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How to make use of blocked space above PAX wardrobe?

IKEAhackers readers help solve PAX wardrobe in old wall closet space problem. Linda B sent in a question, “How can I access the space between the PAX system put into a wall closet with non-standard higher ceilings? The PAX is blocking the top. (Shall I) hinge the top? Put in trap door in the top of the PAX?” Here are two shots of the PAX and closet in question. The space is currently hard to access and use effectively. I […]

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January 24, 2023

A low-cost kitchen redo with this one IKEA product

Budget savvy shaker style remodel refreshed a dated kitchen and added lots of storage space. My old built-in microwave failed during the pandemic and I could not replace it with one that fit in the hole. The built in wall oven also was having issues. In addition the kitchen cabinets were short and dated. I decided it was time for a remodel. The quotes for a kitchen remodel I received were in the $30,000 range and I simply could not […]

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January 20, 2023

Maximizing Your Small Walk-In Closet With IKEA Hacks and Ideas

Even the smallest walk-in closets add much-needed privacy and storage space to rooms. Walk-in closets allow you to store similar items together and keep your home clutter-free. You can double up on your overall storage space with the right IKEA hacks and ideas for your small walk-in closet. IKEA has many modular closet systems and freestanding wardrobes that can be used to maximize space in small walk-in closets. The AURDAL, BESTA, PAX, and PLATSA modular systems are popular options because […]

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January 17, 2023

5 Chinese New Year decorations we love from IKEA

Year on year, I’m glad to see IKEA introducing more and more Chinese New Year decorations and tableware. I personally love the Lunar New Year range from IKEA as it is not overly traditional. I’d say it’s Chinese with a modern Scandi flair. This year the FÖSSTA collection is the brainchild of designers Jennifer Idrizi, Zhelin Lian and Willy Chong. The collection is all you would need to prepare your home for Chinese New Year, complete with festive decorations, storage […]

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January 12, 2023

We built in the KALLAX for a totally new look

I wanted to have shelving and storage in my home office. It would be highly visible in my video conference calls so I wanted it to look “built in”. The IKEA KALLAX unit fit perfectly into this space but I did not want it to look like a standard IKEA because so many people have KALLAX units in their home office. I stacked two KALLAX units with a space in between to form a counter space. The combination reaches the top of […]

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January 10, 2023

IKEA hacks worth trying in 2023 and they’re super easy

Some say you should start the day (or year) with easy wins to get the momentum going, before you plunge headlong into the hard stuff. I agree. Nothing like checking a few things off the list before January ends. These quick and easy IKEA hacks are just the sort of projects to get you going and set you up for DIY success the rest of the year. Anyone can do these hacks and they require no special tools. Plus, they […]

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January 6, 2023

In 2022, these 10 IKEA hacks were the most popular

I started this last year when, out of curiosity, I analysed the most viewed posts of 2021. This year I did the same and widened my search to the 10 most viewed posts of 2022. (I omitted three which made the IKEA Hack of the Year 2022 list.) This list is based on number of “eyeballs”. In short, these IKEA hacks garnered the highest number of views on IKEAhackers. Which means they are the most popular and most often searched […]

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December 22, 2022

The 10 best IKEA Hacks of the Year 2022

The year 2022 is fast coming to a close. And that means it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s time for the annual IKEA Hack of the Year round-up. We saw IKEA hacks explode on the scene in a big way this year. IKEA hacks are everywhere, on every social channel, video platform and home DIY sites. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the proliferation of hacks. Nevertheless these are the IKEA hacks that caught my attention […]

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December 16, 2022

Tall Entryway Cabinet Hack for Storage and Space Division

IKEA PAX wardrobe offers lots of storage in this tall entryway cabinet We needed to create storage in a high traffic, oddly shaped back entryway.  The entrance is visible from our open concept dining room and kitchen so we wanted it to look clean and finished and to match the décor.  The PAX cabinet was going to be the centre of our storage on the left side of the space.  This left a triangular shaped space on the right where […]

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December 13, 2022

Make an awesome Murphy Desk with IKEA BESTÅ

Ed R made this because his wife needed a workspace with dual monitors for her work from home setup. But they didn’t have any extra space for a home office. Looking around, Ed saw the deep stair landing and what he termed “6-thousand dollars worth of square footage”. At first, Ed wanted to put up a quick fold down table for a pop-up desk solution but that quickly spiralled out into an extensive DIY IKEA hack project. His requirements was […]

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December 9, 2022

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