In order to transform the storage in this room, we opted for pax wardrobes from Ikea having used them previously in the kids loft rooms. Decided this time though to go for the darker option.
I came to the conclusion that home delivery would be the best option, not only because I have a small car, but due to the fact that I am unable to walk through the marketplace in Ikea without throwing small low cost items into the trolley which inevitably add up to a larger sum than envisaged on check out.....so I therefore felt the delivery cost would be the cheaper option.
The minute you start to assemble flat pack furniture, you realise just how much space you need to actually build the stuff. It felt like there were clothes, boxes and general 'stuff' everywhere at one point but slowly and surely, one by one the carcasses began to come together and finally to start look a bit 'wardrobe' like.
So it was goodbye to the faithful old pine wardrobe.....but it didn't go without a fight and part of it now still lives on in the form of low line storage. We realised that with a bit of TLC (in the form of sanding down the top), it made for quite useful additional storage in the teenager's room.....
Ta Da !!
and here we have it.......
Literally have no idea why we didn't do it sooner. The whole room feels far more organised. Clothes can actually be hung up as opposed to being draped over chairs or left on the floor with additional other items now having the luxury of being folded away in the wire drawers inside.
Ok so we still have an artex ceiling, secondary glazed windows that don't open or keep out the cold and a very old cream carpet.... but for now, this new storage has definitely helped create a far more organised, calmer space.