Improving Your Home With Custom ClosetsMay 04, 2022
Sometimes homeowners hesitate to have a home improvement project done because they inflate the cost in their own minds. Flipping through a home improvement magazine or watching home and garden television shows could make it seem as though people are spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on projects that, in actuality, aren’t that expensive. This hesitation could be avoided if homeowners took advantage of free price estimates offered by various contractors, but sometimes even that seems too intimidating.
For example, if you watched this video and saw this custom closet that cost the owner $100,000, you would know that that was outside the usual limits for this type of work! However you might not realize how extreme it really is. The average price for an 8’ by 8’ walk in custom closet with drawers is about $1,500. For that price, you’d get clothing rods at various heights, drawers for your undergarments and shelving for items like sweaters. Adding accessories such as jewelry trays or tie racks would raise the price a bit. A child’s reach-in closet might cost approximately $500. This is a far cry from having to take out a second mortgage on the house in order to have a custom closet installed!
If you live in a typical 3-bedroom home, having all of your bedroom closets done would cost about $2,500. While this isn’t $100,000, it’s also not loose pocket change. So, why would you want to spend that much money on custom closets? Here are a few reasons:
Custom closets give you more storage room
This is usually the top reason that people want to have new closet organization systems: they need more storage. Shelving and drawers in your master closet mean that you can store out-of-season clothing, holiday decorations and shoes, along with all of your clothing, including hosiery, ties and undergarments, in one convenient place. Kids’ custom closets make it easier to organize children’s bedrooms. You’ll even have room to store those clothing items that you’re waiting for them to grow into.
Custom closets give you more time
You know how hectic the morning routine can get when one child can’t find her shoes, another child comes out wearing plaid pants with a striped shirt, and you can’t find a pair of pantyhose that doesn’t have a run in it! Having everything well-organized saves you the hassle that comes along with a messy, chaotic closet. Simply grab the shoes from the child’s shoe rack, pick out a new pair of pants for your mismatched child, and know exactly where your spare hosiery is… or choose another neatly-hung outfit that doesn’t require pantyhose!
Custom closets can save you money
While it doesn’t seem so at first glance, the $2,500 you invest now could pay off later. Custom closets add to the value of your home, and could make it easier to sell when the time comes. They also allow you to take better care of your clothing, as you’ll have ample room to properly store knits, silks and other fragile items. Well-cared-for clothing lasts longer, so your replacement costs will be lower. Also, since professionally designed and installed custom closets are built to withstand decades of use, you won’t need to worry about replacing or repairing your organization system.
Don’t be afraid to contact your custom closet professional to have a free, in-home consultation. It may not cost as much as you think it will, and the list of potential benefits is long!