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Adding a room with a non structural solution GENIUS!

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Westminster, 15th May, 2016.

  1. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I've seen a few examples of using Ikea Expedit (now called Kalax) as room dividers (@Depreciator made an awesome one) but this is the first example I've seen where they have created a whole room out of the Pax wardrobe system. There is probably about $1500-2000 worth of Pax in this example - this picture is half way through the room being built so you can see the shells

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    You can see the whole room being built here Making a Pax Room in the Living Room - IKEA Hackers

    Some more examples of room building from Ikea

    Turn your studio apartment into a 1 bedroom with PAX - IKEA Hackers
     
  2. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    great stuff:)

    also seeing clever developers changing 2 bedders into 3, as council only approved 2 bedrooms, learning along the way:)
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Just like using exclusive use bylaws to create your own court yard out of common property.
     
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    Scott, never heard of this?
     
  5. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Some of them are completely dodgy because they were being charged council contributions by the bedroom etc or parking allowanced. On a massive scale it's probably fraud on a small scale we might brand it clever. Depends on why it was being done.

    When I look at the WA Rescode Single Bedroom Dwellings and we know at 70sqm it's big enough to have a second bedroom I know I want that second room. I'd rather ask for it legitimately though.
     
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    Happens often enough - DA/CC shows the space as common area. 1st meeting of body corporate motions are put forward for exclusive use of parking spaces & private open space (all soon followed by fencing off the courtyards etc).
     
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    Geeze, can you imagine when the CBD slumlords get onto this.
    They'll probably have foreign students building their own space.
     
  8. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Or they put up dividing "walls" with a 10cm gap at the top. "No, it not an extra room... see, it doesn't go all the way to the ceiling..."....
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Yes well I'm not advocating things which will cause fire hazards and contravene building regs BUT it is a pretty cool way for a DIY to create another room.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like a good idea.
    I saw someone build a dividing wall out of a movable wardrobe wall on one of those tiny house shows.
     
  11. Coastal

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    Given this is not a legit wall, would this add value?
     
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    Great idea! I was in ikea the other day and checked them out. You could easily pack them up that extra 100mm or so to get them up to the ceiling
     
  13. Depreciator

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    CBD slumlords use curtains - much cheaper.
     
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    Yep. I've seen new properties that are 2 bed plus study where it is really obvious the study is set up as a bedroom missing just one wall and door. They do it because once it is 3bedrooms they have to provide an extra carspace. Less carspaces required means more dwellings which means more money for the developer.
     
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    Curtains? To expensive. I use cardboard boxes i pickup from the street. :)
     
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    An absolute great idea for one of my Logan properties. Will definitely do that, once there is a gap between leases. Thanks, @Westminster !
     
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    Not a bad idea (for a slumlord) I suppose.
    Hope they give out free earplugs.
     
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    I think it would be easily heard through.
    What constitutes the door i wonder?
     
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    Cut a slit in it?
    Actually, they would probably charge for earplugs.
     
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    That's a great find Myf - is what I was talking about re the 're imagining space" to add value.