The world of IKEA hacking has taken off, with fans transforming their affordable furniture into stylish home decor. From customizing shelves and cabinets to creating new items from scratch – there are constant upgrades available for all sorts of needs at your local Swedish furniture retailer!
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IKEA is famous for a lot of things like its super handy blue bags, funny furniture names and meatballs. But most of all, it’s synonymous with self-assembly. And now, the Swedish furniture store’s…
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I decided to do this hack after researching what to put in the utility cabinet to suit my needs. The cleaning supply pull out for the SEKTION kitchen cabinet is…
I recently transformed my pantry into a super organised space thanks to some $5 IKEA spice racks. They are super handy as pantry organisers. IKEA item used: BEKVÄM spice racks…
The kitchen is one of the busiest room in the house and, in many cases, in need of organization hacks. Getting your kitchen space organized may not be as tough…
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…
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You’re here probably because you love IKEA, the world renowned Swedish Furniture Store and its affordable flat packed furniture. You even love wandering through the maze and assembling chest of drawers using nothing but an Allen Key. And that’s all good.
What you don’t love about it is — how everyone has the same thing.
The reality. Take the BILLY bookcase for instance. There are over 60-odd million (and counting) of the humble bookshelf all over the world. That’s one for every 100 persons. That’s a lot of same-sameness.
So what do you do?
You hack IKEA.
And IKEA Hackers is here to help you get started.
In simple words, it means the alteration or customisation of IKEA products. It could range from a repurposing, reassembly, upgrade, update, personalisation or the creation of something totally new.
From what started as a hobby, IKEA Hackers has grown to be a library of thousands of IKEA hacks. These projects are shared by professionals and amateurs alike, all joined by a common love for modifying Swedish flatpack and putting their personal stamp on mass produced products.
So take a look around … whether you’re looking for IKEA desk hacks or bookshelf hacks, projects for your living room, bedroom or home office … let’s get the creative juices going.
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Ingvar Kamprad started IKEA in 1943 at the age of 17. He worked from his hometown, Älmhult, Sweden, selling household goods like pens, wallets and picture frames. Today, IKEA is a global home furnishing brand operating in over 50 countries. Yet Ingvar’s Småland roots still live on in IKEA — his innovative, no-nonsense approach to problem solving and the desire to make good design accessible to the many.
There are many reasons to hack IKEA. Many IKEA hackers tell me their goal is to make an IKEA product serve a specific function. Reshape it to fit a space. Or alter it to suit to their style and décor. Importantly, IKEA’s price point makes all of this possible. No matter the reason, hacking IKEA is not easy all the time, but fun most of the time.