We're going to be putting a second story over our existing living, which
will become our master bedroom. The new space will be a perfect rectangle,
23'x18'. This space is for the bedroom and closet. We're going to put in a
walk-in closet, but are debating how big it needs to be. In our current
bedroom we have a walk-in that's 8'x10', and it's much more space than we
need. We keep suitcases and sports gear in there and it's nowhere near
full.We are both VERY low-maintenance, and DH actually has more hanging
clothing than I do.
I'm planning a closet with a center door, two hanging racks (one down each
side), with some shelving above the racks and floor-to-ceiling
shelves/storage on the far wall across from the door between the racks.
The architect is telling me that a walk-in "should" be "at least" 10'x12' or
we "won't be able to sell the house". Since we plan to be carried out of
here feet first, we couldn't care less about resale. Plus, I refuse to
design new construction solely for "perceived" resale value when I plan to
live here for at least 35 more years.
I don't care what the architect says, I neither want nor need a closet that
big especially since we will still have the current master closet for
storage when that room becomes the guest room, plus the tiny closets in the
other two bedrooms (office and exercise room).
So...those of you with walk-in closets - how big are they and do you wish
your closet was bigger or smaller?