Here at Strickland’s Closets & Home Organization, we hear from a lot of people who are considering adding a custom closet to their home. Just like proud parents, we could go on and on about all the positives of custom closets—and pull out endless photos to prove it, too. But even with our closet bias, we understand that plenty of people have concerns and questions about custom closets. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the need-to-know pros of custom closets—as well as our two-cents on the most common cons. Read on:
Pro: They make the most of your space
A professional closet designer has a lot of tricks up his/her sleeve but one of the most impressive is being able to get more space out of your space. This means that in a custom closet, nooks, crannies, and awkward corners can be transformed into functional and efficient areas. This can make a big difference when it comes to both your storage space and your peace of mind.
Pro: They’re all about visuals and visibility
Custom closets are big on visibility: custom shelves, shoe racks, jewelry displays, neat hanging rods, and other custom closet accessories that can be enhanced with special lighting. The result is good for your sense of inventory (no buying multiples of the same item), it can boost your creativity (pair colors or clothes that you wouldn’t normally), and it can inspire you visually (add personality and décor to your closet).
Pro: They’re designed to suit you and your life
It’s right in the name: custom closets are spaces that are tailor-made for you. If what you really need is more space for your shoe collection, that’s an excellent closet focus. If you’ve always dreamed of having an island in your walk-in, we’ll make it happen. A custom closet should reflect you in every way and enhance your daily life, too.
Con: They can be expensive
Of the many people out there who dream of adding custom closets to their home, price is often what holds them back. We understand; sometimes adding all of those tempting storage bells and whistles can equal spending more money than you expect.
However… Custom closets are more than a frivolous expense—they’re actually an investment. They can add to your home’s resale value and pay off in peace of mind and saved time. Additionally, there’s no rule that says a custom closet and a budget don’t go together. At Strickland’s Closets & Home Organization we’ve worked with many people and budgets to ensure the best fit for everyone. And, our estimates are 100% accurate. There are no unexpected surprises after work begins.
Con: They’re designed for your specific tastes—which might change in the future.
We’ve heard some people worry about getting a custom closet the same way others worry about getting a tattoo: “What if I don’t like it a year from now?” If you’re prone to fluctuating likes and dislikes when it comes to style, you may be concerned that customizing a closet for your here-and-now needs is too big a commitment. A related problem? Customizing a closet so carefully to your tastes that it doesn’t translate to resale prospects down the road.
However… Custom closets are not set in stone. Using our ORG Home products, we can easily include things like adjustable shelves and hanging bars to give you more design flexibility. There are many ways to arrange a custom closet so that it suits both your style and whatever changes may be needed in the future.
Want to hear more custom closet pros? Want us to ease your worries about any closet cons? We’d love to chat more—just stop by Strickland’s Closets & Home Organization.