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Standard Depth MeasurementsFor reach-in closets, the standard depth is 24 inches and is used for suits, shirts, dresses, and pants. The 2 foot depth is required to handle your hanger. For coats and jackets, use a depth of 28 inches.
- Minimum depth 24 inches
- Use a depth of 28 inches for coats
Standard Width MeasurementsA closet doesn't have a standard width. A rule of thumb is to have a minimum of 48 inches or 4 feet of rod length per person who uses the closet. Coats and jackets need between 3 to 4 1/2 inches of width. Men's clothing needs about 2 1/2 inches for every garment while women's cloths need less since they are generally smaller and wear thinner and tighter clothing. Each garment needs about the thickness of your hand so you can reach in and take out an item easily. This will also keep your cloths apart enough so they won't mush together and wrinkle.
- 48 inches of Road length per person
Rod HeightRod height may vary. The height for skirts, blouses, suits, shirts and pants has to be at least 45 inches. Floor length dresses needs a height of 72 inches while a street dress needs 63 inches. Children's cloths need a rod height of 30 inches.
- 45 inches - general adult clothing
- 63 inches - street dresses
- 72 inches - floor length dresses
- 30 inches - children (ages 3-5)
|Man's Closet - Source|
ShelvingCloset shelves should be at least 11 inches deep to accommodate clothing, up to 15 inches max. Deeper shelves provide more storage but increase the possibility of loosing items in the back. A good way is for the first shelf to be 15 inches with 11 inch shelves above will suffice. There should be at least 3 inches between the rod and the first shelf to be able to remove your hanging items. Space shelves between 8 and 9 inches apart unless they are for shoes.
- 3 inches between rod and first shelf
- 11 to 15 inch depth for first shelf
- 11 inch depth for second shelf
- 8 to 9 inches between shelves
Walk in closets come in all sizes. Small ones have a bit of space to walk around, chose cloths, and possibly change in. Medium sized walk-ins are generally big enough for you to sit in with some having a full length mirror. Seating is good for putting on shoes with a bit of space to move around and change in. The largest walk-ins can be as a big as a bedroom with all the space you would need to move around, change your cloths, sit down and put on your shoes as well as fixing your makeup and hair. Which ever size you are designing for, be sure that the space is suitable for your existing and future wardrobe.
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