Dressing and undressing, storing clothes, having clothes lying around, have no reason to be part of any larger complex of activities. Indeed they disturb other activities: they are so self-contained that they themselves need concentrated space which has no other function.


Give everyone a dressing room-either private or shared - between their bed and the bathing room. Make this dressing room big enough so there is an open area in it at least six feet in diameter; about six linear feet of clothes hanging space; and another six feet of open shelves; two or three drawers; and a mirror.

… if the beds are in position - Marriage Bed (187), Bed Alcove (188) - we can give detailed attention to the dressing spaces - both to the closets where people keep their clothes and to the space they use for dressing. These dressing spaces may also help to form the Bathing Room (144).

Place each dressing room so that it gets plenty of natural Light on Two Sides of Every Room (159). Use Thick Walls (197), Closets Between Rooms (198), and Open Shelves (200) to form its walls; include a wide shelf around the edge - Waist-High Shelf (201); and for the detailed shape of the room, see The Shape of Indoor Space (191).

Reference for full-text of Pattern: p. 872medium-confidence