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.

What should you consider when designing a closet layout?

The factors to consider when designing a closet layout include: ergonomics (especially in the case of limited mobility), existing wardrobe, storage needs, flexibility, and space for other items depending on use (mirror, seating, laundry hamper).

How do you design a walk-in closet?

The design capabilities of a walk-in closet are dependent on the size or amount of space allotted. Elements that can be implemented or factors to consider include: overall shape of the closet, amount and kinds of storage, islands, dressing benches, and appropriate lighting. It may be an optimal decision to include a built in dresser when designing a walk-in closet. It is also recommended to achieve an open feel upon entrance through strategic order and placement of storage (ex. hooks and rods nearest to entry).

What is a media closet?

A media closet is an enclosed space specifically used to store and conceal all the various components of a home entertainment system in one location. These components can include: DVD players, collections, gaming consoles, speakers, stereos, etc.

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Double Sided Walk-In Closets
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Double Sided Walk-In Closets
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Peninsula Walk-In Closets
Single Sided Walk-In Closets
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Single Sided Walk-In Closets
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Split Single Sided Walk-In Closets
Wrap Around Walk-In Closets
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Wrap Around Walk-In Closets
Split Single Sided Walk-In Closets
Drawing with dimensions of a layout for Split Single Sided Walk-In Closets for two separate people

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 gives each person their own closet while maintaining a minimum and efficient footprint. The split single sided walk-in closet layout can incorporate an extra door at the end of the closet that is commonly linked to a master bathroom or other ancillary space.

Each single sided closet should have a minimum width of 5’ (1.52 m) which provides enough space for 2’ (61 cm) of storage with a 3’ (91 cm) clearance aisle for access. Combined, the split single sided walk-in closet should be a minimum of 10’4” (3.15 m) wide with an adjustable depth depending on floor plan demands.

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 gives each person their own closet while maintaining a minimum and efficient footprint.

Each single sided closet should have a minimum width of 5’ (1.52 m) which provides enough space for 2’ (61 cm) of storage with a 3’ (91 cm) clearance aisle for access. Combined, the split single sided walk-in closet should be a minimum of 10’4” (3.15 m) wide with an adjustable depth depending on floor plan demands.

Split Single Sided Walk-In Closets
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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

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Split Single Sided Walk-In Closets plan layout, plan (people)

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Double Sided Walk-In Closets

Double sided walk-in closets are medium sized walk-in closets that have storage placed along two walls split by an interior clearance space. Like single sided walk-ins, double sided walk-in closets can vary in design and depth based on need.

With dimensions established by combining standard storage depths onto the central 36” (91.4 cm) clearance zone, double sided walk-in closets have widths that can vary between 6’-6.5’ (183-198 cm) for mixed storage or 7’ (213 cm) for two sets of comfortable hanger rods at 24” (61 cm) each.

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 walk-in closets that have storage placed along two walls split by an interior clearance space. Like single sided walk-ins, double sided walk-in closets can vary in design and depth based on need.

With dimensions established by combining standard storage depths onto the central 36” (91.4 cm) clearance zone, double sided walk-in closets have widths that can vary between 6’-6.5’ (183-198 cm) for mixed storage or 7’ (213 cm) for two sets of comfortable hanger rods at 24” (61 cm) each.

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
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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

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Double Sided Walk-In Closets plan (shelves), plan (double hangers)

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Peninsula Walk-In Closets
Dimensioned layout drawing for a shared Peninsula Walk-In Closet with an island splitting the closet in half for two people

Peninsula walk-in closet layouts are shared open-plan closets that use a central peninsula element to split the closet space into two zones. Commonly attached to master bedrooms, the peninsula walk-in closet is a closet design that incorporates a shared lower seat or half height storage element that separates the two users while maintaining visual openness.

The peninsula walk-in closet has a minimum width of 13’ (4 m) with a flexible depth that can be adjustably planned to fit various floor plans. Clearance aisles of 36” (.91 m) should be maintained around the central peninsula with the option for additional doors to connect through to a master bathroom or other space.

Peninsula walk-in closet layouts are shared open-plan closets that use a central peninsula element to split the closet space into two zones. Commonly attached to master bedrooms, the peninsula walk-in closet is a closet design that incorporates a shared lower seat or half height storage element.

The peninsula walk-in closet has a minimum width of 13’ (4 m) with a flexible depth that can be adjustably planned to fit various floor plans. Clearance aisles of 36” (.91 m) should be maintained around the central peninsula with the option for additional doors to connect through to a master bathroom or other space.

Peninsula Walk-In Closets
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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

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Peninsula Walk-In Closets plan, plan (people)

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Split Double Sided Walk-In Closets
Layout drawing of a floorplan layout with dimensions for a Split Double Walk-In Closet with shelves and hangers

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. The split double sided walk-in closet layout often includes an additional door that connects through to a master bathroom or other space.

Typically combined with master bedrooms, the split double sided walk-in gives each person additional storage options with an extra row of shelving at 12”-18” (31-46 cm) or hanger space at 24” (61 cm) on either side of a 3’ (91 cm) clearance aisle. Combined, the split double sided walk-in closet has a width between 12.5’-14.5’ (3.81-4.42 m) and a depth that can be adjusted as needed.

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. The split double sided walk-in closet layout often includes an additional door that connects through to a master bathroom or other space.

Typically combined with master bedrooms, the split double sided walk-in gives each person additional storage options with an extra row of shelving at 12”-18” (31-46 cm) or hanger space at 24” (61 cm) on either side of a 3’ (91 cm) clearance aisle. Combined, the split double sided walk-in closet has a width between 12.5’-14.5’ (3.81-4.42 m) and a depth that can be adjusted as needed.

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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

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Split Double Sided Walk-In Closet plan layout, plan (people)

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Wrap Around Walk-In Closets

Wrap around walk-in closets are walk-in 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.

Using standard hanger rod depths of 24” (61 cm) for sizing, L-Shape wrap around walk-ins have a minimum width of 5’ (1.52 m), while U-Shape wrap around closets are slightly larger at a minimum width of 7’ (2.13 m). Overall closet depths can vary based on need, but are commonly around 5’-6’ (1.52-1.83 m( for efficiency.

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.

Using standard hanger rod depths of 24” (61 cm) for sizing, L-Shape wrap around walk-ins have a minimum width of 5’ (1.52 m), while U-Shape wrap around closets are slightly larger at a minimum width of 7’ (2.13 m). Overall closet depths can vary based on need, but are commonly around 5’-6’ (1.52-1.83 m( for efficiency.

Layout variations of wrap around U-shaped and L-Shaped Walk-In Closets with dimensions
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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.

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Wrap Around Walk-In Closet layout (L-Shape), layout (U-Shape)

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