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Unexpected IKEA item makes a fantastic toddler clothing rack

My child is finally getting his own room. So I would like to have a wardrobe suitable for his size, where he can easily see his clothes, make his choices, and actually access these choices by himself. It shouldn’t take up too much space, but having different dedicated spots for different items (e.g. socks vs. hats) would be great for keeping things...

DIY Hidden Poker Table built into regular IKEA dining table

I wanted a dedicated poker table but we didn’t have enough space. Any table would be used for its intended purpose (dining, etc) 99% of the time so I wanted a regular table that can be immediately turned into a gaming table. (Left) DIY poker table as a regular table (Right) Table top removed to reveal poker table Materials: 1 x...

Hack a big Apothecary style Sideboard Cabinet

A couple of years ago, I had a dead Ash tree cut down and the trunk cut into planks. At the time I thought it might be nice to make a live-edge Ash fireplace mantle, or counter top, so the idea was in the back of my mind when I saw a few YouTube videos of hacks of other IKEA Dressers into Apothecary cabinets. I had an area of my dining room that...

How to make use of blocked space above PAX wardrobe?

IKEAhackers readers help solve PAX wardrobe in old wall closet space problem. Linda B sent in a question, “How can I access the space between the PAX system put into a wall closet with non-standard higher ceilings? The PAX is blocking the top. (Shall I) hinge the top? Put in trap door in the top of the PAX?” Here are two shots of the...

A low-cost kitchen redo with this one IKEA product

Budget savvy shaker style remodel refreshed a dated kitchen and added lots of storage space. My old built-in microwave failed during the pandemic and I could not replace it with one that fit in the hole. The built in wall oven also was having issues. In addition the kitchen cabinets were short and dated. I decided it was time for a remodel. The...

Maximizing Your Small Walk-In Closet With IKEA Hacks and Ideas

Even the smallest walk-in closets add much-needed privacy and storage space to rooms. Walk-in closets allow you to store similar items together and keep your home clutter-free. You can double up on your overall storage space with the right IKEA hacks and ideas for your small walk-in closet. IKEA has many modular closet systems and freestanding...

5 Chinese New Year decorations we love from IKEA

Year on year, I’m glad to see IKEA introducing more and more Chinese New Year decorations and tableware. I personally love the Lunar New Year range from IKEA as it is not overly traditional. I’d say it’s Chinese with a modern Scandi flair. This year the FÖSSTA collection is the brainchild of designers Jennifer Idrizi, Zhelin Lian and Willy Chong....

We built in the KALLAX for a totally new look

I wanted to have shelving and storage in my home office. It would be highly visible in my video conference calls so I wanted it to look “built in”. The IKEA KALLAX unit fit perfectly into this space but I did not want it to look like a standard IKEA because so many people have KALLAX units in their home office. I stacked two KALLAX units with a space...

IKEA hacks worth trying in 2023 and they’re super easy

Some say you should start the day (or year) with easy wins to get the momentum going, before you plunge headlong into the hard stuff. I agree. Nothing like checking a few things off the list before January ends. These quick and easy IKEA hacks are just the sort of projects to get you going and set you up for DIY success the rest of the year.Anyone can...

In 2022, these 10 IKEA hacks were the most popular

I started this last year when, out of curiosity, I analysed the most viewed posts of 2021. This year I did the same and widened my search to the 10 most viewed posts of 2022. (I omitted three which made the IKEA Hack of the Year 2022 list.) This list is based on number of “eyeballs”. In short, these IKEA hacks garnered the highest number of...

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