Before & After: An Attic Turned Functional and Fabulous Closet

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(Image credit: Tracey Ho Lung)

IKEA Pax wardrobes can be a godsend for creating closet space out of nothing and here is an exquisite example of how they can not only provide a massive amount of storage but appear like they were built just for your space. Check out this dreamy transformation:

(Image credit: Tracey Ho Lung)

Juliette Lie Baxter and Tracey Ho Lung profiled this attic transformation on their blog Love, Emoem and shared it with us:

From Juliette: Liv Judd Soye is a style and media personality in Toronto who dreamed of more space to store her own personal wardrobe and set up style shoots for her rotation of magazine shoots and TV appearances. A new home meant a third floor sitting room that she saw as a closet and workspace, even before she moved in.

She worked closely with a cabinet maker, who specializes in custom fitting IKEA cabinets, to give this 400 square foot area a whole lot of smart storage with a luxurious mood. From design to finish, the process took approximately a month in between her busy life as a mom to two toddlers and freelance style expert.

There were some hiccups and extra costs that Liv had to overcome before getting to the fun part. These included installing new spray insulation when she discovered there was none (a no-no in chilly Toronto, Canada in the winter) and installing a ceiling mounted Mitsubishi air conditioner unit (a must-have during the city’s hot and humid summers) because the home’s central AC system didn’t push enough cold air up into the third floor.

Upmarket hardware from Ginger’s add a sleek and chic touch to the floor-to-ceiling cabinets. And the row of drawers are IKEA kitchen cabinets with plenty of storage and pull-out trays (that would normally house cutlery or spice jars) house all the little things like jewelry and lingerie. With so much wiggle room to get ready in the morning and plenty of morning sun, the space doubles as a convenient play area for her two littles while she gets ready.

Click here to see more of this dressing area as well as a cosy office nook she added during the renovation.

Thank you, Juliette!