Kitchen mine

Published on January 31st, 2007 | by Jules Yap


kitchen units turn home office

i’ve always thought that the ikea kitchen system could double as a home office system too. jennifer proves it for me here with the leksvik kitchen units (can’t locate it on ikea’s website). (update: jennifer wrote me on an error – it isn’t the leksvik but the liljestad kitchen system.)

mine“we’ve used them to create an office area at the end of our dining room. we added a worktop from another store as ikea didn’t have one in the right colour. the trick with the base units is to attach the blocks but not the legs – if you put the legs / plinth on too then they become too tall. the blocks alone ensures the doors can open easily (clear of floor) and the worktop is the right height for a desk. we do still need to add a strip of moulding along the front to hide the downlighters, it must be said.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

2 Responses to kitchen units turn home office

  1. looks very nice. but I feel, the light will fall on the monitor screen, which might disturb the user for using it.

  2. trish says:

    I’ve seen this image in an Australian home decorating magazine. I’ll have to look for it in my piles of magazines but I’m sure it’s there somewhere. Is the image available for printing elsewhere?

    (just call me the copyright police)

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