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Old 11-17-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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what would be the standard width of a walk-in closet with two lanes, one lane for walking, the other one for clothes hanging? the door is at the narrow side of the walking lane. i was thinking 48", 24" for each lane. thoughts...

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48 is too small. You need more than 24" to walk, and the clothes will be 24" off the wall roughly. Go for 60".

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You need more than 24" to walk, and the clothes will be 24" off the wall roughly. Go for 60".
dude, i'm not designing my house for extremely obese people. if a powder room door can be 24" then the aisle in a walk-in closet can be that width as well...
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space is definitely an issue. this is not new construction town home in the middle of Nebraska, it is in the middle of a large city...
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yup, for a walk in closet your going to need a minimum of 34" as a line of travell ( space to walk ) then the space for the shelves themself which are typically 12-16" deep and can even get as big as 24" depending on teh design..

most walk in closets ive built for custom homes have been atleast 6' wide
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thanks y'all but how about if someone specialized in urban (tight space) redesign chimed in? that aisle, that ain't meant to do aerobics in it ... just spend a little time till you pick something to wear
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yup, for a walk in closet your going to need a minimum of 34" as a line of travell ( space to walk ) then the space for the shelves themself which are typically 12-16" deep and can even get as big as 24" depending on teh design..

most walk in closets ive built for custom homes have been atleast 6' wide
I agree. I just did a walk in in an apartment in florida on the beach and have done some closets in NYC which is as urban as it gets. If you want to walk in sideways you can go smaller Obese or not lol, you are still 24" wide as a person and your clothes are also. You can go smaller but you will brush up against the clothes as you walk down. Ideally you would want to be 60", I wouldn't go less than 55 to 60 as woodworkbykirk has said. I think we are just making suggestions.
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If you want to walk in sideways you can go smaller
why would 24" require sideways entry if 24" is a legit door size, i have on my powder room???
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Your clothes, depending on the types of clothes will usually come off the wall to around 20 to 24 Unless you walk while brushing up against the opposite wall, I'm not sure how you wouldn't brush up against your clothes.
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and have done some closets in NYC which is as urban as it gets.
who has a walk-in closet wider than 48" in NYC, Jerry Seinfeld?
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No. I've only done around 14 of them up there. Certainly not as many as we have done down here in Atlanta. I would mark off an area on the floor or tape it off and see what you are most comfortable with. What are you thinking of making it.
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space is definitely an issue. this is not new construction town home in the middle of Nebraska, it is in the middle of a large city...
Where the closet is, geographically is a concept lost on JMdesign.
Everybody knows in Nebraska, there are limits. Severe, severe limits.
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What r the limits.
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What r the limits.
Severe, the limits "r" severe.

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