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How Much Does a Custom Closet System Cost?

 
low costWire Rack: $75-$200average costDo-It-Yourself: $200-$600high costCustom-Built: $1,000-$2,000+
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A place for everything; the ability to put your hands on what you want, when you want it; getting dressed with style and ease; and a sense of well-organized luxury. Those are just some of the reasons closet organizing systems appeal to many, many people.

Typical costs:

  • An assemble-and-install-it-yourself rubberized wire rack closet system starts around $75-$200 for a 4- to 8-foot reach-in closet or one wall of a walk-in closet. You can add additional shoe holders, hanging pocket organizers, baskets, boxes and buckets for an additional $15-$150 or more, depending on what and how much you choose.
  • Cut-and-install-it-yourself closet systems run about $200-$400 for an 8-10 foot reach-in closet and $300-$600 for a slightly larger walk-in version; costs can go higher if you order additional organizing units . Most of these systems are made of particle board with a melamine laminate veneer finish; solid wood versions are at the higher end of the price range. These systems are best for do-it-yourselfers who are adept at "some assembly required" projects.
  • Having a company come to your home to install a central tower with drawers and shelves flanked by either long or double-short hanging rods for an 8-foot reach-in closet starts around $400-$700 for a wire/laminate combination, goes to $600-$1,000 for all-laminate, and runs $850-$1,700 for high-end laminate or low-end wood.
  • Prices start at a minimum $1,000-$2,000 to have a company build a custom-designed solid wood closet interior in pine or similar lumber; run about $3,000-$5,000 for a spacious quality installation in woods like cherry, oak, birch or pecan; and can go as high as $20,000-$30,000 or more for exotic woods with a range of options.
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What should be included:
  • DIYNetwork.com[1] gives do-it-yourself instructions for a installing a basic closet system.
  • The first step is to sort through your closet and decide what you really need and what can go. A custom closet designer will lead you through this process, or ThisOldHouse.com lists questions to ask yourself when deciding on the features in your dream closet[2] .
  • Remember that hanging clothes need at least 24 inches of depth and the minimum shelf depth for folded clothes is 12 inches but most people prefer 14-16 inches for sweaters and other bulky items. For walk-in closets, be sure there's adequate room to move around without feeling cramped. Better Homes and Gardens offers ideas for the ultimate closet and provides a calculator to determine how much closet space you need [3] .
Shopping for a custom closet system:
  • Manufacturing closet systems is an emerging industry, with lots of options. Rubbermaid makes adjustable wire closet systems. A few other well-known manufacturers include California Closets, Closetmaid and Schulte Storage[4] . Closet systems are also available through companies such as IKEA[5] or Stacks and Stacks[6] ,
  • Whether purchasing online or having someone custom-build a closet interior for you, ask what accessories or options are available, and be sure you're clear about the width of shelves, walk-in areas, etc. There's usually no charge for a closet company to come to your home to do a design and estimate, but some may use hard-sell techniques.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-install-a-heavy-duty-closet-organizer/index.html
  2.  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,683859,00.html#
  3.  www.bhg.com/home-improvement/advice/measuring-materials/closet-capacity-calculator/
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  5.  www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/bedroom/11466/
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