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3 Reasons Why Building Your Own Closet Is a Bad Idea

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Woman frustrated DIY cabinet projectIt can be pricey to have a good closet and storage company build a custom closet for a bedroom, office, or garage. However, the end result is far better than trying to build your own without professional help. The following are three reasons why building your own custom closet is not always the easy or affordable solution it is made out to be.

It’s Time Consuming

Building a custom closet is time-consuming, even if your space is small. You will need to carefully measure your space, design a functional layout, purchase materials and tools for the job, and then put in the time and hard work of actually constructing your new storage systems. You will also need to spend time carefully reading instructions and tutorials to make sure your new closet comes out as planned. Furthermore, you’ll need to clean up your work area when the construction project is finished.

It’s Easy to Make Serious Mistakes

It’s easy to make mistakes when building your own closet, especially if the design is complicated or the construction requires many pieces in a large space. Unfortunately, some mistakes are difficult if not impossible to rectify on your own, which means that you will need to hire a professional to deal with the situation. What is more, you can’t always count on your home insurance policy to cover damage caused by a DIY project gone awry.

Contemporary custom closet

Above: Professionally installed and designed walk-in closet.

You Can Decrease Your Home’s Value

Your home is likely to be one of the largest single investments you will ever make. Given that fact, you will probably want to avoid doing anything that would lower its market value. A DIY home construction project can decrease your home’s value unless you are not only an expert carpenter but also familiar with current home decor trends. Remember that a custom closet that you build from odds and ends might work for you, but it may not be suitable for potential buyers, making it hard to sell your home in the future.

If you need a custom closet or home storage system for one or more rooms in your home, talk to a professional instead of attempting to build your own storage space. Closet & Storage Concepts has over 30 years of experience building custom closets in all shapes, sizes, and styles. We work with closets of all sizes, and our large selection of durable materials and hardware options make it easy for you to choose a design that not only suits your needs but also your budget. Get started by finding a store near you!

Photo credits: Top ©iStock/Highwaystarz-Photography. Bottom ©Closet & Storage Concepts.