18 Creative IKEA Hacks for the Kitchen

See how to update and organize your kitchen on a budget using these 18 amazing IKEA kitchen hacks that are borderline genius!

a collage of IKEA pieces being used in the kitchen with text overlay

18 IKEA Kitchen Hacks That are Great for Any Home

Oh, our kitchen. It has kind of been the bane of my existence since we moved into our house. You will rarely see pictures of it on the blog because it truly needs to be entirely gutted and rebuilt. It also has sort of an awkward layout that we will have to figure out how to deal with if and when we decide to remodel. Until that day comes, though, I’ve been dreaming and scheming about creative ways to use the space, and when I found myself pinning a bunch of genius IKEA hacks for the kitchen, I thought it would be a shame not to share. Check out these fun ideas for upgrading your kitchen on an IKEA budget…

{These projects are so awesome that I know you are going to want to pin them! If you wish to pin this post, please pin the title image above. If you would like to pin one of the individual projects, please pop over to the original blog and pin directly from the source. Thanks so much!}

Golden Boys and Me

BILLY Bookshelves to Kitchen Island by Golden Boys and Me

This little bookshelf added more storage to the kitchen and makes the perfect island. The best part is that it can always be moved later if needed.

Kojo Designs

OTTAVA Light Fixture to Copper Barn Light by Kojo Designs

Manhattan Nest

MOLGER Bench to Kitchen Storage by Manhattan Nest

Apartment Apothecary

KNUFF Magazine Files to Kitchen Storage by Apartment Apothecary


BEKVAM Kitchen Cart Remade by Homeroad

Lucy Jane

TARVA Dresser to Kitchen Storage by Lucy Jane

Nikoos Photos

FORHOJA Kitchen Cart Makeover by Nikoo’s Photos

Oliver and Rust

BEKVAM Kitchen Cart Transformation by Oliver & Rust

Sketchy Styles

EXPEDIT Bookshelf to Kitchen Island by Sketchy Styles

Sugar and Cloth

KALLAX Bookshelf to Bar Cart by Sugar and Cloth, Photo by Jared Smith

The Hunted Interior

FORHOJA Kitchen Cart with Wine Crate Drawer Fronts by The Hunted Interior

Lemon Thistle

EKBY BJARNUM Brackets for Open Kitchen Shelving by Lemon Thistle


DALFRED Bar Stools Makeover by Melodrama

All Things G&D

TARVA Dresser to Kitchen Sideboard by All Things G&D

Acute Designs

JOKKMOKK Table with Hairpin Legs by Acute Designs

History in High Heels Blog

BYGEL Utility Cart to Chic Bar Cart by History in High Heels

At Home on the Bay

FOTO Pendant Light to Kitchen Barn Light by At Home on the Bay

Aren’t they gorgeous?! I think I see a trip to IKEA in my very near future. 🙂 I’m always amazed by the different ways that people come up with to use these products. Have you done any IKEA hacks lately? Tell me about them in the comments! Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Karisa | Petite Modern Life says:

    Love this compilation! Especially the lights, lemon + thistle’s shelves, and that bar cart! I hear ya on kitchen’s being super hard. You guys will get it eventually 🙂 And when you do, all this inspiration compiling will make it a breeze + beautiful!

  2. These are fantastic! I love the window garden one!

  3. Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love. says:

    I’m in l.o.v.e. with that bookcase island idea! Such a great and easy DIY idea for the kitchen! Plus I’m a sucker for extra storage space 😀

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