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A walk-in wardrobe? Yes, it's an achievable dream

Gotta love those Ikea Pax door/drawer combos.

LET’S FACE IT – a walk-in wardrobe is a bit of a fantasy for many of us.

If, IF, you had a spare dark galley space, you too could live the dream.

We spotted this great refurb of a narrow interior space on – it leads to a bathroom and makes good use of an area that might otherwise just be a walk-through hall.

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The sheepskin rug and patterned carpet add a touch of glamour but if you look closely, the closet itself is simply an assortment of Pax doors and drawers from Ikea. Some simple chrome handles and the look is streamlined and sleek.

From the other end:

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The house is in Sausalito in California and the clean, white lines are in keeping with the fresh outdoorsy location.

However, here’s another tip to bring glamour into a fairly minimalist space. In the bathroom that leads from the wardrobe, plain white subway-style tiles have been used on the walls, but the same simple cabinets and a free-standing bath give a ‘finished’ hotel-style feel to the room:

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Bathrooms are often neglected – but entirely necessary – corners of our homes.

Have you ever done anything clever to bring a little sophistication or high-design to yours? We’d love to hear from you – and see your photos. Email them to with the subject line Renovation station.

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