecountertop apply polyurethane siliconeacross the sawn edges.Install sink into the countertop according tothe assembly instructions.Secure your countertop in place accordingto the assembly instructions.12
Customize your countertop for your cooktopin the same fashion as for your sink. Seeyour cooktop’s assembly instructions forhelp.Install the extractor hood. The extractorhoods at IKEA can be installed in two ways:either ducted to the outside, calledextraction, or used in recirculation modefitted with a charcoal filter. Each installationoption is described in the assemblyinstructions that come with the product.Saw the hole either in the back panel or inthe top of the cabinet. See the assemblyinstructions. For safety and functionalityreasons, follow precise measurements in theinstructions for installation that come withthe extractor hood/fan.Kitchen islandIf you’re planning for a kitchen island we have an island assembly kitto fasten it firmly to the floor. Legs/plinths must then be fitted aroundthe outside of the island.Contact your local IKEA store if you need help regarding the assembly.Good to knowIf you’re installing a kitchen island, it mustbe secured to the floor using the SEKTION islandassembly kit. Fasten the island assembly kit toboth the floor and the cabinets. When attachingthe island assembly kit to the floor be aware ofamenities like floor heating or plumbing alreadyinstalled.SEKTION assembly kit for kitchen island.002.984.1113
Install your shelves, drawers, doors,knobs and handlesNow your cabinet frames, countertops and appliances arein, fit your drawer slides into your cabinets. Rememberthat the slides for inner drawers and standard drawersare fitted in different ways. Once the slides are in, fit inyour drawers before your doors and shelves.Finish up by adding knobs and handles as well as anyother internal solutions (like wire baskets).Note! Always use your assembly instructions for help.Fasten your drawer slides, starting with yourouter drawers. Outer drawer slides shouldbe attached to the outer row of holes inyour cabinet.Once your outer drawer slides are in, fit yourinner drawer slides. The inner drawers slidesare fitted to the inner row of holes in yourcabinet.Assemble your doors and drawers.Attach the hinges for your doors.Fit your drawers and doors to your cabinets.Align your doors to the correct height andwidth by adjusting the screws on the hingeplate.If you’re fitting a plinth now is the time toattach it. Follow the assembly instructionsfor help.14
You’re done! Congratulationson your new SEKTION kitchen!Caring for your cabinetsLong-lasting countertopsClean the doors, cabinet interiors and wood surfaceswith a soft, damp cloth. Only use cleaning productsintended for these materials. Do not use productsthat contain ammonia, alcohol, bleach or abrasives.Rinse with clean water, then dry with a clean, drycloth. Make sure to clean up spills quickly.Keep your countertop in top condition by cleaningspills quickly with water and a mild detergent. Besure to keep them as dry as possible after use. Forwood and solid wood countertops use STOCKARYDwood treatment oil. The oil protects the wood frommarks, stains and cracks, and prevents water frompenetrating the surface.Keep your sink sparklingAfter each use, wipe the sink clean with a cloth orsponge damped in water or a non-abrasive detergent,if necessary. Rinse the bowl with water and then wipethe sink with a dry cloth. Avoid scouring-powder, steelwool, or hard objects which can scratch the stainlesssteel or any other surfaces. The damp surface canbe discoloured if substances containing iron, such assteel wool, nails or gravel, are allowed to remain on it.Discolouration is caused by the foreign material.You’re done!Time to step back and admire your new kitchen – and admireyourself for saving so much money by assembling and installingit yourself! With a little care and maintenance your new IKEA kitchenwill keep looking its best for many years to come.15
You can contact us in different ways:Online: Read the FAQs at IKEA.ca – they might answer your question: IKEA.ca/FAQIn Person: Speak to us in store – those friendly people in the yellow shirts are readyto help you through your buying process.By phone: If you ever need to talk to us in person, we’re happy to answer your call.You can reach us over the phone at: 1-866-866-IKEA (4532).Installation Services: Save time and effort with installation.For full details visit IKEA.ca/kitchenservices.A high level of accuracy has been sought in preparingthis installation guide, we cannot guarantee that thereare no errors or omissions nor will we be bound bythem. Please see an IKEA co-worker or visit www.IKEA.caif more information is needed. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2020 August 11, 2022) Canada FY23Need help ?
Contact your local IKEA store if you need help regarding the assembly. SEKTION assembly kit for kitchen island. 002.984.11 Good to know If you're installing a kitchen island, it must be secured to the floor using the SEKTION island assembly kit. Fasten the island assembly kit to both the floor and the cabinets. When attaching