By Laura Serino

Published on May 26, 2015

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ikea hacks for small-spaces

Tight on space, but never in style, thanks to these ingenious DIYs that turn your favorite Ikea pieces into small-space lifesavers.
By Laura Serino

COFFEE TABLE TURNED OTTOMAN

Every piece of furniture in your tiny abode should serve double duty. A tufted top attached to the Lack Coffee Table still allows for storage below, but can be used as additional seating the next time you cram friends into the living room.
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LACK

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KITCHEN CABINET TURNED STORAGE BENCH

Create a cozy little nook in that awkward I-don’t-know-how-to-use-this space of your home by carving out a built-in bench. This one was designed with a foam cushion, pillows and an Ikea cabinet exterior.

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SEKTION

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BOOKCASE TURNED SHOE CLOSET

If you could use some more bandwidth for your boots and some freed up floor space for your flats, behold the Billy for additional closet space. Think outside the box if you aren’t a shoe aficionado and use it for folded tees, bags or anything else your closet can’t hold.

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BILLY

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BAR CART TURNED BATHROOM CART

We love a bar cart in the living room, but we prefer it in the bathroom (and not just because we love a glass of wine when we take a bubble bath.) This compact utility cart can hold all your vanity essentials—and then some.

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BYGEL

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BOOKCASE TURNED KITCHEN STAND

This ingenious bookcase hack turns the Billy on its side so that it doubles as an open pantry system, a chopping station and even as a place for guests to pull up a stool and eat.
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BILLY

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MAGAZINE HOLDER TURNED CORNER WALL SHELF

You don’t need a grand entry to carve out a tiny catchall when you walk through the front door. Turn these magazine files on their side and attach them to a corner wall for a spot to corral keys and mail.
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KNUFF