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ben April 11, 2016 at 12:10 pm My desk is an older model Galant corner desk which is already super modular. I added a rounded end on the right side, and a short extension on the left. Then a home made sliding keyboard shelf wide enough for both KB & mouse. My computer is built inside a well ventilated wooden drawer on one side that keeps it off the floor. I used hardware hooks and nylon ties under the top for cable management. Then 2 Billy wall shelf units that matched the desk with cork under them. And a Billy bookshelf that doubles as a secret door for a closet. I have found the Ikea furniture to be sturdy, a fantastic bargain for what you get and very user modifiable. If you do screw it up, you haven't lost that much money, and you can often get replacement parts for what you damaged at a reasonable price. I have several other Ikea pieces, but none with the extensive modifications I have on my desk. Reply


My desk is an older model Galant corner desk which is already super modular. I added a rounded end on the right side, and a short extension on the left. Then a home made sliding keyboard shelf wide enough for both KB & mouse. My computer is built inside a well ventilated wooden drawer on one side that keeps it off the floor. I used hardware hooks and nylon ties under the top for cable management. Then 2 Billy wall shelf units that matched the desk with cork under them. And a Billy bookshelf that doubles as a secret door for a closet. I have found the Ikea furniture to be sturdy, a fantastic bargain for what you get and very user modifiable. If you do screw it up, you haven't lost that much money, and you can often get replacement parts for what you damaged at a reasonable price. I have several other Ikea pieces, but none with the extensive modifications I have on my desk.


Everyone longs for the day when they can finally quit making those masochistic trips to IKEA and afford something a little, well, less in-everyone-else's-apartment. Until then, though, you might as well make the most of your unpronounceable Scandinavian particle board furniture. To help make it look like you paid a lot more for some of those mundane pieces, we've rounded up 17 budget-friendly and downright genius IKEA hacks to transform your place.


Ikea Hack DeskIkea HacksIkea Alex Desk1st ApartmentApartment TherapyApartment IdeasIkea Small ApartmentSmall Apartment FurnitureDesks For Small SpacesForwardsOne of our favorite space-saving tricks for a small apartment is the wall-mounted desk. A wall-mounted desk is an easy way to add a work area that takes up a fraction of the space occupied by a traditional floor-bound desk — and it results in a lot less visual clutter, too, a consideration nearly as important as floor space. Some desks even fold into the wall so they take up no space at all. We've rounded up a few of our favorites.See more


Treadmill desk - big savings can be found if you buy a used treadmill. Paid thirty dollars for ours at a garage sale. IKEA furniture is not my first choice, but has worked well in spare bedrooms, home office and the basement, three places we needed functional furniture cheap. IKEA, in our experience, has the best quality, and best designed, products at their price point.


I have found the Ikea furniture to be sturdy, a fantastic bargain for what you get and very user modifiable. If you do screw it up, you haven't lost that much money, and you can often get replacement parts for what you damaged at a reasonable price. I have several other Ikea pieces, but none with the extensive modifications I have on my desk.


Lou Guay April 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm Treadmill desk - big savings can be found if you buy a used treadmill. Paid thirty dollars for ours at a garage sale. IKEA furniture is not my first choice, but has worked well in spare bedrooms, home office and the basement, three places we needed functional furniture cheap. IKEA, in our experience, has the best quality, and best designed, products at their price point. Reply


Whether you work at home every day, need a place to finish up projects from the office, or have to work on homework from college classes, having a comfortable and organized home office can be essential to getting ahead and maximizing productivity while you're working on just about anything. Luckily, there are many ways that you can create an amazing place to work in your home on a shoestring budget. Some of the best involve creatively repurposing items from Swedish home retailer Ikea. Read on to find some amazing ways to transform affordable Ikea items into a customized and comfortable additions to your home office that will make you happy to head into your home office.


The great thing about IKEA is that its catalog is dirt cheap, and that gives you the freedom to experiment and hack pieces together in ways that IKEA never intended, without having to worry about messing up. If something goes awry, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.


One of our favorite space-saving tricks for a small apartment is the wall-mounted desk. A wall-mounted desk is an easy way to add a work area that takes up a fraction of the space occupied by a traditional floor-bound desk — and it results in a lot less visual clutter, too, a consideration nearly as important as floor space. Some desks even fold into the wall so they take up no space at all. We've rounded up a few of our favorites.


Colin Nederkoorn, founder and CEO of Customer.io, has designed a simple base that can raise a monitor and keyboard up to standing desk height. Even better, it's constructed out of Ikea furniture that'll only run you $22.


If the above-mentioned standing desk is too basic for you, or you want to be even more active in your day-to-day, then consider building a treadmill desk instead. With it, you can stand while you work and run while you watch TV shows and movies. Say hello to good health!


Best of all, the instructions are quite simple. All you need is a pipe cutter or hacksaw to tear out the important bits, then a few wood screws for mounting. If you ask me, this is the epitome of IKEA hacking: simple but effective.


I have 2 Ikea desks pushed together with legs on the outside ends and open storage units on the inside ends. They are black and red, very sturdy and give me loads of room. I have magazine file boxes, my sub woofer and a lockable tool box with all my goodies in the storage units.


Yeah, good point on the used treadmill, Lou. But thirty dollars??? That's incredible lol. And I agree, IKEA is good for short-term residences and for filling out non-essential rooms. The value is great for the price.


That's awesome! I'm especially happy to hear that you have positive things to say about IKEA. Most people I know tend to think it's all a bunch of garbage, but like you said, it's very easy to get replacement parts and you don't lose much money if you mess up. Thanks for sharing your setup, ben!


Susan April 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm I have 2 Ikea desks pushed together with legs on the outside ends and open storage units on the inside ends. They are black and red, very sturdy and give me loads of room. I have magazine file boxes, my sub woofer and a lockable tool box with all my goodies in the storage units. Reply


Joel Lee April 12, 2016 at 10:57 pm That's awesome! I'm especially happy to hear that you have positive things to say about IKEA. Most people I know tend to think it's all a bunch of garbage, but like you said, it's very easy to get replacement parts and you don't lose much money if you mess up. Thanks for sharing your setup, ben! Reply


Ikea biffed by going after IkeaHackers, the fan site that shares all kinds of new uses and smart mods for the Swedish superstore's affordable furniture—seriously, you can't buy this kind of devotion. Until founder Jules Yap sets up shop under a new name, let's have a look at a few of the projects that make her site so endlessly scrollable.


There's a reason this incredible personal library won the 2011 Hack of the Year. It's made from 60—yes, 60—Billy bookshelves, Ikea's bargain basement bookshelf. Attached to the French country home of Chas Saunter, they look undeniably classy.


Okay, hey—we're back to unconventional spots to pee and poo. The name here really says it all, and all it took was a long piece of MDF, a pair of Ikea PS Lockers, and a cat flap inserted into a custom cut-out in the side. Slide a litter box in the drawer and you're good to go.