From combining bookshelves into a pantry to making an herb garden out of a wine rack, these hacks will help solve just about every kitchen conundrum. Or, if you want to save a little dough, just paint the IKEA Beckvam kitchen cart a deep gray and add pretty gold hardware for a sophisticated little island you’ll love forever. Bar Cart: If you’re lucky enough to have plenty of space in your kitchen for a bar, DIY your way to this fabulous gilded bar cart.We can already imagine whipping up some delicious cocktails in this pretty space. Updated Legs: Got a boring old kitchen table you’re ready to disown?They can have a sink and a stovetop above or nothing but a countertop.
And whether you’re lacking storage, counter space or a pantry, you can hack some of IKEA’s products for a completely custom look at a fraction of the cost. Just take a scroll through these 24 brilliant hacks for your next inexpensive kitchen update. But buying a tiny piece of marble sure is cheaper than redoing the whole kitchen.If you’ve always wanted a kitchen island, Cabinet Reface can help.We specialize not only in adding new islands where they never existed, but also in updating older islands to make them look more modern and appealing.Organize that pile of cleaning supplies, garbage bags and other miscellaneous things with the IKEA Knuff magazine files. Open Shelving: We’re loving open shelving in the kitchen and are definitely down to DIY our own.All you need are brackets from IKEA and the perfect piece of wood from your hardware store. Freestanding Pantry: If you like the idea of open shelving but are underwhelmed by a few of the messier kitchen items, try hacking an Expedit bookshelf with partial coverage to get the best of both worlds. Cart Rescue: Small in stature but bold in color, the IKEA bar cart is the hero of the kitchen.Color – the color of your island does not have to match that of the rest of your cabinets. A rich wood color on your island adds warmth to lighter colored cabinets.A deep red, navy or dark green island with wood finished doors and drawers creates a beautiful and unexpected contrast.But if you have a larger kitchen, it can double as a casual or even semi-formal dining location.If you’d like to add more seating, you can extend the counter on one side to create a breakfast bar.(via The Shabby Creek Cottage) What are your greatest IKEA hack successes? The kitchen island has become the must have feature for new kitchens. It makes the kitchen a more social place where the family can gather around. Kitchen islands come in various sizes from small to oversize.