When it comes to freely available closet space, more is often less. Since closets act as collectors for all sorts of things, from clothes and footwear to accessories and cosmetics, when we have lots of space available, we tend to fill it. What we need is dedicated space and organizers to help us keep our items well-ordered and accessible.
Custom closets and cabinets work wonders for fine-tuning closets in personalized and practical ways, helping cut down on closet clutter and sprawl.
Not sure if a custom-built closet is what you need? Here are 10 signs that indicate it’s high time you invested in a custom built closet.
1. You’re Bored with the Current Design
If you’re like most, your closet is an integral part of your daily routine. The last thing you want is for it to be a source of boredom or frustration. The good news is that with a custom built closet, you don’t need to put up with a design that’s inefficient, uninteresting, or simply doesn’t serve your purpose anymore.
A custom built closet can be tailored to your specific taste, needs, and lifestyle. Plus, a custom built closet can cater to your specific organizational and storage needs, while also bringing peace of mind.
2. Reorganizing Doesn’t Help Anymore
Constantly reorganizing your closets but being unable to find a style that suits your needs is a surefire sign that it’s time to invest in a custom storage solution, complete with custom shelving, cabinetry, drawers, and more.
Well-designed closets will help you stay better organized and save you time and stress. Closets with dedicated storage for clothes, accessories, and other items make it much easier to find things and put them away. With ample storage space, you’ll eliminate chaos and clutter, which will make you feel more calm and satisfied. This, alone, is a great reason to consider a custom built closet.
3. Your Lifestyle Is Changing
Your closets may have worked for you and your family at one time, but maybe it’s become less usable and more disorderly of late. If that’s the case, you may benefit from installing a custom built closet to tailor your space to your changing lifestyle.
For example, maybe you recently added a family member. With children, that means lots of clothes (which children are constantly outgrowing) plus new toys, shoes, and other items that need their own space. With a new spouse or significant other, that means you’ll need to add space and share it with someone else, perhaps for the first time in your life. Custom cabinets and closets make it possible for you and your growing family to store and organize things in ways that suit each person best.
4. Your Closet Can’t Accommodate Your Things
Closets should be able to store your entire wardrobe, and then some. If you’re always leaving footwear, jackets, or accessories on chairs or other areas of your home, that’s a definite sign you lack adequate closet space. Custom built closets allow you to make room for current items, from small pieces of jewelry to large coats, plus provide space for new stuff.
5. You Want More Efficiency
A badly-designed closet can unnecessarily cramp your morning routine, making you struggle to find things and put them back. A thoughtfully-designed closet, though, makes it easy to stay organized and find what you need quickly.
Whether you want to add some extra shelving, drawers, and/or hideaway storage, custom cabinet and closet makers can create efficient and convenience-oriented designs specific to your needs.
6. Your Collection Is Ever-Expanding
If you love shopping (who doesn’t?), you probably have an ever-growing collection of clothes, jewelry, shoes, and so on. Chance are your collection will continue to grow at a steady pace over time. This only means one thing: you’re going to need more space and better storage options.
With custom cabinets and closets, you don’t need to compromise on storage. Unlike standard or prefabricated spaces, custom cabinets and closets can be designed around your current possessions, while leaving space for new additions.
7. You Want Your Closet to Express Who You Are
Ready made closets and cabinets are built to meet the general needs of most users. It’s a one size, one design fits all approach, rather than creating storage solutions based on a user’s unique taste and specific needs.
Custom built closets allow you to express your personality and create storage solutions based on your requirements, creating a functional space you look forward to using and that reflects who you are. With custom built closets, you get to decide on layout, features to be included, and finishes and hardware to give your space its unique identity.
8. You Want a Tidier Room
Overstuffed closets can lead to untidy storage spaces and messy bedrooms. For example, you might start using chairs as coat hangers and makeshift storage spaces. Clutter also seems to find its way into other rooms, which can trigger stress, anxiety, and poor sleep habits. With more mess and disorganization, once-beautiful homes become unsightly.
To keep homes tidy, closets need to be good at doing their jobs. You want to make sure your bedroom, study, family room, kitchen, mudroom, bathroom, garage, or anywhere you spend significant hours of the day is neat, clean, and well-organized. A messy room can stress you out, making it harder for you to relax. Custom built closets and cabinets can fix all that.
9. You Spend Too Much Time Searching for Items in Your Closet
A disorganized closet can lead to immense frustration on a daily basis, becoming a source of stress and rage—especially if you have a busy lifestyle or are always in a hurry. You’ll spend too much time searching for what you need, and then too much time putting it all away again. You also have to re-iron clothes all the time as they’ll keep getting wrinkled because they’re not hung or stored properly. You might even lose some items due to them being misplaced or damaged.
Now imagine this frustration going away. Do you really want to have to empty your entire closet every time you want to find something? Custom built closets and cabinets can help you streamline your daily routines, saving time, energy, and frustration.
10. You Want to Improve Closet Aesthetics
Custom cabinets and closets represent an opportunity to enhance the aesthetics of your storage space. Custom designs allow you to choose from various kinds of finishes and polishes that can make your closet more visually appealing. From wood to metal, you can take your pick and explore a ton of possibilities. When you have the freedom to customize your closet’s aesthetic, you can ensure that it has the style and sophistication that reverberates throughout your home.
Get a Custom Built Closet That’s Roomy, Gorgeous, and Functional
Constantly having to deal with a disorderly closet can be exhausting and frustrating. If that’s where you find yourself, it’s time to stop wasting time searching for your belongings in all that chaos. It’s for Custom cabinets and closets to come to the rescue!
The master cabinetmakers at Holland’s Custom Cabinets are experts with wood, finishes, and storage solution designs. We make our precision-built cabinets so they last for decades, keeping you and your family organized and clutter free. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss how we can help you create the custom closet design of your dreams. We also invite you to visit our El Cajon, CA showroom for inspired cabinet and closet ideas.