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It seems like many homes just don't have enough closet or storage space. So what do you do? There are some solutions that can help make needed space. let's take a look below

View Closet/Storage Build Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review the closet/storage build process. It assembles information you need and outlines it with a step-by-step view.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you start any closet/storage build or remodeling project, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to closet building (remodeling) vs. buying a new home.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value

 

Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step in closet/storage systems is deciding what you would like to do and collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • closet and storage pics,
  • closet system ideas,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • closet company information,
  • closet/storage shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of materials and design considerations that will be needed. It will also contain the product specifications for each remodeling element such as closet systems, closets build, shelving, lighting, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to a contractor.

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Step 4: Find a Contractor

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the contract with a closet/storage contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use the local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right contractor for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the contractor and finalize the contract for your project.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for home renovation. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, removing everything that needs to be replaced, installing flooring and electrical if needed, putting in the final touches, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
about a home project inspections
find home inspector

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View Closet/Storage Ideas

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The 2nd step in closet and storage systems is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing closet ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Closet/Storage Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for the closet and storage areas.

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closet systems
home storage

 

View B: House Plans

An excellent resource for remodeling trends is to view house plans from leading architects.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

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closet systems
home storage
food storage
laundry room
mudroom

 

View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules for closets and storage.

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gallery: how to use storage
gallery: closet systems
gallery: mudroom

 

View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: cleaning closet
search: storage area

 

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Not Enough Closet Space?

Though your closet area is fixed, you can use closet organization systems to maximize the area usage of your closet. These systems provide shelving and hanging solutions to make small closet function like a big closet.

And many of these systems can work in storage rooms. So start with this step-by-step guide after you review the closet/storage ideas and topics above to help plan and manage your home storage needs.