Summary

Ikea Home Planner

reviewed by Marleen

17/10/2017

The Good:

It is interesting how you can design your own interior with such a tool online. Being able to see it in different perspectives.

The Bad:

At first I had a bit of a problem, sometimes some objects wouldn't be places or didn't preview that well.

The Bottomline:

I think it is interesting for people who are normally not able to design an interior. With this tool you can explore by yourself with no rush. Using the same properties as your own home so it will fit perfectly.

Overall Rating:

4

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

http://kitchenplanner.ikea.com/US/UI/Pages/VPUI.htm

The tool is made by

Ikea

You can find the official doccumentation on:

https://goo.gl/oinAzS

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

https://goo.gl/DFZd9K

I reviewed version Online version of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : application, online tool
  • what is it for ? other
  • this tool functions : both
  • this tool is available for : Windows, Mac OS
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    It is quite easy to follow. Clear icons/buttons that mostly work but sometimes I had diffeculties with some buttons who didn't work.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 5
  • clear : 5
  • quick and easy to understand : Yes

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    Dj Bratsch: Thanks for the tutorial....Still tooooooo difficult to use. Charli McGhee - I am in the process of doing a kitchen and I REALLY WANT to do an IKEA kitchen. But this program is just awful. It just does not work! I've contacted IKEA and they say "we are having problems" with the kitchen planner! Ya think? - Closet planner does seem to work, however. Jim, if you have any further suggestions, please let me know.

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    Basically it is made for interior design. For a designer it is good to see how you can use a space. How do objects work with each other. Or creating a non existing world with only IKEA furniture. How nice.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    It is a dirty trick from IKEA to let you pay to safe your design. First spending a lot of time on designing and then suddenly you have to pay. But still you can get a list of all the products you used. But it is not save-able.

    Please add any additional comments below:

    n/a

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Marleen Vos, 17/10/2017

  • Interface

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    Testing the tool

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