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What storage for playroom

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NewNameWanted Wed 19-Feb-14 10:38:06

We're planning a garage conversion to make a playroom for all of the children's junk toys and need some recommendations for storage please?

Is Ikea Trofast worth it or are we better off with shelving?


IRCL Wed 19-Feb-14 10:40:35

I've just bought the trofast range and I love it! really recommend it.

Moomoomie Wed 19-Feb-14 10:48:22

Ikea expedit is also very good storage, so many options for each square.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 19-Feb-14 11:10:41

DD's playroom is a mix of Expedit and Trofast. Fantastic stuff.

NewNameWanted Wed 19-Feb-14 12:53:00

Thanks all. Looks like a trip to Ikea is in the offing.

IRCL Wed 19-Feb-14 12:56:02

I wouldn't bother buying it new, loads on eBay smile I paid £38 for mine. Great Condition too..

NewNameWanted Wed 19-Feb-14 12:56:55

Even better. smile

BeCool Wed 19-Feb-14 16:54:03

I have Trofast and Expedit - much much much prefer Expedit and it can "grow up with them" - as it takes different baskets/cupboards etc.

In my Expedit I have drawers for pens and hairbands, cubby holes/shelves for books, night lights, games, puzzles etc and then bins of toys etc.
Whereas in the Trofast I have bins. Wish I had discovered Expedit first.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 19-Feb-14 19:54:22

You can get the drawer-sized inserts for Trofast, though, we have a combination of all three sizes. However I think the Expedit will last DD until she leaves home.

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Wed 19-Feb-14 19:55:47

Prefer trofast. Can put shelves or cupboards in but trays and ribs are brilliant for all the assorted toys.

Mrswellyboot Wed 19-Feb-14 20:26:03

I love expedit. We have it on our baby's room and use it for tissues, baby milk, blankets etc and will get more as he grows.

I love pinterest for ideas for using it

This idea is lovely.. Hmmm won't let me add photo

One length of expedit along each wall and a foam top to make storage/bench also

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Wed 19-Feb-14 20:28:53

A lot more expensive but traby is really nice too.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 19-Feb-14 20:40:42

Traby was discontinued, wasn't it?

I like a mix of Trofast and Expedit. Trofast is great for Lego, random crap and things with lots of small bits.

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Wed 19-Feb-14 20:46:04

Oh was it? Shame. Was a bit overpriced bit filled or under-the-Stair gap nicely!!

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Wed 19-Feb-14 20:46:38

I want their dining chairs next....

Ourhouse is slowly turning into an ikea catalogue.

bigwellylittlewelly Wed 19-Feb-14 21:14:32

Expedit is our favourite!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 19-Feb-14 22:31:33

I always think we don't have much Ikea stuff, then I look around and realise that isn't true at all! It just seems to enter the house by stealth!

NewNameWanted Sat 22-Feb-14 13:11:24

Ooooo, lots more answers! Thanks all.

Lilly20again Sun 23-Feb-14 09:37:59

Expedit, looks better.

Woodifer Mon 24-Feb-14 19:15:58

Expedit is discontinued!

GoodnessIsThatTheTime Mon 24-Feb-14 19:17:31

The replacement is almost identical though... and looks better. Same internal dimensions just thinner edges.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 24-Feb-14 19:39:52

When was Expedit discontinued? I bought some 2 weeks ago!

EarlGreyCuppa Mon 24-Feb-14 19:45:00

We have a floor-to-ceiling wall of Besta, push-open cupboard doors towards the top and sliding doors below - in the vain hope that most of the mess will be contained and hidden most of the time. You can get wine racks and drawers that fit inside Besta also.

Am looking at their kitchens next...

BeCool Tue 25-Feb-14 12:08:11

Expedit is still all over the IKEA website .....

BeCool Tue 25-Feb-14 12:09:34


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