How can I fit tall closets inside a room with a low ceiling?

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  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jul 21, 2019

    You may be able to turn them on their sides.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jul 21, 2019

    Are you building closets into that room if they are schranks or wardrobes or armoires?


  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 21, 2019

    If the closets are too high for the ceiling, I am not sure you can force them to fit in there. They will touch the ceiling or just not fit at all -

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jul 23, 2019

    You could use a circular saw to trim them down and then reattach the bottom.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jul 23, 2019


    If they have toe kicks then you can cut those off.

    The big problem is rotating them upright, as the diagonal or hypotenuse is always longer.

    If you know the ceiling joist spacing, you can remove the drywall and use the joist space to rotate them into place. Of course, that means patching the ceiling and possible insulation falling on your head & carpet.

    • Ipek Ipek on Jul 24, 2019

      Thank you Cheryl, maybe I'll try the ceiling as you suggested..

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