In today’s post I want to answer a question that comes up more often than you would think – What is the minimum depth for a wardrobe?
What is the minimum depth for a wardrobe?
The minimum depth of a wardrobe is the width of a coat hanger (21 inches or 53 cm) plus a millimetre or two for the clothes. Any less than this and the coat hanger will not fit in the wardrobe and the clothes could become squashed and creased.
There is no maximum depth as such although if it is too deep it will become a waste of space.
Examples of Wardrobe Depth
Below are a number of examples that show that the above minimum depth of a wardrobe needs to be at last 56 cm’s.
Chantilly White Single Wardrobe – Depth of 58 cm
Oakland Quad Wardrobe – Depth of 58 cm
Portland Grey Triple Wardrobe – Depth of 54.4 cm
Chantilly White Combination Wardrobe – Depth of 53 cm
So there you have it the minimum depth of a wardrobe appears to be 53 cm. That is the minimum space needed to fit in a standard coat hanger with clothes on it. If you know of any wardrobe smaller than this please let me know. I am guessing a kids wardrobe would be smaller judging by my kids coat hangers.