These diy built ins were made from ikeas billy bookcases and i am very proud of the way they turned out. The goal behind the ikea hack was to create a useful division in the basement.
Items used for billy built in bookshelves.
Ikea billy built in hack. I finally finished them. We had a really long wall that needed something to separate the games area from the media area. This ikea billy bookcase hack is a great example of how to create a custom built in bookcase from billy shelving.
When it comes to hacking great storage no other ikea product works a room like the billy bookcase. The addition of the wall lights adds another level of sophistication though and when turned on they will help draw attention to the beautifully created and styled shelves. Take a look at 19 of the best billy bookcase built ins ever.
Diy stylish billy built in cabinet. Take a look at these creative ikea billy hacks which can add style to your home. I had seen many an ikea billy bookcase hack out in the blogosphere so i knew how good those composite and laminate shelves could look after a little dressing up.
My favorite billy bookcase hacks include this chic painted bookcase by malcom begg jenny komendas arched bookcase creation and this built in billy bookcase hack complete with a ladder. What better way than to introduce more storage and some built in bookshelves. We used 4 billy bookcases with the height extenders and left off the backs and 1 narrower billy bookcase with height extender in the middle.
The ikea billy bookcase is an iconic piece of furniture and perfect for hacking. Ikea billy bookshelves hack in case you missed the reveal you can see that here and here. Lauras home already had wonderful historic bones but the living space could use a bit more character.
With a little effort you can also make that pre fabricated ikea bookcase look like it was custom built especially for your home. Its such a simple base that you can do so much with an ikea billy hack. Weve brought together all the very best ikea billy hacks for you here to give you inspiration.
Ikea sells a ton of options when it comes to the billy system and its easier to navigate those options in the store than online. The billy bookcase is pretty straightforward to build right out of the box or you can get creative and make elaborate storage that looks great. Learn how the masters make a boring boxy house look like a 19th century charmer.
This project was one of the easiest but most tedious projects i have done in a long time.