Marc and his wife did not want a permanent work desk in the bedroom. They didn’t have a spare room but they have a PAX wardrobe and they were willing to sacrifice one drawer for a desk. And so they did.
A stunning green walk-through closet with the clever use of shorter 79″ doors on the taller 92″ PAX frames. This allowed for KOMPLEMENT drawers at the bottom and moulding at the top. The result? Classy. See the hack.
#4 Glam HEMNES dresser hack
Erika didn’t even need a power saw to cut all those dowels. Not hard to do. But makes a big impact. See the tutorial.
#5 Craft desk organizer
This is one of the smartest transformation of the SKÅDIS pegboard. Katie fastened four pegboards on a plant stand and turned the pegboards into a movable organizer. Brilliant for craft supplies. See the tutorial.
Working from home is becoming a reality for more and more people. But not everyone has the luxury of a dedicated home office. In Carolina’s case, they carved out a spot in their living room with BILLY bookshelves to fit in a home office.
#7 Cheap plastic to rustic farmhouse
This was one of the most surprising transformations of the year. Ana swapped out the cheap looking plastic seats on the STIG barstool for real wood and farmhouse style metal braces. See more.
#8 Full service dining room bar
Andie and Pat love to entertain and have gatherings both large and small, which inevitably ended up in the dining room. So, they wanted a full service bar to round up their entertaining. Combining two BRUSALI cabinets they made their wish come true. Read more.
#9 The expanded 2014 Secretary Desk
Charles always loved the look of the IKEA PS 2014 Secretary desk but he needed it to work harder to meet all his requirements. After some hacking, it now fits a large screen, a tablet, speakers and has a dock for his laptop. See it here.
#10 Super useful hallway unit
Tony recombined 2 KALLAX units to make this tall handy version for his hallway. This has totally changed how he views furniture now. And that’s the genius of IKEA hacking. See it here.
It’s always hard to whittle a whole year’s worth of hacks down to 10. I love these too and so did IKEAhackers’ readers.
Hugo’s built-in closet under sloped ceiling
Took many hours and much precision to get the PAX closets and REINVSVOLL doors to fit beautifully under the sloped ceiling. See it here.
Yves’ KALLAX bench seating
Yves wanted a built-in bench seating to save space and to add cosiness to the kitchen. And he wanted powerplugs in there to power up the laptop when the dining table needed to be a work table. See the tutorial.
MO_USE’s unlikely light source
Probably not a hack that will be reproduced by anyone, anytime soon, but I like how a damaged sauce bottle was redeemed and given a new purpose. Shine on, little one.
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.