This “So Satisfying” IKEA Shelf Doubles the Storage Under Pedestal Sinks

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In many small apartments and houses, triangle-shaped furniture (think: desks, shelves, dressers, console tables, and more) comes in handy when corners seem to be the only place left to add another piece. And here’s a spot where a triangle-shaped shelf can solve an extra-tricky storage quandary, as demonstrated by the Social Media Manager for The Kitchn, Andrea Kaufman.

“Finding the exact piece of furniture I need is so satisfying,” Andrea shares on Instagram. In her case, the exact perfect pieces were two IKEA RÅGRUNDs, $40-each finds that, when paired, perfectly wrap around the base of her pedestal sink to provide all the storage that’s woefully lacking without a vanity.

Credit: Andrea Kaufman

Andrea says she first saw the idea on Pinterest. While the product is shown on IKEA’s site underneath a floating sink, pairing two RÅGRUNDS together is a great solution for those with pedestal sinks, too. Arranged around the base of the sink, you can add all the practicality of a storage-rich vanity without having to do any renovating. That makes it a perfect option for renters and anyone else who’s hoping to do a bathroom refresh on a budget.

At just under 2 feet tall, the RÅGRUND is short and squatty in a good way; it’ll fit under almost any standard-height sink. Its bamboo construction is a fit for humid bathrooms, too. 

Credit: Andrea Kaufman

Here, Andrea shows a photo fresh off her IKEA run, and she says she plans to (stylishly) stuff her MUJI baskets soon. When she was in the MUJI store, Andrea noticed that the Japanese retailer sells its own version of a corner shelf that would fit under a sink, and she also likes this stylish bamboo option from John Lewis, although she can’t beat the price (and ease, mostly) of IKEA. 

“Assembly was easy, but my hands hurt from the allen wrenches,” she says. (Check out these IKEA furniture assembly tips from Taskrabbits to spare the hand aches if you choose to do the same.) 

For more extremely satisfying ideas for those spots in your home you just can’t quite figure out, check out these ideas for 37 things to fill empty corners.