I was talking to a friend who lives in Alabama and she seemed to think her nearest Ikea was in Pittsburgh or similar … so she pretty much slid down the wall and rocked back and forth glassy eyed with her tongue lolling when I mentioned I was going and had a 15 minute drive down the road to get there. That was Saturday, I think she’s still there.
So, yep, I’m off for some shelving and to take a look around this two-story, quadruple-sized aircraft hanger sized emporium. Might even have a spot of lunch. To be honest, I find Ikea a bit cheap-for-students through to high-street-chic for my tastes but there is some good stuff there as well. And the prices, gals !
Anyway, can I get you ladies anything while I’m there …… ?
See, I have issues with the floor-to-ceiling concept. It’s fine in principle; minimalist, echo’s of space-saving, student lodgings days (and nights), etc. but the bastard thing is useless after 8 pints and a Camberwell Carrot - the CD you want is always near the bottom, or you assume it’s near the bottom because you can’t focus and missed it higher up.
Nah ! learned my lesson. Parallel shelving for the CD’s (is there any other !).
Time to re-think, jjimm.
Btw, I’m jolly well orf … you’re all too late …
Now, see, my problem with the floor-to-ceiling concept is that, based on the pictures in the catalog, IKEA assumes everyone lives in buildings with 5m high ceilings or something. So their calculations on how much extra space Going Cubic will get you, don’t work for those of us in 1970s-era housing with our measley 2.35m.
Other than that, well, we’ve got two kids and an IKEA store ten minutes’ drive away. It should come as no surprise that IKEA is taking over our house :eek:
Honeydew the idea failed due to our planning restrictions. The size of retail outlets is capped at ~65,000sq ft. IKEA was looking for a shop of ~300,000 sq ft IIRC
While it is annoying that IKEA may not set up it also would mean that huge outlets could set up all over the place and we don’t have the transport infrastructure to support such things, or so a politician said on Morning Ireland last week
I just moved into a fully furnished new Apt. so IKEA can stay in the UK for all I care could do with a nice CD/DVD rack though.
And I might add that I live near the one in Etobicoke (I’m on the same Sunday bus route that goes by it, and when I get on the bus on Sunday afternoons, I always see people with Ikea packages) and I can take the subway to the third one in the Toronto area…
There’s an IKEA about a 5 minute drive away from where I work. Open 6 (sometimes 7) days a week, 9-21 hours (which is unheard of over here!). From home, it’s a 10 minute drive rather than 5. Ample parking, good hot dogs.
And reasonably priced furniture that can be of great quality (not all their stuff is). I love my PAX wardrobe setup, although it was a bitch and a half to construct, what with the 300 kilos (yes, three hundred kilograms!) of 2.35 meter boards having to be set up in a room with a width of 2.40 meters. :eek: