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4'' Broom Closet from Ikeafans

Posted by buehl (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 11, 08 at 12:26

Ikeafans has 2 threads about how to build a 4" broom closet. (Thanks for reminding us about it Napagirl!)

We may have a 6" tall filler (90") b/w our ovens and cabinets to the right. From the Ikeafans website it looks like StacyLu (with a box prebuilt) and Jgsearls (w/o a prebuilt box) had theirs retrofitted...after everything else was done. Since our contractor has not been very receptive to new and different ideas, we're thinking of doing this ourselves...but it would have to be after the fact.

Has anyone on this site done this? Does anyone know if we can just attach the filler strip to a 2x4 or 2x6...or do we have to have a finished plywood piece (or, is that what filler is???)?

Two threads about this, both on Ikeafans:

4" Broom Closet Modification (Stacylu)

Pullout Broom Closet Modification (Jgsearls)

Note: I think you have to be logged into Ikeafans to see the pictures.


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RE: 4'' Broom Closet from Ikeafans

Hi buehl!

I'm not a member of ikeafans but I do have these pictures courtesy of dianalo:

Our cabinetmaker has made one for us and I believe it's six inches wide (I think because he gave me the "okay" to purchase a five inch pull for it). It will sit in between our freezer and pantry and he's kitted it with stainless peg board so we'll be able to hang all sorts of doo-dads. I believe part of it is sitting in our raw kitchen right now (out of the way of the drywallers) but won't be installed until next week at the earliest. I'll be happy to post pictures of it once it's in.

I'm so grateful to dianalo for posting these photos last summer -- ours is not an enormous kitchen and this should be a clean-up godsend!


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I've not done this, but it looks like a very good use of that swing space (3 inches plus?) that often needs to accommodated alongside refrigerators. The door could even be recessed if necessary.


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What a genius idea!


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Hi there... If you have questions I'm available here as well as ikeafans. Our pullout was not done as a retro fit or after things were done and as far as I know, neither was Jenn's (jsgearls). My handy hubby designed and built it. We're also quite friendly on ikeafans, if you have questions that's probably the best place to find me.


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Thanks Stacy! I don't know if we will have a place for this, but I'm researching our options. I was hoping it could be done later since I don't think my contractor would be receptive to doing this...or he might mark it up so high that we couldn't afford it!

If we do have a place for it, I will definitely be contacting you for more information! I was hesitant to post on the IkeaFans site b/c our cabinets are not Ikea.


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I really think it can be done later as long as there's space for it and trim isn't installed (depending on your trim I suppose).
Is it something that you could build and have the contractor install while he's doing the other cabinets? That would avoid the markup and possibly his hesitancy to do it.
And I'll just say that there are people on ikeafans that decide not to go with Ikea, we know it's not for everybody but they (and you) are still welcome to post there. The original pictures (the white cabinets above) aren't Ikea cabs but they served as the inspiration for what DH built... I must say though that it's odd to see pictures of our kitchen linked in from strangers. It's a compliment but still strange :)
Best of luck in whatever you decide!
Stacy


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Bump .... good post to keep around for awhile!


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Can something like this be done with a 3" filler space? I have 3" in my 90" tall pantry wall and would love a spot to store my broom...

thanks!


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I didn't specifically need "tall" storage for brooms etc, so I went a slightly different way ... to make it easier on my contractor, I bought two of the 3" RevAShelf base filler units with pegboard, and had him stack them on top of each other next to my fridge. So I have a lower pullout and an upper pullout, each with a "drawerfront" on the face. Not finished yet because the drawerfronts haven't arrived yet.

I'll use this to store all the odds and ends that I *don't* want to accumulate on the kitchen counters ... dog leashes, baggies, grooming equipment, pens and pencils, scissors, grocery lists, rubber bands ....


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To add to the thread, the following also has some info (as well as other storage ideas):

Thread: Care to share your best kitchen storage ideas?


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as a kitchen and bath store owner and designer of all the kitchens I sell this is not that hard to do. It is basicly a pull out spice rack that is really tall. It is done all the time as with 6" fillers or 3" fillers. You should be able to get all the slide out parts from a website that sells Rev a shelf products or hafle. Once you see the instructions you wil get the idea. Normally there are slide out tracks on both sides or the unit tries to twist.
You need a decorative front that matches the cabinets. Nomally you would use filler strip from the cabinet maker and normall put a decorative over it called a profile filler to make it look nice. Profile fillers are shaped to look as much like a door as possible given how skinny they are. You contractor either is in expierenced in things like this or he just wants to get in and get out.


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Im not sure why this thread was bumped, but I really hope to do one of these in our laundry room. I will not have a broom closet otherwise and I really think this is a great use of space.

DaveInOrlando Thanks for you input. My DH will be building ours so any insight really helps. :-)

Here are a few more pictures of these. The first is from RMKitchens beautiful kitchen and the next 2 belong to JustMeJulie.




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I'm thrilled this got bumped, we have the perfect spot for this great idea. Thanks!


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Bump


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does anyone still have pictures of dianalo's broom closet ? The links above are no longer active. : (


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Dianalo's pictures

Not sure why this is not bumping ?? Looking to find out if anyone still has pictures of dianalo's broom closet ? The links above are no longer active.


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RE: 4'' Broom Closet from Ikeafans

Angela & Jenny...this thread dropped off the 67-page thread list a year ago. Bumping it will not bring it back to the list. Once a thread drops off page 67, it can no longer be bumped back onto the list (except in rare circumstances that I think have more to do with a glitch in GW!)

However, you can still go to it if you have the URL...like you did. That's one reason it's in the "Read Me" thread!


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