As most of you know by now, we are moving to a new apartment in our building. It’s exciting, and a lot of work. Our building has an open plan, and when the interiors were first built out, the original buyers (which we were, also, in our current apartment) had options as to how the units were built out. In our case, the optional second bedroom wasn’t built out…but we wanted it, so we’re having it built back in according to the original plans.
Of course, a new apartment affords us a chance to create a haven not only for ourselves, but for the cats as well. While my husband won’t let me go completely crazy the way they did in The Cats’ House or the $35,000 Complete Cat House, or get the German Cat Climbing Furniture, but we are creating something of a Cat Superhighway in our new home.
Originally, there was an open space between the living room and the middle room.
We had that made into a solid wall. And we’re installing two sets of Sophia Cat Shelves alongside the television.
One hasn’t been mounted yet because it has a missing piece, so that’s why there are only three on the wall right now.
Look how high the top one is! Jacoby is going to love this.
The new middle room is going to be my art room, and it will also have a television on the wall (I watch TV while I work instead of listening to music). My original concept was this:
But we decided not to surround the TV with shelves, so instead of the Hemnes piece, we opted for IKEA’s Bestå TV stand. The cool thing about Bestå is that you can arrange pieces on the IKEA website to see how they’ll look.
This is what our setup should look like (I’m not entirely sure about the doors, though).
Then, we’ll add a few Ekby Tryggve shelves and Valter brackets, painted to match the wall.
I painted them all myself on Monday.
And this is what my workroom wall should look like!
This was the concept I had for our bedroom. It was to be custom-built, but that proved too expensive.
I came up with a way of assembling different sizes of Expedit units to create the same staircase effect for a lot less money. The people at IKEA were pretty impressed, actually.
It’s 8 squares by 8 squares, 10 feet by 10 feet. It should work well.
And it should look something like this. I can’t wait to build it and see what Jake thinks!
Because right now, he thinks this is an awesomely high place to sit. He has no idea what’s in store for him in a couple of weeks!