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Multi-tasking HEMNES chest for the nursery

About a year ago we hacked the IKEA HEMNES of 8 drawers for our first nursery, after being inspired by this IKEA hack. With our second one on the way, we wanted to do something familiar, but the nursery is a lot smaller. So we decided to use a (second hand) HEMNES chest of 3 drawers. […]

hemnes nursery chest


November 30, 2020

Making IKEA hacks work beautifully with home decor

A few weeks ago, I did an interview with a local interior design firm, Qube Integrated. And the topic in question — IKEA hacking and how interior design experts can help enhance the end result. It was a new experience and it was not easy to look straight and speak to a camera! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Nonetheless, […]

qube integrated ft ikeahackers

November 27, 2020

IKEA + Curbed made an adorable 187 sq ft. tiny home

The fascination with tiny homes is stronger than ever. I spend too much time looking at tiny homes on Youtube and secretly harbour a desire to live in one, off grid. But can one live comfortably in one? IKEA has teamed up with Vox Creative to prove that anyone, anywhere can live a more sustainable life […]

ikea tiny home


November 26, 2020

Q: Mend the gap between sloping ceiling and wardrobe

How can I bridge the gap between the top of the wardrobe and the sloping ceiling? The maximum height for the PAX wardrobe I can find is 237cm. But once in, (at 60cm deep), there will be a 50cm shortfall. So the max height at front will be 290cm. To make it worse, the wardrobe […]

sloped ceiling gap


November 25, 2020

Spice Samurai: Wall mounted sword display rack

I wanted to put my bokken somewhere on the wall. I started looking at a BEKVÄM rack I already had on the wall and inspiration for a wall mounted sword display struck. The rest was pretty easy, since I have a few unopened BEKVÄM spice racks. Materials: BEKVÄM Spice Rack Drill with wood drill bit […]

sword rack wall mounted


November 24, 2020

KALLAX desk ideas: Four ways to set up a workstation

Four great ideas for a KALLAX desk. Looking for ideas for a compact KALLAX desk and storage unit? We have just the one for you. #1 KALLAX combined storage and slide out computer desk IKEA item used: KALLAX 4×2 storage unit Other materials: 400mm sliding keyboard drawer runners 660×400 contiboard, both from B&Q 1. Disassemble […]

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November 23, 2020

Green with envy: Gorgeous PAX walk through closet

I am Nini Murphy. This is my DIY PAX walk through closet hack. I chose to use IKEA PAX because of price, ease of assembly for DIYers, and flexibility. CONSTRAINTS: Our closet is a walk through not a walk in, I needed doors on the wardrobes. The original closet was a L shaped builder grade […]

walk through closet


November 20, 2020

A catalog packed with hacks for dementia-friendly homes

We’ve seen IKEA hacks touching so many aspects of everyday living. Now, thanks to the combined efforts of the Lien Foundation, Lekker Architects and Lanzavecchia + Wai Studio, we see the power of hacking used to create a dementia-friendly home environment. HACK CARE is a catalogue of more than 240 pages of tips and tricks […]

dementia friendly home - hack care catalog

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November 19, 2020

How to combine TROFAST storage with art easel

I am desperate for more space in my sons’ shared room. I’d like to replace their much-loved easel with TROFAST storage but am wondering if there is a hack that could transform TROFAST into a kids art easel? TROFAST storage unit | MÅLA easel | I am imagining a chalkboard and or whiteboard cover […]


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November 18, 2020

Make a movable island for flexible use of kitchen space

130lbs kitchen island made movable with casters. We’ve just had kitchen fitters in, and we’re very pleased with our new kitchen. Part of the job was removing cabinets from a short wall on one side. We wanted this area to be flexible rather than more cabinets – therefore the idea was born of an island […]

movable kitchen island


November 17, 2020

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