Smart IKEA Hacks That Solve (At Least) Two Pesky Problems at Once

Smart IKEA Hacks That Solve (At Least) Two Pesky Problems at Once

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Dabney Frake
Nov 11, 2016
(Image credit: A Merry Mishap)

Those Swedes are pretty clever with their stylish designs and flat-pack furniture, but we U.S. residents have a few tricks up our sleeves as well. We can take IKEA products, mess with them a bit, and come up with some new that also meets a need. Check out these smart hacks...

This small corner desk, made by A Merry Mishap from IKEA products, acts as both a workspace and a nightstand if needed, all fitting together in one small space.

(Image credit: Stadshem)

This trio of TRONES boxes provides a place to stash shoes and hats and gloves, without taking up too much space. This low grouping (with a shelf on top) functions like a really narrow landing strip. Stadshem via Nordic Bliss

(Image credit: Story North)

LACK shelving turned on its side becomes a living room console table that masks the ugly back of the sofa, provides a surface for lamps, and stores books.

(Image credit: Sabra Krock)

Jay built this entryway unit that creates a separate entryway that also packs in the storage. Since the bed is on the other side, it serves as a headboard too!

(Image credit: Stadshem, via Anita Sienudzi)

Storage bed is a major space saver, lifting the bed off the floor and creating more room for clothing underneath. Initially from Stadshem.se, via Anita Sienudzi.

(Image credit: Golden Boys and Me)

BILLY bookcases are the basis of this kitchen island that conceals a column, is a prep surface, and is a spot for cookbooks and cookware.

Re-edited from a post originally published 11.16.16-NT

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