Hello again and welcome to a new feature launching today: Discover a Design Blog!

Over the last year I’ve had the pleasure of discovering some amazing home and design blogs written by all kinds of people. So with the coming of the New Year, I wanted to launch this new feature and give you the chance to discover some amazing blogs with me. I know many of you won’t be regular blog readers so I thought this would be a great way of introducing you to lots of great new blogs out there.

There are fabulous DIY and Upcycling blogs, pure Design and Creativity blogs, business mum blogs, home interiors blogs and many more, and over time I’ll introduce you to a great range.

But for my first post I’d like to introduce you to IKEA Hackers

I absolutely love this site! Created in 2006, the writer Jules was surfing the net looking for ideas on how to hack or reinvent IKEA furniture. She found some amazing ideas all over the place and had the fabulous brain wave of putting them altogether in one place. Several days later IKEA Hackers was born. It’s not sponsored or endorsed by the mighty Swedish company, but from her base in Malaysia Jules gets hundreds of hack ideas every day. Readers are invited to post their own hacks along with images so the site becomes a huge database of IKEA upcycling and recycling ideas.

If you’re bored of your Billy Bookcase and sick of looking at your LACK storage pay IKEA Hackers a visit and marvel at the ways you can renovate them.

Each year Jules lets you vote for your favourite Hack of the Year. Selecting 10 hacks from the 1200 posts in a year the votes then start rolling in. It’s a great way to get a feel for what kind of hacks people are up to, and a great way to get inspiration for your own home.

So don’t delay give IKEA Hackers a visit and come back and let me know what you think!


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