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If you want your home to have a designer look, without paying the designer price tag, you should definitely visit IKEA some time. Not because they have such amazing designer pieces, but because they offer cheap and clean products, that are perfectly suitable for cheap, expensive-looking upgrades! These 5 IKEA hacks will give your home an instant upgrade. And they will hopefully inspire you to find out new ways to get more value out of your IKEA products!
1. BESTA or similar cabinet + wood
I really love this look of sleek, white cabinets and rough wood, but you can also use some ‘cleaner’ types of wood for this look. The idea is that you take a regular IKEA cabinet and make it special by adding wood. This really is a project that you can do without having special carpentry skills.
If you DO have special skills, you might even want to try something like this:
Of course, this hack can be executed with any kind of ‘regular’ cabinet.
2. Utensils rack
I really love the creativity of this one! A few years ago, my father changed all of the beds in his group home, which meant that there were a lot of spare lades. I really wanted to keep those lades, but had no idea what to do with them. So eventually, they got thrown out. I might have one left… I actually sure hope so, since I would really love creating a rack like this!
3. Rolling LEGO table
Kids love LEGO! Parents… not so much. If you want to make sure that all your kid’s LEGO stays in one place, this rolling LEGO table might be just the thing for you! And you can use this idea on any type of product. You can glue a LEGO baseplate onto a small table, desk, or whatever.
4. High-end LACK sofa table
I was really stunned by this epic make-over! It does take quite some time, but not that much money. And you will end up with a special piece that looks like it cost a couple of hundred dollars, instead of just 60 + whatever you have to purchase. I think most of the required additional materials might be lying around somewhere in the shed here…
5. Copper pendant lights (or really… copper anything!)
If, after reading this post, you feel that you still are not up for the task of hacking IKEA products, this one’s for you. As we all know, copper is the rage currently. And if you buy yourself some copper spray paint, you can make ANYTHING on-trend! Like these great copper lamps. If you have to buy them in this colour, you’ll pay at least double. I wouldn’t do that, would you?
What are your favourite IKEA products and hacks?