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A practical guide to a walk-in closet

Extra large spaces are not really necessary in order to make a walk-in closet: instead, what is crucial is to make the most of the space available and optimize it. Understanding what the minimum spaces are, the different types of layouts, how to organize the spaces at best and determine what cannot miss inside it, will ensure that you have a perfect, well-organized and above all functional walk-in closet.
1. What size is a walk-in closet
If in the common imagination, walk-in closets always have huge or almost disproportionate dimensions, taking up entire rooms, it should be noted that walk-in closets can of course be bulkier than a classic linear wardrobe, but they can be much smaller in size than we are used to seeing. The minimum dimensions for a walk-in closet are 120 centimeters in depth and 200 centimeters in length, considering a standard depth of interior shelves of 60 centimeters and a minimum passage space also of 60 centimeters.
2. What are the types of a walk-in closet
Walk-in closets can vary according to the type of door:
-hinged door -with sliding doors
-open: minimal walk-in closets without hinged or sliding doors, with only a bottom panel that can be customized in different materials, or without a bottom panel, with shelves and accessories anchored directly to uprights attached to the wall

Depending on the type of shape:
-linear
-L-shaped
-U-shaped

Depending on the material:
-glass wardrobe
-wood wardrobe
-aluminium wardrobe
3. What spaces are needed inside a walk-in closet
As in a classic wardrobe, it is essential to organize the space, vertically and horizontally, according to the overall dimensions:
– 140 / 160 centimeter high spaces equipped with hanging tubes to hang coats, long dresses and suits, thus preventing them from touching the floor and creasing
– spaces 110 / 120 centimeters high with hanging tubes specifically for short jackets, pants, skirts and shirts
– drawers 15 / 20 centimeters high for underwear, t-shirts and accessories
– drawers 20 / 30 centimeters high for storing bulky sweaters and accessories
– open shelves to be spaced in height from each other between 30 and 50 centimeters depending on the needs and bulk of the clothes
4. What wardrobe accessory should not miss inside a walk-in closet

– lighting: the walk-in closet needs ad hoc lighting in order to be always practical and functional. LED strips are the optimal lighting system: with sensors and without wires they guarantee a minimal and elegant result to the walk-in closet
– wardrobe drawer inserts and drawer organizers in modules are also useful to divide space horizontally and keep accessories and jewelry tidy with ease, with the possibility of changing their arrangement as preferred thanks to the system in modules
– shoe racks to keep all types of shoes, from low ones like sandals to high ones like boots so that they can be stored tidily and are all visible at the same time
– garment racks to protect delicate clothes, coats and suits from dust and damage
– boxes and containers to be placed on the shelves of the walk-in closet inside which accessories such as hats, scarves and belts are organized, while they are protected by dust, they do not unfold or crease
– special hangers depending on the hanging garments