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Question DetailsAsked on 11/15/2015

What is good budget range for customizing a walk in closet

All finished carpentry no prefab materials

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There is no general number - it all depends on what you want done. Can run from a few hundred to add a second curtain rod or shelf, on up to $100,000 plus for massive redo including exotic wood finishing and individually customized shelving and bins and rotary racks. A few thousand is not unusual, on up to $10,000 range if putting in custom-built cabients and storage, above the $10,000 range is fairly rare except in mansions.

I would question why you are ruling out prefab - I would set criteria for what functionality and general you want, or maybe using prefab (which can be high-grade wood construction if you want) as the centerpiece or basic layout, and then use the most economical of what is available if it suits your needs, and custom-build the rest if needed - otherwise you are basically throwing money away.

Your vendor - depending on what you want done, can run from Handyman to Carpenter - Woodworking, or to Cabinet shop/contractor for major new cabinetry/cupboards/shelving.

One thing to consider in advance and communicate to the vendor - are they allowed to use any house space for workspace - basement, garage, etc for cutting, sanding, staining/painting, etc - a consideration both from instrusiveness on the house, fumes, possible collateral damage to floors, etc. Of course, not allowing that (especially with smaller contractors without a formal shop facility) can affect your selection of contractors and also cost due to the increased number of trips back and forth.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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