Studio progress: I (more or less) have closets!
Nor am I going to share with you ways a lot time I spent yesterday in my studio, simply standing and searching and pondering the ground design determination. It is embarrassing. After losing plenty of time making an attempt to decide, I lastly determined that perhaps issues could be lots clearer if I might see some cupboards in place. So I spent the remainder of the afternoon and night assembling the bottom cupboards for the lengthy entrance wall. The wall is clearly removed from completed, however simply seeing this little progress makes me so excited to complete!!
This studio has been right here in half for years, and through that point I’ve thought-about so many various choices for cabinetry on this room. I thought-about every thing from fully DIY to IKEA and RTA cupboards, and nearly each different possibility and mixture you would consider.
At first, once I checked out IKEA cupboards, I dismissed them for a motive. I had deliberate this wall consisting of decrease and higher cupboards and a desk workspace that spanned the whole wall.
And the usual peak for desktops is 30 inches. IKEA Sektion Cupboards are supposed for kitchen cupboards, with a regular peak of 36 inches.
I ultimately determined I did not want that wall to have a protracted desk space, so I opted for wall-to-wall storage. However due to window placement (which I decided particularly based mostly on a 30-inch-tall wall-to-wall workspace), I am nonetheless restricted in what I can put in right here, and the 36-inch-tall kitchen cupboards will not match.
However the wonderful thing about IKEA cupboards is that the precise cupboard packing containers are solely 30 inches tall. If you wish to use them as kitchen cupboards, purchase the legs individually so as to add peak, then cowl these legs with a protracted piece that hides the legs. So with out the legs, the cupboards are simply primary 30-inch tall packing containers.
They nonetheless will not work for the standard 30-inch excessive desktop since you’d nonetheless have so as to add a countertop, which provides a minimal of three/4 of an inch to the peak. But in addition, cupboards cannot sit straight on the ground like that as a result of the doorways and drawers cowl the perimeters of the cupboard body, and having a door or drawer entrance near the ground is just not solely fully impractical, but additionally seems bizarre.
So whereas I haven’t got to make use of IKEA legs that add a number of inches to the peak, I do must provide you with a plan to boost the cupboards off the ground by a minimum of two inches. Regardless of the answer, it must not solely add peak, but additionally give the underside of the cupboards a clear, completed, purposeful look.
There are undoubtedly some downsides to making an attempt to make use of IKEA Sektion cupboards as one thing apart from kitchen cupboards. However there are additionally some particular advantages. I imply, I put collectively seven primary cupboards in sooner or later. If I had constructed these packing containers from scratch, it might have taken a number of afternoons and nights to make this a lot progress. So it is a large benefit to make use of IKEA cupboards!
And simply as I believed, turning my consideration away from the ground and onto a totally completely different undertaking helped carry some readability to my determination to stroll. I made a decision to mix a few of yesterday’s concepts and go borderless in the principle a part of the room, including a again entry border and utilizing a strong coloration on the lavatory and storage flooring. So it is going to look roughly like this…
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