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Closet Depths: pt.2 What to know about custom closets

When transforming clutter into order, the depth of your custom closet system becomes a key player in storage efficiency. In this post, we'll delve into custom closet depths, uncovering their importance and impact on an organized space.

closet depths

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let's clarify what we mean by "custom closet system depths." This refers to the measurement from the front to the back of the closet components, including shelves, hanging areas, drawers, etc. This dimension plays an integral part in shaping your closet's functionality.

The impact of closet system depth on storage:

Tailored fit:

Custom closet systems are designed to fit your space perfectly. The depth of these components ensures that every inch of your closet is utilized efficiently, leaving no space wasted. It also means that if you need to store items with different depth requirements, this can be done. Say, for example, you want to store bathroom linens in your closet. A closet designer can create one section that is deeper to accommodate sheets and towels. You don't have to create an entire closet in that depth, which would be unnecessary for shoes or folded items.

Consulting a reputable closet company or designer will get you the best customized result for your closet, but here are some common in-depth references to think about for your own space.

Custom closet depths:

10-12 inch depth

A narrow shelf. It works in pantry's or narrow closets when you want to design on opposite walls but space is limited.

idea pantry shelf depth

narrow shoe shelves in closet

14 inch depth

A great standard for general closet shelving, drawers, and hanging where the clothes will stick out past the closet system.

idea closet depth

16-18 in depth

Ideal for linens, bedding, and areas with smaller storage boxes.

bathroom linen storage custom

laundry room storage

20 inch depth

Ideal for deeper drawers and bringing out the side panel depth so that hangers sit flush to the edge of the system.

primary closet deeper drawers

Womens primary closet walk in

22-24 inch depth

If you want to add doors over hanging clothes or are storing a safe or large storage tubs.

primary closet with doors

I hope you found today's post insightful.

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Thank you for stopping by!

Andrea Litsch Dallas based Closet Designer


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