The biggest benefit to buying IKEA isn& to your wallet, it& to your creativity. The fact that IKEA stocks so many affordable lines means that you can feel free to hack, adapt and remix the different pieces to suit your needs.
Top Ten IKEA Hacks of 2012 - via Babble (Remember, kids. IKEA cannot endorse any use of our products outside the scope of their intended function. Altering them may void their warranty and make them non-returnable. Be safe.