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Custom Closet FAQs

Welcome to the Custom Closet FAQs page! We understand that you may have questions regarding custom closet installation and maintenance, and we’re here to provide information to help answer those questions.

Whether you want to know more about building a custom walk-in closet or caring for your pre-built closet, this page has all of the information you need. Below, our team has broken down common questions into sections so that you can quickly find answers. We also recommend exploring our blog if you’d like more in-depth information on specific topics!

Whenever possible, we suggest considering customization options when building or updating your closet space. With custom design services available from the experts at any of our locations, you can personalize every aspect of your closet—from shelving and organization systems to colors and finishes. Bespoke solutions guarantee a functional space catered to your lifestyle needs firsthand – so schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today!

What is a Custom Closet?

A custom closet is typically designed and installed to suit the specific needs of an individual or family in a particular space. Custom closets are designed to maximize storage and provide an aesthetically pleasing organization for everything from clothing and shoes to linens, office supplies, toys and games. They can fit into any room in your home or office, providing efficient storage for easy access.

Custom closet designs may feature adjustable shelving, cubbies, cabinets, drawers, pullouts and more – allowing you to easily organize items in a range of shapes and sizes that puts them at your fingertips. With a wide range of accessories available such as hanging rods, belt racks, tie racks and more you can customize your closet to ensure all items are organized exactly how you want them. Most custom closets also include built-in lighting which ensures that all items inside the closet are always clearly visible – making it easier for you to find what you need quickly without ever having to rummage around in the darkness.

Whether you’re looking for a simple way to organize cluttered spaces or want something that adds an elegant touch while providing smart storage solutions – custom closets offer an ideal solution for any home or office.

Benefits of a Custom Closet

A custom closet of your own revolutionizes and simplifies the way you organize your space. Not only do they provide a place to store everyday items such as clothing, shoes and equipment but they also provide a space to organize other items and house bulky furniture that can take up too much room. A custom closet is designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you to change the layout at any time. With a range of options available you have the possibility to choose from ready-made configurations or design something that is completely unique depending on your needs and style preferences.

Some of the benefits of having a custom closet include:

  • Optimized storage space: Depending on your needs, custom closets can be designed with adjustable shelves and drawers, allowing you to store more than before in an organized manner.
  • Efficiency: An optimized custom layout means easy access to whatever items are being stored minimizing wasted time searching for items.
  • Versatility: Custom closets allow you to maximize floor space by incorporating hanging rods, shelves, drawers or cabinets according to individual requirements.
  • Durability: Custom closets are built with quality materials that are designed for longevity even when subjected to daily use for several years.

How Much Does a Custom Closet Cost

The cost of a custom closet can vary greatly depending on the size of the space, the type of materials used, and the complexity of the design. While some homeowners opt for budget-friendly options, higher end materials and special features can add to the cost. Ultimately, the price of a custom closet is based on your individual needs and budget.

Let’s take a look at the factors that influence the cost of a custom closet:

  • Size of the space
  • Type of materials used
  • Complexity of the design
  • Budget-friendly options
  • Higher end materials
  • Special features

Factors that Affect Cost

The cost of a custom closet depends on a range of factors including the size and complexity of the project, the type of materials used, and any additional features requested. Generally speaking, custom closets typically cost between $500 and $5,000, with most designs falling in the $1,500-$2,500 range.

When comparing quotes it is important to consider what is included in each design proposal. A reputable designer should include all measurements and drawings needed for construction along with detailed documentation of cabinet features such as doors and drawers. Additionally, they should provide an itemized list that breaks down each element including cabinets and accessories like shelves and hanging bars.

Other factors that affect cost include:

  • Location – Whether you are building indoors or outdoors will have an impact on cost since outdoor installations often require weatherproof materials. In some cases an outdoor closet may also require permitting from local authorities depending on size or location requirements set by local ordinances.
  • Material Quality – Custom closets can be constructed from a variety of materials such as solid wood (like maple or cherry), laminated particle board (an economical choice for basic installations) or engineered wood (more expensive but more durable). Depending on your budget purchase better quality hardware that will last longer depending like welded steel frames instead of plastic frames.
  • Size – The size of your custom closet plays an important factor in its overall cost since larger closets require more material and labor to complete them. Measure the area you’re converting into a closet beforehand so that your designer can provide an accurate estimate for their services.

Cost Estimates

When it comes to the costs associated with custom closets, it is important to remember that there are several factors that can affect the price. The size of the closet, materials used, method of construction, and complexity of design are all factors that go into determining how much a custom closet will cost. It is usually best to consult a professional in order to get an accurate estimate for your project.

A standard custom closet will typically range between $500-$2000. However, adding features such as built-in drawers, specialized lighting or organizational accessories can add onto the cost significantly. If you need multiple closets with additional features then the cost could easily climb up to $5,000+. It’s important to remember that these estimates may not include installation fees or additional labor charges depending on your location and other variables.

The best way to get an accurate quote for your project is to consult a professional or have an in-home consultation with a contractor specializing in custom closets. This will allow you to discuss all your options and come up with an estimate based on your exact needs and budget constraints.

How to Choose the Right Custom Closet

When it comes to designing a closet for an individual’s lifestyle and needs, the task may seem daunting. There are so many options, from components, materials and styles to layout, sizes and finishes. Having an idea of what you need before taking the plunge is key; custom closets can be an expensive endeavor but carefully selecting the ideal wardrobe system is worth it in the long run.

To help you make the best decision for your closet, here are some areas to consider:

  • Layout: Your closet layout should be tailored to the way you store items, both in terms of location and labeling. Optimizing storage space with shelving customized for folded clothing or drawers specifically designed for socks makes finding what you need much easier.
  • Colors and Finishes: When selecting colors and finishes, think about how they will enhance your wardrobe’s look once everything is organized. Perhaps bright colors will make finding items easier or a metallic finish will give a modern edge to your closet design.
  • Material Quality: Material quality is extremely important when choosing custom closets as these pieces need to withstand daily use for years to come. Consider materials such as Plywood or solid wood that won’t warp over time due to humidity or temperature changes in order to extend the life of your closet design.
  • Accessories: Customize your closet with accessories such as pull-out baskets and tie racks that suit specific needs of yours while adding convenience and organization of items inside; shelves that slide out without stretching all the way into your bedroom also add a distinct touch to any custom closet design!


With the right planning and design, custom closets can increase the functionality and the enjoyment of your closet space. The quality of craftsmanship in a custom piece will ensure it creates a lifetime of lasting satisfaction.

When considering whom to hire, make sure to ask to see pictures of past work, get references, and always test out the knowledge of the designer or installer so that you feel confident that they will create the perfect custom solution for you.

Remember that there are a lot of customization options available when designing your perfect closet – don’t be afraid to think outside the box! With careful thought and planning, your closet can evolve from a storage space into an organized and inviting room in your home.