The facts and figures of wardrobe design

For those who love to shop for clothes, wardrobe space seems to be never enough. Here are all the facts and figures you'll need to design a wardrobe that stores everything neatly. Good organisation makes it easy to access your clothes and accessories, too!

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​- A 1-metre long rail can hold up to 25 blouses, shirts, dresses and skirts (provide 4cm per item of clothing)

- For dresses, allow a 1.5m-1.8metre vertical allowance

- For unfolded trousers and long skirts, allow a 1.2metre minimum hanging height

- For shirts, allow a 90cm minimum hanging height

- Place folded clothes such as T-shirts, sweaters and jeans on shelves with a depth of 35cm so you don't have to reach too far in to retrieve them

- Stack a maximum of five to seven folded items so you can easily reach the bottom items

- A typical closet depth is 60cm



- The standard depth of a hinged-door wardrobe is 58.8cm, with the maximum width of the door itself at 60cm, so there isn't too much stress on the hinge

- Sliding doors require a wardrobe depth of 65cm, so there is a space buffer between the clothes and the door. But your door can go up to 120cm wide. Remember that wide sliding doors can limit the accessible sections of the wardrobe. When one door is open, the other part of the wardrobe would be inaccessible. Large doors are also heavier to move.

Information from Ewins, Sincero, and Ikea