Looking to increase the value of your Prince William County home? Consider upgrading your reach in closets!
In 2014, Prince William County was rated one of the top places to own a home in Northern Virginia. 40 miles from D.C. and 50 miles from the mountains, it’s a prime location to raise a family (as long as you don’t mind driving to Fairfax to find a Trader Joe’s). And now that new developments are booming with amenities and family friendly neighborhoods, demand for high-quality housing will only increase as commuters come crawling down the parking lot of I-66.
If you’re looking for a home improvement project that will help to increase the value of your existing colonial or split level in PWC, consider upgrading your reach in closets. After all, your master closet isn’t the only space in your home that deserves some love. A custom closet system can make a huge difference in the way a room functions and in how luxurious it feels. Plus, boosting your closet game makes a huge impact on potential buyers should you ever decide to sell.
Maximizing a Small Space
You may have gotten a lot more house for your dollar in Prince William County than elsewhere in the DC metro area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your home is blessed with abundant storage space. Many local homes were built after the 1970s, which makes them more modern than a large portion of the surrounding area, and storage can become quite the struggle when you’re stuck with smaller reach in closets.
A custom system helps to solve this storage problem. Instead of one hanging rod topped with a single shelf (as is common in traditional reach in closets), you can design a compartmentalized space that takes advantage of floor-to-ceiling wall space. Adding dual hanging rods can double the amount of clothing storage space you currently have. Multiple shelves and drawers can replace the plastic bins you may have stacked on the floor, providing more room for your items in a much more aesthetically pleasing way.
Think about it this way: increasing the storage space in your reach in closet is going to be about as revolutionary as creating an HOV lane and slug lines for the daily commute into the city. Your favorite “I hate 66” bumper sticker becomes a little less true when extra space makes your commute that much faster. Nobody would want to go back to a normal highway after experiencing a magically bigger road space, and the same goes for a revamped closet.
Staying Organized with Ease
If you’ve ever fought the battle of getting children to clean their bedrooms, you know clean-up needs to be as easy as possible if you’re going to succeed. In an ideal world, if you create well-labeled, perfectly-sized spaces for all the clutter, your four-year-old can simply put everything in its place when you ask. But all too often, a reach in closet becomes a teetering pile of clothes, shoes, and other necessities, and cleaning up turns into a much bigger chore.
A custom organization system makes keeping your closet clean a simple venture, and even adults can benefit from this strategy. Having everything in its place, perfectly, makes the daily task of putting your clothes away almost a no-brainer. Whether you’re utilizing your reach in closets for seasonal decor storage, for extra wardrobe space, or in a kid’s bedroom, you’ll find that your custom closet investment saves you a lot of time and effort.
Give Daily Life a Touch of Luxury
Nobody expects to open a third bedroom closet door and be met with a high-quality custom closet system. That’s what makes this renovation project so powerful. Closets are often overlooked in home showings—after a quick glance inside, potential buyers have moved on to see the newly renovated bathrooms. However, a custom closet (yes, even a reach in) invites visitors to linger and experience the room in a tangible way. They’ll leave your showing with a lasting impression.
This little bit of luxury will be beneficial for you and your family as well. When you use custom door pulls to open sturdy cabinets, feel the weighty smoothness of opening a well-designed drawer, and place your shoes in polished adjustable shoe shelves at the end of a long day, you can relax knowing that you’re in the presence of high-quality craftsmanship. The truth is, we all love a little luxury—which is why people shop at Wegman’s when they need a little bit of cheering up.
At Closet America, we’re dedicated to designing custom storage spaces that maximize the enjoyment you get out of your home– as well as the ultimate sale value of your property. Sign up for your free design consultation and start envisioning what improved closets can do for your home in Prince William County. We’re eager to help you discover how much reach-in closets can positively impact your daily life.
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