How to fix a wall coat hook's height

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How to fix a wall coat hook's height
Fix the height of a coat hook so that your coats are safe and within reach. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Wall-mounted coat hooks are a convenient and space-saving way to store your coats. However, if the hooks are not at the correct height, they can put your coats at risk of damage from either being against the floor or low enough for pets to access. The height of coat hooks is a matter of preference. If you want to change the height, you have to unfasten it from the wall, locate a wall stud in the new location and reinstall the hook.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Screw gun
  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

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  1. 1

    Unscrew the mounting screws in the wall hook that you would like to reposition with a screw gun. Set the screws aside. You need them to reinstall the hook.

  2. 2

    Run a stud finder along the wall to locate stud in the general location where you would like to relocate the hook. Mark the location of the nearest stud with a pencil.

  3. 3

    Measure up from the floor to the desired height. A standard coat rack measures approximately 72 inches. Therefore, you might choose anywhere between 68 to 72 inches to install the hook. Mark the desired height onto the marked wall stud with a pencil.

  4. 4

    Hold the coat hook at the marked position on the wall. Drive the screws that you remove in Step 1 through the mounting holes and into the wall stud with a screw gun.

Tips and warnings

  • Consider the length of your coats and your height when selecting the height for the coat hook.
  • Wear eye protection when operating a screw gun.

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