Idea of the Year 1-hoty 20132

Published on January 19th, 2014 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Vote for the IKEA IDEA of the Year 2013





1-hoty 20132

I believe good ideas should not be wasted and are best when shared. Which is why in September 2013, I started a new category especially for IKEA ideas. Deferring (just a little) from hacks, they are simpler in execution. They may be the clever repurposing of an IKEA item or an embellishment that totally makes over the ubiquitous IKEA look. In a nutshell, they make IKEA better, more useful, more interesting, more personal. And this category deserves a title and prize of its own. Because simple fabulous ideas are some times the hardest to come by. Since it only started in September, there are not that many ideas but I’ve still managed to find 10 gems. Here’s my favourites (in no particular order). Tell me which one is yours.

A splashing idea

Placemat backsplash

Cut and paste. Ta-daa! See it.

Easy bike stand

shower bike rack

Screw towel holder to door or wall. Park bike. See it.

Magnetic power for curtains

curtain tie back

Join two Spontan whiteboard magnets together with a ribbon. Clasp it on curtain. See it.

Magazine racks are great for shoes

Spontan shoe rack

Hang Spontan magazine rack as per instructions. Instead of magazines, slot in shoes. See it.

Placemat goes to town

Placemat clutch

Roll up placemat. Do some sewing and bring it for whirl. See it.

A little bedside reading

high sleeper bookshelf

Nail the Ribba picture ledge onto the Kura bed frame and stock with books. See it.

Stick it on

Ribba telephone stand

Oven with no handle bar? No worries. Here’s a magnetic wunderbar! See it.

The Christmas how-to

IKEA Manual Christmas card

Hack the IKEA manual style into a card. See it.

Spice rack from towel rack

Towel rack spice rack

Instead of filling it with fluffy towels, slot in jars instead. See it.

See it upside down

Upside down bedside table

Start seeing the world in a new light. See it.

Which one do you think is the best idea? Click below and let me know.

Voting ends 27 January 2014 at 11.59pm (EST time).
And now … the prizes. pp-logo I am very happy to announce that PrettyPegs will be sponsoring the IOTY 2013 prize. The winner will receive a set of shoes for furniture worth up to $120.

With PrettyPegs you’re no longer stuck with clunky Capita legs! Prettypegs lets you add character, color and uniqueness to your sofa, chair, bed or storage furniture. Anything that needs a pretty lift.  Think of it as new fabulous shoes for your furniture!

Here are a few of their sexy heels for your IKEA. prettypegs

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The Author

Jules IKEAHacker

"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".

7 Responses to Vote for the IKEA IDEA of the Year 2013

  1. Gwen Sloas says:

    My vote for IKea idea of 2013 is the magnetic power for curtains! Great idea, simple, cost effective, wonderful for apartment dwellers!

  2. Gwen Sloas says:

    Realized the button voting is not visible on the site!

  3. debra says:

    The “Christmas Manual Ikea Style” is the most brilliant thing I’ve seen on this site ever!

  4. Esther says:

    choices, choices, choices……………….. i love the manual but also think that the shoe-rack is a brillant idea………………..think think think………………………….

  5. Rob Gros Rob Gros says:

    Hi Debra,

    Thanks for your comment, I feel a bit overwhelmed.

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