The IKEA Hacks That'll Dominate 2017: A Top Ten Countdown

The IKEA Hacks That'll Dominate 2017: A Top Ten Countdown

Dabney Frake
Jan 11, 2017

2017 is a new year, which means another of fun year of watching all the ways IKEA stuff gets wrangled and reshaped by its buyers. Janel previewed her top picks from the new catalog last year, and now I'm predicting all the clever hacks iterations on those products in the coming months. Join me as I share ALL the ways to DIY your favorites....


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IKEA says: Creating a cool and clutter-free home is easy with LIXHULT cabinets. These fully flexible and stackable metal cabinets can be mounted on the wall or placed on the floor in for example a living room or hallway, or some other place that the designer Jon Karlsson suggests: "LIXHULT is perfect for using up the space, such as around the sofa, in a corner, the space between furniture pieces or between windows. The cabinets make a great home for all those 'homeless' items in the house - from keys and wallets to toys and handbags."

What We Predict: The LIXHULT is a dream come true for cat owners. Simply stack a series of these and let the felines go crazy crawling all over the resulting vertical tower. Then take it a step further....

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Purchase a cat door like this one from Amazon. Cut a hole in the side of the cabinet and you've got yourself a hidden litter box cabinet, like this one:

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In one move you've got yourself a climbing tower and a solution to a stinky problem. If you want to see what's possible, check out this one from Salty Canary.

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