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Ever since I’ve moved down to KL, I’ve been occupying a room in KY‘s house. I used to stay in the middle room where the window is  facing the dinning area but I’m using the last room now. The room takes up 7ft by 11.5ft in space. In other word, it’s not very big. With a closet, bed and a small table, there’s barely enough space to walk.

When “stash” building up over time, I need more space for myself. Hence, I’ve decided to put in additional half storey to my room by creating a loft within it. With a blueprint in my mind and wide range of mix and match items from Ikea, I manage to convert this small little rectangle into 3 sections.

Firstly, the so call living hall with a sofa bed (BEDDINGE SERIES) and the racks (IVAR SYSTEM) as storage and working table. This is the core area in the room and I will spend 80% of my time at home here.

Living hall

IVAR Racks

I bought the lights (GRUNTAL SERIES) 2 years ago with an intention to install it on the IVAR racks but never materialized. With this new project, it finally makes itself useful.

Lighting Up the Area

Second part is the upper deck and I would refer it as the passage to dreamland. It supposes to hold mattress for two (normal Queen size mattress will not fit because the width is 5ft but the width for this loft only measures 4.5ft. So you must get the special sized mattress from Ikea if it’s for 2 person) but I filled it up with a single mattress. I did that because I wanna leave some space for storage and a mini work desk. The orange color bedroom storage (MALM SERIES) serves this purpose well.

This is where the actual bed located

Working with lappie on an orange desk

Time to sleep

The Final area will be the grooming and workout segment. This is the first area you will see once you come into the room. With the closets (VESTBY WARDROBE) and mirror, it’s pretty clear that this is the place for changing and grooming, isn’t it.  Can I consider this as a walk in wardrobe? LOL

As you may also see there’s a sit-up bench to be use as workout station or act as a chair. However, it normally ends up with thingsssss…..

I workout, NOT

On top of the wardrobe is the storage for luggage & my dive bag

Wardrobe on one side and IVAR rack on the other. It’s fixed with  picture ledge (RIBBA SERIES) to hold small items. In my case, my electronic shaver, hair wax (yellowish green round items in pic), keys etc will be the usual suspect found on this shelf.

Back of my IVAR Racks

Apart from all those above, I use TUPPLUR roller blind as my blackout curtain to make sure no lights interrupting my sleep.  Underneath my BEDDINGE Sofa Bed, there’s modified storage box for changing sofa bed covers etc. The original storage box doesn’t has a cover which is not very practical as dust will fill up the storage and cleaning will be a hassle. Hence, I’ve added a top cover to the storage box. The cover is Velcro to the box to prevent excessive dust from going in.

Left, blackout blind & Right, Beddinge Storage Box

I’ve completed almost 90% of the blueprint I have in mind. There is no drilling on the wall at all at the moment but if to further occupying the available space, it will be then a must to make holes on the wall.  I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished so far and hope that I’ll be able to finish up the remaining 10% soon.

Ohh… by the way, this is not an advertorial.

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  1. suanie

    IKEA is made for people like you LOL

    April 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm
  2. pinyin

    wow… looks like one of the hongkong ppl’s rooms..hahaha.. but it looks good!

    April 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm
  3. KY

    wide angle lens ftw!

    April 12, 2012 at 8:05 am
  4. Hong C. Wern

    Hie Horny cousin bro!! I am back to Pg!! wahlau eh..your room..looks like a student’s hostel in China + the sofa …hehe

    April 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm
  5. kimberlycun

    too cool for school! wonderful use of space!

    April 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm
  6. nekomeow

    omg! good transform!!
    never tot of dat lastime :P
    this room really “worth” for it’s space ler~

    April 21, 2012 at 2:13 am

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