From Generic Office To Stylish And Productive: Home Office Hacks

What do you do when you fall in love with a product but can’t afford it or if you like the design of a certain piece but not certain details? Do you sigh and forget about it or do you find a way to get that look you really want? We’d like to think it’s the second option. After all, we love DIYs. The following examples showcase a bunch of IKEA hacks designed to make your workspace more enjoyable. So take a look and find some inspiration.

Patrik Swivel Chair Hack.

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Since the chair is the most important element in an office or workspace, let’s start with that. Maybe you remember the Patrik Swivel chair. It’s very close to being the ideal office chair: comfortable, adjustable, modern and actually affordable. But the base could look a little better so give it a quick makeover.{found on hitherandthither}.

Lighter table top and Lerberg trestle legs.

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Does your home office need a new desk? Don’t bother trying to find the perfect one in a store. Instead, make your own desk. Buy a tabletop like this one from Ikea, a pair of Lerberg trestle legs and you can make a wonderful desk in a white lacquered finish.{found on burlapandlaceblog}.

Pretty organization idea with IKEA Fintorp.

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Trying to organize everything on your desk without an appropriate storage system is a nightmare. Lucky for you, the IKEA Fintorp series is designed just for that. You can mix and match the containers, baskets and buckets to create any combination you like.{found on unskinnyboppy}.

Mail management with Kivessle.

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I don’t know about you but I always find papers, receipts and other things everywhere in the house. It would sure help to have a system. Kvissle from Ikea is just the thing I need. It’s somewhat similar to a magazine rack but you can use it in numerous other ways.{found on lamourcheznous}.

Floating storage.

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There are lots of things that need to be stored in a home office or workspace in general, things like cables, documents, supplies, etc. If you’re looking for a simple solution, try this piece: Skar from Ikea. It was designed as a shoe rack but it works wonderfully for other purposes too.{found on yellowbrickhome}.

Shelving unit.

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Shelves are, of course, useful in any workspace. They let you easily store and display items close at hand. If you buy a Vittsjo shelving unit you can pretty much customize it using any color of paint you prefer. Yellow looks to be a good choice.{found on bhg}.

Table upgrade.

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In case you’re wondering how you can turn a simple table into a desk, we’d be happy to show you. First you buy an Ikea Ingo. You paint it green, like in this case, or any other color you prefer and then you add some of these pieces of wood to create an interesting design for the sides.{found on matsutakeblog}.

Fullen cabinets.

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Similarly, you can built a wonderful storage system for your workspace. First get a pair of Ikea Fullen cabinets. They are originally designed to be used in the bathroom but you can easily repurpose them. Use a piece of plywood as a table top. Replace the plastic legs with wooden dowels.{found on aptt}.

Paint.

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Here’s another interesting idea. If you buy two of these simple studio desks from the Ikea “As Is” section and you put them side by side you can make a lovely desk for two. Well, there might be a problem. The legs may not match but that can be easily solved with some spray paint. This gold finish looks wonderful, don’t you think?{found on dreamgreendiy}.

Box office.

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Make a practical multimedia workstation using pieces you can buy individually from Ikea. For example, this unit is made using the following materials: Faktum, Abstrakt and Rationell. I has storage compartments for the printer, laptop, monitor, CPU and plenty of drawers.{found on monokrom}.

Wall mount.

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Don’t have space for a big desk? Then get a wall-mounted workstation like this one. Actually, you can;t find this one in any store because it’s made from a bunch of pieces from Ikea: the VIKa AMON tabletop, the EKBY JÃRPEN shelf, the MALM nightstand and a few other little pieces.{found on ikeahackers}.

Elegant office.

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Here’s another good-looking desk. This one is made from Ikea kitchen cabinets and a worktop. So the next time you find yourself in the store grab a Faktum base cabinet with shelves, one with drawers and a Lagan worktop. Put them all together and make a desk.{found on houseofhawkes}.

Desk under $60.

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The Bygel utility cart from Ikea is a wonderful piece for the home office. You can use it in combination with some bins or boxes perfect for storage.This tabletop is also from Ikea and it’s called Linnmon. Combine it with these bookshelves to build yourself a nice little desk.{found on prettyprovidence}.

Besta.

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There are tons of great options and pieces you can put together to make unique furniture. For example, this desk is made using Besta cabinets and doors, Besta underframes and a wood slab top. You can find them in the Ikea stores.{found on ikeahackers}.

Expedid wall desk.

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A custom designed wall unit like this one requires a little more effort but if you use 2 Expedit bookcases from Ikea your work can get a lot easier.Get a few sheets of melamine, a hammer, some screws and nails and get to work. You’ll be done in no time.{found on site}.

Converting a bookshelf into a desk+work area.

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The combination of desk and bookcase is very alluring. You can have these two pieces in one design and you can use the Ikea Billy bookshelf if you want the project to be simple. If you want the unit to look like this then you’ll also need some Ikea Vika Kaj legs and LED Dioder strips.{found on appt}.