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Published on August 30th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Customized kitchen pantry

Materials: Akurum high cabinet, Pax Komplement drawers

Description: When we renovated the kitchen, we chose this high cabinet from Ikea because it’s wide enough for the microwave but for storage it is terrible. It is too deep and has two big drawers which are again too deep. If you put a can in a drawer you can only see the top of the can! I like organizing but I wasn’t about to label all the top of my cans!!!

The solution? Ikea’s drawers for the Pax wardrobe system. We bought two big ones and my boyfriend cut them to fit the pantry. Voila! Nice sliding, solid wood drawers and not too high.

See more of the Akurum high cabinet with Pax storage.

~ Louise, Montreal

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Jules Yap

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12 Responses to Customized kitchen pantry

  1. Natasha says:

    Hi, do the draws extend all the way out?

  2. To anonymous,
    Because this cabinet is 30″. Ikea doesn’t have basket that size. The mechanism of the Pax drawers are very stable.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t you buy specific Rationell drawers similar to the ones you have below, but which are for inside use? They fit straight to Ikea kitchen cabinets and have better mechanisms.

  4. Amy says:

    I love your kitchen table!

  5. I understand, I would of loved a walk-in pantry.

  6. Moontree says:

    Very pretty, thought i would go crazy if all of my food was in drawers. I prefer to be able to see everything on shelves.

  7. Also a hack! The legs were from an old table. I repainted them and changed laminated top for a piece of Ikea butcher counter.

  8. Bonjour Julie,

    Komplement drawer come in 26″ 3/4 or 36″5/8 and we needed 27 “1/2.

  9. Anonymous says:

    @julie – how else would you get them to be able to roll out?

  10. julie says:

    why did you have to cut them? I thought komplement drawers came in 30″ widths?

  11. Henna @ AboutCabinets Blog says:

    i just loved this kitchen pantry, very servicable and very functional, i think every home needs these types of storage solutions to keep a tidy and neat front, great things

  12. Alex Ingram says:

    Dope Blog!
    Be sure to follow mine at tuxandtie.blogspot.com and on twitter at tuxandtie

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