Build A DIY Mini Kitchen For Under $400

Build An IKEA Mini Kitchen For Under $400

Here’s a super styl­ish mini kitchen for your home office, stu­dio, guest suite, or fam­ily room. It only costs a few hun­dred dol­lars and can eas­ily be built in a day or two with the help of a friend. All it takes is a quick trip to your local IKEA store and a lit­tle elbow grease!

Build An IKEA Mini Kitchen For Under $400

The mini kitchen was the per­fect solu­tion for our craft stu­dio. Located in the loft of a barn on our prop­erty, it’s just far enough away to make it incon­ve­nient to truck it back to the house every time we wanted a cold drink or a cup of coffee.

Ready to build a mini kitchen of your own? Let’s get started!


DIY IKEA Mini Kitchen Materials List

Shop­ping List
To make things eas­ier, we put together a print­able mini kitchen shop­ping list. Sim­ply print a copy, hand it off to one of the kitchen plan­ners at your local IKEA store, and you’ll have every­thing you need for your project.

Here’s a quick check­list of the tools you’ll need:

  • Elec­tric screw­driver & screw­driver bits
  • Cir­cu­lar saw or fine-toothed hand­saw (to cut countertops)
  • Jig­saw (to cut hole for sink)
  • Hole saw (to drill hole for faucet)
  • Spirit level
  • Mea­sur­ing tape
  • C-clamps
  • Pro­tec­tive glasses
  • Pen­cil

For instal­la­tion instruc­tions, refer to the easy-to-follow kitchen instal­la­tion guide from IKEA. You can pick up a copy from your local IKEA store or down­load a PDF ver­sion from their web­site.

IKEA FIXA Drill Template - simple solution for aligning handles on cabinet drawers and doors!

While you’re at IKEA, we highly rec­om­mend pick­ing up a FIXA Drill Tem­plate ($1.99). If you’ve ever installed cab­i­nets before, you know how much of a pain it is to line up and drill the holes for the han­dles, knobs, and pulls. It can be done in a mat­ter of sec­onds with this inge­nious tool. Prob­lem solved!

Build An IKEA Mini Kitchen For Under $400

We’re absolutely in love with our new IKEA kitchen. We were actu­ally shocked by how easy it was to install and the drilling tem­plate still has us jump­ing for joy. The handy stu­dio addi­tion is a total life­saver and will be trea­sured for years to come.

If you’re any­thing like us, you’ll be won­der­ing why you didn’t pull the trig­ger on a mini kitchen years ago. Visit our IKEA Kitchen Inspi­ra­tion board on Pin­ter­est for more great ideas!

From tra­di­tional to mod­ern to every­thing in between, find your dream kitchen today at IKEA®.

  • Sarah

    What a great idea! I some­day hope to have my own stu­dio out of the home, I’m pin­ning this away for when I need it later!

  • Bri­ana Nichele Mateo

    This is awe­some, one of those things that will always be in! Who would have thought build­ing a kitchen could be so sim­ple and inex­pen­sive, I love it!

  • Bri­ana Nichele Mateo

    Its so great, def­i­nitely would be worth it!

  • AJ

    What brand is that lit­tle cof­fee machine? Love

  • Hand­made Charlotte

    Sorry, for­got to include it in the post! It’s the Keurig K10 Mini Plus Brewer — you can pick it up a tar­get

  • Anoushka Wrob­lewski

    my first thought was “lol what is ever quick about an ikea visit?” this is really great i hate tra­di­tional kitchens all the cab­i­nets are so bulky and when you live in houses that have tiny box kitchens or gal­ley kitchens (vic­to­rian ter­races in uk) they are never “feng-shueied” prop­erly! this looks like a good start­ing point for an effi­cient tiny kitchen! and cer­tainly a lot cheaper than ikea’s straight up mini kitchen.

  • Alex

    Love this! No really it’s pretty much the exact image of what I’ve had in my head that I want for our base­ment wet bar with maybe an addi­tional cab­i­net on the side. Great idea and thanks for how to!

  • Liz Mor­ris

    Love it! Can’t wait to have some­thing like this in my stu­dio space. What are those hearts on the mini-fridge? Is that a fridge decal like I’ve been see­ing around?

  • Carol

    What was the cost to have the plumb­ing done for the sink?

  • Sarah Beth Lodato

    This is per­fect tim­ing — I’m look­ing into new stu­dio spaces and was stress­ing at the thought of not hav­ing a hint of a kitchen in these smaller spaces. This is totally do-able for me. Yay!

  • Mary­beth French

    now add a non-plumbed water source and a gray water col­lec­tion sys­tem, a safety out­let and an induc­tion cook­ing unit, maybe attached shelv­ing above to house every­thing else and it would be great anywhere…even a camp­ing retreat or tiny house :)