MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) –
A vacant shopping center will be demolished Wednesday morning to make room for the first Ikea in Kansas.
An empty shopping center in the metro is set to be home to one of the most popular stores in the world, IKEA.
The 349,000-square-foot proposed IKEA store would be built along the eastern side of Interstate 35 at Johnson Drive exit on 18 acres to be purchased from DDR Corp.
The shopping center was built in 2008 for a Circuit City, but the company never moved in because it went bankrupt. The building that has been vacant for about five years will be torn down Wednesday. The unused material from it and the surrounding shopping center will be used to help Heartland Habitat for Humanity.
“We went in there and took just about everything that wasn’t nailed down and some that was,” said Wally Binney, director for Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore program.
Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity searched for anything they could salvage from the building.
“Ceiling fixtures, light fixtures, displays, doors, handicapped toilets, sinks, mirrors,” Binney said. “Even the shrubbery out in the parking lot.”
via Materials from building, set to be new Ikea location, help – KCTV5.
Apartment Therapy has a nice little ongoing feature called Renovation Diary. It’s a great place to find inspiration and possibly even learn something. Segment 6 is all about cabinet reuse. Enjoy!
Week 3 of construction was less exciting than weeks 1 & 2 — in a good way. On the weekend I visited the architectural salvage yards in Berkeley: Ohmega Salvage and Urban Ore. I was hunting for a vintage hutch, buffet, or piece of cabinetry that could serve as a pantry, with open storage for our dry food, as well as a pastry-making station. This older piece is important because it will bring character and provenance to a room full of IKEA cabinetry (which I happen to like, but in a different way).
via Andi’s Kitchen: Cabinet Shopping Renovation Diary | Apartment Therapy.
Check out this article on Apartment Therapy about an IKEA Hacked dresser.
My first thought is that the original design from West Elm is an attempt at Salvage Atheistic.
So there we have it, a Hack – of a knock-off – of Salvage!
The Post Modern Salvage Age has begun! Enjoy.
The West Elm piece is listed for $999, and the IKEA ODDA costs $99. Dan used roughly $50 worth of PANYL, bringing the hijacked piece in at one sixth of the price.
via Patchwork Dresser: A West Elm-Inspired IKEA Hack | Apartment Therapy.
Amazing Before and After on DesignSponge Do Not Miss It!
My sustainable-building ethic meant using reclaimed and locally sourced materials whenever possible, including: reclaimed interior doors throughout the house, reclaimed flooring, locally milled wood, and ribbon slate tile from a local slate quarry. Light fixtures, appliances, and some faucets came from Ikea. My advice is to keep your head up! It’s easy to get discouraged rehabbing a run-down row house. They are often very old structures that have layers upon layers of shoddy repairs. It also pays off to diligently insulate and air-seal all exterior walls and make an energy-efficient home. — Jayme
via Before & After: Salvaged Home Renovation | DesignSponge.