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Wall of built Ins out of IKEA Hemnes cabinets

Basement 2 days ago
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When renovating my basement I knew I wanted a wall of built ins. Keeping my budget in mind I created that feature using IKEA bookshelves from the Hemnes line. Visit www.no29design.com for more details, pictures and ideas!
Cost: $2000
  • design and decor, basement ideas, home decor, shelving ideas, storage ideas
  • design and decor, basement ideas, home decor, shelving ideas, storage ideas
Before any work was begun we finished our semi finished basement. Overhead lighting, storage closets and a laundry room were all added to the space. Since this would be the family room I wanted lots of storage as well as display space, and don't forget the television!
  • design and decor, basement ideas, home decor, shelving ideas, storage ideas
Once the major construction was complete I had a 17 foot wall to create a storage and media unit. I measured about 20 times to make sure I had it right and then purchased 5 pieces from the IKEA Hemnes line.
  • design and decor, basement ideas, home decor, shelving ideas, storage ideas
I purchased units to hold books, games, movies and music. The display shelves hold baskets as well as accessories.
  • design and decor, basement ideas, home decor, shelving ideas, storage ideas
The bookshelves were spaced out to cover the entire 17 foot wall, then finished off with trim and soffits. The gaps between each unit aren't noticeable with the trim and a fresh coat of white paint.
  • design and decor, basement ideas, home decor, shelving ideas, storage ideas
The space where the wall mounted tv was to be hung was finished with a board and batten pattern to match the rest of the room.
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Shelf liner was added to the back of the bookshelves. This helps add some texture to a whole wall of white!
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I now have a huge storage and display wall. It is the focal point of the entire room.

To see more: http://www.no29design.com/2012/10/basement-update-tour.html

  • Anna Picket
    Anna Picket Lehi, UT

    That's an interesting idea to use already made furniture and convert it into a built in entertainment center. It looks really good. I'm just worried that I'm not handy enough with tools to do this kind of thing myself. We will probably have to call a

    • RichandTammy Whiteside
      RichandTammy Whiteside Sewickley, PA

      @Anna Picket Please do not worry about that. I don't think that most of us started out handy. The ikea instructions aren't necessarily the best but they are good enough regardless of your level of "handiness".

  • Michelle
    Michelle Woodbury Heights, NJ

    Looks amazing! Well designed, it's beautiful!!

  • Mary Jane McFarland Haidinger
    Mary Jane McFarland... Greensboro, NC

    This is awesome! I would live in this room all the time! Great job!!!

  • Joni Kinsey
    Joni Kinsey Hoquiam, WA

    Beautiful transformation!!

  • RichandTammy Whiteside
    RichandTammy Whiteside Sewickley, PA

    This is so awesome! I literally just had an eyegasm!!! :) I've been wanting to do something similar in my living room and this is just the thing! Thank you so much for sharing!

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