Wall Shelf & Table Lamps Make Versatile Lighting

If you’re on a budget and trying to make the best of what you’ve got available, then it’s time to get creative, especially with lighting, as you can spend a pretty penny on suitable lights for a new place. This hack uses a number of table lamps situated high up on a glass wall shelf to generate enough light to illuminate a room.

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A 2-in-1 IKEA Hacked Standing Desk

When considering transitioning to a standing desk, it’s advisable to factor in the option to sit occasionally. Just as our team recently reported from 1st hand experience, the best workstations can double both as a standing desks and sitting desk. While height-adjustable standing desks are ideal, not everyone can afford their price tag. Here’s how someone hacked IKEA furniture to keep all options on the table…

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When Your Bedroom Has to Double Up As Your Office

One of favorite things about setting up a new home office (or simply redecorating one) is the opportunity to plan a whole new layout. It was this very opportunity that led student, Vangelis, to a few different modifications to his IKEA bedroom, which also happens to double as his home office.

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The DIY Castle Bed: MDF & a Bit of Love

082611_rg_DIYCastleBed_01.jpgWe’re pretty sure that everyone has made a fort of some kind using mattresses or their bed when they were younger. Imagine if you could easily turn that theme into a castle bed of some kind for your kids. There are plenty of different ideas available, but this one is based on an IKEA bed that’s been hacked with some MDF to give it this beautiful look.
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Creating a Kid’s Art Table with a Bit of IKEA Style

082411_rg_IKEAKIdArtTable_01.jpgOnce your child gets a bit older and starts getting interested in coloring and creating art it’s nice to have a dedicated area where he or she can keep their supplies and creations. You can also double the fun by putting it near your own workstation, so that you can also partake in a bit of creativity with your child.

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Cutlery Caddy as Monitor Stand? Why Not?

081111-davids-200hacked-standing-desk-153529.jpgWhile a cutlery caddy isn’t usually standard issue when it comes to a home office, David Wang thought the size/height of a kitchen utensil caddy flipped upside down was the perfect height to use with his standing desk setup, bringing his monitor to just the right ergonomic height. And his hacked creation can go back from standing to seated setup whenever he so desires (he’s also ready for dinnertime with the cutlery caddy at arm’s reach)…

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From Cabinet Door to Standing Desk in an Instant

080811_rg_CabDoorStandDesk_01.jpgEven on a limited budget, you can transition from a traditional desk to your very own standing workstation. With some ingenuity, you’ll be able to set up your own standing desk without spending hundreds of dollars, and yes, it will still look pretty awesome. By using odds and ends, you can put together a standing desk, allowing for a balance between price and (healthier) utility…

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The IKEA LACK Hack Projector-Friendly Ceiling Light

080111-ceiling-LED-LACK.jpgHere’s a dilemma plenty of us projector owners face: you want to ceiling mount your projector, but there’s a ceiling mounted lighting fixture in the way. Jerzy Żygłowicz worked around this problem by making his own flat profile ceiling lamp using parts from affordable IKEA LACK side tables and adding a combo halogen and LED lighting fixtures, permitting his LCD projector beam to reach its intended screen destination…

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Turn Your Furniture Into One Giant LED Nightlight

072811_rg_GlowingIKEAVestby_02.jpgWhen you mention nightlights, most of think of those cheap, and often ugly, tiny plug-in models. But you can go a wholly different route by combining a drawer, armoire, or wardrobe with a transparent doors and a LED light to create a unique solution for illumination, turning your furnishing into one large night light.

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The $30 Standing Desk: Let’s You Try Before You Buy

071811_rg_CheapStandingDesk_01.jpgWe love standing desks at Unplggd, but unless you’re willing to hack or make one for yourself, you’d best be prepared for the premium price they fetch. It doesn’t take much to make your own standing desk. You’ll need a bit of ingenuity and a bit of creativity, although you could just do it on the cheap in order to try it out first.

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