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Video: Kallax Bookcase: 20+ Ideas To Hijack An Ikea Shelf
On sale for a long time, Ikea furniture in general, and the Kallax range in particular, is characterized by its ability to adapt to a variety of tastes, budgets and spaces. Over the years, the Kallax library among others, has established itself as a great classic that finds its place everywhere in the house. It's interesting to know that the Kallax bookshelf was once known in the market as Expedit, but the main concept still remains the same. Any Kallax part lends itself easily to customization and gives free rein to creativity. With this article, we made it our goal to give you a new perspective on your Kallax to explore all the customization variations it offers.
The Kallax bookcase is not only used for storing books
Let's start by recalling that Ikea furniture lends itself to practically infinite customization, depending on taste and available space. The Swedish home decor giant offers furniture and accessories that are some of the most adaptable, pretty and fun ever. In addition to being inexpensive, they benefit from a clean and elegant appearance at the same time. And in our opinion, this reputation of the brand is well deserved.
What are the alternative uses of a Kallax library?
It is obvious that the main purpose of a library is to store books in it. But with Kallax, it turns out there are plenty of other usage options to mention. The possibilities multiply even more when you realize the different formats available. The Kallax bookcase exists in four versions: 4 squares or in length, 8 squares, 16 squares and 25 squares. The price varies depending on the size and wood.
A Kallax shelf as a room divider
It can be used as a room divider or as a bedroom space in the living room, for example. It is a modern and practical way to delimit spaces.
Bookcase transformed into TV cabinet
If you wish, you can attach legs to a Kallax bookcase to turn it into a TV stand. Make sure the number of feet is sufficient. If necessary, you can put 6 feet instead of 4, or fix the TV stand to the wall to ensure its stability.
Why buy a wine rack, if you have a Kallax bookcase?
Turn your Kallax bookcase into a wine bottle rack, inserting a Hutten wine bottle storage shelf into it. And there you have it, in the blink of an eye you already have a wine bar! A sort of house wine cellar, it's always a good idea! You can also make room for other bottles, ice creams and assorted accessories. We're sure men will love this idea!
The library as an exhibition showcase
And so as not to disappoint our friends, the queens of shopping who like to buy handbags or shoes, we are going to offer them an alternative use of the Kallax library. They can use it as a showcase to show off their prized possessions in style. Consider adding suitable lighting to highlight your little treasures.
Kallax for the children's room
We are going to pay special attention to mothers who are fed up with picking up toys scattered all over the place. The Kallax bookcase is a way to better organize the children's room in order to bring order to chaos.
The Kallax library transformed into a cloakroom locker
A few doors will suffice to make a Kallax bookcase a very practical solution for confined spaces. The large number of boxes available allows you to store even shoes.
And not to neglect domestic cats, we offer this last use of the Kallax library. It is well known that cats seek comfort, so this is a way to provide them with a private space so that your feline can relax in style.
It is very important to consider the weight that your library can support depending on its use. The spice racks in the kitchen hardly need support, while the built-in bookcases have to carry a very heavy load. The contents of the shelves are really very important! If the bookcase is wall mounted, different materials require different types of wall brackets which are sold separately. Always put safety first to avoid possible accidents.
Maybe you will find other ways to customize your Kallax. The imagination is limitless! We gave you some ideas, now it's up to you to dare to get started and experiment!