The Brilliant Small-Space Kitchen Hack Hiding in IKEA’s Children’s Section

updated Jun 5, 2019
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Touring Mona Hamilton’s 650-square-foot Montreal apartment is very inspiring. Not only is it a soothing, lovely space with enviable elements (the removable wallpaper in the kitchen being one of them), but it also features a hack that could be a great space saver for small kitchens or kitchens that need more counter space. And the source of this hack’s furniture elements is rather surprising.

(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)

Hacking IKEA components is NOT a new idea. (We have even published one or two or 100s before). But Mona used unusual IKEA pieces for this clever kitchen hack. Though her kitchen isn’t small, it wasn’t very well appointed, featuring an odd layout and not a lot of counter space or storage. So she decided to make her own cabinet unit next to the stove and make room for a small mini fridge instead of a standard size one.

(Image credit: Marie-Lyne Quirion)

Can you recognize which IKEA pieces make up this kitchen hack? Mona used two SNIGLAR changing tables on either side of a small IGLOO mini fridge! At under $100 for the two tables, she was already doing great for a tight budget. But then, she was able to find a LINNMON table top in the half-price sale section at IKEA.

“Everything was the perfect size to fit a mini fridge underneath!”

See all of Mona’s beautiful home: A “Kick-Start Adult Life” First Apartment in Montreal at Apartment Therapy

She added more shelves to the tables for extra storage…and voila! Not counting the mini fridge, you could create a similar setup in your kitchen for less than $150. Life lesson learned: Don’t be afraid to look through the children’s section for furniture hack ideas!

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: The Clever Small Space Kitchen Hack Hiding in IKEA’s Children’s Section