Finally got this ticked off my to-do list. Yes, people, it’s my shortlist of the top 10 hacks of 2015. Looking at the list, it seems like 2015 was the year of small space hacks. Plenty of “hidden” furniture and dual-purpose hacks. Guess this is how the world is turning. As property prices continues to skyrocket (sorry, Mom, I still can’t afford a bigger place) the need to milk every square inch out of our living space increases. And lucky for us, we get to see all these amazing small space hacks.
These are my 10 favourites from over 600 hacks and ideas published last year. Let’s see if you like them too. And don’t forget to vote for the one you think should take the title of the IKEA Hack of 2015. Voting ends January 24, 2016, 11.30pm (EST time).
MALM chest with pull-out laptop table
You need a chest of drawers and a desk but you don’t have the space. What do you do? Sneak in a table between the drawers. Read more.
The other two-way mirror
We don’t always have guests or need a big dining table but there are times we wished we had one. Well, look no further than this mirror that lowers down into a dining table. Read more.
Cooking up a SEKTION platform bed
IKEA launched the SEKTION (METOD) kitchen range last year to much fanfare. But I don’t think this was one of the uses they imagined for their kitchen cabinets. Read more.
Stowaway laundry dryer
I have yet to see a sexy laundry rack. But this comes pretty close. Read more.
The kiddos having a sleepover? No problem. Read more.
BESTÅ hidden office and dining space
Open it up for business. Close it for dinner. Looks like this space sharing arrangement is going to work. Read more.
The occasional coffee table
Now you see it. Now you don’t. It fits perfectly into the bookcase, disguised as a panel, till you need its coffee-tabling powers. Read more.
George Nelson inspired bookcase
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. When my BILLY grows up, I hope he’ll be like George. Read more.
Spider Cat, where are you going to?
One of the most brilliant use of an IKEA rug that I’ve ever seen. Sure, it may be in shreds after a few months, but still genius. And the hours of fun watching the cats climb. Better than TV. Read more.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.