IKEA kitchen hacks
IKEA kitchen hacks
Looking for a way to give your kitchen a personal touch without spending a fortune, then hacking your IKEA kitchen may be something for you! Hacking your IKEA kitchen is a great way to customize your kitchen in a unique and creative way.
Actually, “hacking” an IKEA kitchen is nothing more than upgrading your existing kitchen. IKEA kitchens use a modular kitchen system called METOD. This system consists of different elements such as kitchen cabinets, drawers, doors, and shelves. This allows you to mix and match various elements to create your ideal dream kitchen. Not sure if your IKEA kitchen is based on the METOD kitchen system? Read about the difference between IKEA Faktum and IKEA Metod.
What are the hacks?
One of the most popular ways to perform an IKEA kitchen hack is by using new handles and knobs for cabinet doors and drawers. By replacing the standard handles with something unique, such as vintage brass knobs, you can completely change the look of the kitchen.
Going a step further? Then you can choose to hack IKEA kitchen cabinets. This can be done by adding a layer of paint, but for a really nice result, we recommend replacing the kitchen fronts with custom-made fronts. A different color or finish can give your kitchen a completely different style. Read our blog for 10x IKEA kitchen inspiration.
You can also look for ways to add extra storage space to your IKEA kitchen. This can be done by adding extra shelves in the cabinets or by placing an extra cabinet in the kitchen. This way, you can maximize the space in your kitchen and make it a functional and practical space.
Another aspect that you can customize is the countertop. IKEA offers a wide range of countertops, from classic wooden ones to more modern materials such as concrete or composite. You can also choose custom countertops, such as solid wood or granite, which you can order to size from a specialist. This way, you can upgrade your IKEA kitchen even more.
Looking for a modern, warm look? You can take your hack to the next level by adding lighting. For example, place light strips under the cabinets or add lighting above the countertop. This way, you not only make your kitchen functional, but also create a beautiful ambiance.
Another component that you can customize is the backsplash or splashback behind the countertop. By using a decorative tile, mosaic, or glass panel, you can give your kitchen a personal touch. This can also help protect the wall from grease and moisture stains.
Even outside the existing kitchen layout, there are plenty of opportunities to take your IKEA kitchen to the next level. For example, add a kitchen island. Ideal when you don’t have enough space for a kitchen island, but still need extra kitchen space. Or create a bar or dining area where you make a cozy place to enjoy a drink while cooking.
In short, the possibilities are endless. Curious what new kitchen fronts can do to the look of your kitchen? Discover the samples in our shop and explore the different types of wood and finishes.