Earlier this year, we were hired to design and build some wardrobe units for a client in Snoqualmie, WA, using IKEA’s PAX system. The house already had a sort of craftsman-like feel with lots of crown molding, and wainscoting throughout, and the customer was really attracted to that style. So the challenge was to make the somewhat plain looking PAX units feel more custom-built and integrated.
We achieved this by building up the top and base, so we could incorporate the existing base and crown moldings. Then it was just a matter of getting the painter to match his paint to the cabinets to tie it all together.
Here we used a combination of IKEA’s PAX and kitchen cabinets (ADEL off-white) to create a wardrobe/media-center. Using matching panels from the kitchen department allowed us to create the partitions and shelves.
Pulling out the middle section and adding feet was a nice touch. Elements like these add dimension, and emphasize that custom look
To create the drawer unit for the desk area, we cut down the height of a kitchen base cabinet so the desk top would sit at a comfortable 30″ this still allowed for 3 small drawers and the extra tall base.
Remodeling the walk-in closet for the master bedroom was a simpler affair. Here we used the PAX units in a more standard fashion, just adding in the crown molding to tie it in with the rest of the house.
Check out our the built-in media center we made using IKEA kitchen cabinets here!