DIY furniture specialists Ikea make furniture assembly so simple even Damo can do it. But is the idea of an Ikea house – a 16.2m x 4.3m one-bedroom prefabricated home – taking the idea one step too far?
Designed by prefab house company Ideabox in conjunction with Ikea, the Aktiv pre-fab home offers a fully-furnished one bedroom Ikea house for $US86,500. As the Ideabox site describes it:
Working with IKEA Portland designers, we designed aktiv around IKEA systems. In the kitchen, IKEA offers a lot of flexibility in kitchen cabinets. We designed the layout, and our clients can select the colors. IKEA appliances offer state-of-the-art cooking, so we included an induction cooktop and convection oven. A counter depth refrigerator keeps food fresh, and cabinet faced dishwashers provide seamless functionality. Proven by millions walking on them in IKEA stores, aktiv offers IKEA flooring, a perfect match for active Northwest lifestyles.
If you were wondering how long it would take you to put the home together with an Allen Key, the good news is that the furniture comes pre-installed when the home gets delivered.
So what do you think? Would you live in an Ikea home?
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