It's been a very long time since I have lurked or posted on here-
I am looking to re-do my mudroom, however with a very limited budget I have been poking around on PIntrest and found a lot of great ideas for using Ikea cabinets for window seats and suddenly it occurred to me that I could probably do the same for my mudroom- Just wondering if anyone has done this and if so how will they hold up?
I would like to add:
1.bench with drawers, open shelving and or cabinets below
2.a coat rack
3. cabinets to my 9' ceiling and possibly shelving units on one side of the bench
The area to hold the unit is 53" x 27". The problem is this- before the space was open, there was a closet on the wall. When said closet door was open, it was perpendicular to my garage door and if both doors were open at the same time, they would get caught in each other. Below is a few pictures of the space:
Looking for design info. and any logistical help anyone would like to offer...
|Why didn't you just put bypass doors on your closet? It would probably cost less and give you more storage, to put the closet back there! |
If you don't mind the open storage, consider that those little coats in the picture are going to get bigger and longer very quickly. I'd put the coat rack at standard height and once that is in place you will be able to see the situation better.
|You might want to look at the Ikea Hackers site. There is a mudroom remake that looks lovely.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Ikea Hackers
|Thanks for your feedback= |
Cindyloo123- We looked into the bypass door- I don't remember why, but for we discovered it wasn't going to work in that location- The hooks there now are temporary 3m hooks- because I got tired of using my dining room (pictured behind that wall) as the coat room. My plan is to put cabinets at the bottom and making a bench and then putting two sets of hooks one lower for my children and then an average height set for us. At the top I would like to put more cabinets for storage- I was just looking to see if anyone has used Ikea cabinets in this way before and if so, how have they held up?
Graywings- Thanks for that site- I actually first saw the idea on there the other day (although my mother is convinced SHE mentioned it to me first :) )
I think I may give it a try-- We have had estimates to have one custom made but my brother in law can do it for free aside from the cost of materials- so I think it will be cheaper using the Ikea cabinets-
Thanks again for suggestions!
|The kitchen cabinets are either 12 or 24 inches deep, which isn't exactly perfect for a bench. But people do cut them down to a better depth; the over-fridge cabinets are a good height for benches. |
The Liatorp series would be great in your space if you could cut off one side overhang - they have a TV bench and a bridge shelf that measure 57" wide, and I've seen them set up as you've described. Here's a link to the bench, but be sure to look at the bridge shelf too.
Here is a link that might be useful: liatorp
Here is a link that might be useful: Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinet
|I would also consider adding one or two conveniently placed power outlets for charging.|
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