Best Of: Billy Bookcase Ikea Hacks


IKEA's Billy series, like the malm and the vittsjo, is one of those series that just begs to be hacked. With simple clean lines and an affordable price, it's no surprise this is an IKEA hacker favorite.

While the majority of our upcoming construction plans will be happening in the kitchen and dining room, the plans for the kitchen will take just enough space from our screened-in porch to cover up the window to the left of the fireplace.  Seeing all the Billy bookcases hacked to look like "built-ins" got me thinking about hacking the billy bookcase to look like a built in to the left of the fireplace. Here is the space I'm talking about (pre our radiator removal).

And here is a look at what the Billy bookcase looks like out of the box because you have to see the before for the shock factor to really set in...

And here are the hacks! From built-in library walls to built-in entertainment centers these IKEA hacks are really knock-outs!

What do you think?


Sources: 1. Dining Room Bookshelves | 2. Built-In Library Wall | 3. Built-In Bookcase | 4. Fireplace Built-Ins | 5. Sliding Door Closet | 6. Built-In Cabinets | 7. Fireplace Built-Ins | 8. Double Fireplace Built-Ins