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How long do you spend dressing up in the morning? According to research by YouGov, the average person spends 11-13 minutes getting ready for work each morning. But if you can’t find the right shirt or decide what you want to wear, getting ready can be stressful and time-consuming. Walk-in closets solve that problem with ease.

With a walk-in closet, you can organize your items to make getting ready easy. You can organize your clothes, shoes, accessories, and body products in a sensible and logical manner.

What’s more, walk-in closets can double as dressing rooms. And if you ever come to sell your property, a walk-in closet adds value.

Clearly, a walk-in closet is an excellent investment for your home. But once you’ve decided to install one, you need to choose the right floor plan. An excellent walk-in closet floor plan maximizes your space and makes your closet easy and pleasant to use. It should also be adaptable should you wish to change it in the future.

In this article, we will walk you through 6 walk-in closet floor plans, why they work, and when you should use them.

But First…

Let’s walk through some important factors to consider when choosing a walk-in closet floor plan for your home. Each of these factors will influence your choice of floor plan design.

Space

How large do you want your closet to be? How much space do you have in your bedroom? Do you have to move things around to make room for your closet?

Work out how much space you have available and plan your closet dimensions accordingly. This is the first step in designing and building a closet.

Ergonomics

You need to design your closet in a way that allows for seamless use. Ensure there is enough room for comfortable movement.

If possible, connect your walk-in closet to your bathroom so that you can easily enter your closet right after taking a shower. This reduces the amount of back and forth you’ll need to do.

Existing Wardrobe

Do you have an existing wardrobe or closet? Are you going to incorporate that into your new closet and if so, how? If not, you will need to break it down and sell it or throw it out.

Storage Needs

How many clothes do you have? How many items do you want to have in your walk-in closet? Are you going to share the space with anyone else? All these factors will help you settle on how to design your closet to meet your storage needs.

Other Items

What do you want to include in your closet apart from your clothing? For example, you might want to add seats, a hanging rod, drawers, shelves, a mirror, a laundry hamper, an ironing board, a beverage station, or even works of art.

Now that you understand the relevant considerations, let’s walk through some of the best walk-in closet floor plans and discuss the uses for each.

Peninsula Walk-in Closets

Peninsular walk-in closets are perfect for couples or families sharing a closet. It features a central peninsula element that divides the closet neatly into two halves. This central element often comprises a seating area.

Peninsula closet layouts allow two people to use the space simultaneously and store their things separately.

Here’s a real-world example:

Large white walk in closet with a blue bench

This plan features wardrobes on each side of the central divide. It is ideal for connecting to master bedrooms or ensuites.

Split Double-Sided Walk-in Closets

This floor plan is similar to the Peninsula walk-in closet design. It has ample space for two people to use the closet simultaneously and store their items separately.

Unlike the Peninsula walk-in closet, what divides the room is not a seating area. Instead, it is divided by storage units such as additional shelving or drawers.

Here’s an example of how it can look:

A walk in closet with mirrors

This plan maximizes the storage capacity of the closet.

Single-Sided Walk-in Closets

Single-sided walk-in closets are the most popular and simplest designs. They feature a storage area and clearance space enough for one person. Single-sided designs are popular for small sized walk-in closets.

Although small, you can maximize this plan by making sure the storage area is built to the roof. Using a combination of valet rods and shelves, you’ll be able to store everything easily and conveniently.

Here’s an example:

A single sided walk in closet with a dresser inside

You can maximize space by using wall-mounted mirrors and shelving.

Split Single-Sided Walk-in Closets

The split single-sided walk-in closet is a paired closet featuring two distinct spaces. Each zone has a storage area and a clearance space. This is perfect for two people who live together yet want to maintain separate private spaces:

A blueprint for a split single sided closet

There’s the option for a separate door to each zone which can lead to a bedroom, bathroom, or master suite.

Double-Sided Walk-in Closets

Double-sided walk-in closets are ideal for those who have a medium sized space to use. These walk-in closet floor plans feature two storage areas with a clearance space between them.

The double-sided walk-in closet is perfect for people who need lots of storage space. You can have two walls of shelving space, or alternatively you can have a shelf and space for hangers.

You can even choose to have a mirrored area. This is a tremendously versatile design and there are almost endless options. Here’s one example:

A wooden double sided walk in closet

Double-sided walk-in closets often lend themselves well to long but narrow spaces, like the one in the example above.

Wrap Around Walk-In Closets

Wrap around Walk-in closets are closets designed to maximize storage space by including shelving or hanging space on all walls. Your wrap around walk-in closet might take an L-shaped or a U-shaped form.

The only drawback to the wrap around walk-in closet design is that while the storage area is maximized, clearance space is reduced.

Here’s an example of what a wrap-around walk-in closet can look like:

A grey colored walk in wrap around closet

If you have a lot of items to store and are looking for maximum storage space, a wrap around walk-in closet can suit your needs perfectly.

Tailor it to Suit Your Needs

Walk-in closets are an excellent way to maximize space and keep your clothing organized. If you are thinking of creating a new walk-in closet or revamping the one you have, you might not be sure which style you should go for.

In this article, we’ve outlined several walk-in closet floor plans, their advantages and disadvantages, and their use-cases. Each style can be tailored to suit your home design and the space available.

If you’d like to learn more about adding your dream walk-in closet space to your home, get in touch with the friendly Closet Engineers team. We’ll discuss your needs and help you design a closet that meets your needs and makes your home more beautiful.