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See Ideabox & Ikea’s Hip Modern Prefab at the Portland Home & Garden Show This Weekend
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 24, 2012 @ 8:50 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | No Comments
Portlanders take notice! Ideabox and Ikea Portland have teamed up to bring their hip and modern prefab home to the Portland Home & Garden Show, and it'll be on display this weekend. Called Aktiv, the one bedroom home was designed by Ideabox and outfitted by Ikea with homeowners in the Pacific Northwest in mind. Super functional with a wide open floorplan, the Swedish-inspired design has lots of storage and wastes no space. Don't miss your chance to see it at the Portland Home & Garden Show going on now through the 26th!
Aktiv is the latest design to come from Salem, Oregon-based Ideabox, who produces a wide range of compact and smart prefab homes. The one bedroom, one bath prefab is roughly 750 sq ft and places a strong focus on smart and efficient design. Working with Ikea Portland , Ideabox  designed Aktiv to work perfectly with Ikea kitchens, cabinets, sinks, appliances, lighting, flooring and furnishings. This home is obviously perfect for those already addicted to the clean Swedish stylings of Ikea, but is also specifically geared towards those in the Pacific Northwest.
Each Ideabox features energy and resource efficient design as a way to lower impact and save money. The exterior features fiber cement and corrugated metal siding, a standing seam metal roof, and conditioned storage space. Inside, the large kitchen fits in the same room as the dining room and living room. Next to that is a generous living room with bathroom at the end outfitted with a laundry. All appliances and fixtures are energy and or water efficient and the compact home has a small footprint.
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URLs in this post:
 Ikea Portland: http://www.ikea-usa.com/Portland
 Ideabox: http://www.ideabox.us/
 Portland Home & Garden Show from Feb 22-26th: http://www.otshows.com/phs/
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