“Homeowners often have misconceptions about creating custom closets,” says Chad Holiday, Owner of Holiday Custom Closets.
The first misconception is that they are too expensive. The reality is any closet system you install has a cost associated with it, whether it’s a wire or laminate system. When upgrading to a laminate system, you are not only gaining organized storage space, you are also upgrading the value of your home. Adding a laminate closet system will set your home apart from the house next door when it comes time to sell your home.
The second misconception many people have is that once you have the laminate system in place, it serves as a frame so a closet can be adjusted, or reconfigured, to fit the needs of the user. Think of installing a laminate closet system in a child’s closet. Initially, you can have an area for triple hanging clothes because of the size of the clothing. However, as the child grows, and their clothes get bigger, the system can be adjusted to double hang to accommodate bigger clothing.
Saving Room & Time
You can be even more organized by adding accessories to a laminate closet system. According to Holiday, some of the most popular accessories are:
- Belt Racks
- Clothes Hampers
- Tie Racks
- Shoe Storage
- Valet Rods
- Ironing Boards
- Jewelry Inserts
“When building a new home I’ve seen people put the bare minimum in their closets,” says Holiday, “Then they replace the closets a short time after they move in when they could have had everything they wanted for a few pennies each month by building the cost into the original mortgage.” As a result, it is a good idea to plan ahead for organized closet storage systems as you build or remodel.
The Bottom Line is…
Closet systems are similar to other home improvements. The primary reason you improve your home is to make your home more livable, functional and enjoyable. Before you select a closet system be sure to look at all types of closet systems and see the various accessories available. It is a better value selecting what you want now rather than having to improve your home later.