Ikea used to be in the mall where I worked last year. Every now and then I go there to vent off anger (after a visit from my old boss) and at the same time check out bargains. In Abu Dhabi, where space is luxury, Ikea is a treasure chest of ideas on maximizing space.
IKEA relocated to Yas Island earlier this year. It is said to be the biggest in the entire Middle East. It took me a long time to convince my husband (who is not an Ikea enthusiast) to go there.
Here are a few of my favorite things.
My mom would love this. There was one time, she hammered more than a dozen nails on my sister’s room to hang all their bags. It was like a bag boutique.
Laundry area is rare in Abu Dhabi. Clothes are mostly hung inside the house. These rods above the shower tub is a nice idea for towels and dripping cloths.
For trinkets, collectibles and junks.
This makes it easier to find accessories.
I like unconventional lamps.
Now that I’m married, I find this more appealing than normal hangers.
For socks, undies or knickknacks.
Just one glance and you find what you’re looking for.
I love hanging baskets.
We bought one of these. I recommend them, especially for us Pinoys who love re-using plastic bags.
When I was a kid, I hated wiping water under the dish-washing drain. If only we had this before…
Suspended shoe rack.
I’d like you to meet my model husband who happens to defy all camera angles. I could not get a decent photo of him.
He has tactics.
Instantly turning away…
Or swiveling around…
Or kicking me…
Even the lamps are on his side.
Still I had a fun time looking around and taking all these stolen photos. Visit Ikea if you got time and transportation!