IKEA Hackers

Clever ideas and hacks for your IKEA

Latest articles

Multi-tasking HEMNES chest for the nursery

About a year ago we hacked the IKEA HEMNES of 8 drawers for our first nursery, after being inspired by this IKEA hack. With our second one on the way, we wanted to do something familiar, but the nursery is a lot smaller. So we decided to use a (second hand) HEMNES chest of 3 drawers. This time we decided to use the holes instead of handles....

Making IKEA hacks work beautifully with home decor

A few weeks ago, I did an interview with a local interior design firm, Qube Integrated. And the topic in question — IKEA hacking and how interior design experts can help enhance the end result. It was a new experience and it was not easy to look straight and speak to a camera! Nonetheless, it was a blast shooting it and gave me a greater appreciation...

IKEA + Curbed made an adorable 187 sq ft. tiny home

The fascination with tiny homes is stronger than ever. I spend too much time looking at tiny homes on Youtube and secretly harbour a desire to live in one, off grid. But can one live comfortably in one? IKEA has teamed up with Vox Creative to prove that anyone, anywhere can live a more sustainable life — in a smaller home, without forsaking the...

Q: Mend the gap between sloping ceiling and wardrobe

How can I bridge the gap between the top of the wardrobe and the sloping ceiling? The maximum height for the PAX wardrobe I can find is 237cm. But once in, (at 60cm deep), there will be a 50cm shortfall. So the max height at front will be 290cm. To make it worse, the wardrobe won’t span the entire wall. (As I won’t...

Spice Samurai: Wall mounted sword display rack

I wanted to put my bokken somewhere on the wall. I started looking at a BEKVÄM rack I already had on the wall and inspiration for a wall mounted sword display struck. The rest was pretty easy, since I have a few unopened BEKVÄM spice racks. Materials: BEKVÄM Spice RackDrill with wood drill bitHand Saw2 screws for the sidesSandpaperSome...

Green with envy: Gorgeous PAX walk through closet

I am Nini Murphy. This is my DIY PAX walk through closet hack. I chose to use IKEA PAX because of price, ease of assembly for DIYers, and flexibility. CONSTRAINTS: Our closet is a walk through not a walk in, I needed doors on the wardrobes. The original closet was a L shaped builder grade with sliders. (Sorry no before picture,...

A catalog packed with hacks for dementia-friendly homes

We’ve seen IKEA hacks touching so many aspects of everyday living. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of the Lien Foundation, Lekker Architects and Lanzavecchia + Wai Studio, we see the power of hacking used to create a dementia-friendly home environment. HACK CARE is a catalogue of more than 240 pages of tips and tricks to guide caregivers...

How to combine TROFAST storage with art easel

I am desperate for more space in my sons’ shared room. I’d like to replace their much-loved easel with TROFAST storage but am wondering if there is a hack that could transform TROFAST into a kids art easel? TROFAST storage unit | MÅLA easel | IKEA.com I am imagining a chalkboard and or whiteboard cover over the openings that can...

Make a movable island for flexible use of kitchen space

130lbs kitchen island made movable with casters. We’ve just had kitchen fitters in, and we’re very pleased with our new kitchen. Part of the job was removing cabinets from a short wall on one side. We wanted this area to be flexible rather than more cabinets – therefore the idea was born of an island to move about as an additional cooking...

BEKVÄM kitchen cart goes rustic with rattan

The BEKVÄM kitchen cart is an item that many people have in their kitchen. I wanted to find a way to make it unique to my home. So I added cane webbing and made it a rattan cart. I like how the combination of materials and colours turned out. IKEA items used: BEKVÄM Kitchen cart Other materials and tools: ...

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!