Closet sizes

There are no strict restrictions or standards when it comes to bedroom closet dimensions. Some closets might be on a full length of a room typically 10 – 12 feet long while others can be built only couple feet wide in order to save some bedroom space. All actual sizes and exact measurements will be determined by a room design while preparing the house plan by a designer or architect.

While planning on adding some cloths storage space you should consider not only the bedroom allowances and style, but minimum depth of the closet. Typically a 24 inches deep closet will accommodate easily most of the cloths hanged on standard hangers. Heights usually will be up to the ceiling allowing placing extra shelf over hanger rod for small items. Closets narrower than 2 feet not very common and might be good for storing shoes or other items in boxes. Bigger front to back measurements might work for keeping winter coats but unless the whole space will be practically in use there is no need in depth increase because it might be just a waste of a whole bedroom living space.

Closet door dimensions a vital factor in determining the practical usage of a whole closet. A 24 inches wide single bi-fold door in 54” wide closet might create a problem with reaching or putting stuff inside. The whole front should be easily accessible unless it is a walk in closed and door serves only as a pathway of getting inside.

Walk-in closets have to have enough room for at least one row of cloths on one side and still comfortable walkway. But in practice 6’ or 72” divided into three equal parts with 24” space each for walkway in the middle and two cloths spaces on the sides typically will be recognized as a small walk-in closet. Incorporation of a closet peninsula or even separate island with multiple drawers will require more room and will work the best only in the medium or big closets with at least 9’ x 9’ actual dimensions.

While creating a new floor plan or just adding a new closet to existing bedroom dimensions of all rooms should be proportionally reasonable. If the whole bedroom is 12 x 12 feet than planning to add 6’ x 6’ closet might be not a smart design idea because it will consume 25% of a total room space unless areas other than the bedroom itself will be used for a building walk – in closet. But spacious master bedrooms will logically accommodate very convenient large closets with a possibility not only place cloth, but create an open area with mirrors for dressing up and converting the closet into the fully functional and practical dressing room.

Organizing closet

Any type of closet can be easily organized with stock shelves and rods from any local home improvement store. Most of them very easy to mount on the walls and can be installed as a do it yourself project following manufacturer installation instructions. In order to use all space rationally prior attention should always be given to measurements in between shelves and heights between floor and rods allowing just a right space for storing particular items or hanging certain cloths sizes with no space wasted.

Hiring a company which will build custom furniture including shelves and wardrobes according to specific closet dimensions might be one of the best decisions for high end custom homes.