We love a good IKEA hack, and there’s not many things we’re better at bringing to life than someone else’s brilliant hack ideas. This set is a near-perfect one for most San Francisco apartments in Russian Hill, North Beach, The Marina, Nob Hill, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights and Hayes Valley.
If you’ve ever watched an episode of House Hunters, you know how built-ins can make a first-time home buyer squeal (on a scale of one to walk-in closets, they’re probably about a seven). And we completely understand how one could go go starry-eyed over a wall of bookcases.There’s just something about their tidy finished look, sturdy structure, and decorative details that make built-ins swoon-worthy.
But of course, like most things on our “someday list,” they’re not exactly cheap to install.However, as many ingenious decor bloggers have demonstrated, when there is a will — and IKEA — there is a more affordable way.
IKEA furniture is known for its “hackability.” The pieces are generally inexpensive, and the fact that they come in a million pieces is actually a plus when you’re trying to customize something for a particular space.Often, with just a little trim, a few extra nails, and a creative eye for design, you can turn what is otherwise a wobbly bookcase or dresser into a beautiful built-in unit.Thinking you might tackle this project in your own home? Take inspiration from these impressive projects:
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