Burbank >Home & Garden > Ikea
600 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA | Directions 9150234.185572 -118.313743
Funnnn – Who doesn't like Ikea, with all its sprawling open floors of sleek furniture and things? I remember as kid going to Ikea and hanging out in the babysitting room. There was an NES, but all I wanted was to roam the rows of desks and chairs with funny names. I love Ikea, though sometimes assembly directions read like coloring books.
A Fun Place To Browse/Shop – I go to Ikea a couple of times a year when I'm in a decorating mood. Sometimes I browse the showrooms for ideas; sometimes I heard straight downstairs to the shopping area. Items are fun, unique, and priced nicely.
My only complaint about Ikea, and it's a big one, is that you can't bring shopping carts to the parking area. Given the selection of merchandise, it's hard NOT to buy more than you can carry. If you go with someone you can have them watch over the goods while you bring your car to the loading area, but if you shop alone you could be in trouble.
I would think the store would benefit from some kind of system that allows people the freedom to shop for everything they can get their hands on AND make it convenient to get it to their cars.
too confusing – I'm sure they have a lot of neat things, if you can manuver yourself around to see them! The place is so confusing! Just the way it's layed out, you can't find your way around. I had to load an 8 foot cabinet in my car and the man that helped me was trying to be helpful but was insistant that he couldn't physically help me for liability reasons. So he "coached" me while I struggled with the bookcase. That was the only time I"ve been there, and I probably won't go back.
shopping for the lonely – Ikea has provided cheap and stylish furniture
for people that don't want to spend too much money
and still want something that looks decent. Ikea is absolutely great for secondary furnishings or
for stuff that will fill a room in a pinch or even for those who don't feel a special attachment to their furniture.
But in retrospect I would buy my main items
somewhere else if you want soemthing durable.
And by all means try to NOT go to shop alone
or you will be limited to small items if you don't
want to have stuff delivered. You need a driver and someone to help you pack and build the bigger
pieces of furniture. In the Burbank location, this is a critical piece of advice.
Gets your hearts racing.... – Excitement Galore... I love Ikea. For the FANTASTISK napkins? Doubt it. For the BURSJÖN stool with storage? Nah... Ikea is good for the heart... Do your shopping, but intentionally forget that Kitchen towel rack on the top floor. Then get to the checkout line and say a little prayer. Now, walk as fast as you can back up to the top floor kitchen section. Sounds easy.... but the way that traffic flows in that place is like riding a beach cruiser against traffic on the 110 freeway. Walk fast, anticipate the moves of people, find the shortcuts thru the picture frame section, ignore the grunts and glares of those you just cut off and leap high and fast over the small children that are dressed by their designer parents to look like mushroom fairies and oompa loompas. Makes for a great workout... We are all swedish champions!!!
The best place to go for a... – ..HEADACHE!! That's right. Shoppers, like little ants running around a wharehouse full of furniture with names you can't pronounce and employees who can't understand you unelss you can.
The designers know what they are doing there. Each model room is exactly what you want your place to look like, but you don't have creativity like that. That's why you go to Ikea. That's why EVERYONE goes to Ikea.
There's not enough walking space though. I don't think they realised that this store would attract the same kind of people that go ga-ga over car accidents on the freeway and back everything up like the lines for a women's restroom with only one stall.
AVOID IKEA RUSH HOUR!! Visit the store on a weekday.
When your on a budget.. – I got my first apartment 2 years ago and at the time i was broke and had nothing but a bed to my name. My roomate told me about ikea. SO we went and my mouth was dropped to the floor in complete shock! It was huge and so nealty put together.It's fun to just get lost in all the model rooms and displays and imagine what it would be like if that was your room.The prices are very affordable and alot of the big furniture(couches and beds) are so easy to load and build even if you don't have your dad to help. Quality? well its a nice start but this stuff is not for keepers..
Particle Board Nightmare!!! – OK. Sorry, YES cheap!!! In every way! I bought a chest of drawers for my sweats and "smalls". It was about $250. Within two weeks, the drawer that only had socks in it, decided it could NOT cope with the pressure, and the bottom fell out!!!! The rest of the drawers soon followed! Stay Away!
Great accessories, decent furniture. – Ikea is best at accessories. I can get tons of things for my kitchen and patio. Linens are cheap and rugs and pillows as well. Stock up on candles and other little necessities. I like their furniture as well, but I'll admit, some of the styles are a bit spotty. But you can pretty much guess which ones will fall apart and which ones won't by the floor samples. Their dinning room chairs and tables are fantastic.
Maze of furnishings – I got into my first apartment almost 2 years ago. I had never known of IKEA before this so when I walked in I couldn't believe what I was missing. IKEA in Tustin turned into my home away from home for the first 6 months. I love it! They have everything you need and don't need. :)
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