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?