Imagine a new home with beautiful hardwood flooring and granite countertops and cheap, inexpensive wire shelving and rods in the closets. This just doesn’t seem right when a new home is built and quite frankly, should not be an afterthought.
No matter what upgrades you choose for your new home (or a remodeled one for that matter), you will only spend money on it if you love it (or need it). Let this article be a tool to guide you into deciding if you should or should use custom closets in your new home.
Look at the rooms you are building in your new home. Some will be used infrequently. However, with bedroom closets, you are using them at least twice a day. With a pantry closet, your family is rooting around in there all hours of the day.
Do you hate wasting time in search of lost things? Finding clothes and shoes in a messy closet is a time-sucking activity. An organized closet system won’t necessarily make you organized, but it can help to provide structure, which will allow a space to work for you. If wasting time is something you can’t afford, an efficient closet system is a smart upgrade.
A cheap builders-grade closet with a single pole and shelf will force you to squeeze things in. When this happens it’s hard to know what you have in your closet. An efficient bedroom closet with double hanging space, drawers, and shelving designated for shoes will have your things organized and visible.
Your home shouldn’t be a place that adds stress. Your home should relax you, de-stress you. A closet is something you can control if you have a system that makes a visually uncluttered space possible. You can add drawers and gain more storage.
Often it’s for larger and efficient storage. If you’ve had more kids, your current home has become overcrowded. Closets are the second most requested upgrades in a new home.
What it comes down to is that no one can tell you if you should or shouldn’t invest in a custom closet system in your new home (or add this feature later, or not at all). It comes down to your priorities, your budget and what matters to you. If you think a custom closet is something you would like to explore for your new Makefield home, Closets for Less would love to help you with a free consultation.