And as I mentioned before I will go into details about the closet on different posts. And since there are a lot, I want to do a short series on it.
Today, I will be discussing the IKEA PAX system itself. And although I have mostly raves about it, there some things I need to go into further detail with you.
We chose and combined the WHITE STAINED OAK cabinetry with the WHITE shelves and drawers, except for the very top shelf.
|These are the 3 available finishes from IKEA|
2) Width, Height & Depth
One of the challenges in using the PAX system was making it fit in our existing space. The Pax system came in 3 widths :
|IKEA PAX WIDTHS|
|IKEA PAX HEIGHTS|
|IKEA PAX DEPTHS|
|19" W x 93" H x 13" D|
|Space between the wall and the corner cabinet behind to make it ....|
|...Almost seamless transition between cabinets|
And again, it was not a perfect fit, at all, remember Wall E in the original Master Closet Plan ?
|Just to refresh your memory|
We could not fit another corner cabinet here so we ended up using the 29" and the 19" together...
The mirror door served 2 purposes really - 1) For checking my self out , normal mirror purpose and 2) creating the illusion that the Dress Cabinet was a continues space and not blocked by the shoe cabinet!
Lastly, on my hubs side, there was really not enough space for the cabinets on Wall A, so it ended up looking like this...
|Not obvious really, but the arrow shows how the cabinet protrude vs. the corner cabinet|
3) Interior Organizers
There's a whole gamut of Interior Organizers you can use on the PAX system. You can see them HERE.
For our closet, we used only the Komplement Drawers, Glass and wood shelves, rods and valet hanger and pull-out hangers,There are wire basket drawer options too, and although you can see thru them, I just think it didn't go with the look I was going for.
4) IKEA PAX system ONLINE PLANNER
I can't say enough good things about the PAX system online planner. It is no way near perfect, but after toying with other online planners out there (well, I just tried Home Decorators program), this one is fairly easy.
|You start HERE|
|Here's what the page looks like|
|Check all the plans I made HERE|
5) Adding Yummy Details
Aside from the handles I added on the drawers...
|Swirled Agate Knob from Anthropologie|
....you can easily customize the cabinets with wallpaper or Gift wrapper (for backing and lining)
|I used 3 kinds of gold and white wrapping paper|
|Like the gold foil tape I added to my shoe shelves|
One of the reasons why I think our closet looks so good (pardon my boastfulness), is because of lighting! I mean think of it, how many of our closets have great lighting other than those ceiling lights out there.
Ikea has thought of this and we chose the Striberg lighting for our cabinets which comes in 5 lengths.
|Striberg Lighting can be mounted this way too|
|We opted to mount the lighting directly unto the cabinetry|
This photo was taken with just the Striberg Lighting ON in the closet
|Here are other Lighting options to consider from IKEA|
Hew! That's a lot of details right? I hope it helps anyone planning on re-doing their closets!
Anyway, join me next time on this Closet Saga as I tackle one of my favorite things to do - ORGANIZATION!
Have a Great Weekend!
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