Starting the day begins with a good nights sleep, but what steps will you take to make sure the first hour of your day is as productive as possible? IKEA has setup a program called First :59, that provides lifestyle tips from the bedroom to the bathroom to help you and your family manage your mornings.
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IKEA has just launched First59.com to help you kick off your day with tips and tricks for winning your mornings
Here are some tips to shopping at IKEA that we hope makes your next trip to the Swedish mecca a successful one.
Pick your favorite local community organization to win a $25,000 kitchen makeover from IKEA and Family Handyman
Last year we partnered with IKEA to help them find a deserving firehouse in need of a “Rescue Remodel” and this year IKEA and The Family Handyman are back at it, only this time they will be offering a $25,000 kitchen makeover for a local community organization. They’ll outfit a […]
A couple months ago we shared the news on a new contest sponsored by IKEA called Rescue Remodel. You can nominate your favorite fire house and the winner gets a $25,000 kitchen remodel from IKEA. Well the nominations are closed and the finalists have been announced. You can visit RescueRemodel.com […]
We’ve been asked by IKEA and The Family Handyman to help spread the word on a great contest that will benefit the hardworking men and women of your local firehouse. This summer we had the pleasure of visiting our friend James who is firefighter for the Tucson Fire Department. He […]
When we moved into our first house a month before the holidays, we were overjoyed to later receive gracious amounts of basic (and not-so-basic) tools and accessories from our famliy to help with our renovation plans. And while those tools have been more than useful to have around, when we […]
One of our favorite Swedish retailers, IKEA, has reccently launched a new program called IKEA Family, a free membership loyalty program with a good deal of benefits for cardholders. During our family’s end-of-summer sojourn to the great big blue and yellow flat-packed land of dreams, we found ourselves faced with […]
Today felt like a holiday when we received our mail — the new IKEA 2012 catalog sat innocently in our mailbox, its near pristine pages just crying out to be thumbed through. While we are pretty avid IKEA shoppers, we understand that not everyone digs their style, or they may […]
A little while back, we read an article detailing a list of things an expert thought should not be bought at Ikea — leaving pretty much decorative accessories as the only “purchasable” items recommended. As we’re sure you know, Ikea can be quite the DIYer’s paradise, if you’re willing to […]
A quick way to change the look of your bathroom is by installing new faucets in your lavatory (or sink.) Faucets, much like any other home product, come in a wide range of styles and prices, from economic varieties to several hundred dollar-splurges. Several product suggestions follow, but first, a […]
It’s amazing how versatile an $8 Ikea lack table can be. I spotted Kyle Freeman’s DIY kitchen island on Apartment Therapy last year and I still think about how clever he is. He used extra strong, double-sided foam adhesive squares to attach the Ikea lack tables together. Once the heavy […]
Spotted over at IKEA Hacker, I love Melanie’s bench-coffee table contraption. Melanie used an Ikea office bench (in zebra), a Flort remote control pocket and u-shaped tables made from plywood. Here’s how she did it: For the U-shaped red tables, I went to the hardware store with the measurements of […]
A good friend of mine just bought a house recently and is taking on the necessary renovations head-on, and all on his own. Looking at pictures of his kitchen post-gutting (like the one above) I began to consider the importance of kitchen cabinets in functionality and over-all aesthetic. When we […]
Cool video from National Geographic showing behind the scenes in an IKEA factory.
IKEA Heights from DaveAOK on Vimeo. Would you want to live here? [via LA Times]
All of the fuss circulating this week regarding IKEA’s decision to switch fonts (elegant version of Futura to plain-jane Verdana) got us thinking about one of the coolest scenes from the movie Fight Club. Ed Norton’s character ponders the question of “What kind of dining set defines me?” and dreams […]
Low-priced but very chic clothing retailer H&M has announced they will be selling home decor items. Possibly positioning themselves as an upscale and hipper IKEA but it seems that IKEA already has the hip covered and unless H&M decides to go big and put more quality into their home furnishings […]
Our country begins a new chapter today and a new family will move into the White House. The Bush’s vacated months ago so the Obama’s can start moving ASAP and have already set to design the house to their liking.
IKEA, the venerable low-cost modern home furnishings store, remains unchallenged in providing smart looking furniture and home accessories for the masses at reasonable prices. But for IKEA to achieve these progressive designs at a price point that won’t break the bank they’ve taken a different approach to product development by […]