For many of us, it already feels like the entire inside of our house is decorated with things from IKEA, so wouldn't it be convenient if you could take the next step and just buy an entire prefab house from IKEA? Well, soon that dream will be a reality.
Swedish furniture company IKEA, has collaborated with Oregon architectural firm Ideabox, to launch its first line of prefabricated houses in the U.S., named the “Aktiv.” The IKEA-themed dwelling is a one-bedroom home centered around space-saving furniture and products. The modern house was outfitted taking into consideration the demands from Pacific-Northwest homeowners, eccentric as they get, and is designed to be eco-friendly. It is equipped with facilities such as a dual-flush toilet and energy-star electronics. A combination of fiber-cement siding, corrugated metal, and a standing-seam metal roof make up the exterior of this all-in-one home.
The house, priced at $79,500, has a kitchen/dining space, a living room, a bedroom and two storages, which is quite enough for a couple. On moving in, the house will be already furnished and all the vital parts of it will get assembled and installed by professionals. As to the lines of furniture used for outfitting the house, the IKEA package includes Tundra maple flooring, Pax wardrobes, and Abstrakt cabinets—of course, dwellers will be able to add their own elements, but the start is more than great.
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