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 you’ve come to the place for all the best IKEA furniture hacks and ideas. The website to inspire your next IKEA hacking project.
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, IKEAhackers.net 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.
Here are some popular IKEA Furniture Hacks you may like
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.
Have you hacked IKEA? Share your project and inspire others to put their stamp on their IKEA furniture. Here's how to send in your project.