IKEA’s STUVA kids range is perfect for a home office setup

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I have been wanting to redo my home office setup.

None of the desks offered were to my liking. I needed more space and more storage. What’s more, I also did not like their filing cabinets. 

Besides that, I needed to find furniture I could transform into filing cabinets. I have seen a few hacks using BESTÅ but they all seemed too complicated and the end results were not perfect.

It took me several trips to IKEA to come up with this solution. It’s not really a hack but I have not seen this setup on this site or anywhere else.

Here’s my solution for the perfect home office setup: STUVA children furniture! 

Home office setup - IKEA STUVA
IKEA items:
  • 1 small STUVA toy box with wheels with 1 large FRITIDS drawer front where I will install my new printer. Paper goes in the box.
  • 1 STUVA frame 25 x 25 with 3 GRUNDLIG drawers + 2 small FRITIDS drawer fronts and 1 large FRITIDS front + 4 STUVA GRUNDLIG feet
  • 2 STUVA wall cabinets 23 x 25 with 2 FRITIDS doors each + 4 STUVA GRUNDLIG shelves
  • 1 STUVA frame 47 x 25 with 4 large drawer fronts + 4 STUVA GRUNDLIG feet
  • 3 OLOV legs for countertops
  • 1 black stone effect SALJAN countertop 74 x 25 
  • 1 black stone effect SALJAN countertop 98 x 25
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I thought the STUVA cabinets would not be high enough but with the 1 1/2 inch counters and the 4 inch GRUNDLIG feet, the height is perfect at 30 inches +-.

Home office setup - IKEA STUVA

The SALJAN countertop is joined with metal brackets at the corner. And supported by OLOV legs.

Home office setup - IKEA STUVA

Countertops are secured on sides with metal braces.

Home office setup - IKEA STUVA
Home office setup - IKEA STUVA

It all seems simple now that it’s in place but it did take a lot of figuring out.

Filing cabinet with IKEA STUVA

~ by Chantal

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