FUNCTION FOCUSED LOFT TRANSFORMATION
In episode 311 of the IKEA Home Tour series, the Squad is here to help Enshane transform a previously confusing, under-utilized space into a purposeful and functional retreat. As she starts a new life for herself and her children in Vancouver, WA, she’s hoping to pursue her dream of becoming an author and spiritual counselor. With the rest of the house in working order, the third-floor loft space has become a dumping ground for books, files, and overflow of linens and clothes from the laundry room. The Squad begins by incorporating Enshane’s travel souvenirs with BJÖRKSTA statement pieces to create a feminine, bright retreat that matches her personality. The Squad shows Enshane how to tackle the overflowing laundry room and unorganized piles of paper using the ALGOT wall storage system, while the LILLÅSEN desk creates a workspace and place to write. Enshane is ready to move forward pursuing her professional and spiritual goals. By decluttering the space, Enshane will be able to declutter her mind and life. With the help of the IKEA Home Tour Squad, Enshane’s loft conversion will take her space from a chaotic and cluttered catch-all into an organized and inspiring sanctuary that will support her spiritual and career development. For more loft conversion and home office ideas, check out the rest of the IKEA Home Tour series episodes, tips and tricks.
Behind the Design
An Organized and Inspiring Sanctuary
After going through a divorce, Enshane started a life for herself and her children in Vancouver, WA. With a new fiancé and most of her house in working order, the third floor loft space had become a dumping ground for books and files, as well as items overflowing from the connected laundry room. Enshane envisioned this space to be a place where she could develop as an author and spiritual counselor and she was ready to make it happen.
It was important to Enshane that the loft space be an inspiring place to work. With dreams of sharing her life experiences through her writing, finding the right desk was key. We chose the LILLÅSEN desk for its simplicity, size, and design. Selecting a less traditional desk promoted a creative workspace that easily integrated with her style. Its petite size allowed us to take advantage of the space along the half walls without interfering with other parts of the room. For convenience, we put a KOPPLA power strip inside of a KVISSLE cable management box and placed it on top of the desk. It’s the little things that can make a big difference in the way you work.
Doing laundry isn’t typically a fun task, but when you take steps to organize your set up, you can make it feel a lot less like work. Enshane’s laundry room was small, lacking in storage, and laundry items were spilling into the loft. To address this, we installed an ALGOT storage combination above the washer and dryer. It was perfect for storing laundry and household items and for hanging laundry to air dry. On the opposite wall, pieces from the DYNAN series provided shelving for cleaning supplies while the NORBERG wall mounted table created a convenient on/off folding station. Adding a simple hook on the wall established a spot to hang the ironing board, getting it out of the loft and into the laundry room. Having everything available where Enshane needed it streamlined the process for a seamless routine.The transformation of the loft space was a life changer for Enshane; by decluttering her space, she could now declutter her mind. We left knowing that Enshane finally had a room that would inspire and empower her to achieve her dreams.
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