Ikea-Inspired Home Makes its Portlandia Debut

Ikea was said to be getting into the home-building business by previewing an “Aktiv” model at the Portland Home & Garden Show. Now, alas, The Wall Street Journal says it’s not true.

By way of explanation, the company said its Portland store collaborated with ideabox, an Oregon prefab home manufacturer that’s selling a model filled with Ikea products. One of the homes was displayed at the show.

This is too bad. Ikea stuff’s a bargain for the price, and the $86,500 price tag for the Aktiv struck me as a reasonable for a house, even a small one. It would let you be frugal and metro cool all at once.

Aktiv

Aktiv Living Room

Aktiv Kitchen

Images: ideabox

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>