About

Hey there, we’re Mike and Nicole, and we’re thrilled to welcome you to our website!

You might have noticed that our website is called “Like A Hack.” The name is a play on words that we think perfectly encapsulates our mission. You see, we’re all about sharing creative IKEA hacks that inspire others to take their furniture to the next level. And if you’ve ever stumbled upon our Instagram account @ikeahack, you may have “liked” one of our hacks. So, “Like A Hack” just seemed like the perfect name for us!

About Mike & Nicole

Mike comes from Vancouver, Canada, where his family’s Swedish heritage has deeply influenced their love of IKEA furniture. His sister even works for the company, so you know this family is all about that Scandi style! If you walked into Mike’s parents’ home, you’d feel like you were stepping into an IKEA showroom. It’s no surprise that Mike started the Instagram @ikeahack.

Nicole hails from the golden state of California, where she first discovered the magic of IKEA furniture when she needed to furnish her first apartment on a budget. She quickly fell in love with the world of DIY furniture and has been hacking IKEA pieces ever since.

Together, we’ve created this website as a place for all y’all to come and get inspired to take your IKEA furniture to the next level. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or just starting out, we’ve got tips, tricks, and ideas that will help you create custom pieces that will make your home feel like it’s straight outta Fixer Upper.

About Urban

Meet Urban Kantola, a strapping, bearded Swede who’s always been captivated by the world of building, creating, and problem-solving. Growing up, Urban was surrounded by skilled artisans—his grandfather, a precise and gifted finishing carpenter, and his father, a master plumber—both of whom instilled in him the importance of integrity, a strong work ethic, and deep-rooted expertise.

Hailing from Sweden’s picturesque west coast, Urban embarked on a journey to Canada’s west coast in 2012, armed with an impressive background in an array of construction fields, from fine carpentry to foundation laying to managing elaborate glass and window systems. Upon arriving in Vancouver, Urban channeled his passion into launching his own business, focusing on residential renovations and new construction projects with an eye for detail and design.

With pride and dedication, Urban carries on the Kantola family legacy, and we’re beyond thrilled to have him as an integral part of our team. His unwavering passion, comprehensive expertise, and warm demeanor make Urban an indispensable resource to all our visitors.

Thanks for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what you create!