Storage is a big issue for homebuyers. So, if you are thinking about selling your home, you might want to remodel your closet. In fact, the National Association of Realtors shows that 60% of buyers will pay $1350 more for a home that has a good walk-in master closet. Here are some tips for planning closet space with storage in mind.
Before you start to remodel your closet, you need to make a plan. Take measurements of your closet. This includes floor space, as well as wall space. You will want to try to use every inch of closet space available.
Next, you need to inventory what you want to put into the closet so that you know how much long, short, and shelf space you will need. To determine the horizontal space needed, here are some measurements to use:
So, if you had six dresses, you would need 12 inches (6 dresses x 2 inches) of hanging rod space.
Additionally, you need to think about vertical space. The following measurements help you create the right amount of vertical space:
Pro Tip: Be sure to leave room for the hangers. Always mount your hanging rods 11 to 12 inches from the back wall.
Finally, you will want to think about shelves. Most folded items fit neatly onto a 14-inch deep shelf.
As you remodel your closet, materials vary from very cheap to very expensive. The material that gets you the most qualities for the cost is melamine.
Melamine closets make buyers feel like they are getting a glamorous closet.
Beyond rods and shelves, there are many other closet features you can add as you remodel your closet to create the best storage in your master closet. Here are some to consider.
Valet rods: These are retractable rods that can be used when needed. These rods allow you to place clothes temporarily while determining what to wear. If you mount them at neck and waist height, you can use them to help you pick outfits.
Shoe bags: Shoe bags can clear space on the floor. They can also be used for items such as gloves, scarves, or even jewelry.
Shelf dividers: This can help keep stacked clothing, such as sweaters, from tipping over.
Tie and belt racks: These racks keep ties and belts organized and easy to find.
Be sure to think about closet lighting as your remodel your closet. The best closet in the world is useless if you can’t see well. One of the best ways to add closet lighting without hiring an electrician is with LED lights. Here are the types of lighting to consider in your master closet:
These closet tips will help you as you remodel your closet in the master bedroom. For more storage tips, feel free to give us a call. We’d love to help you find creative ways to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.