3 Amazing IKEA Hacks to Improve Your Home’s Appearance

Whether you’re looking to change up the appearance of your home for personal reasons or you’re wanting to sell your home, clean lines and unexpected storage are totally on trend. One thing that we all seem to struggle with is the never-ending clutter of a well lived-in house. Keeping clutter at a minimum helps visitors feel more comfortable and if you’re selling, allows potential buyers to see their things in your place.

S0… since we have an IKEA in Tempe and many homeowners could benefit from a few clever organizational + decorative tips… I’ve pulled together 3 of the best IKEA hacks for your home!


Fake It! Create These Fabulous “Built-In” Storage with the Ikea HEMNES Bookcase

Brad Speck Realtor IKEA Hackers

I found this “built-in” storage look on a blog called IKEA Hackers. An experienced carpenter would be ideal to help complete this project, but it still was waaaaaay less expensive than building this project from scratch with demolition and such! They used 3 IKEA HEMNES narrow bookcases and 2 HEMNES cabinets (minus the glass doors). Once in place, against the wall, they finished the look with some absolutely gorgeous moulding! Get all the details on this fake build-in on the IKEA Hackers blog by clicking the hyperlink above.

Turn the IKEA Kallax Shelving Unit on it’s Side to Make an Amazing Looking Storage Bench

Amazing IKEA Hacks

This quick and easy idea can be found on the Mommy Vignettes blog. This clever mama used a single Kallax shelving unit from IKEA for the bench’s base, some craft store foam and fabric to create the cushion, and some storage baskets to complete a custom looking piece of furniture! It’s fun and it’s fairly easy. Check out the linked blog for more details on this project.


No Kitchen Island? No Worries! Take a Plain Wooden Cart and Make Some Kitchen Magic!

Amazing IKEA Hacks

There’s nothing worse than a cluttered kitchen with no place for food prep. Your kitchen is the heart of you home and tone honest… it’s often the biggest selling point. A Kitchen should not only be clean and organized, it should also have a few. bells and whistles that make it stand out from every other kitchen! It’s up to you on whether or not you could part with this custom looking cart when you sell you home, but I think it would add a personal touch that other competing homes might not offer. In my research for this post, I discovered the blog, Oliver and Rust. You can find the details for this IKEA kitchen cart hack in this linked post.

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