As a homeowner, whenever you consider a home improvement project, you always need to consider how much it’s going to cost, how it will save you money, and whether it will add value to your home. At Custom Closet and Garage, we understand that you have questions about all of these topics. In order to help you make the best decision for your home, we’d like to answer some of our frequently asked questions about these very things:
- How much does a custom closet cost?
The costs for various types of custom closets and storage systems varies immensely. It all depends on how large your space is, what types of closet accessories you need and how much you need to store in that space. As a ballpark figure, a small, reach-in closet might cost about $800. Your walk-in master bedroom closet may cost closer to $2,000. A custom pantry will be $500 or more, and a custom home office, probably around $1,000. If you are in the market for a Murphy bed, you’re looking at spending somewhere in the area of $5,000. Remember that these are estimates only, and that after your consultation appointment, we’ll be able to give you a reliable price quote.
- How can a custom closet save me money?
In general, custom closets can often pay for themselves, depending on how you use them. For example, a custom pantry could allow you to stock up on canned or boxed items when they are on sale, because now you’ll have somewhere to store the overstock. If you often throw away food because it expires, a custom pantry can help with that, too. If you work from home, a custom home office could boost your efficiency, saving you time (which, as you know if you own your own business, equals money). Custom closets in the bedrooms allow you to store your clothing properly, reducing the risk that they’ll get snagged, crushed or damaged. Even your shoes will be protected from being stepped on and crushed. Over time, this could reduce your clothing replacement costs.
- Can a custom closet raise the value of my home? Yes! When the time comes to put your home on the market, potential buyers will be attracted to your optimized storage space. Closets and storage space are usually high on a buyer’s priority list when looking for a new home. Of course, how much it can increase your home’s value really depends on your neighborhood, your asking price and real estate trends in your area. It’s definitely worth asking your real estate agent about, however, if you plan to list your home within the next year or two.
If you have questions about any of these topics or anything else pertaining to custom closets or other storage systems, please give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions over the phone, or to meet with you at your home for a free consultation. We are only a phone call away, and there’s no obligation!