Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Living the Life IKEA

Stepping into IKEA is kind of like stepping into a whole new world. Everything is so shiny and sleek…and space-saving! Ever wonder what it would be like to live there, or live in a house that was entirely made up like those in the showroom? Soon, you might get your chance to. After the Olympics are over, IKEA plans to start building a neighborhood in Stratford, East London. 40% of the 1,200 homes built will be 3-4 bedrooms and you’ll also be able to visit shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as work in the offices, use the healthcare facility and send your children to IKEA school or nursery.

At 26 proposed acres, like the IKEA warehouse stores, you may never have to leave. You will have to furnish your own home or flat, which you can choose to do with IKEA furniture or not. With a projected build time of five years, you have some time to save your pennies and also make plans to visit any of the other worldwide IKEA neighborhoods in Poland, the Baltics and Romania. If nothing else, it will be an interesting way to waste a day out once the project is completed. Even though the neighborhood is said to have no afilliation with the actual stores, I do wonder, though, if your house and favorite coffee shop will still have names you can’t pronounce, like Försiktig and Rönnskär.

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