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Average Walk In Closet Sizes [Closet Photos with Dimensions]

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Jun 02, 2017 @ 05:06 AM

How large should a Master Closet be?

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

Below, find examples of Raleigh new home master closet layouts with photos of walk in closet storage, built-in mirror walls, windows, custom shelving designs, and much more.

Click on any photo to see the floor plans for the home pictured.

Walk-in Closet Designs with Island and Built in Cabinets

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Average Walk in Closet Size | Raleigh New Homes

This Chapel Hill new home master closet is approximately 8' x 8'



What is the average walk in closet size for Raleigh new homes?

The standard width of a walk in closet can range from 5' to 12'. This is important because the minimum 5' width maintains a 3' hallway into the closet, even after you hang clothing along the walls.

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

 

If the average walk in closet size starts at a 5'x5' space, how large is this master closet?

Average Walk in Closet Size | Raleigh New Homes

 

This master closet is approximately 172 sq ft - larger than average, and more common for luxury new homes in Raleigh. Click here to see the floor plans for this master suite - a version of the Serengeti built near Raleigh, NC.

 

Average Walk in Closet Size | Raleigh New Homes

What is the distance between clothing rods in a walk in closet?

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.

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

This Raleigh new home master closet is about 14.5' x 11.5' (with a square center island cabinet).

When does a walk in closet need a window?

Floor plans with a window inside the master closet are typically arranged in a Bedroom --> Bathroom --> Closet layout. Here is an example floor plan:

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

This Raleigh new home - by Stanton Homes - features a downstairs master bedroom with his and hers style closet.

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

The window wall shelving was extended outwards to create more storage space and a separate "his and hers" layout. The walk in closet is about 14' x 9'.

Although windows are not necessary for closets, they can be added by a custom home builder 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.


Master Closets with Built in Wall Mirrors

Walk in closets can leave plenty of space to add a wall mirror or door mirror. Here are some examples:

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

Master walk in closet from The Bryson - see the floor plan here.

 

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

Master walk in closet from The Remington - see the floor plan here.

 

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

Master walk in closet from The Bennett - see the floor plan here.

 

Master Closets with Custom Storage

These walk in closets have built-in jewelry storage walls:

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

What are the minimum dimensions for an accessible walk in closet?

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

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

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

Storage 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. 

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

This Raleigh new home master closet is about 12' x 12'

 

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

This Raleigh new home master closet is about 10' x 17' (with 9' island). 

 

What is the Average Walk in Closet Size? Closet Pictures with Dimensions

This Raleigh new home master closet is about 13.5' x 7' (with a washer and dryer area built in).

 

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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