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For Ikea, no space is too small to make functional, livable and stylish. That includes a college dorm room. Designers from Tampa's Ikea store spent several hours this week turning a drab University of Tampa dorm room into a sharp living space. They had to keep the 350-square-foot room a triple, with three university-issued twin beds, dressers and desks. They also couldn't put any holes in the walls, a big no-no campuswide. The result was a bright, colorfully decorated room that smartly uses every inch of space and adds much needed storage. And, in keeping with Ikea's low-cost attitude, it didn't cost a fortune. The entire transformation cost about $1,500. Sadly, no students will actually call the room home. The university will use the Vaughn Hall dorm room as a model for showing prospective students what a room can look like with a little help from the Swedish megamart a few miles away. Here's a look at the before and after.

sthurston@tampabay.com

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