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We’ve heard it before: You’re reno ready but the design process is daunting (and let’s be real, making you drag your feet). That’s where Inspired Kitchen Design, a team of design specialists with expertise in Semihandmade/IKEA and BOXI by Semihandmade installations, steps in and saves the day. 

Michael Toth, founder, and president of Inspired Kitchen Design (also known as IKD) has been bridging the gap between designing and ordering an IKEA kitchen since 2010. “IKEA customers loved their kitchens but hated the IKEA Home Planner,” or customers couldn’t navigate it themselves. IDK was born out of Mike’s existing B2B design business for cabinet manufacturers. He realized his team could easily translate their cabinet design knowledge to working directly with customers—from anywhere! The IKD team of 8 designers virtually design 200+ kitchens per month for customers all over the United States and Canada, though it is important to note Semihandmade and BOXI are only available in the continental United States at this time. 

As a Semihandmade preferred design partner, IKD understands the nuances of ordering and designing Semihandmade spaces while also navigating IKEA’s ordering process and planning resources. Their expertise makes ordering your dream kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, and more a totally seamless experience. IKD offers design support wherever you are in the design process no matter what your skill level is—from the total renovation newbie to the seasoned DIY champ. We chatted with Mike about the nuances of planning, designing, and executing renovation projects and how IKD can help ensure your Semihandmade or BOXI remodel is a success. 

How It Works

IKD offers different design packages depending on the type of room you are designing: Kitchen, Laundry Room, Mudroom, Closet, Home Office, and Bathroom are all on the menu! After you’ve selected the type of space, certified IKD designers use eight key criteria to produce high-resolution, easy-to-understand design plans using professional design software. They kick off the process with an online design questionnaire to better understand your priorities and the structural nuances of your space. Share photos and inspiration with the team, talk storage, appliances, lighting design, and more!

Once you’ve relayed all your mood boards and measurements, they handle it from there. At the end of the design process with IKD’s expert team, you receive full-color, high-resolution renderings of your kitchen, elevation plans, floor plans, and both IKEA and Semihandmade buying guides. Better yet, the Inspired Design team delivers your first iteration of plans just 3 days after submitting your measurements, mood boards, and reference materials. 

IKD and BOXI by Semihandmade

Semihandmade employees and customers have had such positive experiences working with IKD over the years, that we made them a preferred design service for BOXI by Semihandmade, our new line of American-assembled cabinets! But it’s important to note that the BOXI + IKD process is slightly different from the Semihandmade + IKD one. For starters, BOXI is more customizable and comes pre-assembled. We’re talking doors, fronts, cabs, and hardware—no IKEA plans or planner in sight.

For just $199, the Inspired Kitchen Design team works with any photos and measurements of your kitchen, bathroom, or whichever room you provide to create a plan for your shiny new BOXI space. They also create your BOXI order and, best of all, your $199 will be credited back towards your final BOXI order price! This package includes 3D renderings of your space, elevation and floor plans with dimensions, panel dimensions, numbered cabinets for easy reference, and of course, a purchase list for your BOXI order. 

360 Panoramic View

The Inspired Kitchen Design team not only creates beautiful 3D renderings of your cabinets, but now, they also create personalized, full-room designs so you can experience the remodel in 3D. Your plans, palette, appliances, and design elements are brought to life in a photorealistic rendering with a 360 panoramic view. This immersive service that will set you back only $125 is offered on top of design packages for any room in the house. 

IKD provides the design expertise and tools needed to create vivid renderings that allow you to experience your kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, and more, allbefore you’ve placed anorder. Save time and money down the road? Yes, please!

Explore our Design Resources page to learn more about Inspired Kitchen Design for Semihandmade. For BOXI customers, head over to the website to learn more. 

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