With its friendly price tags, it’s hard to not make IKEA a go-to source for all things home decor.
And whether you’re lacking storage, counter space or a pantry, you can hack some of IKEA’s products for a completely custom look at a fraction of the cost. Just take a scroll through these 24 brilliant hacks for your next inexpensive kitchen update. But buying a tiny piece of marble sure is cheaper than redoing the whole kitchen.
One of the best questions to ask yourself when designing a kitchen island is, “What function do I want my island to perform?
” Most kitchen islands are used for food preparation and extra workspace.
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The kitchen island has become the must have feature for new kitchens. It makes the kitchen a more social place where the family can gather around. Kitchen islands come in various sizes from small to oversize.
You can even mix countertop types within your island.
From combining bookshelves into a pantry to making an herb garden out of a wine rack, these hacks will help solve just about every kitchen conundrum. Or, if you want to save a little dough, just paint the IKEA Beckvam kitchen cart a deep gray and add pretty gold hardware for a sophisticated little island you’ll love forever. Bar Cart: If you’re lucky enough to have plenty of space in your kitchen for a bar, DIY your way to this fabulous gilded bar cart.
We can already imagine whipping up some delicious cocktails in this pretty space. Updated Legs: Got a boring old kitchen table you’re ready to disown?
Organize that pile of cleaning supplies, garbage bags and other miscellaneous things with the IKEA Knuff magazine files. Open Shelving: We’re loving open shelving in the kitchen and are definitely down to DIY our own.
All you need are brackets from IKEA and the perfect piece of wood from your hardware store. Freestanding Pantry: If you like the idea of open shelving but are underwhelmed by a few of the messier kitchen items, try hacking an Expedit bookshelf with partial coverage to get the best of both worlds. Cart Rescue: Small in stature but bold in color, the IKEA bar cart is the hero of the kitchen.