Standard Wardrobe Dimensions

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Standard Wardrobe Dimensions

Before you opt for a wardrobe, check for the dimensions of the room where it will be placed so that the finish results won’t appear oppressive.

As a result, you must know the size and dimensions – width and height – of a wardrobe in relation to where you will place it.

The Standard Dimensions of a Wardrobe

There are various types and models of wardrobes available in the market – classic modern lines, simple traditional styles etc., regardless of the make and model; some dimensions and measurements are standard and do not vary. This includes the following:

  • The depth of the wardrobe
  • The height of the wardrobe
  • The width of the wardrobe

1. The Depth of the Wardrobe

The standard measurement of a depth of a wardrobe is approximately 60 cm. This will allow the homeowners to hang clothes without a hitch; however, if you have a smaller room, then the depth of the wardrobe should be around 40 cm. 

2. The Height of the Wardrobe

The height of the wardrobe is among the most varied:

  • The bestselling models of wardrobes in the market are measured with a height of 230 to 250 cm.
  • On the contrary, wardrobes with a height of 300 cm feature a flush and come with a wall-up ceiling.
  • Lastly, the most suitable for lofts and attics are 190- 200 cm

3. The Width

  • The wardrobe’s width depends on two things – the size of the wall and the model you opt to install.
  • They may feature hinged or sliding doors
  • The wardrobes with single-hinged doors are 45 to 55 cm wide.
  • The other – two hinged doors wardrobe has a 90 -110 cm width.
  • On the contrary, the sliding wardrobes have larger dimensions; a two-door model has 180cm width, and a three-door model has 270 cm width.

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How to Design a Wardrobe for The Master Bedroom

Clothes help build character, which is why having a wardrobe that one can be proud of is important. However, you don’t have to rush things or spend thousands of pounds in one go.

Wardrobes are extremely versatile and can be manufactured according to any configuration. One chooses the make and model that best matches the aesthetic and space requirements.

Here are the standard measurements for the different wardrobe models.

The Hinged Wardrobes

  • The hinged wardrobes are still popular to this day.
  • They have their front doors fixed with hinges for easy access.
  • For hinged wardrobes, it is important to measure the width, depth, and size of the door.
  • Although the average depth is 60cm for a hinged wardrobe, some manufacturers offer depth options ranging from 50cm to 70cm.
  • The lintel level of the doors is determined by the height of the wardrobe, which is approximately 210-220cm.
  • Or one can also choose a full-height wardrobe – from the floor to the ceiling.
  • Moreover, this is a modular wardrobe; the measurements are as follows:
  • Two doors wardrobe dimensions are 90-120 cm
  • Three doors wardrobe dimensions are 130-180 cm
  • Four doors wardrobe dimensions are 180-220 cm
  • Six doors wardrobe dimensions are 270-360 cm

The Sliding Door Wardrobe

  • The sliding door wardrobes are ideal for smaller rooms and can be seen in modern bedrooms with a contemporary style.
  • The average depth of a sliding wardrobe is 64 cm, with an additional 4 cm so sliding panels can move freely.
  • Furthermore, each panel’s width must be 120 cm; otherwise, the doors would be too heavy to glide.

What is The Standard Size of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Wardrobe?

Men’s Wardrobe

  • Compared to women, men do not need much hanging space for their clothes.
  • However, the average height for the hanging section must be 100 cm.
  • One should leave at least 7cm between the top and rail to add and remove the hangers easily.
  • As men also have bulky coats in their wardrobes, the depth must be 70-76cm.

Women’s wardrobe

  • Women have full-length gowns and dresses to hang; therefore, the hanger section should be at least 165-182 cm.
  • The measurements may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
  • For smaller sections, the height must be 100 cm which is used to hang tops, blouses, folded pants or skirts.


Though kids’ clothes do not require much space, investing in a large wardrobe would be well-used in adulthood.

For children’s wardrobes,

  • Divide the hanging sections into 3, each 70 cm and install poles.
  • Poles can be used to hang smaller-sized clothes, and as the children grow, you can remove the poles accordingly.
  • And for the drawers, the measurement ranges from 15 to 35cm.