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Walk-In Closet Buying Guide

All a girl needs is adequate space for her stuff. We’re not asking for Kim Kardashian’s closest, but a simple walk-in would be nice. Imagine finally having space for your summer and winter clothes, and organized compartments to store your bags and shoes. Say goodbye to cramming your awesome wardrobe into a tiny space.

Walk-in closets are fairly easy and affordable to build. The only requirement is that you have the space. If you have a large master bedroom, you can take a corner of it to build the closet. Or, you can demolish the old closets and build them out. Some people sacrifice all or part of a spare bedroom for a walk-in, but that approach has its pros and cons, as you’ll read below.

Walk-In Closet Prices

Assuming that you’re not actually planning to build a Kardashian-style closet, budget anywhere from about $1,000 to $10,000 for the project, with the average costs falling closer to $2,000 to $4,000. The price is determined by the size of the closet, the amount of demolition and construction work required, the configuration of your home and the finishing options you choose.

Average Walk-In Closet Prices

  • A standard 5X8-foot walk-in closest would likely cost about $1,000 to $3,000 to build, not including any kind of organizing system.
  • A larger 5X12-foot closet might $2,000 to $4,000, also not including an organizing system.
  • Closet organizing systems cost anywhere from about $1,000 to $6,000. Ready-made systems fall on the low end of that price range, while custom designs fall on the high end.
  • A professional organizer to help you make that closet looks beautiful costs about $50 to $150 per hour.

Walk-In Closets and Resale Value

In most cases, adding a walk-in closet will increase the resale value of your home. Closet size is a major selling point these days - nearly everyone wants a walk-in. However, the one exception is if you sacrifice a bedroom to create your walk-in. Going from a three-bedroom house to a two bedroom, for example, will almost always decrease the resale value. However, if you’re planning to stay in the home for a long time and a walk-in will make you happier with the space, the project still makes sense.

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