Ikea’s Pax wardrobe has been around for years. But I did not really appreciate it in full, until we installed it in our bedroom in the River house.
You know there are often quirky aspects when you buy a house, especially when there are previous renovations. In our case, there was a renovation where the closet was removed from the bedroom and added into the bathroom. The idea resulted in more floor space in the bedroom. But the closet in the bathroom does not have enough depth for a standard hanger. This makes it hard to close the door. I am not sure if the previous home owners only wore folded clothing or if they were nudists? I can assure you that we are not and we needed space to hang our clothes.
Ordering the Pax Wardrobe
In came the Pax wardrobe. Let me just say up front that designing a pax wardrobe is not for the faint of heart. Whether you do it online or in the store there are a lot of part numbers needed. We timed our visit on Monday around dinner time, hoping to score the help of one of the assistants. It worked. With the attention of one of Ikea’s resourceful staff members, we were able to design a closet that works well for us.
What to Consider
There are a few important factors to consider when designing a closet to suit your needs:
You need to determine how much linear hanging space you need. You can do this by simply measuring what you have now and adding extra for breathing space or future purchases. In our case, my husband needed full-length hanging space for his long pants. I prefer to have my long pants folded over on pant hangers. This gave me double the space as I have pants and skirts on the bottom and tops on the top.
Do you need drawer space? In my husband’s case, he was abandoning his large dresser. So, he needed one of the cupboards to accommodate his drawer needs and shelves for folded clothes. I kept my large dresser. But also managed to snag extra drawers in the Pax Wardrobe for my workout clothes, bathing suits and off season bits and pieces. Yippee for me.
We were both able to add a bit of shoe storage on handy pull-out shoe racks which I love.
The options are endless with any different add-ons to choose from to design a wardrobe to suit your needs. After all, the advertisement says “Make your dream wardrobe come true.”
This set-up works beautifully for us. My husband has his area and I have mine (mine is a bit bigger of course). But if in the future we decide we would like to change, it is easy to adjust the layout of the Pax wardrobe.
The light flicks on when we open the doors so it’s easy to see what is in our closet.
We used Pax before in the office in our last house and it worked so well. Have you tried a Pax wardrobe in your home?