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It’s all here! 70 years of IKEA Catalogs at your fingertips

This most inspiring archive is now at the IKEA Museum and online. The IKEA 2021 catalog is rolling out progressively across the IKEA empire. Canada and Sweden (of course!) seems to be the first few countries to have uploaded the digital version to their website. So, if you’re dying for a sneak peek, click those […]

ikea catalogs through the ages


August 14, 2020

IKEA bar cart hack (That’s not the usual gold & marble)

Duo takes a different approach to the IKEA bar cart hack. My roommate and I liked the idea of filling this corner of our kitchen with a bar cart. But we wanted it to match our furniture and very importantly, not cost over $100. We found nothing that had the bronze and wood combination in […]

bar cart hack


August 13, 2020

SOLVED! 4 instead of 2 tiered corner cabinet carousel

Is it possible to ask a question about the UTRUSTA corner base cabinet carousel? UTRUSTA carousel | IKEA.com I was wondering if anyone has bought two of these, but combined into one unit, so with 4 swivel shelves instead of 2? Or any other good corner hacks? Thank you! Karah *** Hi Karah That’s an interesting […]

corner cabinet carousel


August 12, 2020

3 standing desk converter ideas for your WFH set up

If you’re tired of sitting at your desk, try a standing desk converter. It sits on top of your desk and can be removed when you’re done standing. There are ready made versions which are height adjustable and has more bells and whistles. But if you’re looking for a simple (and affordable) standing desk converter, […]

standing desk converter

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August 11, 2020

Up the usefulness of the KALLAX with whiteboard doors

I made this KALLAX with whiteboard doors for use in my work / study room. The doors hide the contents of the KALLAX and are useful for planning, designing, scribbling notes, etc. The storage and whiteboard doors are probably very useful for homeschooling too. If you have children using this, I would recommend anchoring the […]

kallax whiteboard doors


August 10, 2020

Making a BILLY room for our home office

BILLY bookcases are awesome as walls for a temporary room. Working from home is becoming a reality for more and more people. But not everyone has the luxury of a dedicated room for a home office. In Carolina‘s case, they carved out a spot in their living room to fit in a work space. To […]

billy room home office


August 7, 2020

Avocado seed sprouting system with 2 IKEA items

An upgraded IKEA avocado seed sprouting system. Here’s a tiny hack from my kitchen. After I grew out of my traditional “avocado seed sprouting system” with the toothpicks, I had to find a better version which provided more space for the roots and saved the seeds. My toothpick system This video demonstrates the toothpick system. […]

avocado seed sprouting

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August 6, 2020

Q: Transform closet into into neat home office storage?

Hi, I’m Filomena and I am a teacher. I am Portuguese, living in Portugal, with my husband and 3 dogs in a 3 bedroom flat. We turned one of our bedrooms into a home office because both my husband and I work a lot from home. (I am a teacher and he is a computer […]

closet home office storage


August 5, 2020

IKEA “Vacations in a Box” for the ultimate staycation

Paris, Tokyo, Turkey, and the Maldives — here we come! Stuck at home for far too long? IKEA UAE came up with a fun staycation idea — Vacations in a Box — to bring a little wanderlust into your home. Beyond virtual tours and Zoom backgrounds, “Vacations in a Box” is essentially a curated box […]

staycation idea - vacations in a box


August 4, 2020

Battery cart for outdoor gigs and emergency power

I call it the Cart of Theseus – a battery cart for mobile PA (camping, busking, etc) I built this battery cart out of an old IKEA storage box. It had been sitting around by the trash waiting to either get used or thrown out for ages and it turned out to be roughly the […]

battery cart


August 3, 2020

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