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Basement Renovation

A large wall of built ins was created using IKEA cabinets.

Christina Katos

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piscesgirl wrote:
What are the measurements of this room?
   Comment   October 28, 2013
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Christina Katos
The ceilings are exactly 7 feet. We are short people so it works well for us!
November 4, 2013 at 10:17AM     
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jbuckley100 wrote:
Finding wood finishings - How did you get the wood around the Hemnes stuff to match the finish on the Hemnes, since the Ikea things have a sort of coating on them? EXCELLENT idea, just wary of starting it and finding an issue at the end! Thanks -
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Christina Katos
Once the piece was built the room was painted. We had someone spray the board and batten as well as the entire IKEA piece in one color. The glass was covered in plastic and everything else got a crisp coat of white. You can see more about the process at
May 11, 2013 at 12:17PM     
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Christina Katos added this to How to Create Your Own Semicustom Media Wall
The original plan was to center the built-in with a couple of inches of wall space on either side. After seeing how little space would be left over I decided to space the pieces out over the entire 17 feet.

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IKEA Hemnes cabinets
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IKEA hack for big media wall.
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I decided on the Hemnes line for two main reasons. First, the pieces are solid pine, not MDF or melamine. This means they will hold up to the years of wear and tear we plan to unleash on it. My second reason was the clean straight lines. Any combination of pieces can be transformed into one built-in.
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