I’m an interior design pro – how to make your home more expensive with a cheap Ikea hack

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MOVING and buying new furniture can be stressful, but renovating a new home can feel even more overwhelming and expensive.

Luckily, the creators of TikTok have come up with an unlikely hack to get the perfect closet – using affordable Ikea items.

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This nifty Ikea pax hack has gone viral on TikTokCredit: TikTok/our first terrace house

Digital users @ourfirstterracehouse are on a mission to document the process of renovating their home with fun decorating, DIY projects, and home inspiration.

According to their profile, the space is a three-bedroom terraced house – in dire need of sprucing up.

In previous TikTok videosthe couple shared that they couldn’t find affordable built-in wardrobes.

So the TikTokers put their ingenuity to the test and found a nifty loophole around the expensive cabinets.

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Walk-in closets, which are expensive, will instantly make your home more expensive due to their high price tag.

However, bespoke wardrobes can range from $1,000 to $4,000 or even more.

In their viral videothey showed how to save on this household appliance and what the empty space in the closet looked like before the repair.

The couple added a step to the Ikea cabinets, to give them a raised look.

In the comments, they shared that they used the TYSSEDAL pieces ($155) in white/glass.

The thrifty do-it-yourselfers then added wooden planks to cover the space around the cabinet.

They filled the holes with filler, then painted the wooden planks with white paint.

The end result was completely different from the original space.

The finished wall-to-wall wardrobe looked like it was professionally built, all for a fraction of the cost.

The wardrobe also featured colorful shoes, hanging dresses and handbags.

TikTok users loved this hack in the comments.

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One user wrote, “I’ve done the same with these cabinets in my house. The built-in cabinets cost thousands of dollars and that’s just as good.”

Another user chimed in, “That’s awesome, I’d really like that.”

Empty space before renovation

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Empty space before renovationCredit: TikTok/our first terrace house
TikTokers added wooden planks around the Ikea wardrobe

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TikTokers added wooden planks around the Ikea wardrobeCredit: TikTok/our first terrace house
The Ikea wardrobe fits all their shoes and bags

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The Ikea wardrobe fits all their shoes and bagsCredit: TikTok/our first terrace house
The end result was completely different from the original space

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The end result was completely different from the original spaceCredit: TikTok/our first terrace house
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