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Small ideas are about finding and using hidden spaces and choosing furniture that does more than one thing. It's about being creative, a little rebellious and doing what you dream about no matter how much or how little space you have. And we think that is a pretty big idea.


Furniture retailers realise that cramming new adults into tiny, often shared, spaces means less of a market for furniture. No matter, just fill your rabbit hutch to the brim with ingenious IKEA junk. Edited by CrashedOutAndBurned

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I had one of those loft beds once. Kept banging my head on the ceiling in bed, then I'd bang my head when I got up from my desk underneath it.

Edit/Update;

Just seen the end of the video now and it turns into a Polish HMO! :lol:

Edited by aSecureTenant

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A few days ago I had a tour around Ikea - the first for ages.

The main thing that struck was the sample rooms demonstrating the furniture were so ultra tiny compared to their show rooms a few years ago.

Maybe cosy for one room in the house but the way they were set out it looked like they wanted everything to be extremely "cosy".

Indeed the Swedish are selling rabbit hutch living - but for UK people.

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It's about being creative, a little rebellious and doing what you dream about no matter how much or how little space you have. And we think that is a pretty big idea.

:lol:

What a load of crap. Its about having no money, no chance and no hope. One day these thieves will be caught out in a Ratner moment.

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Small ideas are about finding and using hidden spaces and choosing furniture that does more than one thing.

Yeah - finding a cupboard and selling it as an apartment then having a piece of furniture that converts from a table to a sofa to a bed.

And we think that is a pretty big idea.

They would.

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In fairness, Ikea didn't build the rabbit hutch houses but somebody did and people are living in them. People in rabbit hutch houses need rabbit hutch furniture, so it's better for that demand to be met than unmet.

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It's about being creative, a little rebellious and doing what you dream about no matter how much or how little space you have. And we think that is a pretty big idea.

:lol:

What a load of crap. Its about having no money, no chance and no hope. One day these thieves will be caught out in a Ratner moment.

Agree, is there no end to this madness!

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That clip with the bunkbeds around a shared living area looked exactly like one of those chinese sweatshop dorms - only with more pine.

Presumably no-one in this hobbit utopia has a girl or boyfriend or shares with someone who likes to stay up until 4am listening to loud music. Ear plugs and eye mask supplied with every bunk.

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I had one of those loft beds once. Kept banging my head on the ceiling in bed,

The ceiling height in the student dorm is about 3metres.

Camera height looks about 152cm - eye level to the female in darker clothing, standing left at 2.01 into sequence.

This is also top edge level of all three upper bunk rails.

So plenty of headroom in Ikealand.

How tall are you?

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"The space you've been looking for - it's been right there - all along"

Just put up curtains instead of internal walls - cool eh. Even bike storage inside.

Next they'll be suggesting curtains instead of external walls. Very cool indeed. Tent living but with Ikea furniture. It'll still need planning permission though.

The trend was shown at the start of the video with ever smaller pebbles being put in the jar until they reached sand size and filled the jar to the brim - every bit of space crammed full. Why don't they just come right out with it - what they really need is more and more smaller and smaller people.

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I genuinely despair. It's like a POW camp. How does that 'just work?'

I think the intention is you spend little time there it exists as a place to crash out in, the rest of the time is spent 'just working' to pay for it. ;)

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It's about being creative, a little rebellious and doing what you dream about no matter how much or how little space you have. And we think that is a pretty big idea.

:lol:

What a load of crap. Its about having no money, no chance and no hope. One day these thieves will be caught out in a Ratner moment.

Yeah I had a cheap Ikea wardrobe door fall off (this was pre-assembled component part) on my ex. Talk about cheap wood dowels glued to cardboard inside was always going to fail. I've also had Ikea drawers that are similar. My ikea sofas are ok but I half expect the things to collapse in on themselves one of these days when someone sits down!

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Yeah I had a cheap Ikea wardrobe door fall off (this was pre-assembled component part) on my ex. Talk about cheap wood dowels glued to cardboard inside was always going to fail. I've also had Ikea drawers that are similar. My ikea sofas are ok but I half expect the things to collapse in on themselves one of these days when someone sits down!

Inflation hits in many ways.....rising cost of transport and raw materials, devaluing currency and rising third world wages have meant a very noticeable fall in quality in many well known stores, take ikea for example a simple wooden chopping board bought seven or so years ago was thicker higher quality hard wood than one they sell today, to just sand down the existing one with fine sand paper is better that one you could now buy new for twice the cost..... asda is another store where the quality of their clothes and shoes have fallen, more man made fabrics, thinner lighter weight cottons, shallow pockets shorter zips, plastic shoes etc etc. ;)

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I didn't need IKEA to tell me how to make space out of the very little I have.. I've NEVER lived in a big place so I've always been creative in my own little ways.. I wouldn't buy in to what IKEA recommend. You can do much more without them! I bought 12 months worth of Ideal Home form magazine.co.uk when it was on offer- the internet and magazines are full of great ideas that you don't need to buy into, but get ideas & inspiration from to go and do it yourself for a whole lot cheaper!

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I genuinely despair. It's like a POW camp. How does that 'just work?'

I was thinking that it looked more like a terrorist/spy cell.

You can just imagine them sleeping in shifts and poring over charts and cleaning their guns on the central table.

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