Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

Kevin Brown

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

Among the numerous Ikea hacks we’ve collected, some have become our favorites. The Ikea kitchen island designs we shared definitely inspired many DIY enthusiasts. And we can’t overlook the drop leaf dining table designs, which are excellent space savers, or the various ways you can hack Ikea spice racks.

We have included some of these favorites in our list.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

A tiny kitchen island is the perfect addition for small kitchens. Transforming an Ikea Bekvam kitchen cart is a great way to make one. The project is simple: paint the cart, add a countertop and a towel rod.

That’s all you need to do.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

Not satisfied with your dining table? Improve its looks and make it less bulky. Remove the legs and trim around the top (an Ikea Jokkmokk table).

Sand the table, then attach hairpin legs instead of the old ones.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

How about turning an Expedit into a customizable kitchen island? This one even has cutouts in the countertop for easy garbage disposal. Get creative with it!

The island is also equipped with wheels for effortless mobility.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

Open shelves in the kitchen are practical. If you don’t have any, consider making some using Ikea brackets. Attach the brackets to wooden boards for the desired shelves.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

These Ikea kitchen carts are highly versatile and customizable, allowing you to add color to your kitchen and maximize storage. Disassemble and sand the cart, then apply three coats of dark walnut stain to the top. Prime and paint the frame, shelves, and drawers.

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Once all parts are dry, reassemble the cart.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

A Ikea Kallax bookshelf can be transformed into a stylish kitchen bar cart. Once assembled, add casters for mobility. Next, measure and mark the desired handle placement.

Drill holes, attach the handles, and start enjoying your new bar cart.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

The Dalfred bar stools from Ikea are popular, but sometimes they may not have the ideal look for your kitchen. That’s where your DIY ingenuity can help. Use gold spray paint to give the stools an elegant and glamorous appearance. Mark the areas you want painted with tape.

If you’re patient, you can also paint the hardware.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

Keep your spices organized in labeled jars and display them on the kitchen wall. After labeling and filling the jars, use two Bibba picture ledges from Ikea to display them in the kitchen. This will help keep the spice jars organized.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

Maximize the storage capacity of your kitchen cabinets, specifically the one under the sink, with Ikea Knuff magazine holders. Attach one to the interior of the cabinet door and use it to store various supplies.

Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks
Top 10 Favorite Ikea Kitchen Hacks

If you want, there are other complex projects you can try. For example, make a storage unit that also has a table extension you can use as a prep area or a bar. The main piece you’ll use is an Expedit bookshelf.

Add a pull-out countertop, handles, and doors for some of the storage cubbies if you’d rather hide the mess inside.

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