It’s the start of a new year, and you might be thinking about how you are going to achieve your goals to get organized in 2020. You know that custom closets can help... but are they worth the expense? Our clients say they are! Read on to see how having a custom closet storage system can improve the way your home functions, boost its value, and keep you and your family on a more even keel.
Custom Closets Can Get Your Home Organized
It’s the start of a new year, and this is prime time for resolutions to “finally get organized.” You might occasionally beat yourself up over not having everything in order, but the fact of the matter is that you can’t organize your belongings if you don’t have a dedicated place to put them. Your grandmother or mother might have said something like, “a place for everything, and everything in its place.” Disorganization happens when you don’t have a place for every item in your home.
A custom closet can help you by providing the space you need for various items. Shelving, drawers, hooks, racks, and accessories all work together to increase the amount of storage space available. Once you have room for everything, you can designate a “home” for each item. At that point, it’s just a matter of putting things away. For many, this benefit alone makes custom closets worth the expense.
Custom Closets Can Raise the Value of Your Home
When you were looking at homes, what are some of the criteria you kept in mind? You probably had a number of bedrooms that you required, and maybe a specific number of bathrooms. You might have wanted an open floor plan, a ranch-style home, or a two-story home. One of the things you looked for might have been storage space. The people who eventually purchase your home, whether that is next year or decades from now, will also want to see plenty of storage space for their items.
Custom closet systems give you more of that storage space and can increase the value of your home. They can also make your home easier to sell. When you put your house on the market, you want to do everything you can to make it appeal to potential buyers. A custom closet gives you a place to keep the boxes holding your personal items (which your real estate agent will ask you to put away). It will also showcase to house-hunters how much storage you have available. Seeing rows of neatly hung shirts, built-in shoe racks, and double-hung clothing rods will help potential buyers imagine their own items put away in your closet, making it more likely that they will place a bid on your home.
Custom Closets Can Keep You Calmer
Some people would say that early morning mayhem is the most stressful part of the day. Others might mention the hour between getting home from work and getting dinner on the table. If you have a busy household with adults scurrying off to work and getting children off to school, custom storage systems can make a world of difference when it comes to your stress levels.
When your children get up and can find their own clothing and shoes in their neat and tidy kid-friendly closets, this eliminates some of the hassles you might otherwise have. No more searching for a lost tennis shoe or a missing backpack! When you can put on your clothes, knowing that they are not wrinkled from being crammed into a stuffed-to-the-gills closet, that’s one less thing for you to worry about. A well-organized garage even makes it simpler to get in the car and leave. Forget about tripping over bicycles and trying to squeeze past piles of junk on your way to the car.
In the evening, a custom kitchen pantry makes it easy to put dinner together. You’ll be able to see exactly what you have and make note of missing ingredients before you have half the recipe assembled. In addition, you will have more room for small appliances in the pantry and won’t need to knock over various items as you pull them out.
All of these small conveniences can reduce your stress and make you feel more calm and in control, which is an enormous benefit that makes custom closets worth it for many families.
Custom Closets Can Save You Money
You might still be concerned about investing hard-earned money into your closets. Do keep in mind that every custom closet is built for the people who will be using it and that Northland Custom Closet & Garage takes your budget into consideration when designing your new storage space. Also, you might not realize this, but custom closets can end up saving you money in the long run. Here are just a few of the ways:
- Less waste. With a custom kitchen pantry, you won’t be throwing away items that have expired because you will be able to see what you have and use it before the date is up. You can also avoid buying too many of a particular item because you will know what you have on hand. While you might choose to stock up on good deals, it doesn’t make sense to buy more than you can use before the expiration date.
- Less clothing damage. Putting clothes into a too-tight closet space invites trouble. Zippers and buttons snag on items, clothing gets pulled out of shape, and some items might slide onto the floor and get stepped on. In addition, many people tend to wear the same items over and over again because they are the easiest to grab. This leads to more wear-and-tear on those items while other articles of clothing go unworn for months or years. Having enough space combats these issues.
- Less money spent on duplicate clothing. You know that you have at least a couple pairs of navy pants, but where are they? If they are crammed in the back of your closet, you might not be able to see them, leading you to purchase another pair for an event. This is a waste of money and resources. Leaving some space so you can easily see what you already own eliminates this problem and is possible with custom closets.
If you are ready to get organized in 2020, contact Northland Custom Closet & Garage to schedule your free in-home consultation and design appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!