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My IKEA Pax wardrobe hack. What size doors?

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chicaguapa Thu 18-Jun-15 09:59:36

Our ceiling is 226cm high so we can only fit the Pax wardrobes at 201cm. I want to build a cupboard area above the wardrobes to use the 25cm of space above the wardrobe frames. I know it's not a lot of space, but sometimes every bit counts and we can put spare bedding, towels etc up there.

I've been looking at door options for my cupboards. I have the high gloss Hasvik sliding doors so have been looking at other white high gloss options at Ikea. There's the Ringhult drawer fronts which I can use as the cupboard doors. They'll hinge from the top like the horizontal kitchen cupboards (which are annoyingly 40cm high so too big for my project).

My wardrobes are 200cm wide. The drawer front options are 40cm, 60cm and 80cm wide (and 20cm high). So I'm trying to work out the best way to fill the 200cm wide space. I was thinking the 80cm in the middle and then 60cm either side. Or could go with two 80cm at each end with 40cm in the middle. I can't work out which would look the best aesthetically.

Any ideas please? Thanks.

Amybabygypsyqueen Thu 18-Jun-15 10:23:41

Look at the besta range the cupboards are small and they might fit x

ChishandFips33 Thu 18-Jun-15 14:57:12

Crikey this could have been written by me!

Their sizes are frustrating and in the end we bought the higher wardrobes and had the joiner cut them down - ours weren't sliding though <not helpful but sympathetic to your dilemma>

Have you googled to find any potential images for the ways you're thinking about? I'd probably be tempted to do 2x60 and 1x80

chicaguapa Fri 19-Jun-15 07:14:48

Awwww! We could have probably got the taller doors and cut them down. I didn't think of that! We could have put a batten on the ceiling and attached the top rails to that.

Never mind. It looks like the Ringhult range of doors looks the best option now. They do a plinth too so I can use that to fill the 5cm gap at the top.

Going tomorrow and let's hope it's a colour match.

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