Update on IKEA closets

Hi guys,

So I wrote an article about the IKEA closets the other day and wanted to give everyone an update on my closet that I just installed. The entire process was a tedious 2 1/2 days but it was well worth it. I’m very happy with the result, not to mention it only costed me under $2000 for the entire project (and that includes tax).

I’ve attached a couple pictures here:


The good thing about these closets is that you get to design them however you’d like them to be. I need longer hanging space because I have longer dresses, but my fiance wouldn’t have the need for it, so we customized his side a little bit differently.

Notice the “centerpiece” in the middle is a row of smaller drawers, a glass drawer, and a jewelry pull-out tray. The glass drawer/shelving cost just a tad bit more than the regular wooden material but it transforms the closet into something more luxurious (a bit of an upgrade). I will be adding crystal pulls to the drawers so make sure you come back for more pictures 🙂


Above is a picture on the right side of the closet, we tried to keep the design as symmetrical as possible minus some minor differences.


And lastly is a picture of the remainder side of the closet. This side was strategically designed to fit our 2 hampers on the bottom but still has even functionality with the drawers, hangers, and a shelf on top.


IKEA Closets

Today I’m writing a blog about the IKEA closets. Just a bit of a background, David and I are moving into our new home. This is the home that we want to spend the next 15 years of our lives raising four kids so everything has to be perfect. I’ve gone to California Closets and the Container Store to get a quote and although their designs are nice, the materials that they use were either too thin/feels cheap for the amount of money that I would like to spend. Still, they were quoting me upward $10K for my new closet. And then comes IKEA!

Our current IKEA kitchen cabinets

David has used IKEA before for our current home, everything from kitchen cabinets to bathroom vanity and we’ve been very pleased with the appealing factors (clean lines, modern, sleek design). So I decided to give it a try with our new closet. To my own disbelief in a good way, my quote came out to be $1,800 and I was adding so much more extra stuff to it (glass drawers for example) that I couldn’t with the other closet companies due to their steep prices.

IKEA also makes your life easy by allowing you to save your work on their user-friendly planning tool called “PAX planner”. You can even access this from home with your own login and make any changes as necessary.

My 3D rendering closet design

All you need to do next is to go to a local IKEA store, they usually have most items in stock so you would just pick everything up in one day. Have fun installing!

P.S. I will post pics of the final product once we’re done installing the new closet.