Sep 08, 2017 - 09:33 PM
A walk-in closet is one of the best things to invest in if you highly value personal space and if you have plenty of clothes.
The ideal walk-in closet should have a width no less than 12 feet and a depth of at least 17 feet. But if you are a bit short on space, you may just want to apply the basic rule of thumb that a walk-in closet should be able to have enough space for a full wheelchair turning radius. For minimal spaces, the perfect dimension for a walk in closet would fall somewhere around 7 by 10 feet.
Why do you need all this space? Well, the perfect walk-in closet should have a set of shelves, cabinets, drawers, and hanging rods. Besides, as a good rule of thumb, the space allotted for clothes that are hanged up in a closet should be around 1 to 2 inches to avoid crumpling. In addition, if you have long coats or dresses, it is recommended that you hang such clothes on a rod that is no less than 70 inches from the floor.
Moreover, the ideal walk-in closet should have an open space that’s large enough for you to lay open your suitcase and luggage bags whenever you are packing up for travel. Walk-in closets should also have a space for seating that you can use for wearing socks and shoes.
If you are planning on building your own walk-in closet, try to find out these following measurements before you layout how your closet should look like and before you get the materials you need:
1. The distance between your closet’s floor and ceiling
2. The depth of your closet
3. The height and width of usable wall space
Once you have figured out your closet’s measurements, the next thing you should do is answer these essential questions that can help aid you in designing your closet:
1. Do you have the option to space things well?
2. What kind of items will you store in your closet? (e.g. clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, bedding, towels, folding iron, etc.)
3. Do you prefer shelves, hooks, or hangers?
4. What kind of doors will you use? Sliding doors or swinging doors?
If your walk-in closet has a dimension not going below 7 by 10 feet, you will be able to have enough space to put up shelves, hanging rods, etc. on two or three walls. You will even have enough space to move around, pack your bags, and reach all your stuff without feeling all cramped up.
To give you a quick recap, here’s a short checklist of several items that should be present in your walk-in closet:
· -Full-length mirror
· -Ironing board
· -Jewelry/Accessory Station
· -Shoe Rack
· -Hangers and Hooks
· -Ample Lighting