Store More with Versatile Options
- What: IKEA Kids’ Dresser
- When: Birth to college
- Why: Versatile, affordable, customizable
- Where: IKEA
Have you gotten your kids outfitted for the school year only to discover their clothes no longer fit in their dresser drawers? Need more room or better organization for their growing wardrobe? If so, IKEA has the solution thanks to the modular Smalstad and Uppfora furniture combinations.
We used a dresser with a changing pad on top for all three of our kids as infants. Once they outgrew diapers, we added affordable cube storage on top of the dresser to take advantage of vertical storage space for toys, books, clothes, and more. But with my oldest son turning twelve soon, he and his clothes have grown, while the dresser drawers have not. Enter IKEA for flexible storage that meets their growing needs.
You can get multiple different configurations in this Smastad modular system. We opted for the 30 inch base with two large drawers deep enough and tall enough to hold even my son’s large size kids’ clothing. We added the smaller drawer at the bottom of the unit for items like socks and underwear. We let the kids pick the color of the drawer fronts, with choices including white, gray, green, and pink. We let them choose the drawer pulls. Then we bought two of everything, since our sons share a room as well as a double dresser with six drawers.
If you want more options, you can replace one of the large drawers with two smaller drawers, for a three drawer dresser. Add the optional underneath drawer for four drawers total. Need even more room? Use the 53.5 inch base and go even higher. Add two more large drawers, four smaller ones, or whatever combination works for your kid’s storage needs. Or use the upper portion as hanging space, open shelving, or more.
No matter which combination you choose, you can buy only the pieces you need. When your kids’ needs change, simply switch out the portions that no longer work without having to buy the base. If you want to keep their clothing and belongings organized for years to come, look no further than the winning combination of Smalstad and Uppfora.
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