CHI Good Questions: Inexpensive Storage "Pod" for a Loft?

CHI Good Questions: Inexpensive Storage "Pod" for a Loft?

Janel Laban
Mar 14, 2008

Ana sent us an email: I love the idea of the "pod living" concept and I was thinking of having something similar custom made for my loft. Since my loft already has a kitchen and bathroom, my "pod" would only be a closet/cabinet/storage space.

Any ideas with respect to which manufacturers would be able to do something like that in a way that is not overly expensive? I was thinking that maybe a kitchen cabinet manufacturer would be a good idea, but which one? Or do you have any other suggestions? Thanks!

One idea: The go-to for inexpensive cabinetry is IKEA, due to the wide range of sizes and door styles, from small kitchen cabinets on up to full wardrobe sized cabinets with sliding doors such as the PAX, shown here, which is nearly 8 feet tall and 9 feet long.

We're guessing that the cheapest route to a "pod" would be to install two PAX units back to back, creating a dual sided room divider/storage area that is 9ft x4ft at the cost of just under $2000.

Please share your ideas, sources or recommendations for Ana in the comments...

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