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Old Mar 24th, 06, 5:41 pm   #1
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We're building a new house and using IKEA Nexus cabinets for the kitchen. I'm planning cubbies/lockers for the mudroom and have been struggling with finding a way to use ikea cabs for them also.

I envision a bench (upper refrigerator cabinet???) with a cabinet sitting on it for hanging coats, etc. Similar to Pottery Barn, but more streamlined/modern (can be open or closed for locker area) Has anyone done this? Any suggestion of which cabinets to use?

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http://ww1.potterybarn.com/cat/pip.c...bch&gids=p4618

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I'd suggest the 24" deep, 15" high overfridge cabinets (WRD3615) with a W1539 15" wide, 39" high wall cabinet above it mounted on the wall at about 20" from the floor to leave enough room for the cushion , and maybe a WFR3624 36 wide by 24 high by 12 deep fan cabinet on top of that.

It would look like this:



with closed doors


Cost as shown (72" wide by 81" tall) $770
Comparable size to Pottery Barn (30 wide x 68 high) $305
one WFR3015, two W1539, one WRD3015 plus you get the extra doors which the PB one does not have. Cost would be less if you did not order the doors

You can even get bin pulls at IKEA.

The only difference is that the bottom cab has doors instead of the drawer, but you could leave off the doors and put a big ol basket in the bottom instead.


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Old Mar 24th, 06, 7:55 pm  
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Many thanks. That looks like a great suggestion. I especially appreciate the drawings!

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There's a post showing how to put pullouts under a sink base.Â*http://www.ikeafans.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=916&forum_id=12 -- seems like the same idea could be used in the seat cabinets here, providing the drawers below the seat. I've been planning to do this myself.Â* Pam

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[align=left]Here's a mudroom that is similar to the design posted above. [/align]


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Hmm.....lemme try again.




Hah! I think I got it!

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moon-child--I love that mudroom. Was that made with Ikea cabinets?

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No, not made with Ikea cabinets, but there's no reason you couldn't make approximately this mudroom with Ikea cabinets. As I said before, that mudroom is about the same as the plan posted Eva posted for you above. Personally, if (and when) I put lockers in our mudroom, I will be doing similar to the picture that I posted, using Ikea cabs. I won't have doors on the lower bench or on the opening where coats will be hung, but I think I will put doors on the upper cabs to hide various stuff to be stored.

Good luck with your project.

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The following link shows the California closets mudroom line, now carried at target. They have units similar in size to the Pottery barn ones (top+bottom) that cost $140 each, with options for drawer units as well. Not sure on how the quality holds up.

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