The Ultimate Custom Closet Checklist

When designing your custom closet, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the questions our professional closet designer at Coastal Closets & Showers may ask about not only your wants but also your needs. Using a custom closet checklist can help determine these items ahead of time, this will help your professional designer work with you to create a closet solution that is perfect for your needs.

Here are our top 9 questions you may hear from your designer at Coastal Closets & Showers during your custom storage solution design consultation.

1. What are you looking for in a closet organizer?

Whether you are looking for a total upgrade from a standard wire closet organization system, a complete custom designed closet for your new home, or you are looking to maximize space in your reach in closet, it’s important to determine your goals ahead of time.

If you are looking to open up space in an existing room by maximizing the storage space in your bedroom closet, our designer at Coastal Closets & Showers can explain and help you plan the perfect closet solution with your goals in mind.

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2. What other storage solutions have you tried & what was your experience?

Your new closet design should be an upgrade from your current closet. Feel free to let your designer at Coastal Closets & Showers know what organizing systems you have used in the past. Let us know that you LOVED your previous shoe shelves and you HATED that you had nowhere to store your long hanging items.

Based on your previous experience as well as your wish list, we will work to design a custom closet to include your wish list of storage feature from double hanging sections to the perfect storage for your elaborate shoe collection.

3. How do you plan to use the closet space?

Let us know how you plan on using your closet space. Will your custom closet be a personal space, or will you be sharing your closet? If you are planning for a dual his-and-hers closet, you will want to consider how much space each person will NEED.

Your designer at Coastal Closets & Showers may make the recommendation to split the closet into to completely separate space, especially if you have a large walk-in closet. Your designer will help you determine each of your individual needs. These accommodations may range from shoe racks to door and drawer fronts for your personal items.

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4. What are your closet storage & style needs?

You will want to predetermine your closet storage and style needs. Many custom closet companies will agree that determining how many pairs of shoes you will need to store as well as how many hanging clothes you have will help you determine that total layout of your closet.

When designing your closet, the number of items shouldn’t be your only concern. You cannot forget about the styling process. What styles and colors speak to your inner closet warrior? Are you looking for a more finished look with decorative crown moldings?
The answers to these questions will help your designer create the perfect closet masterpiece for not only your needs but your style.

Your designer at Coastal Closets & Showers may make the recommendation to split the closet into to completely separate space, especially if you have a large walk-in closet. Your designer will help you determine each of your individual needs. These accommodations may range from shoe racks to door and drawer fronts for your personal items.

5. What are the dimensions of your space?

Be sure to take the time to measure your complete closet space accurately. Tip: Take all the items out of your closet for precise measurements to ensure your designer is giving the correct measurements. Be sure to let your designer know about any windows, doors or outlets that may cause changes to the overall design of your space. Our professional designers at Coastal Closets & Showers know how to make the most out of your space despite any obstacles that have been predetermined.

6. What is the budget for your custom closet?

You will also want to predetermine your closet build budget while working on your custom closet checklist. Let your designer at Coastal Closets & Showers know how much you are looking to spend so that the finished product will not only fit your design needs but also your bank accounts.

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7. Are you considering other custom closet companies?

To ensure you are getting not only the best quality but also service for a great price, it’s likely you are shopping around. Be sure to ask your designer at Coastal Closets & Showers about what makes our company different than our competitors and why our solutions are the perfect fit for your needs. Please visit us on HomeAdvisor to read reviews from our customers.

8. When do you want the project completed?

What is your timeline for the completion of the closet installation? Do you want your closet installed within 1-2 weeks, or can you wait 1-2 months? Letting your designer know your timeline will determine the type of closet solution that is available. A custom closet with a lot of cabinetry or custom pieces will take longer than a generic remodel.

9. What are your plans for the future?

Are your current needs for most shelving or hanging storage, but later you may need more drawers and baskets? No problem! Letting our designer know about these future changes ahead of time will allow us to plan for the appropriate sizing to make requested changes later on. You can begin your design process with the bare essentials and make additions as your needs change.

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