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Wall of built Ins out of IKEA Hemnes cabinets

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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!
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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

  • Matthew Engels

    TV looks too small for the space. Just an observation.

    • RichandTammy Whiteside
      RichandTammy Whiteside Sewickley, PA

      Seriously laughing over here! That is such a "guy" response! You just made my morning! :)

  • Felix Rivera

    this is an incredible project and the use space, in my opinion is done well. I have to admit the wall set up looks as if it could easily cost $6k or more. Beautiful. On a side note, with the money saved you can shop around for a 50 inch plus tv for

  • Christine E Martin

    holly just say it looks good, pick it apart, lol....sheesh people!! It looks GREAT!!!

  • Matthew Engels

    I know I know... You need a big old 72" in there. LOL

  • Kathy Tyk

    It looks beautiful!! Great job...

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