IKEA VARIERA Shelf Insert as Ventilation Cover

After a long basement and bathroom renovation I realized that the bathroom ceiling vent cover went missing or thrown out.

I used the top part of the Variera white metal shelf insert in place of the missing vent cover. I honestly think it looks better than the original covers it came with and it works great since it is perforated throughout.

IKEA Variera shelf insert

Photo: IKEA.com


– Since the holes are already provided I marked the 4 holes into the ceiling .
– I drilled and inserted 4 drywall plugs into the ceiling.
– I then used 4 white finishing screws to attach the metal shelf.

IKEA Variera shelf insert as ventilation cover

IKEA Variera shelf insert as ventilation cover

~ Terence Yuen