Picture of Optimizing an IKEA Wardrobe
I have bought an IKEA (PAX) wardrobe with doors. When it came about the drawers, a design fault showed off: some unwanted and irregular space between the drawers made us loose some precious room.

Well, it may be a small annoyance, or a big one if you are a perfectionist!

Read on to see how to hack and save space. It will require a hand saw for metal, and a router.

Step 1: Using the IKEA Online Planner

Picture of Using the IKEA Online Planner
They have an online planner on the web, which allows you to choose the wanted size, color, accessories.

After opting for doors, when placing the drawers, you may notice some unexpected spaces (marked "?!?" below), but the images are pretty small and faded, so you'll miss them easily.

The wasted space seems meaningless, but believe me, in practice, you'll notice it. The bad thing is that you cannot use that space at all.
tbayley1 year ago
cut about 10mm from the top of the draws and they fit a lot closer together!
fpedretti2 years ago
ok, good idea but I think is more simple use blum hinge nil protrusion
prot1582 years ago
Hi. This is smart.
But instead of using a router, I would have put the door hinge 10cm higher.
A little easier no?
cslaughter13 years ago
"A router is a strange and dangerous power tool"... very wise words!
OJMDC3 years ago
Lose not Loose. Loose = not tight.

Great fix.
laxap (author)  OJMDC3 years ago
...or waste, not waist.

Fixed the fix. Thanks.