Small Apartment Ideas – IKEA Home Tour (Episode 308)

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Vivian and Dominic met while studying in England and now share a one bedroom one bathroom apartment in San Francisco. But they have found it challenging to have both of their lives in one small space that serves many functions, they feel it’s time to reclaim their home.

After four months of living in their tiny apartment, they don’t feel as if they are fully moved in and settled. Due to their bulky, mismatched furniture and lack of storage space, the small room feels cluttered. With a severe lack of surface area to prep in their kitchen, limited places to study, inadequate storage, and a lack of comfortable seating, Dominic and Vivian are having to constantly rearrange their crowded space. As they begin their life together in San Francisco, they are hoping that the IKEA Home Tour Squad can help them transform their space and get settled. The Squad’s addition of a STENSTORP kitchen island will create additional work space for the couple- allowing them to prep meals and get homework done while also storing bulky kitchen appliances below. The FINTORP utensil rails installed above the sink will get silverware and utensils off of the counters and onto the wall- freeing up drawer and storage space. By creating separate living areas into the apartment’s design, the Squad will be able to bring in elements of a much larger house. Using the Home Tour Squad’s small apartment ideas, Vivian and Dominic will create an efficient, welcoming space with plenty of storage and reclaim their home as they begin building a life together.

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What’s IKEA Home Tour? We’ll tell you! We’re sending a team of IKEA experts on the road to help America solve real home furnishing challenges, big and small, and transform their living spaces. The Home Tour Squad is hitting the road to assist those who need help with home projects – from closet organization to living room style upgrades to bedroom makeovers – and to illustrate genuine solutions that make everyday life at home better. The Home Tour Squad will help plan and shop at the local IKEA store to find the best smart solutions for home challenges. The homeowners and the Squad members will then accomplish the transformation together! Plus, the Squad will film their journey along the way.

The IKEA Home Tour Squad is a team of hand-selected IKEA experts from across the country. They specialize in everything from home design to organization to sustainability at home. Each Squad member comes from a different background and contributes their unique expertise to help homeowners on the tour. Their journey will be chronicled through before/after makeover videos, tour footage, and video shorts featuring design tips and interviews with homeowners. Squad members will also be sharing live updates from the tour via Twitter (@IKEAUSA) and Instagram (@IKEAUSA) with the hashtag #IKEAHomeTour.

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