A custom closet can really make home organization easier. When you have lots of items that need to be stored and limited space, a custom design is the best way to ensure that the available spaces are maximized for efficient storage. Custom designs also improve accessibility, which can make it easier for you to find and remove the things that you need when you need them with minimum hassle. But the question is this: can you justify the cost of custom closets in your home? You may be surprised to learn that custom closets can actually save you money in the long run and can pay for themselves over time. Take a look at some of the ways that custom closets can pay for themselves.
Custom Closets Prevent Closet Wear and Tear
When you think of wear and tear on your clothing, you probably think about the things that happen while you’re actually wearing the clothing, like a spill during lunch that stains a shirt or tie. Or you may be thinking of the fading and weakening that can occur when your clothes go through the washer and dryer. But you may not realize that your clothes can sustain wear and damage while they’re just sitting in your closet.
Damage is particularly likely in an overstuffed closet. When you have too many clothes squeezed too closely together, they rub against each other, especially when you’re moving hangers around, looking for something to wear. This can cause wrinkling or pilling on certain fabrics, which is bad enough, but it can also cause broken threads and tears when zippers scrape against neighboring fabrics. You might lose buttons that catch on other articles of clothing.
In an overly full closet, it’s common for items to fall off of the hangers as you move items around. Thin, fragile fabrics like silk are especially prone to slipping off of their hangers and landing unnoticed in a heap on the floor, and these fabrics are the most delicate and most likely to be damaged when they wind up on a closet floor.
A custom closet can help prevent this kind of closet damage to clothing. When your closet is designed to suit your wardrobe needs and the available space that you have, you’ll have plenty of room to store your clothes safely, with plenty of room to move your hanging items around easily. When you have an organized closet with sufficient space, you also won’t have as much need to dig through your closet – you’ll be able to see and reach the items you want without disturbing your whole wardrobe. The result is that your clothes will sustain less damage and hold up longer, so you won’t have to replace them as often.
Custom Closets Allow You to Buy and Store in Bulk
Custom closets aren’t just for clothes storage – you can customize linen closets, bathroom closets, kitchen pantries, and other general storage closets in your house as well. Custom closets that give you extra room for storage also help you in another way – if you have room for storage, you can use it to buy in bulk and safely store and organize those bulk items.
You probably know that it’s often cheaper to buy items in bulk than to buy in smaller amounts. However, buying in bulk isn’t a good option when you don’t have a place to store the bulk items or when you have to worry that items will be damaged in the only place you have to store them. If you find a great deal on a large box of lightbulbs, you want to be sure that you can put them in a place where they aren’t going to be knocked off the shelves and broken while someone is looking for something else. Cut down on the costs of your groceries and household goods by customizing closets in a way that allows you to safely store bulk purchases.
Custom Closets Cut Down on Lost Clothing
It happens to everyone now and then – you need a specific item of clothing for a certain event, and you know that you have it somewhere in your closet. You can see the perfect outfit in your mind and you can remember the last time that you wore it. What you’re having trouble with is finding it in your closet. Finally, you give up and buy something new, reasoning that the article of clothing you were looking for must have been lost at the dry cleaners. Then, a week later, you find it in a forgotten corner of the closet.
This doesn’t have to happen. With a custom closet that is large enough and organized enough to allow you to easily see or locate everything inside of it, you’re much less likely to lose clothing that you don’t wear as often. The ability to effortlessly find the exact item you’re looking for can result in big savings on replacement clothing.
Custom Closets Can Increase Your Home’s Value
You might see the biggest return on your investment in custom closets when the time comes to sell your home. Closet space is valuable to potential homeowners. Small, cramped closets lower the value of your home. A custom closet that makes good use of the space available is valuable, and that value can reflect in higher home values.
Even though your closet might be optimized to your specific needs, a custom closet is also built to offer the most storage for the space available. Potential homebuyers will be able to look at a custom closet and see how they will be able to fit their wardrobe in with ease. This can definitely give your home the edge over a home with less ample closet space. Investing in a custom closet now isn’t just a short-term convenience for you, it’s a long-term investment in the value of your home.
So, can you afford the cost of closet customization? Maybe you should be asking whether you can afford not to customize your closets. When you consider the long-term benefits and payoffs of having closets that make the most use of the space you have available, you may find it easier to find room in your budget for them. Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation to learn more about our products and to receive a free custom closet design.