A storage closet is a small but significant part of your home—after all, it’s something that houses and protects some of your most valuable items when they’re not in use. This is especially true in situations where your storage closet is inside your home and not a storage shed or building outside. If you’re like most people though, your storage closet could use some work. It’s far too easy to toss items in the closet without paying attention to where they’re going—and how you’ll get them out when it comes time to use them again. A professionally designed storage closet, however, has a number of benefits.

Maximizes Space

Storage closets rarely have an abundance of space and it seems like there’s always more that needs to be stored than what you have room for. This can lead to “stuffed closet syndrome”, where you simply fit everything in the closet you can in a Tetris-like manner. However, this approach can not only lead to frustration but also damaged items. A professionally designed storage closet maximizes the space you have for the items you need to store. For example, shelves can be installed to take advantage of vertical space if the closet is tall but not wide, and the shelves can be spaced far enough apart to house items of certain heights. You can opt out of shelves in certain areas of the storage closet if you need to store something very tall, such as a rolled-up rug or a Christmas tree.

Makes Items Easy to Access

There are few things more frustrating than going through your storage closet looking for something and never being able to find it — and in the process, disorganizing everything else that’s in there. When you have a storage closet professionally designed, you’ll have space for everything, without having to crowd items on top of each other just to get them all to fit. This means that when you’re ready to get an item out of the closet, you can go directly to it, instead of rummaging around in everything else first.

Increases Home Value

Closets are one of the keys to a high-value home, along with kitchen and bathroom design. A well laid-out closet can not only help you stay organized and on top of things while you’re living in the home, it can also help you fetch a higher price come time to sell. If you’re planning on selling your home soon and want to increase the overall value of your home, think twice about putting in new carpet or investing your money into putting up crown molding. Instead, talk with a professional closet designer about how much value you can add to your home by having your storage closet revamped.

If you’ve had enough of digging around in your storage closet for items you know you have but just can’t find, don’t hesitate to contact Custom Closet Solutions. We have a variety of storage closet solutions for many different budgets and can help you select a storage closet design that best fits your unique needs.