Closets are enclosed spaces dedicated to the storage of things. Most commonly used for storing clothes in a household layout, closets are often built into walls and unused spaces below stairs so that they are not immediately visible within the floorplan. When space is available, particularly in relation to a bedroom, walk-in closets may be used for extra storage and ample space to access the entire closet.

Closet Depths

Shelves (Depth): 12” | 30.5 cm
Drawers (Depth): 18” | 45.7 cm
Deep Drawers (Depth): 24” | 61 cm
Minimum Hangers (Depth): 20” | 50.8 cm
Comfortable Hangers (Depth): 24” | 61 cm

Closet depths are based on the dimensions of various common clothing elements such as shoes, folded clothes, and shirts hung on hangers. The comfortable recommended depth of a closet is 24” | 61 cm, but closet depths as narrow as 20” | 50.8 cm can be used if desired.
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Dimensions and measurements of various required depths for closet shelves, drawers, deep drawers, and hangers
Closet depths are based on the dimensions of various common clothing elements such as shoes, folded clothes, and shirts hung on hangers. The comfortable recommended depth of a closet is 24” | 61 cm, but closet depths as narrow as 20” | 50.8 cm can be used if desired.
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Reach-In Closets

Closet Depth (Standard): 24” | 61 cm
Door Operation Types: Sliding, bifold, sliding pocket

Reach-in closets are space saving closets that combine functionality and accessibility without the need to physically enter the closet. Reach-in closets should be set at a closet depth of 24” | 61 cm and can be designed with various door types that include sliding, bifold, and sliding pocket doors.
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Drawings of standard door configurations, depths, and widths of Reach-In closets sized for clothes hangars
Reach-in closets are space saving closets that combine functionality and accessibility without the need to physically enter the closet. Reach-in closets should be set at a closet depth of 24” | 61 cm and can be designed with various door types that include sliding, bifold, and sliding pocket doors.
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Single Sided Walk-In Closets

Clearance Space: 36” | 91.4 cm
Overall Closet Depth (Flexible): 4’-5’ | 122-152 cm

Single sided walk-in closets are the smallest type of walk-in closets that combine an individual storage wall with an internal clearance space. The overall depth of a single sided walk-in closet can vary as desired, but overall depths between 4’-5’ | 122-152 cm are commonly used to save space.
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Two configurations of door placements to the front or side of Single Sided Walk-In closets with dimensions
Single sided walk-in closets are the smallest type of walk-in closets that combine an individual storage wall with an internal clearance space. The overall depth of a single sided walk-in closet can vary as desired, but overall depths between 4’-5’ | 122-152 cm are commonly used to save space.
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Double Sided Walk-In Closets

Overall Closet Depth (Flexible): 4’-5’ | 122-152 cm
Overall Closet Width (Mixed Storage): 6’-6.5’ | 183-198 cm
Overall Closet Width (Double Hanger): 7’ | 213 cm
Clearance Space: 36” | 91.4 cm

Double sided walk-in closets are medium sized closets that have storage along two walls split by an interior clearance space. Combining widths of standard storage depths onto the central 36” | 91.4 cm clearance zone, double sided walk-in closets have widths that can vary between 6’-7’ | 183-213 cm.
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Dimensioned layouts for a pair of Double Sided Walk-In Closets with options for two sides of hangers or drawers
Double sided walk-in closets are medium sized closets that have storage along two walls split by an interior clearance space. Combining widths of standard storage depths onto the central 36” | 91.4 cm clearance zone, double sided walk-in closets have widths that can vary between 6’-7’ | 183-213 cm.
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Wrap Around Walk-In Closets

Overall Closet Depth (Flexible): 5’-6’ | 152-183 cm
Overall Closet Width (L-Shaped): Flexible; 5’ | 152 cm min.
Overall Closet Width (U-Shaped): Flexible; 7’ | 213 cm min.

Wrap around walk-in closets are closets designed to maximize storage space by combining the back wall with the side walls for additional storage. Organized as either L-Shaped or U-Shaped layouts, wrap around walk-ins organize storage on two or three consecutive sides of a central clearance space.
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Layout variations of wrap around U-shaped and L-Shaped Walk-In Closets with dimensions
Wrap around walk-in closets are closets designed to maximize storage space by combining the back wall with the side walls for additional storage. Organized as either L-Shaped or U-Shaped layouts, wrap around walk-ins organize storage on two or three consecutive sides of a central clearance space.
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Drawing with dimensions of a layout for Split Single Sided Walk-In Closets for two separate people
Split Single Sided Walk-In Closets

Overall Closet Depth: Flexible; 10’ | 3.05 m
Overall Closet Width (Single): 5’ | 1.52 m minimum
Overall Closet Width (Combined): 10’4” | 3.15 m minimum
Clearance Space: 36” | .91 m

Split single sided walk-in closet layouts are paired closets that separate the space into two distinct zones with storage along a single side. Often connected to master bedrooms, the split single sided walk-in closet should be a minimum of 10’4” | 3.15 m wide with an adjustable length/depth.
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Split single sided walk-in closet layouts are paired closets that separate the space into two distinct zones with storage along a single side. Often connected to master bedrooms, the split single sided walk-in closet should be a minimum of 10’4” | 3.15 m wide with an adjustable length/depth.
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Layout drawing of a floorplan layout with dimensions for a Split Double Walk-In Closet with shelves and hangers
Split Double Sided Walk-In Closets

Overall Closet Depth: Flexible; 13’ | 4 m
Overall Closet Width (Single): 6’-7’ | 1.83-2.13 m
Overall Closet Width (Combined): 12.5’-14.5’ | 3.81-4.42 m
Clearance Space: 36” | .91 m

Split double sided walk-in closet layouts are shared closets that separate the closet space into two distinct double sided storage areas serving different users. With an extra row of storage, the split double sided walk-in closet has a width between 12.5’-14.5’ | 3.81-4.42 m and an adjustable depth.
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Split double sided walk-in closet layouts are shared closets that separate the closet space into two distinct double sided storage areas serving different users. With an extra row of storage, the split double sided walk-in closet has a width between 12.5’-14.5’ | 3.81-4.42 m and an adjustable depth.
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Dimensioned layout drawing for a shared Peninsula Walk-In Closet with an island splitting the closet in half for two people
Peninsula Walk-In Closets

Overall Closet Depth (Flexible): Flexible; 13’ | 4 m
Overall Closet Width: 13’ | 4 m minimum
Central Peninsula Width (Flexible): 2’-3’ | 61-91 cm
Clearance Space: 36” | .91 m

Peninsula walk-in closet layouts are shared open-plan closets that use a central element to split the closet. Incorporating a shared seat or half height storage element that separates while maintaining visual openness, the peninsula walk-in closet has a minimum width of 13’ | 4 m and flexible depth.
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Peninsula walk-in closet layouts are shared open-plan closets that use a central element to split the closet. Incorporating a shared seat or half height storage element that separates while maintaining visual openness, the peninsula walk-in closet has a minimum width of 13’ | 4 m and flexible depth.
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Dimension drawing of the layout of an Island Walk-in Closet with two rows of hangar space, a back shelf and central island
Island Walk-In Closets

Overall Closet Width: 13’ | 4 m
Overall Closet Depth: Flexible; 13' | 4 m
Area: Varies, 169 ft2 | 15.7 m2
Variations (Island): Seat, additional storage, dresser
Benefits: Sitting area, extra surface, two people
Clearance Space: 36” | .91 m

Island walk-in closets are sized to incorporate a central island in the form of a bench, seat, work surface, storage fixture, or dresser while still providing movement space. Island walk-in closets are luxury closets that are considered “oversized” and are best suited for master bedrooms.
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Island walk-in closets are sized to incorporate a central island in the form of a bench, seat, work surface, storage fixture, or dresser while still providing movement space. Island walk-in closets are luxury closets that are considered “oversized” and are best suited for master bedrooms.
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