21+ IKEA Pax Ideas With The Wow Factor

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Get inspired with these fantastic IKEA Pax ideas

The IKEA Pax wardrobe range has long been a favorite of many a IKEA hack enthusiast. The reason is simple, this closet system range really takes the hard work out of things, allowing you to focus of the value added, creative aspect of your wardrobe ideas. In this post, I will look at some IKEA Pax ideas that will inspire you to deliver your very own IKEA Pax hack.

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21+ IKEA Pax Ideas With The Wow Factor

Are Ikea PAX wardrobes any good? The answer to that really depends on where your standards are. As a functional, well priced closet with great storage space, this IKEA Pax closet range is difficult to beat. They possibly include the mirror, standard shelf, drawer, cabinet, closet rod, hanging space, trim, shoe storage and wardrobe hinged door.

The IKEA Pax wardrobe system well made, obviously a mass market build quality but it is to a high standard. The fact that that this is IKEA furniture should provide some reassurance as to the quality and durability of this IKEA closet organizer.

As far as freestanding IKEA wardrobes go, it is perfectly fine. You get a minimalistic design that will suit most spaces and it is budget friendly too. However, at Houszed, we are all about the next level. We want to show you some fantastic closet makeover ideas that will get your design ideas flowing. There is nothing like a IKEA Pax wardrobe hack to get us excited.

How to customize IKEA Pax…

The hack involves taking a basic IKEA Pax wardrobe combination, adding a little creative flair to give it a custom closet feel, that would normally cost you much more. It also allows you to customize the look to fit in with your design ethos and turn it into your dream closet.

Let’s take a look at some fantastic IKEA Pax ideas and hacks to create something very special.

Take a look at these fantastic IKEA Pax wardrobe ideas…

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These IKEA wardrobe ideas bring that custom design feel

Painting the wardrobe unit a custom color gives it a completely new feel. It looks custom, and consider adding a LED lighting system to give it a new look.

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IKEA Pax closet ideas that are simple to replicate…

Add some new handles for a fresh new look. Consider adding trim to your doors for a more luxurious design, completed with a lovely paint color.

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IKEA custom closets for a tight corner space

The versatility of the IKEA Pax system is well known. What isn’t as well known is the ability to cut the units down to fit into spaces. This is a great example of using the eaves in this attic space.

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This IKEA custom closet design adds a whole new look…

The paint color can totally transform the look of the Pax system. We have a whole post on painting cupboards, but the end result can be astounding.

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No IKEA Pax doors…no problem! Customize IKEA Pax for the luxury look…

This lovely dressing room is based on the Pax system. The lack of doors is intentional, creating an open space that is easily accessible.

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This IKEA Pax inspiration delivers a great look…

Consider this look for a great room. The colours are light and airy with modern hardware. The vanity unit sits wonderfully well in this airy room.

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You never thought IKEA wardrobes could look like this..

If you showed me this picture, I would refuse to believe that this was based on a Pax unit. The custom doors, baseboard and trim transform the look. The paint scheme takes it to a whole new level.

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These Pax system ideas are adaptable…

Transform your hallway space by creating new storage. The Pax system is well geared to this task.

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Another great example of IKEA closet design…

Create some great storage as well as a classy walk in closet design, using the Pax system. The open look makes everything accessible too.

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This IKEA Pax hack remains the most creative…

Aren’t these handles absolutely fantastic…they create a whole new look to the wardrobe. A complete custom feel to this design.

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I hope that the IKEA Pax ideas above has given you some design ideas to incorporate into your home. As a project, its not the simplest, nor is it a quick one. It will take time and effort, but as far as IKEA hacks go, it is one that can produce some of the most impressive looks.

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Why is the IKEA Pax perfect for this hack?

It provides a perfect base to build your design on. The Pax range is flexible and pretty much meets most basic requirements. You can configure it as you wish, adding different combinations to create your fitted wardrobe. Its not just amateur IKEA hackers that are taking advantage of this, established interior designers are also fully working with this trend. Some of the end results are staggeringly good…in some cases, you would never guess that an IKEA Pax closet system was the base of their creation. You will find some of these IKEA Pax wardrobe ideas below.

How do you make an IKEA Pax look custom?

Your IKEA wardrobe can be given a custom look in many ways. The IKEA Pax system is essentially the interior of the wardrobe frame, delivering perfect closet space alongside a robust build. The exterior is where the custom look takes place. For some, it is a case of decorating the doors, be it adding mirrors, a sliding door or simply changing the color. In more custom examples, you see the addition of crown molding, slats, mirrored doors, baseboard and trim. Custom handles are also applied to the drawers. When put together, you end up with a very premium look that could easily be mistaken for a custom build.
This hack is similar to the IKEA Billy bookcase hack, where the custom look is achieved in a very similar manner. Consider adding them to your pantry.

Is IKEA Pax cheaper than custom?

It really depends on the size of the wardrobe required to house all your clothes. In most cases, with all things being equal, it is cheaper to build upon a IKEA closet system base than a custom organized closet. The reason is that it saves a lot of time when building the base of the closet and the interior. This time saving is translated into labor cost savings.

What are Ikea PAX wardrobes made of?

The main materials used are fibreboard, particleboard, ABS plastic and polypropylene plastic. The interiors of the Pax system can be added to through the IKEA Komplement series. At least 50%, in terms of the weight of this product is made from renewable materials.

Can you cut IKEA Pax wardrobe?

Yes, you can cut the IKEA Pax unit as they are made of fibreboard and particleboard. However, you should look to avoid it where you can as the surface can get damaged and there is no guarantee of a ‘clean’ cut.

Can I paint IKEA Pax wardrobe?

Yes you can, but the surface of the IKEA Pax makes it difficult. There is a process involved to get a nice finish. I wrote a post on painting kitchen cupboards a while back that is applicable here. Essentially, it involves and lot of preparation, priming, sanding and a few coats of the final paint color.

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