Bathroom bathtub

Published on February 26th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Transform your unused bathtub in a wardrobe – reuse it in the future

Transform your unused bathtub in a wardrobe

Materials: PAX wardrobe, wooden board and prop

Put into the bath eight wood prop to support the weight of your new wardrobe, a wood board (2 cm) to cover your bathtub. Mount the pax wardrobe on it. You don’t need to take out the idric system, the depth of the wardrobe let you leave it without hydraulic work.

I used a pax wardrobe Vikedal 200 x 150 x 50 with hinged doors mirror glass

~ Antonio Veronese, Vicenza Italy

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12 Responses to Transform your unused bathtub in a wardrobe – reuse it in the future

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great idea. For safety remember to plug the waste line (or drain line). It uses a water trap to prevent gases from the whole city to coming back in. If the water dries out the gases come in. So it’s good to plug it with cement permanently or if able add a cup or two of water every 3 to 6 months

  2. Anonymous says:

    What an outside the box solution to the oh so common closet shortage. As long as there is a shower in the flat, this makes a lot of sense.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’d reuse the toilet bowl as my eating bowl too.

    • Anonymous says:

      To Anonymous: You probably ought to do that, I’m sure for you it would be a step up from your regular dishes, seeing as you have a dirty mean spirited mind…


    • Anonymous says:

      Oh common it was funny a bit!

      On-topic: Good usage of space, no matter what reason.

  4. Anonymous says:

    There are two problems with doing this.

    1) If water backed up into the tub somehow, because of a plumbing blockage elsewhere in your home or apartment building, there’s no way for you to get the rank water out of the tub without dismantling the entire Pax wardrobe.

    2) Even if there’s no water backup, there’s another problem with having a tub you never put water in. Eventually all the water in the drain pipe will evaporate, including the water in the elbow. Once that happens sewer gas will be free to vent directly into your bathroom. Not good.

    Before doing this I’d at least run some water down the tub, and follow it with a few tbsp of mineral oil. That should keep the water in the elbow from evaporating for several years. I’d also look for a way to plug that drain, maybe using wax or silicone sealer, and weigh it down with something heavy (and waterproof).

  5. Anonymous says:

    I can’t see a shower in that bathroom.. so it might be OK, but if there is any shower in that room, your pax will die in weeks, cause it’s not meant to be in wet rooms!

    • Anonymous says:

      Any bathroom needs an efficient Exhaust fan. Without it, walls, will get moldy, mirrors become splotchy, window sills will rot etc. The Pax will be perfectly ok in the bathroom as long as the fan is being used during and after showering.
      I know, since we have a shallow Pax cabinet in our master bath for several years now, with no ill effects.

  6. Anonymous says:

    maybe cuz he has another one?! is that really important here?

    great idea!!

  7. Ruthie A says:

    Ingenious use of your space, you must either have a lot of clothes or a very small place! I didn’t actually realise at first that they were doors I just thought it was a mirrored wall in your bathroom.

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