Top 5 IKEA Hacks of the Week

Discover top 5 IKEA hacks: Transform Kallax, dream up a Pax closet, innovative shelves, timeless Besta designs, and versatile PÅLYCKE baskets.

Welcome to the top 5 IKEA hacks of the week – February 4th Edition

Let’s dive in!

1. Transforming Kallax Furniture into a Custom Piece

Why we like it: This DIY makeover of an IKEA Kallax unit stands out for its creativity and attention to detail. The project begins with a thorough cleaning and sanding of the unit to prepare it for painting.

The choice of a clay shade for the paint adds a warm, natural feel to the furniture. Custom-cut MDF is used for the doors, with unique rounded shapes and a central rectangle adding an artistic touch.

Soaking cane rolls to make them more pliable for the door insets is a clever technique, enhancing the piece’s texture and visual interest. The final assembly includes careful attachment of the doors with extra hinges for support, handles for functionality, and magnets to keep the doors closed. The result is a stunningly personalized piece that far exceeds the original’s simplicity,

2. Dream Closet from Basic IKEA Pax

Why we like it: We’re fans of this IKEA Pax hack that elevates a basic closet into a dream wardrobe. Adding face frames, new drawer fronts, fresh paint, stylish hardware, and doors transforms the standard Pax into a customized, chic storage solution.

It showcases how thoughtful enhancements can breathe life into simple furniture, making it a favorite for its blend of functionality and design.

3. Innovative Pull-Out Shelf in the Closet

Why we like it: This IKEA hack with a pull-out shelf cleverly addresses the everyday challenge of laundry organization. By transforming a standard closet into a versatile area, it brings both efficiency and comfort to the task of folding clothes.

The shelf’s ideal height and ample space promote a well-organized and ergonomic laundry routine, showcasing a deep understanding of household needs. This innovative modification greatly enhances closet functionality, serving as a prime example of how thoughtful design can elevate everyday home management.

4. Elevating IKEA Besta with Timeless Design

Why we like it: Using the IKEA Besta unit, the addition of a wooden slab and carefully chosen decorations in shades that complement the front panels creates a unified and elegant look. Indirect lighting further refines the design, highlighting its aesthetic appeal.

Achieving harmony in this piece comes from selecting colors that blend seamlessly, avoiding any clash in the palette. This mindful choice in color variation emphasizes the design’s sophistication and simplicity, making the Besta unit a versatile feature in any room.

5. Versatile Uses for IKEA’s PÅLYCKE Hanging Basket

Why we like it: Originally a kitchen accessory, IKEA’s PÅLYCKE hanging basket has become a versatile staple in homes, finding new purposes in unexpected places. Check out these 5 creative ideas to utilize this practical basket around your home.


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

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