Use bed slats as a wall hanger.
This $10 hack turns IKEA bed slats, which are usually hidden under a mattress, into vertical storage. Hooks create tons of room for cooking utensils and even a recipe clip.
Install a charging station.
To keep your hands, and countertop, clutter-free while you cook, mount a bar near an outlet along with a basket to hold your gadgets.
Add extra drawers.
Sometimes shelves just don’t cut it. Sure, they’re great for storing tall appliances, but when it comes to clunky canned food, it’s so much easier to pull your storage out. These IKEA-hacked drawers allow you to customize your pantry as you see fit.
Wrangle under-the-counter space.
While these tin cans were originally created to hold spatulas and serving spoons, they work just as well for your not-so-cute under-the-sink tools, like dish scrubbers. Use adhesive tabs to hang them on the inside of your cabinet so they’re easy to reach.
Store extra pantry items.
The RASKOG cart is handy in just about every room — and in the kitchen it’s a convenient place to store overflowing pantry foods, like popcorn kernels and soda. Expecting company? Wheel it out of the room and into hiding with ease.
Make a bonus island.
The IKEA BILLY Bookcase is kind of like the open shelving version of an island: The back it totally exposed and reveals organized compartments for baking supplies, books, and even snacks.
Treat cookbooks like art.
Floating picture frame rails are strong enough to display your favorite cookbooks on kitchen walls. We think the gorgeous covers make a supremely delicious statement.
Make room for guests.
If your kitchen space is tight and you don’t want to keep four clunky, full-size chairs at your table, don’t. These BEKVAM Stepstools are the perfect seat in a pinch, and tuck under the table when not in use.
This IKEA wine bottle holder can store a lot more than your favorite reds and whites: Squeeze pint glasses with your favorite herbs into the compartments to make a DIY hanging garden.
Extend the length of your island.
Sometimes you need extra counter space (like on Thanksgiving or when you’re making homemade pizza!). Here, IKEA’s BEKVAM Cart got a makeover so it can roll it around as needed — plus, it stores bowls and towels when not in use.
Organize your drinking glasses.
If you like your glasses as close as possible to your kitchen’s water source, use an IKEA spice rack to hang ’em on the cabinet closest to your sink. Your thirst will thank you.
Enjoy rolling around.
Here, a white IKEA bookshelf gets wheels and a brand-new countertop, all of which fits snuggly under a wooden L-shaped table. Need more seats? Push the shelf out and add some stools in the back.
Corral all of your spices.
For kitchens that are bursting with flavor (read: lots of spices) you need places to keep your paprika, garlic salt, and 500 other tasty toppings. Here, 68 of IKEA’s RAJTAN jars fit onto four RIBBA picture ledges with ease.
Help storage blend in.
If your kitchen has tons of rustic charm, an IKEA staple with a blond finish will stand out like a sore thumb. But a little DIY and a butcher block top makes it fit into the room and helps it serve as bonus counter space.