When we renovated 3 years ago, we asked our architect to carve out a study space for our sons. Here's what it looks like now.
Upon closer inspection.
As you can see, not much work gets done here. It has become the home of a fraction of the Legos we own. The problem with assembling let's say the $150 Harry Potter castle is that the finished product needs a place to rest. We just don't have that kind of real estate to spare.
An aside: After agonizing over what counter surface to use, we chose dare I say: laminate. It comes in a variety of colors and is virtually indestructible -- an important consideration in this household. Not a great photo, but it looks like granite or soapstone. Faux I know.
I recently read about IKEA hackers. Do you all know about it? I found a multitude of ways to create Lego play surfaces, as well as storage, using IKEA products. Brilliant. Let's take a look at some.
This project used a wall frame and tubs with coordinating fabric curtains that blend in with the room's decor.
Look what's hiding inside:
This table is perfect for assembly, storage and display.
Don't have any floor space? Set up wall storage.
DIY blogger -- centsational girl -- made this good looking unit with the IKEA Lack table.
Are you an IKEA hacker? Please share.