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The Pros and Cons of a Custom Closet

4 minute read, by Closet America, on Aug 18, 2017

Not sure whether you’re ready to invest in a custom closet? This quick list of pros and cons will help you make up your mind once and for all.

Walking into a Landover, MD showroom, it won’t take long to convince yourself that you absolutely must procure a custom walk-in closet for yourself as soon as humanly possible. The beautiful cabinetry, sturdy construction, and custom accessories draw you in as you open drawers, trace the cool metal of chrome baskets, and play with pull-out laundry hampers. However, looks aren’t everything. Before making an investment in a custom closet, you’ll want to have your mind (and your spouse) completely on board.

If you’re still on the fence about custom closets, try considering both sides of the issue and engaging in a bit of a classic pros-and-cons exercise. Weighing the good against the bad can lend clarity to an otherwise tough decision. And, for extra convenience, we’ve gone ahead and done a bit of the work for you. Check out our list below and decide for yourself whether a custom walk-in closet is right for you.

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A Side-By-Side Look at the Pros and Cons of a Custom Closet System

After years in the custom closet business, we’ve heard practically every hesitation and doubt that’s on your mind. You’ll want to expand on the following list before making your ultimate decision, of course, but the following observations will really help to get you started.




You add incredible value to your home, both financially and emotionally. Psychologically speaking, a beautiful space is a happy one.

Depending on the design and accessories you choose, this can be more of an investment than a prefabricated design.

Your closet becomes more than just a storage space—you’ll actually enjoy spending time in it, and showing it off to your friends.

You may feel more internal pressure to keep your closet looking pristine.

It’s much easier to keep your wardrobe organized over longer periods of time.

A disorganized closet is much more of an eyesore when your closet is custom-built.

Because custom organization is more efficient, you’ll be able to store more stuff in the same amount of space.

Because you can store more in your closet, you may be tempted to buy more clothes and accessories to fill the newly available space.

Your daily routine becomes immediately more luxurious—and your morning routine more streamlined.

You’ll be more tempted to take your time getting ready in the morning, even when you should be rushing to get to work.

Because it is tailored to your needs and tastes, your closet will be a perfect fit for your life and all the stuff currently in it.

In the future, your needs and tastes may change, which may necessitate alterations to your closet design.


As you can imagine, the worth of a custom organization system depends entirely on your priorities. If you’re into beautiful aesthetics and a seamless, clutter-free environment, you’ll understand that this is probably the best idea you’ll come across. Now the only question that remains is this: how do you get started?

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Making Your Custom Closet Come to Life

The best thing about custom design is that you can make it entirely your own. Whether you want a direct replica of a style you see in the showroom or you have a completely new vision in mind, an expert designer will be able to take your ideas and form them beautifully within the space. Together you can create a beautiful design from the ground up (quite literally) that will serve your home beautifully for years to come. Here’s how that process might look:

  1. Do your research. Finding a custom closet company is a pretty simple process. Whether you’ve seen their storefront or you’ve happened upon their resources online, you can easily compare offerings to see which set fits you best.

  2. Schedule a consultation. This is the easiest and quickest way to get a full-fledged design going, find out how much your project will cost, and acquire a good idea of how each company operates. These consultations are usually free, and are a great resource to turn to when you’re shopping around for quotes.

  3. Go for it. Set your sights on the layout, accessories, and finishes that inspire you most, and let your preferred company know you’re ready to move forward! They’ll likely take care of the rest (no messy DIY installation involved here).

  4. Watch the installation. Or don’t, if you don’t want to! But most of our clients enjoy watching our expert installation team bringing their custom dreams to life. They’ll leave you with a fully functional closet space within a couple of hours.

  5. Enjoy your custom closet! Obviously.

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Getting Started on the Custom Process

You’ve debated the pros and cons, you’ve learned about the basic procedure, and you’ve probably got a few design ideas floating around in your head by now. In truth, choosing to purchase a custom closet system is a simple process—and relatively quick, from start to finish, compared with other home renovations that might be on your list.

Ready to jump in? The design experts here at Closet America are excited to help you bring your design to life. Schedule your free design consultation today to start your search for a custom closet that will help you keep everything in its place, perfectly, for years to come.

Closet America was able to work with my unique circumstances in order to give me the best use of my space.

Amy B.,
Fairfax Station, VA

Let’s Start Your Project

Whether you’re interested in a custom-designed closet, office, pantry, or garage, starting your project couldn’t be easier. Just fill out the attached form or give us a call to schedule your free in-home design consultation. You can download our brochure and you’re welcome to visit our Landover Maryland showroom, to see how beautiful our custom-designed organization systems look in person. We want you to experience the Closet America difference and see how we build organizing solutions for life.

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