Closet America offers a solution to all your custom closet remodeling needs. In part one of this series, we discuss why a custom closet remodel is a good investment.
Are you taking your walk-in closet for granted? Do you see it primarily as space for clothing storage? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you may want to consider a custom closet remodeling project. A custom, walk-in closet has value well beyond just being storage space. Think about it: How many times are you in and out of your walk-in closet on a daily basis? It’s likely the first space you enter in the morning and the last place you visit before bedtime.
Closet America offers a solution to all your custom closet remodeling needs. In part one of this series, we discuss why a custom closet remodel is a good investment; why you shouldn’t tackle the project alone; and why it’s wise to work with local, custom closet remodeling professionals. Your decision to remodel your walk-in closet is a smart one. Here’s how to gain the most from your investment.
Custom Closet Remodeling for Organization and Value
With a custom closet remodel, you’ll have better organization of your wardrobe, jewelry, and accessories. No more cramming, stacking, piling, and hunting. You will know where each item is located and know that each item is stored carefully. A welcoming place to start your morning, and a tranquil place to transition to bedtime.
A custom closet remodeling project also adds value to your home. A custom walk-in closet, one that fits well with your home architecture and interior design, is a value-added differentiator in a competitive real estate market. Buyers are willing to pay more for a house where a custom closet speaks to the uniqueness of the property, owners’ good taste, and attention to detail.
Resist the Urge of DIY Custom Closet Remodeling
You might be handy around the house so maybe you’re thinking of doing the closet remodeling project yourself. And while your neighborhood hardware store may have lots of off-the-shelf and prefabricated components, you should leave your custom closet remodeling job to the professionals.
With a store-bought closet, you won’t have any of the closet design and features that truly optimize organization and add maximum value to your home: custom components and shelving, soft-close drawers, top-quality materials. Quality of manufacturing and installation is another factor that just can’t be matched in a DIY project. You might be saving some money, but you won’t be saving time, nor adding value, no matter how many DIY videos you watch. Professional experience and expertise are two of the key ingredients that differentiate work from craftsmanship. And when you’re looking for expertise and experience, look locally.
Local Custom Closet Remodeling Professionals Understand Your Needs
In your area, there may be several custom closet remodeling businesses. But these companies are more than likely national franchises, where business decisions are made hundreds of miles away, and corporate has no idea of the unique characteristics of your town or neighborhood. My advice, based on more than 15 years in the business: avoid the national franchises, look for a local business that specializes in custom closet remodeling.
Select one who has years of experience in working with homeowners in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, or the Baltimore area. They’ve worked with hundreds of clients who had custom closet remodeling needs almost identical to yours, and they have a process for delivering quality results. It’s always a good idea to check their customer reviews. You won’t regret choosing a local professional who is invested in your community.
Clear Out the Clutter
Take some time to prepare for your custom walk-in closet project. Start by going through all the items you currently have in your closet and determine which ones you want to keep, sell, give away, or throw away. If you haven’t done this in a few years, you’ll likely find that there are quite a few items that haven’t been used in a long time. In addition to clearing out the clutter, keeping only the items you really want makes the transition to your new custom walk-in closet all the easier, and perhaps, even enjoyable.
Exercise Your Imagination
Invest some time to explore and learn about the materials, components, and styles that your professional closet remodeler has to offer. Use your imagination. Envision how these might look in your new custom walk-in closet.
A closet island looks elegant and optimizes space in a large walk-in closet
Adjustable shoe shelves accommodate every type of footwear—spring, summer, fall, and winter
Hidden laundry hampers with removable liners make the transition to the washer or dry cleaner all the easier
Custom-designed drawers securely hold your jewelry
Components with soft-close drawers that shut smoothly and quietly
Slide-out tie and belt racks to avoid fumbling to find the right tie or belt
Valet rods organize dry cleaning and stage outfits
A hideaway ironing board makes last-minute touch-ups a breeze
These and many other custom-designed and high-quality items used by professionals transform closet space into an elegant, organized environment that enhances every interaction with your custom walk-in closet. Take the time to explore, learn, and imagine.
Schedule an In-Home Closet Consultation at Your Convenience
You’ve done your research. Now it’s time to contact your local closet remodeling professional and schedule an in-home design consultation to discuss your needs and ideas. A designer should be able to meet with you evenings or weekends, if necessary. If your time is limited, don’t “squeeze in” a consultation. A generous investment of time now will yield great results.