I live in an apartment with extraordinary city views, but the first thing visitors usually notice is the shoe closet in my foyer. Guests always say “I want one, too!” Imagine the value that that shoe closet will have when this apartment is on the market for sale. So, I’ve been able to enjoy it, and I know that it will help me to sell the apartment when the time comes, and it will probably increase the value of the apartment by far more that it cost.
Many homeowners are staying put during the current recession, and want to make improvements to their homes that they will enjoy now, but also want to insure that the cost of improvements translate to a higher sale price. Well-designed custom closets can accomplish both goals. It is important to build to suit all – with areas for hanging clothes sized for dresses, shirts and skirts, as well as shelving for shoes and folded shirts and handbags, if space allows. More people are building drawer units – like dressers – into their closet design as well, some even eliminating dressers completely from their bedrooms, for a sleek look that unclutters the living area.
Sotheby’s International Realty, which focuses on high-end real estate sales, highlighted the closets in homes for sale in a recent blog posting (April 2012). They are hooking potential buyers based on the closets – you see the closet first, and then click to see the house if you are interested! Do we need any more reassurance of the importance of well-designed closets? And, custom closets can be designed to meet most budgets. From the standpoint of costs, ease and value, enhancing your home with custom closets is a savvy way to increase your enjoyment while you live there, and your bottom line when you sell.