# Readers ask: How Is Wardrobe Space Measured?

**Measure the width of the wall**: Measure the wall where you want to put the closet system three times using three different height locations (high, middle, low). Record the smallest measurement as your width. When taking the low measurement closest to the floor, make sure your measurement is above any baseboard.

## What is a standard closet measurement?

A typical reach-in closet is approximately 6-feet long, 8-feet high, 24-inches deep with an 80-inch high door opening. Reach-in closets are very practical for a single occupant. They allow for easy viewing and access to all contents. Accessories and baskets work well in them.

## How do you measure space for shelves?

How to Measure for Bookshelves

- Measure the height of the wall on which or against which you plan to put bookshelves.
- Measure the horizontal width of the wall space for the bookshelves.
- Determine how far you want the bookshelves to extend into the room, and measure that distance outward from the wall.

## What is the minimum closet size?

Minimum Closet Size Standards and Dimensions. Minimum walk-in bedroom or walk-in coat closet: 4’D x 4’W. The minimum for a walk-in pantry or linen closet: 32″D x 32″W. Minimum reach-in bedroom or reach-in coat closet: 22″D (standard reach-in closet depth is 24″) x 36″W.

## What is the ideal depth of a wardrobe?

The standard dimension is a minimum of seven feet by 10 feet. A single side closet is about four to five feet deep and occupes 24 inches of depth with 36 inches as clearance. A double sided closet can have two 24 inches storage space on each side.

## What is depth of closet?

The standard minimum depth for a reach-in closet is 24 inches, but a closet intended to store coats or other bulky hanging items may need to be as deep as 28 inches. A closet less than 22 inches deep isn’t deep enough to allow hanging clothes.

## Does California Closets use MDF?

A: All of California Closets’ boards are made with laminated composite, which is made with recycled wood fibers.

## Does California Closets use melamine?

Melamine is by far the most common laminate material used in custom closets. Companies like SpaceMan Home & Office, California Closets and Closet Factory all use this in their storage systems. It is a thin layer of paper that is applied to particle board using a heat-based processed.

## What is the standard depth of closet shelves?

Some Important Numbers to Keep in Mind. A clothes closet should have a minimum depth of at least 24 inches deep, so the clothes can clear the back wall. Shelves for women’s shoes should be spaced about 6 to 7 inches apart. Shelves for folded clothes should be placed around 12 inches apart.

## What is a good shelf depth?

The shelves shouldn’t be too deep. The standard depth of most shelves is 16 to 20 inches deep. The highest shelf should be shallower, like 12 inches deep, to make those items easier to access. If you find that stuff seems to get pushed to the back and forgotten about, you should consider even shallower shelves.

## How do you measure for wood furniture?

The Perfect Fit: Measuring Your Furniture

- Length: Measure from the furthest points right to left.
- Width: Measure from the furthest points from back to front.
- Height: Measure from floor to the highest point of the item.
- Seat Height:
- Back Height:
- Diagonal Depth:
- To insure proper delivery, please follow these guidelines:

## Does a wardrobe count as a closet?

The IRC defines a closet as “A small room or chamber used for storage.” A chamber is defined as a natural or artificial enclosed space or cavity. This means a 6″ box with a door could be called a closet, or an armoire or a wardrobe could be called a closet.

## How big is a standard bedroom closet?

2. Dimensions You Need to Know. The ideal reach-in closet (we’re not talking walk-ins here) is 6 to 8 feet wide and 24 to 30 inches deep. Standard double doors are best, assuming there’s room to swing them open.

## What is the smallest walk-in closet size?

Walk-in closets should be a minimum of 4 feet wide by 4 feet deep. With these minimum dimensions, the closet will accommodate shelves and hanging space on one side wall and the back wall.