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 something new that solves multiple problems at the same time. Check out these smart projects that meet at least two needs with one single hack.
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.
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
LACK shelving turned on its side becomes a living room console table that masks the ugly back of the sofa, and also provides a surface for lamps, and stores books.
Jay built this entryway unit that creates a separate space when you walk in the front door. All the cubbies also pack in a lot of storage. Since the bed is on the other side, it serves as a headboard too!
Storage bed is a major space saver, lifting the bed off the floor and creating more room for clothing underneath. Initially from Stadshem, via Anita Sienudzi.
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.
Similarly, Jen Lou Meredith added closed storage in the kitchen, and more work surface with this one island project made from a KALLAX storage system, two LAMPBLIG chopping boards, a GRUNDTAL rail, and some casters. Also lead image above.
Turn a BEKVAM Spice Rack Into a Bedside Shelf
Re-edited from a post originally published 11.16.16-DF