No. 29 Design
No. 29 Design
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  • Belmont, MA

Wall of built Ins out of IKEA Hemnes cabinets


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!
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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.
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I purchased units to hold books, games, movies and music. The display shelves hold baskets as well as accessories.
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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.
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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.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 19 questions
  • Jenn Cunningham
    on Oct 3, 2018

    What is the name of the middle unit, the one that is not used in multiples?

  • Mimi
    on Feb 10, 2019

    How much in total did you spend with these units? I would love to do this depending on the price but my wall is not that big Just 9ft wide by 7 ft 9inches tall but would like to use some is these units

  • Mimi
    on Feb 10, 2019

    How many Inches did you add to the top and the bottom so it would look like it was custom-made from the IKEA cabinets

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  • Becky
    on Jul 1, 2018

    I think this looks absolutely FABULOUS!!! The only thing I see missing is a BIGGER TV!!! Seriously, it is beautiful! If I didn't live in a rental and was on my way to home ownership I would LOVE to hire you to make this for me! WELL DONE!!!

  • Neli
    on Feb 3, 2019

     Excellent!!

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