Antonius laundrydaze

Published on April 22nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Laundry Daze

Materials: Antonius clothes storage system items

Description: This isn’t a hack in the truest since of the word but it is an adaption and adjustment of Ikea items to suit a different need.

The laundry room of our house is very small which means space in the room is very tight. So after searching for a long time for a laundry system (stand alone or wall mounted) to fit the space and our needs, everything we found was either too expensive, too big and/or didn’t suit our needs. Which were to have room to hang empty clothes hangers and clothes, a place to fold clothes and/or set the laundry basket as well as room for a small bin to hold a few dirty towels/clothes when there weren’t enough for a full load.

So I took some parts from the Antonius clothes storage system and re-purposed them. The items used are 2 long wall rails, 4 brackets, 2 solid (not wire) shelves and 2 clothes rails. These pieces are sold separately at the Ikea stores, so you can mix and match as I did. I also bought a small plastic Ikea storage bin to put on the floor underneath the unit.

To suit our needs in the laundry room, we adjusted the lower shelf so it was high enough off the ground to give clearance for the bin and the empty hangers. Then the top shelf we put quite high so you could hang clothes up there and still be able to put the laundry basket on top of the lower shelf. It’s perfect for the need and the space as it’s very sturdy (no wobbling at all) and the shelves don’t stick out too far. It fills every need and didn’t cost a fortune as a lot of the purpose built standalone laundry racks do.

~ Rebecca McCarty, Seattle

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to Laundry Daze

  1. Becca says:

    Found the receipt for the items. To build the whole thing cost $44,with an extra $4.99 for the box underneath as we didn’t have one laying around that wasn’t being used.

    2 Antonius Wall (70 7/8″ vertical rails) $6 each
    2 Antonius Shelves $7 each
    2 Antonius (2 per pack) Brackets $3 each
    2 Antonius Clothes rails $6 each

    1 Samla Box (23 x 15) $4.99 each

  2. Elawen says:

    what a great idea! I have very many empty clothes hangers right now (that I don´t want to throw away entirely, you´ll never know ;) )since I digged through my wardrobe. Your hack gave me the very idea how to storage them. Thanks for that!
    Your room looks very neat with this hack.


  3. I’d consider this a bona fide Ikea hack any day! Nice laundry space you’ve created there. I wish I had that space too. I’m waiting for the eureka moment to hit me still because I don’t have a laundry room. Keeping your hack in mind – it looks really nice, tidy and practical.

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