25+ IKEA Kallax or Expedit Shelf Hacks


We love Kallax, formerly Expedit, shelving units for the various sizes and colors to choose from and the friendly price tag. While these shelves from IKEA is relatively simple in design. Most handy homeowners don’t want them to look like cheap and simple furniture in their house and eager to find some ways to refashion them.

Here we have rounded up some creative IKEA Kallax, formerly Expedit, hacks which can give your shelf units a brand new life and add more style to your home.

Turn an Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit into a Storage Bench

Turn an Ikea Expedit Shelving Unit into a Storage Bench . See more details

Get the tutorial via mommyvignettes.

Laundry Folding Area

Laundry Folding Area. This clean white Kallax shelf from IKEA makes the perfect place for folding laundry, plus some organized storage. You don't need to spare a special area for it. See the full directions

This clean white Kallax shelf from IKEA makes the perfect place for folding laundry, plus some organized storage. You don’t need to spare a special area for it. See the full directions here.

IKEA Kallax Hack

IKEA Kallax Hack: Craft Room Storage. Sandwich three small Kallax shelf units between a base with casters and a plywood top to create convenient craft storage and easy mobility. Get the step by step instructions

Craft Room Storage. Sandwich three small Kallax shelf units between a base with casters and a plywood top to create convenient craft storage and easy mobility. Get the step-by-step instructions here.

IKEA Kallax to DIY Standing Desk

IKEA Kallax to DIY Standing Desk. This cute and functional DIY standing desk is perfect for a small space. You can check out to see how to make it

This cute and functional DIY standing desk is perfect for a small space. You can check out to see how to make it here.

Creative Kallax Hacks with Pops of Color and Doors

Creative Kallax Hacks with Pops of Color and Doors. See more

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DIY Command Center with Storage and Chalkboard

DIY Command Center with Storage and Chalkboard. This creative project starts with three shelving units from IKEA. Adding some chalkboard paint and you can get this particularly awesome, beautiful and creative command center. See more detailed instructions

This creative project starts with three shelving units from IKEA. Adding some chalkboard paint and you can get this particularly awesome, beautiful and creative command center. See more detailed instructions here.

Kallax Shelving Units come into Master Bedroom Storage

Kallax Shelving Units come into Master Bedroom Storage.

Fabric Lined Kallax Bookshelf

Fabric Lined Kallax Bookshelf. Get the full instructions

Get the full instructions here.

Artful Expedit or Kallax Hack

This is the perfect way to refashion the look of your Kallax. Get  more instructions

This is the perfect way to refashion the look of your Kallax. Get more instructions here.

IKEA Kallax as a Nightstand

IKEA Kallax as a Nightstand. Get more directions

Get more directions here.

IKEA HACK Shelving Unit to TV Stand

IKEA HACK: Kallax Shelving Unit to TV Stand or a Mid century Sideboard.

Kallax Shelving Unit to TV Stand or a Mid-century Sideboard. source

Love the durability and warmth that the wood adds to

Love the durability and warmth that the wood adds to. Get more instructions

Get more instructions here.

Hutten Wine Storage in Kallax Unit

Hutten Wine Storage in Kallax Unit.

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart. A Kallex shelving unit and some casters produce a very chic  mini cart for all your bartender needs. Get the full instructions

A Kallex shelving unit and some casters produce a very chic mini cart for all your bartender needs. Get the full instructions here.

IKEA Kallax as a Media Stand

IKEA Kallax as a Media Stand. Get more directions

Get more directions here.

Kallax Hack for Wine Lovers

Kallax Hack for Wine Lovers.

IKEA Kallax as a Mini Home Bar

IKEA Kallax as a Mini Home Bar. See more details

See more details here.

Take Kallax Shelving Units as Corner Bed Frame

Take Kallax Shelving Units as Corner Bed Frame. See more directions

See more directions here.

DIY Kallax Shelf in Neon Yellow

DIY Kallax Shelf in Neon Yellow. Super easy to use contact paper to upgrade for your simple Kallax pieces from IKEA.  Look at this one in Neon yellow. Isn’t it just the amazing? See the full tutorial

Super easy to use contact paper to upgrade for your simple Kallax pieces from IKEA. Look at this one in Neon yellow. Isn’t it just the amazing? See the full tutorial here.

Kallax Hacks in Kid’s Playroom

Kallax Hacks in Kid's Playroom. See more

See more here.

Kallax Platform Bed

Create under bed storage with Expedit(Kallax) shelving units. Keep everything under your bed in order. It looks very awesome as well.

Create under bed storage with Expedit/Kallax shelving units. Keep everything under your bed in order. It looks very awesome as well. See more details here.

IKEA Kallax Hack

Ikea Kallax Hack: Playroom Storage. Personalize your space by combining different Kallax shelving units like this and adding a custom cushion on the top to make a complete look in your space.

Playroom Storage. Personalize your space by combining different Kallax shelving units like this and adding a custom cushion on the top to make a complete look in your space.source

Upgrade Kallax Shelving Units

Another creative idea to upgrade Kallax shelving units from IKEA by adding  doors or drawers, legs and hardware. Check out more details

Another creative idea to upgrade Kallax shelving units from IKEA by adding doors or drawers, legs and hardware. Check out more details here.

DIY Bookcase Dollhouse

DIY Bookcase Dollhouse. This lovely, simple and practical doll house was created using Kallax or formerly Expedit shelving units. Using colorful wallpaper for the background of each square.  Check out the full tutorial

This lovely, simple and practical doll house was created using Kallax or formerly Expedit shelving units. Using colorful wallpaper for the background of each square. Check out the full tutorial here.

Before & After

Before & After: IKEA Kallax to Personalized Zig Zag Modular Credenza. Get the full tutorial

IKEA Kallax to Personalized Zig-Zag Modular Credenza. Get the full tutorial here.

Transform the plain white Kallax shelving units into storage units with natural elements

Transform the plain white Kallax shelving units into storage units with natural elements.

DIY Banquette Seat IKEA Hack

DIY Banquette Seat IKEA Hack. Look how perfect the cubbies are for storage boxes under the DIY banquette seat hacked from IKEA shelving units! Get more inspiration

Look how perfect the cubbies are for storage boxes under the DIY banquette seat hacked from IKEA shelving units! Get more inspiration here.

Shabby Chic Kallax/ Expedit Makeover

Shabby Chic Kallax/ Expedit Makeover. Get the tutorial here.

Get the tutorialhere.

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