Clever hacks to glow up 7 of Ikea's most popular furniture pieces


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The Swedish company is the largest furniture retailer in the world with stores in 52 countries making a combined $44 billion in annual sales.

Its mainstay products like the cubic Kallax bookshelf or minimalist Hemnes dresser can start to look out of place compared with more stylized pieces from higher-end brands.

Ikea hacking is the practice of up-cycling products from the flat-pack giant, and in recent years the idea has gone mainstream. A few businesses are even dedicated to custom accessories and modifications for Ikea furniture, while many hacks can be accomplished with little more than a trip to the hardware or craft store.

A recent survey of readers at The Hustle found that half of respondents had heard of the concept of Ikea hacking, while 43% had tried it for themselves. A similar percentage said they had updated an old piece of furniture during the pandemic and more than 9 in 10 said they could consider doing it.

The community at has been gathering a lot of great ideas over the years, and here are eight ideas for easy to moderately challenging projects that can put a unique spin on some of Ikea's most common classics.

This one is about as easy as it gets. Take some drawers, add a countertop or tabletop, and you're done.

The Stall shoe bin is by far one of the most popular items to hack, with most projects replacing the top, refacing the bins, and adding some unique hardware.

Adding trim or other facing to flat-fronted drawers can give the simple design a more luxury look.

Another power tool-free project turns a few Kallax shelves and a piece of plywood into a platform storage bed for a fraction of the cost of a similar item from elsewhere.

The ever versatile Kallax can also be elevated — literally — with a set of legs, which can even be sourced from an Ikea-made stool.

Urban gardeners can use the rugged Hejne shelves to craft a potting and propagation workbench, and a little wood stain helps finish the look.

The more we work from home, the more appealing privacy screens are. Ikea does sell one, but custom widths and designs can be made using sections of the Ivar shelf, a few hinges, and your choice of fabric.

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With the new Epitomized Path system, players will actually be able to start planning toward a particular 5-star promotional weapon. Once a specific weapon has been chosen, any time a player earns a 5-star weapon in Genshin Impact that is not the one selected as part of the Epitomized Path, players will receive one Fate Point. Once players reach two Fate Points, those can then be exchanged for the chosen Epitomized Path promotional weapon.

While it's not without restrictions, overall, Genshin Impact's new Epitomized Path system is a great step forward. It's just one of the many changes coming in the Version 2.0 update, which will also be adding the new Inazuma region, as well as new confirmed characters like Ayaka, Kokomi, story quests, events, and more. Genshin Impact Version 2.0 is set to be the game's biggest update yet, and with features like Epitomized Path, it's certain to be one of its most well-received as well.

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