Upgrade your Ikea Items

As Landlords we love IKEA – it’s cheap, durable and does the job! However, this also means it’s very common and over-used. So, how do you stand out from the crowd and make your HMO’s look more up-market? Check out the hacks below for some ideas…

1. MALM – add some leather handles


Find out how to do this below:


2. BESTA – Choose the black/brown tv unit or storage cupboard and add a reclaimed wooden panels to the doors to give it that Industrial feel!


Find out how to achieve this look here:

3. DOCKSTA – create something WOW with your dining area by covering it with contact paper.


TOP TIP: find a glass top to lay over to protect the paper from getting ripped or cut into! Learn how to do this below:


4. EKBY – Want to create a feature with your lighting but it’s nearing the end of your refurb and it’s “too late”? Try this easy hack to create a cool feature in your bedrooms.


Learn how to do this quick and easy hack by clicking below:

5. KALLAX – is your kitchen storage looking a bit tight? Why not try this simple hack to create a kitchen island with plenty of extra storage and counter space!


Want to learn how to create this quick and easy kitchen unit? Click the link below:


So, as you can see there are many ways we can upgrade our usual IKEA items to make them look a bit more up-market and create something different! Have you got something in mind that you want to try with a bit of DIY? Let us know and we’ll see how we can help you.

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