375 Square Feet Ikea House Tour

I recently made a trip to the Ikea store in Charlotte, NC to pickup a few goodies for my home.

While I was there I came across a neat setup where a small model home was built to give shoppers and idea of what a 375 square feet space feels like. It was also there to show what can be done a small space as far as how stylish and functional it can be.

The space was setup for a couple as the bathroom had a double sink. The amount of Ikea items in the space was a little overwhelming and I personally could do without half of the stuff, it was still impressive to see how you can even have an abundance of space in a small space with the right furniture, layout and preparation.

I personally love Ikea but believe some of their stuff is cheaply made and some of it is over-priced. But with some due diligence, Ikea is a good source for tiny house and small space dwellers. For instance, I know many tiny house owners who own and use the wall-mounted folding table offered by Ikea as their dining table.

Here are some photos and a quick video tour at the end.

My little daughter apparently wasn’t impressed.

Here is a quick and dirty video tour of the space…

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14 Comments → “375 Square Feet Ikea House Tour”


  1. Diana Estep

    Mar 17, 2013

    I saw a display similiar to this at the Ikea store in VA

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  2. Ben

    Mar 17, 2013

    Awesome find, thanks for sharing. In the future though when taking video please turn your phone on the side (landscape) so that the video is not ~unviewable.

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    • Charles Pantino

      Mar 23, 2013

      Thank You. Problem solved.

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  3. Pamela in Calgary, AB

    Mar 17, 2013

    I’ve said to my hubby quite often, he and I could easily live in one of these Ikea setups. It seems so tiny when you say 325 sq. ft. but when you see what it actually looks like, it’s amazing.

    Hubby and I are in our early 50′s and we’re planning for our future. We’re hoping that includes moving to Vancouver Island, BC; we currently live in Calgary, AB, but I’m from the Vancouver area of BC and Ray lived there for a number of years before we met. We know the Island well – the weather will be more agreeable for my health issues, including Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis in all major joints.

    We also both love and miss the ocean. So…the dream is still intact and now we’re making obvious decisions to prepare for renovations in our current place, and then putting it up for sale and seeing what happens. Thanks for sharing this article…good luck with all your Small House plans!

    Pamela

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    • Charles Pantino

      Mar 23, 2013

      Pamela, What good post.
      Wish you well.

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  4. deborah

    Mar 17, 2013

    That was amazing! I would love to see it in person but we don’t have any Ikea’s around us. Looked like everything you would need to live comfortably and that kitchen really sold me since I do a lot of cooking and baking from scratch! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. kirsten

    Mar 17, 2013

    seems very dark for such a small space, also, it’s hard to make sense of the layout with the openings to the show, did the builder include cost to build, utilities, floorplan and green features?

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  6. Ian

    Mar 17, 2013

    I always love what they do with their display spaces, but I’ve noted that they always assume tall walls, and were are the windows, which would cut down on wall space that you could use.

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  7. Duke

    Mar 17, 2013

    I go into Ikea when I need ideas for furniture. I take measurements of the space that I’m working with and I take measurements of the furniture in Ikea. I then go home and build these things with 2×4 and plywood ( either scavenged or from home depot). I can build something to size for the area it’s going in for a tenth of the price and ten times as strong. I am more concerned with functionality and strength than with perfect finished looks! Buy some simple tools and screws then build whatever you need! The End…..

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  8. Alexis

    Mar 23, 2013

    Wow, got abit dizzy watching that…lol but I did like what little of it I did see. :)

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  9. Dawn Owens

    Mar 23, 2013

    If you’re not near an Ikea store, get on their mailing list for a catalog or get it free and paperless at their website. Lots of great ideas! Pinterest also is a great resource for all sorts of building and design ideas.

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  10. Sandy

    Mar 25, 2013

    I love this. I’m looking to build a “tiny” log home. I’ve loved log homes since I saw my first one when I as 5 years old. I’m single no small children or cute puppies (although I can hardly wait to get one…ha ha) I never thought about Ikea. This is a great article/post. I think I’ll be looking into this. My goal is to purchase land in the Blue Ridge Mountains…beautiful and build a small cabin about 500square feet maybe a bit larger with a loft. I’ve been researching for ideas before I make my final decision. Thankfully I found a great building Blue Ridge Log Homes. They have been awesome and specialize in tiny log homes. I am so grateful to have found this ad. Thanks Steven….

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  11. Kuchyne Na Mieru

    Jan 22, 2014

    Whatever is the shape and size of your kitchen, you can buy the
    kitchen worktops that will best fit the area you will redecorate.
    Choosing a Kohler Kitchen Sink means you are choosing
    the best for your kitchen. This type of kitchen remodeling is done when your cabinets are generally sturdy and not in need of more than cosmetic work.

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  12. Deanne Miller

    Mar 09, 2014

    What is the cost of one of these homes. I could definitely see me living in one but can’t think about it unless I know its feasible. Someone please respond. thank you

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