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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

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/malm-chest-of-3-drawers-white-20403562/

Find out how to do this below:

https://sugarandcloth.com/diy-ikea-hack-dresser-and-prepping-for-guests/


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!

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/besta-storage-combination-with-doors-black-brown-timmerviken-stubbarp-black-s49302567/

Find out how to achieve this look here:

https://placeofmytaste.com/diy-reclaimed-wood-buffet-ikea-hack/


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

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/docksta-table-white-white-s19324995/

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:

http://www.poppytalk.com/2013/04/diy-faux-marble-table-top.html


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.

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/ekby-valter-bracket-birch-76696009/

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

https://angiesalama.com/make-ikea-furniture-look-expensive/


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!

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/kallax-shelving-unit-white-20275814/

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

http://www.jenloumeredith.com/2017/01/ikea-kallax-kitchen-island-hack.html


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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