Wall of built Ins out of IKEA Hemnes cabinets

No. 29 Design
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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!
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!
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.
I purchased units to hold books, games, movies and music. The display shelves hold baskets as well as accessories.
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.
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.
Shelf liner was added to the back of the bookshelves. This helps add some texture to a whole wall of white!
I now have a huge storage and display wall. It is the focal point of the entire room.
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  • Mimi 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

  • Charlene Charlene on Dec 04, 2019

    How did you fix the problem with the supports? I'm not seeing them in any of the "after" pictures. They are only shown in the "before" picture.

  • SUSAN BRUNO SUSAN BRUNO on Feb 09, 2023

    What do you do with the bottoms if you have baseboard heat on the walls?

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  • Keeno Keeno on Oct 27, 2023

    Awesome! Great idea! I have two places to make this type of wall for my extensive cookie jar and crock collection. Thanks for sharing.😸

  • Sandy Allison Sandy Allison on Nov 06, 2023

    Wonderful as need this wall unit for my dinning room.