Studio Apartment Room Divider – IKEA HACK!

How's it going guys I'm Mark the Designer
from Manchester design studio. I recently started my very own studio apartment
design project and as part of that we built this room divider that you can see
behind us here The best thing about this, is all we did we used
IKEA pack sliding wardrobe doors something you can do something that's
very accessible very affordable This is just a small part of a big project for
my studio apartment So if apartment design is something you like
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you'll love To build this room divider, we first had to construct a frame for the doors to slide on this frame would essentially mimic how the doors would
typically slide on the front of a wardrobe The frame is 2 meters 36 in
height by 2 metres wide which is floor to ceiling height in my studio apartment
the doors are actually shorter than the frame we built, at 2 metres in height but
they have the same width of 2 metres combined.

This meant that we had to build
a base at the bottom of the frame In order to support the weight of the
sliding doors we covered this base by cladding it with
some excess IVAR cabinet doors that we had left over from a previous IKEA
hack. We cut these doors down to fit and we attached magnetic catches to the backof them and fitted magnetic catches also to the inside of the frame. This
gave us the ability to easily take on and off the doors The reason that we did
this is the space at the bottom of the frame will be used for wiring. Because we
had to make the frame slightly deep at 20 centimeters in order to support the
weight, this actually created quite a gap between the side of my bed and the frame.
This gave us the opportunity to build this ledge, which is simply a piece of
Melamine board and a long three by two inches piece of wood. We fixed this to
the frame and the bed by using simple velcro tabs. This actually acts as a
really nice step to get into my sleeping area [For] The actual mechanism, everything we
used was from Ikea so it's got all the fixings that came with the sliding doors
the original rails the original nuts and bolts the only thing we've done is made
the frame we still need to paint or finish the
frame in some way we're not sure what we want to do to it yet I'm still deciding
that the options are either paint it or stain it with a wood finish let me know
in the comments below what you think would look good or what you'd like to see So for the room divider we used auli or auli I'm not sure how it's
pronounced the AULI frame from IKEA which is black and the 'Sekken' frosted
glass which you can see here One thing you need to take into account is the
doors.

They get very heavy The glass is extremely heavy. Each… I think each door
weighs about 25 to 30 kilograms and it weighs a lot so we needed to make sure
the frame is strong enough to support the doors As you can see they bounce
the light around the room very nicely I have one window in the studio apartment
which is directly next to the sliding doors and the way it reflects the window
it just creates a whole new dimension within the space So in total this
project probably cost me about two hundred and fifty pound that's just over
three hundred dollars and that includes the price of the sliding doors and the
IKEA glass inserts that go with inside them and it includes the cost of the
wood frame. Because we did all the work ourselves labor hasn't been included in
those costs so you need to make sure if you wanted to do this project and you
didn't want to do the work yourself that you take that into account To be able to create a sensation of privacy in a small space like a studio apartment like this
but still allow light to bounce around and pass through it's a really rare
thing so the way these doors help us achieve that within
the space, is pretty amazing and it was just by chance that we decided to do
this and you know what I'm so happy that we did because I think they work This was just a small part of a big studio apartment project that we've got going
on at the moment in Manchester design studio make sure you subscribe to my
channel to see all the videos that come as part of that project.

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as soon as possible Cheers.

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