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Published on November 5th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


IKEA hacks in 182 sq ft Seattle micro apartment


Take a peek at Steve Sauer’s amazing DIY-crafted Seattle micro apartment. He found room for 8 different spaces in 182 sq ft of space.

His hacked IKEA projects include: cut-up shelves and tabletop serve as the frame for kitchen drawers; bed slats are both floor for the guest bed and a countertop has become floor to his cafe level; and in the kitchen, “Ikea hardwood shelving for drawer boxes, a table-top for drawer fronts, countertop planks for framing, and heavy duty drawer glides.

Hacking the Lack into an upholstered ottoman
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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

5 Responses to IKEA hacks in 182 sq ft Seattle micro apartment

  1. Vivian says:

    I love that he even has a dishwasher. If I could find a space like this in Manhattan I would definitely do this.

  2. Sven says:

    You may consider this “micro living” (18 sq m to 25 sq m), but in a lot of European cities, it’s quite the norm to have a studio apt, if living in the city… Personally, I’ve tried it, and studio-living isn’t for me.

    That said, I love the mentioned “living in small spaces” displays Ikea do at their stores.

  3. SD-Cr8 says:

    Wow! I commented before watching. This little apartment is amazing! Ingeniously crafted!

    (Love that chair he’s got as well).

  4. SD-Cr8 says:

    Yep, this will become the norm alright. I was in IKEA a while back where they had their ‘living in small spaces’ display (25m squared I think it was). It was done well.

    However, micro-living is a sad reflection of a lack of space and housing crises.

    I might have something of interest for this apartment come to think of it.

  5. Filipp Park says:

    With the rise of micro condos in many major cities, this trend is becoming the norm.
    We need more creative ways like this to maximize space and transform rooms!

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