The Pros and Cons of Installing A Dream Closet Design
When deciding to invest in a custom closet design, it is important to consider the pros and cons before embarking on any remodeling mission in your home. You need to consider what your storage needs are both now and in the possible future to avoid ending up in the same position a few years from now.
Right now it would be easy to rant on about all the positives of having a custom closet installed and show you endless designs to prove it. However, even though we may be biased, we understand that there are plenty of people who will have concerns or questions about installing a custom closet or organizer system in their home. So we decided to put together some of the undeniable pros of having a custom closet designed and installed; and to be fair, we also included the most common cons to help you see both sides of the closet door - so to speak. Take a look.
Pros and Cons of Having Custom Closets
Pro: They Maximize Your Space
Probably the number one and most indisputable benefit of having a custom closet is they make the most efficient use of your space. Your closet can be designed to perfectly accommodate all the clothing and other items you need to store in the space. A clever designer can create a design that is able to evolve with you if necessary. However with that said, it is still important to be careful not to over customize your closet as this could mean that when things change as time goes on, you will leave yourself little room to grow.
A professional closet designer will have a lot of really neat tricks up their sleeves. One of the most impressive is always being able to maximize your space, no matter what size area you are beginning with. This means that they can transform all those nooks, crannies, and awkward spaces into functional and effective storage areas. So when it comes to your storage space and your peace of mind, this can be hugely beneficial.
Pro: Great Visual Enhancement
Custom closets provide huge visual enhancements. Everything from custom shelves, shoe racks, tie and belt racks, jewelry organizers, dual hanging rods, and many other custom closet accessories, all aid to enhance the visibility of all your items making it easier and more efficient to stay organized. This gives you a good sense of your inventory, can inspire you and boost your creativity (i.e. pair clothing and colors that you would normally overlook). It helps you keep things better organized, to find what you need faster and eliminate loss of items that would normally be swallowed up in closet chaos.
Pro: Designed to Suit Your Lifestyle
Custom closets are spaces that are tailor-made for your needs - pretty much says it all! If one of your greatest needs is to have more space for all your shoes, then that is an excellent closet feature to focus on. If you’ve been dreaming of having a walk-in closet with full-length mirrors and an island counter, then make it happen. Your custom closet should not only enhance your life but reflect your unique style in any way possible.
Con: They Can Be Expensive
Understandably adding all of those wonderful storage bells and whistles can, for some, mean spending more money than planned. Price can sometimes inhibit or hold back many people who desire fully decked master walk-in closets. However, there are always solutions and often a great amount of maximization of your space can be achieved even with the most conservative budgets. If you are on a limited budget, talk with a professional designer and be flexible to see what can be achieved before throwing in the towel on installing a custom closet.
Pro: Add Value to Your Home
Yet another undeniable fact is that custom closets will certainly add extra value to your home. This can be a big selling point, when and if you ever decide to sell or need to equitize the value of your home. Homes with good modern or custom closets and storage systems are a lot more desirable than its older and inefficient predecessors.
Custom closets are not a frivolous expense, they are actually an investment. Additionally, there’s no rule that says a custom closet and a budget don’t go together. Good closet designers are able to work with many people and their budgets to ensure the best fit for everyone.
Con: Your Design Tastes Might Change In The Future
Some people may worry about getting a custom closet because they are afraid they may not like it in a year or a few years from now. However, this is never a good reason to hold off on improving the quality of efficiency of the organization in your home. If you often fluctuate with your tastes then sticking with a simple and uncomplicated design may be the best option for you.
A good designer will work closely with you to understand your needs and lifestyle to help you get the most out of your custom closet for the longest time possible. They can be very strategic and also considerably creative in customizing a closet for your current needs as well as your potential evolving needs over time.
Pro: Custom Closets Are Not Set In Stone
Flexible designs are key to the ever evolving and changing needs of your life. Using products and options, like adjustable shelving and hanging racks or moveable drawer dividers, will give you more opportunity to adjust things. If needed you can adapt your custom closet so that it suits both your style and whatever changes may be required in the future as and when they arise.
If you are ready to discover how a professional designer can minimize the con’s and help you optimize the benefits, then call the Arizona expert team at Dream Closets today and schedule your FREE In-Home Design Consultation.