Published on April 19th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Kitchen Squad ready to shock and awe

If you know people with a dingy kitchen you may want to let loose the Ikea kitchen squad on them. Ikea Kitchen Squad is a TV show in the UK featuring an undercover group of designers, planners, service experts and installers who fly in to save the day for teary and weary homeowners.

Previously they have already helped three kitchens in crisis, by creating cool Ikea kitchens tailored to their needs and family requirements. Now they want to do the same for Colleen whose dingy kitchen with doors hanging off and an overheating oven is just too small for the family to sit around in together and enjoy an evening meal. 

Colleen’s kitchen Ikea-Kitchen-Squadified

The one they killed

I’m not sure when it’ll air and I won’t be able to catch it (it being on UK TV and all). But if you do, let me know how it when. Check out the trailer.

Click for more info on Ikea Kitchen Squad.

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12 Responses to Ikea Kitchen Squad ready to shock and awe

  1. DebbieJRT says:

    I gotta say that I liked the old kitchen better. Sure it was messy, but I think it would have looked really good cleaned up.

  2. Sarnia says:

    It seems to be a commercial series, but apparently it really happened:

  3. DJinny says:

    So finally, is it a show? or a commercial series?

  4. Drew says:

    Sure, it looks more “Ikeaish” but the previous oven/range/hood/dishwasher looked relatively new, and pretty nice, to begin with. With a new coat of paint, new backsplash, and some MAJOR de-cluttering, the kitchen could have looked great for next to no cost.

    I sure hope that they managed to re-use those appliances.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wish I could watch the show. What kind of range hood is that above stove? Thanks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    If it’s a TV programme, the one thing that’s conspicuous by its absence on the linked web page is any information about when (and which channel) it’s on.

    Julie (in the UK)

  7. karim says:

    I love the old and useless crappy phone on the counter of the new kitchen.

  8. Ikea does have good commercials!

  9. coolhntr says:

    Oh my gosh! I need them to come to my house. We are going to be renovating our kitchen soon with IKEA cabinets and I am scared to death.

  10. quiproquo says:

    It’s a series of adverts, rather than a real TV programme, that are being screened on British and Irish telly, you can see all the videos here:

  11. Anonymous says:

    Great tip. You can watch the “episodes” online (Mission 2):

    It’s actually a commercial from Ikea, however it is still entertaining and inspiring.

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