Are Closet Organizers Worth It?

When undertaking any home improvement project, it is reasonable to ask yourself if the job is “worth it”. This is perhaps more relevant if you are considering selling the home in the relatively near future. But even if you are not, the question “is it worth it” remains. It’s still relevant because the “worth” is not only determined by a financial return on your investment, but also in terms of usefulness, gratification and the pleasure of knowing that your expenditure resulted in making your home more livable, enjoyable and convenient. Whatever the case, you will receive a much greater return either financially or in relation to your gratification level if the project is conceived, designed, manufactured, and installed by a team of true, professional experts.

So are closet organizers and similar projects worth it, and why all the hype?

Walk-in closet system neatly organized

Disorganization can lead to stress

Psychology today says that “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.” Whether it is in your office or other space in your home, clutter is a constant distraction from the work that needs to be done and can make you feel like your work is never done. In addition, it can make you feel uneasy and uncomfortable when having guests, perhaps giving them the impression that your life is chaotic as well. That could potentially cause you to feel embarrassed or even ashamed. When you are organized, there is a place for everything and everything has its place. You‘ll have more time to spend on the things you’d rather be doing, and you will definitely spend less time searching. Everyday tasks can be completed more quickly and easily and stress levels drop.

All home storage systems can be customized for your particular needs and desires

All systems and organizing projects should be specially designed for your needs. Who will be using the system? Children? Adults? The entire family?  A good design will reflect a solid understanding of the things that are important to you, and thus ensure that the end result makes everyone happy and feeling well served by the new addition to your interior. A talented and experienced Designer will lead you through a series of questions and offer creative and responsive ideas throughout the design process. A creative Designer will carefully measure every aspect of the space that will be involved in the project and note all the potential concerns such as vents, ductwork, attic pull downs, lighting, and various and sundry obstructions to ensure that your space will truly be maximized. They are also ensuring the design accommodates both ergonomic and aesthetic considerations.

Custom closets add value to your home

Custom closets are an investment. Not only do they add function to your home, but they also add beauty . Forbes states in a 2016 article “This popular extra (custom closets) might or might not increase your home’s sale price — but it just might help you sell faster in a competitive market, ultimately saving you from making extra mortgage payments.” And it extends to more than just closets. In the same article, Jennifer Leahy from Douglas Elliman realtors in Connecticut says, “A good mudroom adds major value and is regularly considered an essential for families in the suburbs. It’s even more attractive for potential buyers to see a customized space with cubbies, lockers, and other clever storage solutions.”

By improving your home with custom closets or other organizational projects, you will demonstrate to potential buyers that you have invested time and money into improving your home. If you would like additional information, have questions or need some help from the professionals, reach out for a free, no obligation remote or in home consultation.

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