Ikea Is Introducing Its Own Furniture “Hacking” Kits

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Thrifty DIY fans, rejoice! Gizmodo reports that Ikea is introducing its own "hacking" kits, hoping to capitalize on the public's apparently unquenchable thirst for putting hairpin legs on things. Ikea announced plans for the official kits at its second annual Democratic Design Day, telling reporters that the program is currently in the beginning stages of development. Imagine if you could roam the halls of the bountiful Swedish furniture emporium and stumble upon convenient little signs indicating a product's hackability? Did Ikea just lifehack hacks? Gizmodo also reported on the introduction of Ikea Swaps, a program for recycling used Ikea furniture by swapping it for new items in-store or potentially contributing old pieces to a second-hand marketplace. Only time will tell if the kits go into production, or if the Swaps program will be executed, but the budget design-world darling seems to know a good thing when it sees one on the internet. What do you think? Would a specialized kit ruin the fun of Ikea hacks — or make them that much better? Tell us in the comments! (Gizmodo)

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