Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I K E A

Yes I had to space it that way. It's such a small word for such a colossal store.  The store is H U G E!!!! Quite intimidating when you first pull up and park. Firefighter and I ventured there Sunday with another couple.  The way the store is laid out is very convenient. 

The store is 2 stories. The first story is mini rooms set up so you can get ideas for the amount of products they have and how they can bu used. Downstairs is where you go to buy everything you found upstairs that you liked. The items are marked upstairs with the aisle and bin numbers and when you walk in you are given a map with a wish list on it so you can track what you like. It's very convenient. 

They have a play area for kids where you can drop them off and go and shop... um, hello!?!?! REALLY! I don't have kids, but can't ignore that, that is a fabulous idea. There is also a cafe/restaurant upstairs where they serve swedish foods and they have a marketplace on the way out as well. Talk about a one stop shop! I am sure there are things you can't get there, like tires, but it is a good HOME store. 

Here are some of the things we liked:

BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer Width: 31 1/2 " Depth: 11 " Height: 79 1/2 " Max load/shelf: 66 lb  Width: 80 cm Depth: 28 cm Height: 202 cm Max load/shelf: 30 kg

I know it's a pretty standard book case, but for $70 it's not too bad. 

HEMNES 6-drawer chest, white Width: 43 1/4 " Depth: 20 1/8 " Height: 52 "  Width: 110 cm Depth: 51 cm Height: 132 cm
We considered getting 2 of these and replacing the dresser we have currently, that we are outgrowing. 

ASPELUND Bed frame, white Length: 83 1/8 " Width: 63 3/4 " Footboard height: 17 3/4 " Headboard height: 43 1/4 " Mattress length: 79 1/2 " Mattress width: 60 "  Length: 211 cm Width: 162 cm Footboard height: 45 cm Headboard height: 110 cm Mattress length: 202 cm Mattress width: 152 cm
We need to get a bed without a foot board since Firefighter is so tall! 

There is also some great ideas for kitchen storage that we are considering , that I can't find an adequate picture for. It's basically a rod that you mount to the wall and then get hooks so you can hang things. *SMILE*  We basically have NO counter space. 

ALVINE FLORA Cushion, multicolor Length: 20 " Width: 24 "  Length: 50 cm Width: 60 cm
LOVE these pillows.. not sure I have anywhere to put them, but I like them just the same. 

And the list goes on and on and on......... and ...... on. So you get the picture, we liked the store. Need to plan another trip, when I have more trunk space and money to spend. 

Happy Tuesday! 

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