Ikea Announces Their Own Line of Product Hack Kits

Are you familiar with Ikea Hacks? The short version is that they are DIY instructions on how to modify regular Ikea products either to change their look or to completely re-purpose them.  At times it involves combining more than one of their products and other times, it involves utilizing other products or materials.

Ikea dresser hack by http://the2seasons.com/2014/06/02/ikea-dresser-hack/

Ikea dresser hack by http://the2seasons.com/2014/06/02/ikea-dresser-hack/

Fans of the hacks, and those who maybe until now have been a little too afraid to do it themselves, will be happy to know that Ikea has just announced that they will be introducing their very own product hacking kits!

Ikea announced their plans during their second annual Democratic Design Day, telling reporters that the program is currently in the beginning stages of development.  In addition, Ikea announced a plan for Ikea Swaps.  Ideally, if rolled out, Ikea Swaps will encourage customers to recycle their used Ikea furniture by making it possible to swap out their older items for newer in-store items or by making it easier to donate their old pieces to a second-hand marketplace.

Ikea chair hack found at http://www.finedivingchicago.com/?p=7711

Ikea chair hack found at http://www.finedivingchicago.com/?p=7711

Only time will tell if and when these programs will role out and become available in local Los Angeles markets.

What do you think? Would you be interested in buying an Ikea hack kit? Do you think the swamp plan would work out realistically?