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Ikea’s most hackable furniture has been revealed and the main piece has become everything from a kitchen island to a countertop


Ikea furniture looks good and works well as is, but in recent years buyers have been adding their own twist to these products by “hacking” them.

Hacking a piece of Ikea furniture can involve anything from changing the appearance with paint or paneling to turning an item into something else entirely.

now a MoneySuperMarket study revealed the most popular Ikea items being hacked, and the core product has been adapted in a whopping 119 ways.

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The most hacked piece from Ikea is the Kallax bookcase, which comes in different sizes and formats and can be individualized with drawers, fittings, frame and even a desk. Pricing for this range starts at $79 for the 77cm x 77cm bookcase.

Despite the customizable in-store options, shoppers have unleashed their creativity on the Kallax unit and turned it into things like a media console, kitchen island, and a bed.

Instagrammer @emmankotona turned Ikea’s Kallax unit into a kitchen island countertop. (Instagram/@emmankotona)

The second most hacked Ikea product is no surprise because it’s the iconic one Billy bookshelf.

According to the study, this piece has been hacked in 62 different ways, being turned into things like a bar cabinet, a library wall, or just adapted to fit under a slanted ceiling.

The Billy bookcase was also converted into a slide out laundry storage unit that fits neatly into a small space between a washer-dryer and the wall.


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TikTok Ikea hack DIY storage
One TikToker used the Billy bookcase to create sliding storage for his outfit. (TikTok/@silvio6061)

The third most hacked piece from Ikea is the pax wardrobewhich has been adapted 59 times.

Some of these hacks made the Pax look better or fit a person’s needs more, while others added a folding table so they can work from home.

One person even used Pax to make their own Murphy bed setup, adding a fold-out bed inside the wardrobe.

Other products that made the list are the Beast cabinet, the Ivar bookcase and the Lack side and coffee tables.

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When it comes to hacking a piece of Ikea furniture, you can buy new or used in the store or look for used pieces in online marketplaces.

So by recycling it, you add your own individual flair to the piece and save money at the same time.

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