Explore our latest IKEA hacks: Billy versatility, concrete table revamps, Besta window seats, and more for creative, stylish home updates.
Welcome to the Top 5 IKEA Hacks of the Week – January 14th Edition
Let’s dive in!
1. IKEA Secret Bar Hack
Why we like it: We like this secret bar IKEA hack for its innovative and elegant design. The creator built a sophisticated and functional bar using 2 LOMMARP units and Billy bookcases (80cm and 40cm) along with Billy Glass shelves, which were a game-changer.
The idea of making the bottom removable and the addition of glass shelves bring a level of finesse to the project. The plan to include lighting, which might also be added to a Billy bookcase, shows attention to detail and a commitment to creating an inviting atmosphere.
This hack fulfills the desire for a bar in the new kitchen designed for parties and demonstrates how IKEA products can be cleverly customized to meet specific home entertainment needs.
2. IKEA Table Hack
Why we like it: We like this IKEA hack for its simplicity and the stylish result. The creative use of the EKET as a base and the LACK table top is a smart combination.
The addition of decorative foil from Karwei, applied with the help of a hairdryer to smooth out corners and remove bubbles, is a clever touch. Using a wrapped card to apply the foil shows resourcefulness and attention to detail.
3. IKEA Billy Bookcase Hack
Why we like it: An impressive IKEA hack using Billy bookcases with Oxberg doors. The process, involving assembly, careful painting, and sanding for better primer adherence, demonstrates attention to detail.
Choosing different colors for the interior and exterior adds a unique touch, while the practical advice on door painting and glass cleaning is helpful. The use of Jotun Coconut for the exterior and Rustic Brown for the interior offers a stylish contrast.
The final addition of an MDF plate to create a built-in look shows a clever use of materials, enhancing the overall appearance.
4. IKEA Side Table Hack
Why we like it: We like this inventive IKEA hack that transforms a coffee table with poured concrete slabs. The process, using an old tablet as a mold and greasing it with olive oil for the concrete, is clever.
Adding an aluminum grid for reinforcement was a smart touch. Although it took effort to release the tablet from the concrete, the outcome is a uniqu and stylish table. Impressive work!
5. IKEA Besta Window Seat Hack
Why we like it: We really like this IKEA Besta hack that cleverly turns the unit into a window seat. The addition of push drawers enhances its functionality, providing convenient storage without compromising on style.
The trim detail adds a polished look, making the piece feel custom-built and integrated into the room. Topping it off with a cushion not only brings comfort but also invites a cozy, inviting nook by the window.
Thank you for taking the time to explore this week’s Top 5 IKEA hacks with us. We sincerely hope these ideas have sparked your creativity and provided you with valuable inspiration.- Mike & Nicole