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3 important changes to the IKEA BILLY bookcase

The first thing I said was “Oh no!” The IKEA BILLY bookcase is one of the most beloved piece in IKEA’s stable and a favourite for IKEA hackers. As far as I can tell, nothing’s broken, so what is there to fix? Designer Gillis Lundgren conceived the idea of a “proper bookcase” on a paper napkin and named it after a friend. Since then over...

Over the toilet storage: 7 ways to do it smartly

When it comes to maximising storage in a smaller bathroom, don’t forget the space over the toilet cistern. The usual solution is to install floating bathroom shelves and cabinets above it. But if you’re in a renter situation or you want to keep drilling to a minimum, a standing shelving unit is a good option. IKEA may already have the...

Awesome French cleat tool storage wall hack

I’ve always wanted to make a French Cleat tool storage wall to house some of my tools, and the IKEA SANNAHED frame gave me the perfect basis to build it around. It turned out epic. I had a friend ask me to make one for them (already done!) and loads of positivity about it because of its space saving potential and functionality. Also as...

IKEA ENETRI shelf and 4 clever ways to hack it

The IKEA ENETRI was one of the more popular, metal and “wood” shelving units designed by Niels Gammelgaard. It was first launched in the 80s and made a short comeback in 2019. It has since disappeared again. Will we ever see it in IKEA stores in the future? We can only keep our fingers crossed. Until then, if you have an old ENETRI,...

IKEA’s new catalog is all about baby names

Now you can pick up baby names at IKEA. The IKEA catalog has inspired countless baby nurseries and kids rooms. Now, IKEA hopes to inspire you to name your baby after their furniture with their new Baby Naming catalog. “Finding the name of the child can be both difficult and fun,” it says on IKEA Norway website. “We at IKEA have given...

The Ultimate Spherical Speakers Made from 4 Sets of IKEA Bowls

Research done by Dr. Harry Olsen (an early audio pioneer) in the late 1930s showed that spherical speaker enclosures were best for loudspeakers because they did not alter the frequency response of the installed driver as do other shapes of enclosures (rectangular, cylinders, pyramid shaped, etc.). He published a formal paper in 1951 in Audio Engineering. ...

IKEA x Swedish House Mafia unveils surprising new record player

IKEA and EDM supergroup Swedish House Mafia made some noise at the IKEA Festival during 2022 Milan Design Week. They unveiled the first items from its upcoming 20-piece collaboration called OBEGRÄNSAD. Among the products revealed, no doubt, the record player was the one that caught people’s attention. It has all the classic simple lines...

18 IKEA Desk Hacks to work with any Home Office style

IKEA, known for its affordable furniture, is the go-to place when setting up a workspace or home office. But that’s not the only thing that makes an IKEA desk so popular — hacks are what give them the wow factor. IKEA desk hacks look beyond the recommended IKEA range of desks, pulling in kitchen cabinets, dressers and wardrobes and shelving...

3D printing turns old IKEA legs into new table

3D printing may not be entirely mainstream just yet, but it sure has made strides in recent years … most surprisingly, IKEA printing their Swedish meatballs for a recruitment campaign. Probably the tastiest job interview? Furthermore, cost of printing has also come down, with affordable 3D printers readily available for home use. Which prompted...

4 tall bathroom cabinet IKEA hacks, so useful in small bathrooms

A tall, narrow bathroom cabinet is just what you need for a small bathroom. It provides lots of storage for towels, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Furthermore, a cabinet with doors keeps the chaos and clutter hidden. Whilst a tiered open shelving provides easy access to necessities. These tall bathroom cabinet IKEA hacks can keep your...

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