If there’s one thing that we really like about IKEA furniture is just how practical they are and how easily they can be hacked. We were really impressed how Beth managed to get some inexpensive cable management into her Mikael Desk.
It’s always a challenge to create the right kind of lighting when you are working on your computer. Usually, some bright lights work, but that’s not always the case. What about when you are relaxing? Do you still want that bright desk lamp on? We really like this idea: creating ambient lighting behind your monitor using LEDs.
Finding enough space to fit your computer desk isn’t always easy, especially if you don’t have a lot of space available for this. It’s always a challenge, but we found Jessica’s solution quite elegant.
With more and more people going for laptops instead of desktops, users are finding new, comfortable ways of working on their machines. The great thing about a laptop is that you can pretty much work on it anywhere. Having spent a few lazy Sundays in bed with our notebooks, we really liked this simple solution of making it more comfortable.
When you move or renovate your home theater area, you’ll most probably want to get rid of a dated entertainment center. The trouble is that there are quite a few on the market and the newer low-slung versions can be quite costly.
It’s one thing if you buy an ergonomic desk. It’s another think to hack existing IKEA furniture to make an ergonomic desk. Joel and Mandy transformed a few IKEA parts into an awesome ergonomic one, which includes smart cable management.
So you are moving again or changing the look of your place. You’ve decided that a particular piece of furniture or lamp isn’t going to make it into the new place. However before you throw it out, you need to examine it. Examine the parts it’s made of, because you never know what you can make out of stuff that you would just store or give away.
We love floating shelves. Why? Well because they seem to float and take up almost no space. What if we told you that you could easily transform an Ikea countertop into a neat little computer workstation desk that looks like a floating shelf? The process isn’t all that hard and the results are really interesting. The resulting compact work place is perfect as an alternative to a full-fledged desk.
Times are tough, but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend no money. You just have to spend what money you have at your disposal smartly. This is why we thought that this Ikea hack was really nifty. The purpose of this project is to build a home entertainment center to house a home theater system, including an HDTV and other devices.