Can home improvements raise the value of your home? The answer is obvious: Of course! A home that you own is an investment, and most homeowners put a lot of time, energy and money into keeping their homes well-maintained and updated.This effort pays off later when the time comes to put the house on the market.
Well, custom closets are a type of home improvement that is no exception to this rule of thumb. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that having customized storage systems installed can boost the value of your home.
Custom Closets Give Buyers Confidence
Think about this: Would you be more likely to buy a home that has had no updates over the last decade or two, or a home that has been upgraded regularly? Homeowners who invest in their homes tend to also maintain their homes. This means that potential buyers will (probably correctly) assume that if you’ve put money into increasing your storage space, you’ve also kept up with maintenance such as getting the roof checked, having the chimney cleaned and serviced, and having the hot water heater replaced as needed. Be sure to keep track of all of your updates; it’s easy to forget that your upgraded flooring or custom closets were not there forever, once you get used to using them!
Custom Closets Increase Space Available
The biggest and most immediate way that custom closets can impact would-be buyers is that they showcase all of the storage space available. People walking through your home will open the closet doors and peer into your kitchen pantry, home office and even your garage organization system. They’ll see how much you can fit in these areas, and they will be impressed. No one wants to buy a home that doesn’t have enough storage space for their needs, so they can cross this worry off of their lists when they see your closet organization system.
Custom Closets Make Staging Simpler
Your real estate agent is going to advise you to put away many of your personal items. In addition you’ll be packing boxes to prepare for your move. Rather than have your boxes and containers stacked up haphazardly in a spare bedroom or in the corner of the dining room, you can put them right inside your closets. Having your personal belongings out of sight allows buyers to picture their own things in the home. Once they start visualizing where they will put their furniture and knickknacks, they’re emotionally invested in the home and might be willing to pay more for it.
As with all real estate advice, it’s important to talk to a local realtor to get the specifics for your area. In the meantime, please give Life Uncluttered a call so we can schedule a free consultation for custom closets in your home.