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Walk in Closet Dimensions [Best Size for a Master Closet]

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

What's the best size for a walk in master closet?

Most new home floor plans include walk in closets in the master bedroom. Walk in closets can range anywhere from 25 sq ft to a the size of a bedroom (100 sq ft or more).

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

Here are some examples of custom home master closet designs and layouts (with pictures of walk in closet storage):

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

This custom home master closet is about 14.5 x 11.5 ft (with a square center island designed as a folding counter and cabinet).



How wide does a walk in closet need to be? What is the average length of a walk in closet?

The standard width of a walk in closet can range from 5 to 12 feet or more. This allows for a 3-foot hallway into the closet, even after you store or hang items along the walls.

The standard depth of a walk in closet can range from 5 feet (for a square room) to 17 feet (or more for a bonus room style closet).

Here is an example of an extra long closet, which makes great use of upstairs storage space:

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

This custom home master closet is about 10 x 17 ft (with a 9' island cabinet). 

What is the best distance between closet rods?

Most walk in closets combine a variety of storage types, including cabinets with drawers, open shelving, and hanging rods.

Double rods are typically placed at 40 and 80 inches from the floor. Rods designed for tall garments are typically placed at least 72 inches from the floor.

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

This custom home master closet is about 13.5 x 7 ft (and is designed to include a washer and dryer).

Got walk in closet ideas with a window?

Walk in closets sometimes incorporate windows, typically in floor plans where the closet is located on the front of the home.

Here is an example floor plan with a closet on the front of the home with windows: 

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

This custom home floor plan by Stanton Homes features a downstairs master bedroom with his and hers walk in closet. (See a home plan with the closet and bath on opposite ends of the master bedroom - with window walls in each room.)

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

Here is the completed walk in closet. The window wall shelving was extended outwards to create more storage space and a separated his and hers design.

This custom home master closet is about 14 x 9 ft.

Windows are not necessary for closets, but are sometimes added in order to keep balance and visual appeal on the exterior of the home, especially when the closet is located on the front face of the home.

How small can a walk in closet be? What is the right size for a wheelchair accessible walk in closet?

Accessible closets must allow enough space for a full wheelchair turning radius.

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

This custom home master closet is about 14.5 x 11.5 ft (with a square center island cabinet).   It includes a 36" door and plenty of turning radius.

How large should a shoe or accessory closet be?

This "hers" shoe closet is approx. 3' x 3' - just large enough to tuck away boots, flats, and jewlery (with custom height shelving and peg hanging boards):

Walk in Closet Dimensions | Best Size for a Master Closet

Space-Saving Tips

Store bulky items - like winter coats - in designated coat closets in the foyer, mudroom, or upstairs. These items can take up significant space, if you're focused on minimizing the master walk in closet size. 

Looking for ways to add closet storage to your new home floor plan? Ask the builder for easy floor plan modification ideas.

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Custom Home Builder in Raleigh, North Carolina:

When you build a custom home, the "standard" size of any room - including a closet - is very flexible. As your considering floor plan options, contact custom home builder Stanton Homes. We'll help you find the right floor plan - even if it means modifying room sizes and layouts.

 


 

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