Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Furnishing My Small Apartment

This is what investing in properties is all about... the part where I got to furnish it...

The apartment is in Bangkok. A 26sqm basic studio unit.

  

I took the easy way out this time and went to Ikea. Fortunately for me, Ikea just opened in Bangkok but it was located at the other end of the city. Without a car, it was quite a trek and unbelievably, shopping for this small apartment literally took me a full day from morning till night. 

The goods arrived the next day and with just under 24 hours before my flight home, I started with my drill and tool box. Working alone is of course very challenging and I relied on a lot of improvising...




The final results of the above balancing act is this foldable table below...


The other stuffs such as the kitchen fittings are not as challenging and I had a little help to put up the heavy wall rack above the kitchen top.





In such a compact apartment, I thought about having as much storage as possible and the bed below is just perfect for this as it has 4 large drawers.






The verdict... my sister calls it an Ikea showroom... well, can't blame her. It is one...

7 comments:

Investor said...

IMO it has a very good layout for a studio. I particularly like the enclosed kitchen area well litted and suitable for Asian cooking. Btw when you bought that time how much the psf?

sinleong said...

about RM900psf...

wishes said...

Hi sinleong,

I thought you don't like IKEA furniture for luxury condo.

Why use IKEA now?

sinleong said...

who says i dont like ikea?
this is not a luxury condo la... it's medium cost

sinleong said...

who says i dont like ikea?
this is not a luxury condo la... it's medium cost

wishes said...

Oh my mistake.

The condo looks very nice and I thought it is luxury condo.

Michael Yau said...

I can't imaging how your Bangkok apartment looks like when you described to me until I saw this post! yes, I have started catching up with your blog again since last week. Great job on furnishing your apartment, it's bright, cosy and very spacious looking. The color combination helps as well. It certainly can fit 4 adults as you mentioned.