Woman builds bed from Ikea drawers in a bid to give herself more room

A woman on Instagram has shared a genius space-saving hack which saw her build her own bed using drawers as a base so that she can have access to more storage

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IKEA shopper builds beds using storage units

Trying to manage your living space in a studio flat is a seemingly impossible task, but one woman has discovered a unique trick which gives her ample storage space without taking up any more room than her bed.

Whitley Spinnler, a coach and personal trainer, posted a video of her hack her Instagram account @wspinn – as she made her own bedframe out of various drawers from Ikea.

The woman took two Kallax storage units and two Malm drawers to build a square base, and rested a slated base on top before adding her mattress.

She wrote on her Instagram video: “How I created a lot of storage by building a bed out of IKEA closets. Small studio apartment ideas.”

Whitley’s DIY bed is made from two types of IKEA storage



The frame saves her heaps of space in her studio flat



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Whitley also explained how she utilises the storage space, since some of it is hidden by her mattress.

She added: “And to answer all of your questions about how I enter the Kallax: I used these so I can store stuff under the bed. I don’t have any other ways to store stuff … I just have this room and that’s it. So I made this bed to create as much storage as I possibly could!

“I flip the mattress and in the middle I put stuff and in the Kallax I put stuff, and it’s super handy and nice to have this kind of storage. No furniture is wasted and the bed lasts! It’s very comfortable and I tried jumping up and down on the bed. It still stands!”

The woman’s video has racked up over 96,000 likes



People can’t get enough of the “genius” hack



What Whitley used to make her bed:

  • 2 MALM drawers 160×78
  • 1 KALLAX 77×147
  • 1 KALLAX 77×77
  • A piece of wood to make the KALLAX on the side even, because it’s lower than the MALM
  • Slated base 140×200

The woman’s video has received over 96,000 likes, and people can’t get enough of the space-saving trick.

One commenter wrote: “Wow, this is smart!”

And another added: “Oh my god, I will definitely do this and give you credit!”

While a third posted: “This is genius!”


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