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Building a Closet Cost


How Much Does Building a Closet Cost?

 
low costDo-It-Yourself Expansion: $1,000average costWithout New Walls: $1,000-$3,000high costBuilding 9x9 Closet: $,4000-$6,500
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  Typical costs:
  • Expanding an existing closet by moving walls and adding new lighting and other features takes about 15 hours and $1,000 worth of supplies; hiring someone to do the work adds another $1,700, for a total cost around $2,700, according to DIYNet.com[1] .
  • Building a 9x9-foot walk-in closet (with three new walls) or a 26x3-foot reach-in closet (two new walls, front and side) in an existing room runs about $4,000-$6,500 or more, depending on the choice of lighting, doors and built-in storage, as well as ventilation requirements for a walk-in.
  • If the existing room configuration allows a closet to be installed without new side walls, the cost for a simple reach-in closet (with no lighting) drops to $1,000-$3,000, depending on the style and number of doors and other features.
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What should be included:
  • The addition of even a simple closet must meet code (especially any electrical wiring and lighting) and often requires a building permit; check with your local planning department. In some municipalities, a room must have a closet to be considered a bedroom. Some developers create an office or den room without a closet to avoid extra building fees; check with the local planning department to see if you might have to pay extra when adding a closet to a room that doesn't have one. Not getting the proper permits could cause problems when it's time to sell the house.
  • Generally a walk-in closet is a minimum of six feet by six feet, and walk-in closets often need both lighting and a fan for ventilation. AskTheBuilder.com[2] provides basic plans and material lists for a simple corner reach-in or a standard walk-in closet, while RDLiving.com gives detailed how-to directions for building a walk-in closet. And Better Homes & Gardens[3] provides a calculator for estimating the amount of space you'll need for the clothing you want to hang.
Additional costs:
  • Adding a standard prefab closet-organizing system starts around $100-$400 for basic storage modules (drawers, shelving, shoe storage, etc.), and can run $300-$3,000 or more for a customized system, depending on the style and type of components selected.
Shopping for building a closet:
  • Get several estimates, making clear what is (and isn't) included in each quote. Request and check references; ask about the contractor's length and type of experience; and be sure they're properly bonded, insured and licensed in your state[4] . See if there are any complaints with the Better Business Bureau[5] .
  • Contractor referrals are available from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry[6]
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External Resources:
  1.  www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-widen-a-closet/index.html
  2.  www.askthebuilder.com/two-closet-plans-materials/
  3.  www.bhg.com/home-improvement/advice/measuring-materials/closet-capacity-calculator/
  4.  www.contractors-license.org/
  5.  search.bbb.org/
  6.  www.nari.org/
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