29+ Wonderful IKEA Kallax Ideas & Hacks

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Get inspired with our IKEA Kallax ideas

IKEA are well known for selling great furniture at a good price. However, these are generic IKEA products that are not to everybody’s taste, and often lack any character and personality. The furniture is built very well, which means that it is the perfect starting point to use as an upcycling project. Many people have taken up this challenge, taking this Kallax shelf range with extra storage space, to another level. In this post, I will demonstrate some great IKEA Kallax ideas and hacks to help inspire you.

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29+ Wonderful IKEA Kallax Ideas & Hacks

Whether it is part of your living room home decor, dining room, kids room, home office, craft room, playroom or nursery, an IKEA Kallax unit may well be just the thing you need. Take this basic piece of furniture…a sprinkle of an IKEA hack magic dust…and voila!

Creating up-cycled kallax storage ideas

This kind of upcycling is pretty common and there is a whole community dedicated to creating imaginative solutions at budget prices. In this post, we show you some great examples of the wonderful IKEA Kallax hack that should deliver some great inspiration. 

The magic of Kallax unit ideas

Where is the real magic with the storage box? It starts with the low starting price. Kallax cubes are cheap to buy yet are fantastic quality, above and beyond what you would expect for the money. Let’s take a quick look at what we can do with them.

Firstly, a DIY IKEA hack is perfect to create space and storage, whether that be a cubby hole or a cube shelf. Since you can hang them to a wall, they are perfect as a storage unit and drawers for nurseries.

In the kitchen, a little bit of creativity can save you a fortune. A kitchen island always end up costing a lot of money, one of the examples below shows you what you can achieve for very little money. Add a drawer and you have a perfect solution for the kitchen. Furthermore, you can create a little home bar or a bar cart. 

Kallax design ideas that inspire…

An IKEA shelf is one of its most popular products. An IKEA Kallax shelving unit is the perfect basis to build your project on. A DIY Kallax billy bookcase hung on a wall is a great hack that works brilliantly well. It is robust, secure and very stylish. Add a few together and you have a fantastic IKEA Kallax shelf unit.

Kallax inspiration…create a bookcase

Indeed, if you stack a few of these cube storage bookcases together, you have a great room divider, with extra storage. Whatever your style or décor, you can adapt it to your needs.

What do people use these great hacks for? For many things…vinyl record storage, TV stands, craft table, sideboard, a baby changing table, displaying artefacts, decorative storage, children’s book storage, an additional storage option, baskets holder, …it really doesn’t matter what it is for. As long it solves the problem for you, that is the true nature of great ‘hacking’.

Let’s take a look at some great examples of IKEA Kallax ideas.

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There are no limits to your creativity. Why not add some great value and create something special.

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Create plenty of storage space and room using the Kallax.

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Can you paint IKEA Kallax?

Yes, you can paint IKEA Kallax but there are a few things you need to do. Since it is a veneer surface, you need to prepare it first. You need to rough up the surface, so that the new paint can adhere to the surface. This allows you to paint a primer onto the surface, ready for the final paint color. 

How do you use IKEA Kallax?

The IKEA Kallax, is also known as the Expedit range. It is a shelf storage solution where you can add a door, door inserts, drawer insert, or even a basket. As with most IKEA furniture, you can adapt them for another idea or uses. 

How do I add legs to Kallax?

You can buy legs from IKEA or online. Adding legs to your IKEA Kallax is simple. Simply mark out where you want the legs to go, drill some pilot holes and screw on the mounting plate. Simply screw the legs onto the plate. It really is a simple DIY level job. 

Can you cut Kallax?

You can cut IKEA Kallax, however you need to be careful since the surface is veneer. You can prevent damage to the surface veneer by taping it before you start cutting. The tape will help with smoother cut and prevent any splintering. 

Can you join several Kallax units together?

They’re designed way to join them together but you can join them together using screws. Regardless, you would need to support them both using screw plates.

What is IKEA Kallax made of?

The IKEA Kallax is made from a particle board and has a veneer surface. Many people wrongly believe they are made from plywood. 

Can you stack Kallax on top of each other?

Yes, you can stack IKEA Kallax furniture on top of each other. You can screw the units together, however you should also consider screwing them to the wall too. 

I hope that you found this content on IKEA Kallax ideas and hacks of use. As you can see, there is a wide variety of examples and demonstrations of how people have used their creativity to add value to their furniture. Using the solid frames and build quality of IKEA, you are able to personalize their furniture to your own taste.

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