14 Surprising Things You Never Knew You Could Buy at IKEA
Yes, you can actually buy an entire customized kitchen for your home there, among other things!
Harness your inner “DIY pro” with IKEA’s easy-to-assemble outdoor flooring. Click the tiles together for a quick and simple installation! Each tile costs under $5 per square foot. You can opt for either a nice stained finish or artificial grass. Plus, the flooring is made out of weather-resistant plastic, which makes it easy to care for. Plus: these incredible IKEA hacks you need to see.
Spruce up an old sofa or chair with a fresh new set of legs from IKEA instead of spending money on a new living room set. The retailer typically sells the furniture legs in packs of four ranging from $10 to $25. They come in all different shapes and materials like wood or metal to suit your decorating style.
The Swedish retailer wouldn’t be complete without introducing their worldwide customers to their native country’s delectable delicacies like cold smoked salmon, marinated herring, and shrimp. Plus, you can feel good about eating it too! All of the wild-caught fish and shrimp sold at IKEA’s Swedish Food Market come from certified fisheries that support sustainable fishing and protect seafood supplies. These are the 16 reasons IKEA is a DIYer’s dream store.
An Entire Kitchen (Designer Included)
Not only can you get custom cabinets, sinks, countertops, and appliances at IKEA but you can also have a professional kitchen planner help you design your dream kitchen for you! IKEA will schedule a measurement technician to come to your home to assess your kitchen conditions and provide accurate measurements. Once the measurement technician has paid you a visit, a kitchen planner will then reach out to discuss the details of your kitchen plan and start the design process with you. Once you’ve purchased your IKEA kitchen, the company will refund you for the measurement and planning fees.
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Warehouses in the United Kingdom now sell solar panel installations in hopes of helping their customers become more eco-friendly, much like the store’s commitment to reduce waste and conserve energy. IKEA plans to extend this product to stores in other countries in the future. A rooftop solar panel installation package sells for £4,412 (5,861 U.S. dollars). But an IKEA Family membership can save you about £660 (876 U.S. dollars) on the price tag! Plus: 15 IKEA add-ons you’ve never heard of.
Skip the bike shop and hit up IKEA for bicycle swag like bike baskets, a bike bag, helmet, and even a trailer! But there’s just one hitch: the accessories are made to fit the IKEA-brand SLADDA bike. If you don’t have the IKEA bike, your options are limited to just the helmet and bike lock. Plus: 12 incredible IKEA hacks you need to see.
Thinking about opening up your own coffee shop? IKEA has you covered with an array of tables and chairs in different styles and colors. You can even stack some of their chairs or hang them from tables to easily mop the floors at closing time.
For a limited time, IKEA is selling a grill for the summer season for $100. But the upkeep for the wooden cart underneath the grill takes some TLC. IKEA recommends re-staining the grill with their VARDA wood stain about once or twice a year to prevent cracks or moisture from damaging the wood.
There’s no need to fret over pet hair on the couch when you can buy your fur baby a plush couch of his or her own for $49.99—and the seat cushion folds out to give your dog or cat more space to lie out on. Think of it like a pullout couch for your pet!
If you’re looking at replacing your old mattress, you might want to consider shopping at IKEA. The retailer offers several different spring, foam, and latex mattress options to fit your needs for a good night’s sleep. Plus: How to make a Mid-Century Modern console with the IKEA Kallax.
If you enjoy taking long evening strolls through the neighborhood, pick yourself up a fluorescent yellow reflective vest to remain visible on a dark road for passing cars. Regular vest prices are already pretty cheap at about $6, but store members save an extra buck on them.
Add a little nature to your home with potted orchids, cacti, succulents, and assorted leafy green plants! IKEA sells a vast majority of them for under $20.
Give Santa’s workshop a break this year and get your kids a toy or two, or ten, from IKEA. The store sells everything from play kitchens to stuffed animals all at a reasonable price. Here’s another amazing hack using the IKEA Kallax.