5 DIY IKEA Storage Hacks We’ve Used and Recommend
DIY IKEA storage hacks to maximize function in the office, playroom, kitchen, closets, and all around the house for less.
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve tackled a good ol’ DIY IKEA storage hack, but today, we are diving into a home office project at our pastor’s house where we will be busting out one of our tried and true IKEA built-in shelving projects.
I honestly cannot wait to get my hands on that space!
But it got me thinking about all of the DIY IKEA storage solutions we’ve done in the past using basic IKEA shelving units, so I thought a trip down memory lane was necessary.
If you are in dire need of storage in your office, playroom, kitchen, closets, anywhere really, we have built and loved every single one of these simple hacks (and still use the ones we built in our house to this day years later.)
DIY IKEA Storage Hacks We’ve Done Ourselves and Loved
1. IKEA Office Cabinet Using Liatorp
We use these Liatorp cabinets that I painted Benjamin Moore Hale Navy for storing small decor items like vases, candle holders, printer paper, office supplies, and tons more.
Using this vertical storage created a total game changer in our office makeover.
See the DIY IKEA office cabinet tutorial here along with the trick I love using for painting on glass.
2. IKEA Pantry Cabinets Using Hemnes
Our kitchen greatly suffers from lack of storage, and I was tired of cramming all of our dry goods into upper cabinets with very little storage space.
So we used these IKEA Hemnes cabinets that I painted Sherwin Williams Billiard Green to match our kitchen cabinets and added antique mirror film for the glass to hide our baskets and canned goods.
See the pantry cabinet tutorial here and how we organized our IKEA Hemnes cabinets.
3. IKEA Custom Closets Using Billy Bookcases
We faced the challenge of having tiny his and her closets in our bedroom, and most traditional closet systems either didn’t fit or were too expensive.
So we utilized IKEA Billy bookcases to make DIY custom closets instead.
It’s been over 2 years since our closet makeovers, and we are still so completely happy with them!
See the DIY IKEA custom closet tutorial here.
4. IKEA Built-In Bookcase Bonus Room Shelving
In our last house, our bonus room had absolutely no storage, but we thought built-in shelves would perfectly upgrade one long, empty wall.
It turned out even better (and cheaper) than we imagined using different sizes of IKEA Billy bookcases again. If you’ve ever wanted built-ins in your living room, it’s the perfect one to try.
See the DIY IKEA bookcase built-in shelving tutorial here.
5. IKEA Storage Cabinets in the Playroom
In our current playroom, we needed built-in shelving again, but opted for a smaller version than our old house. By adding IKEA Oxberg doors, we’re able to keep all of our kids’ toys and games hidden but in easy reach.
See the DIY bookcase built-in tutorial here.
Have you done any stellar IKEA hacks in the past?
We keep running into out-of-stock issues this time around, which makes things extra challenging. It’s all totally worth the wait though.