I found out from surfing on the Internet that doubling the KALLAX 2×2 shelving unit would support my aquarium. So I have bought and installed them by each other to make a wide piece of furniture able to support the weight.
Fish tank stand and room separator – after:
To better visualise the room separation even better, I screwed on at the back of the KALLAX units painted MDF and wood slats. And then behind, screwed some thin and painted MDF panels (1200mm x 6mm) at 4cm from the ground in order to be able to hide the aquarium’s wiring system and create a more visual separation from the sofa side.
Esther transformed the IKEA SOCKER plant stand to create some privacy on my balcony, separating her space from the neighbour’s. Read more.
Freestanding room divider
Jeanie attached 4 STUVA storage cabinets together and then added plywood and plaster to the back to make a free-standing room divider. Besides dividing the space, it offers plenty of storage. See the hack.
Midcentury-style room divider and desk
Laurence used STOLMEN poles (discontinued, replaced by the ELVARLI system) to create a stunning bookshelf and desk space. It also effectively divides the sitting room and bedroom. Take a look at the hack here.
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