21 Super Smart IKEA Hacks to Organize Your Kitchen

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Do you have any IKEA products in your kitchen? I have several IKEA organizers in my cooking space that have really helped me to keep a clean, functional space.

If you are looking for ways to arrange your kitchen so that it stays neat and tidy, IKEA can help. Below are some of my favorite IKEA kitchen organizing hacks.

IKEA Hacks to Organize Kitchens

1. Bed Slat Organizer

 Bed Slat Organizer

Source: @kristina.steinmetz

I bet you would never suspect that this wooden kitchen organizer was made from an IKEA bed slat.

What a cost-effective way to create extra storage space. You can hang pretty much anything on this bed slat.

I particularly love how this designer has added plants and storage space for utensils.

2. Rolling Cart Snack Organizer

Rolling Cart Snack Organizer

Source: @blissonbeech

Do you love having a lot of yummy snacks on hand? I do, too, and so do my kids!

Unfortunately, the chip bags and granola bars that we buy can get disorganized in a pantry or cabinet. This IKEA rolling cart is a great solution!

Do you want to recreate this snack cart in your own space? This option is budget-friendly and will look great in your kitchen!

3. Kallax Kitchen Island

Kallax Kitchen Island

Source: jenloumeredith.com

Can you believe that this kitchen island was made from an IKEA Kallax unit? I have always loved Kallax storage but would never have thought of this!

How smart and creative! If you would like to make your own kitchen island, you could use this unit.

4. Narrow Rolling Kitchen Cart

Narrow Rolling Kitchen Cart

Source: ikeahackers.net

Do you have a small kitchen that could use some extra storage? This DIY rolling kitchen cart could be the perfect weekend project for you!

It uses 4 IKEA BEKVAM spice racks as the shelves. You could buy a few of these beautiful birch-colored ones to make your own cart.

You can use this to store any kitchen essentials that need a designated space. I would probably dedicate an entire shelf to my various teas and coffees.

5. IVAR Cabinet Kitchen Pantry and Wall Cupboard

IVAR Cabinet Kitchen Pantry and Wall Cupboard

Source: @mrs_macs_home

Have you ever used IKEA’s IVAR cabinet? I think it is very versatile!

This Instagrammer shows just how amazing the IVAR cabinet is. I can’t believe they were able to create such a professional-looking cupboard with such a budget-friendly item.

6. IKEA Bar Cart Hack

IKEA Bar Cart Hack

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Don’t you think a bar cart adds such an elegant touch to any room? It is the perfect place to store bottles and other bar items or trinkets.

If you love bar carts as much as I do, you must check out this IKEA Bar Cart Hack. It is amazing to see a basic Kallax unit get such a brilliant makeover!

Find more organizing hacks here.

7. Glam Grundtal Rail Coffee Mug Hanger

Glam Grundtal Rail Coffee Mug Hanger

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A Grundtal rail is an IKEA staple, but I’m sure you have noticed that it’s a bit plain. This amazing tutorial will teach you how to glam up a basic Grundtal rail with spray paint.

Do you have a lot of coffee mugs? This could be a perfect way to add beauty and storage to your kitchen.

If you are looking for a gorgeous gold color to use, I love this one.

8. DIY Wall-Mounted Spice Rack

 DIY Wall-Mounted Spice Rack

Source: theinspiredhive.com

I love wall-mounted organizers. They are both decorative and functional.

Don’t you think this rustic DIY spice rack looks so charming? You can make your own by sprucing up a Bekvam shelf with some basic supplies like spray paint.

I love the netted look on this. It is the perfect finishing touch and was created using metal hardware cloth like this.

Find more kitchen counter organizing hacks!

9. Small Kitchen Island

small kitchen island

Source: ikeahackers.net

I love a pretty kitchen island. If you do, too but have a small kitchen, you might consider making this space-saving, portable island.

If you have two LACK side tables stashed away somewhere, you can repurpose them to create this gorgeous piece! Or you could purchase a 2-pack here.

10. DIY Open Shelving

DIY Open shelving

Source: lemonthistle.com

I love the way open shelving looks in a kitchen. Don’t you think it makes everything seem so much cozier and homier?

You can make your own open shelves with some basic IKEA brackets. You will also need to choose wood in whatever color your heart desires!

11. Kitchen Island IKEA Hack

Kitchen Island IKEA Hack

Source: goldenboysandme.com

Here is another unbelievable kitchen island IKEA hack. This one is made from IKEA Billly bookcases, which add plenty of extra storage.

It looks so good, especially with the butcher block top. If you like this, you can buy a similar countertop here.

12. Kitchen Shelves

kitchen shelves

Source: dottydishes.com

I am obsessed with the way these shelves look, aren’t you? The color looks so good in the space.

I also love that there is room for so many spices. This would be such a good way to save space in your cabinets!

13. Open Kitchen Shelves

open kitchen shelves

Source: thecrazycraftlady.com

I adore the charming and rustic vibe of these shelves. They were made with just some IKEA brackets and wood!

What a simple and beautiful project!

14. DIY Charging Station

DIY Charging station

Source: hometalk.com

Do you and your family spend a ton of time in your kitchen? I completely understand because it is the same way in my house.

This means that our chargers are always creating a tangled mess on the counters! This easy DIY solution uses IKEA basics like a Fintorp Flatware caddy to create a neat charging station.

15. IKEA Billy Bookcase Pantry Hack

 IKEA Billy Bookcase Pantry Hack

Source: asavoryfeast.com

Do you love the way this clever creator transformed a Billy bookcase into a stylish pantry? I think it looks so good!

Find more Dollar Store pantry organizing ideas!

16. STALL IKEA Cabinet Hack

STALL IKEA Cabinet Hack

Source: nestingwithgrace.com

Have you ever wished that you had more storage in your small kitchen? If so, this is the project for you!

The STALL IKEA cabinet can easily be easily spruced up with some wood and inexpensive leather straps. It will look great and provide so much extra space!

17. DIY Kitchen Island IKEA Hack

 DIY Kitchen Island IKEA Hack

Source: apieceofrainbow.com

This portable kitchen island is bright, beautiful, and functional! Made from IKEA cabinets, it will add workspace and storage to your kitchen.

18. Butcher Block Island

butcher block island

Source: interiorfrugalista.com

Do you like the look and feel of a butcher block? I do, too!

This stunning island adds so much beauty to this kitchen. You can make your own charming island with an IKEA BEKVAM cart.

19. DIY Chic Wine Bar

DIY Chic wine bar

Source: ikeahackers.net

This charming wine bar set-up makes me want to have a wine and cheese party! It looks amazing.

20. NISSAFORS Bar Cart


Source: makecalmlovely.com

In my book, spray paint always goes a long way. Adding a pretty color and some wooden shelves to a NISSAFORS cart like this gives it a fancy, elegant look.

21. Potato and Vegetable Bin

potato and vegetable bin

Source: stowandtellu.com

I use a lot of onions, potatoes, and other veggies in my cooking. If you are the same way, you will love this beautiful vegetable bin made from an IKEA Rast chest.

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