It’s been a while since my last post but I am pleased to announce that I am back and I have not been asleep…I have been doing what I do best – looking out for you 😉
Last week I had the chance to visit a ridiculously huge IKEA in Milton Keynes, UK and boy was that a good 3 hours spent. It is always a pleasure to visit IKEA – they are the only store in the world that can make living in a small house look cool. I mean who ever thought that 34sqm would house everything you need in house??? Seriously, where was IKEA when I was single and living in an SQ? I am sure you are wondering what the hullabaloo is all about so don’t worry I took pictures for you.
So…welcome to our 35sqm home
Imagine a world where you see ¾ of what you own at a glance…cool huh. Well it’s particularly cool if the stuff comes from IKEA because they have special furniture that is functional for small spaces. Look at that dining table for two …I actually had to sit and pretend to have a meal to test if it was really practical. It was. The space was just enough.
Look at the couch, one is enough people. If you live in a small space please do not worry about seats for the guests (you will not have that many anyway). If they come they can sit on the floor ! So please this old school thing of having a full sofa set and by full I mean a 3 seater, 2 seater and 1 seater and a coffee table with 4 stools. Seriously….if your house is small keep it clear – visit IKEA! (hey that sounds like a cool rhyme…keep it clear, visit ikea)
Also, I like the choice of the size of TV. It’s small to suit the size of the house. I know some of our lakeside friends will disagree with me as they would prefer to have the latest 65 inch TV to show the world they got cash but hey,…unless you live in State House, steer clear of super size TVs. Bedroom and bathroom were tastefully done too although if this was my house and I had only one bathroom to work with (duh! 35sqm remember) I would put in a shower instead of a tub.
The most charming section of this house though was the “balcony” space. Check this out..how can IKEA make such a tiny balcony space look cool?
And a lovely lovely kitchen…For some reason I always imagined natural stone made the best kitchen counters but after visiting IKEA I am open to having wooden counter tops…look how cool they look.So…in closing… if you live in a small space, keep it clear, visit IKEA.
IKEA please come to KENYA!!