Jun. 26 2017
Among luxury new home buyers, closets are a major priority. Custom organized closets, according to a survey from Homes.com, are a necessity in the high end market:
Among the 250 people surveyed, a whopping 75.9% chose a luxury closet and suite as their #1 desired amenity. After a luxury closet, respondents wanted a wetbar, and then a specialty tub. Other options were Italian marble flooring, en-suite mini-kitchen, indoor pool, wine cellar and sauna/spa room. This indicates that the custom, organized closet is a necessity when selling in the high end home market — especially for the master bedroom suite.
Closets, however, can be a financially smart choice in any home — whether high end, middle class, or even for first time buyer housing. Custom closets can add value to all of these types of homes in several ways:
a clean, clutter-free house can appraise 10 percent higher than the exact same messy home.A custom organization system can go a long way to eliminating clutter. When everything has its own easily accessible place to live it is more likely to be put away, there is less clutter, creating the illusion that there is ample room for the new homeowner's belongings and everything will easily fit into the home.
If you're looking to increase the value of your home, try installing custom closets or another custom home organization system. When it's time to sell, put away the knick nacks, photos and clutter so that the space appears larger and people can envision their own families in the home, not yours. A well designed organization system will include specific storage to deal with the individual clutter and surplus of possessions that everyone inevitably collects throughout their lives. Go a step further and use your closets to create a feeling of opulence in addition to space. Extra ammenities and closet organization accessories like special pull-down closet rods will add a touch of class and make your home stand out with a perceived higher value. Upper end home buyers will expect this and may even require a custom closet in order to purchase the home — or pay full value. Installing a wardrobe style closet into a room that has no closet may allow for the space to be listed as a bedroom, enhancing the value of the house. Even a basic custom closet gives buyers the impression that you care deeply about your home and have maintained it well throughout your tenure as owner. Presenting your home at it's best means a better price at sales time. Even if you don't plan to sell right away, a custom closet is an ammenity that doesn't wear out or go out of style. It will add value for the future while enhancing your own life in the home right away.
Closet Works is Chicagolands' largest and most experienced provider of custom storage solutions. Since 1987, we have been helping homeowners by creating custom closets, pantries, bookcases and more to help organize their lives. Great ideas to "Organize Your Life" and examples of our custom organization solutions can be found throughout our webite. For more information on Closet Works call toll-free at 800-4-CLOSET (800-425-6738).