How much does a closet remodel cost?
How much does a closet remodel cost?
$10 – $25 cost per square foot installed
$150 – $500 budget remodel cost
$500 – $2,500 average remodel cost
$2,500 – $12,000 high-end remodel cost
Average closet remodel cost
A closet remodel costs $10 to $25 per square foot or $500 to $2,500 on average. Closet renovation costs depend on the size, features, if it's a reach-in or walk-in closet, and whether building a custom closet or installing a prefab closet organizer system.
|Remodel type||Average remodel cost||Includes|
|Budget remodel||$300 – $500||Basic rods or shelving and paint|
|Standard remodel||$500 – $2,500||A prefab organizer system and paint|
|Premium remodel||$2,500 – $12,000||A custom organizer system with cabinets and luxury inserts, plus lighting, outlets, new flooring, and paint|
Cost of a closet remodel by project
A professional organizer charges $50 to $150 per hour for closet organization. An interior designer costs $50 to $200 per hour for remodeling closets and other spaces like the entire master suite.
Closet remodels may include the following other renovation and repair costs:
|Professional organizer||$50 – $150 per hour|
|Interior designer||$50 – $200 per hour|
|General contractor cost||$50 – $150 per hour or 10% to 20% of the total remodeling cost|
|Handyman prices||$50 – $80 per hour|
|Closet organization system installation||$400 – $8,000|
|Cabinet installation cost||$200 – $600 per cabinet|
|Closet door installation cost||$150 – $400 per door|
|Closet shelves||$40 – $110 per shelf|
|Accessories (shoe racks, jewelry storage)||$40 – $175 per item|
|Closet island installation||$1,000 – $2,500|
|Recessed lighting cost||$125 – $300 per light|
|Electrical outlet installation cost||$100 – $350 per outlet|
|Light switch installation cost||$100 – $300 per switch|
|Flooring installation cost||$6.00 – $10.00 per square foot|
|Drywall installation cost||$1.50 – $3.50 per square foot .|
|Interior painting cost||$1.00 – $3.00 per square foot|
Installing a closet organization system
A closet organizer system costs $400 to $8,000 with professional installation, depending on if it's a prefabricated, custom, or electric closet system.
Prefabricated closet systems work in standard reach-in and walk-in closets.
Electric carousel systems maximize storage space in small closets and improve accessibility for homeowners with mobility issues.
|Type||Average total cost installed|
|Prefab closet system||$400 – $2,200|
|Custom closet system||$1,000 – $8,000|
|Electric closet system||$800 – $2,800|
Build new closet or extend closet cost
The cost to build a custom closet or extend an existing closet is $500 to $8,000 or $25 to $35 per square foot, including framing, drywall, and finishing.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to remodel a closet?
Remodeling a closet takes a few hours to a few weeks, depending on the extent of the project:
Installing a prefabricated organizer system takes a few hours.
Adding storage and updating the flooring, lighting, and paint takes a few days.
A large remodel with more customization takes up to two to three weeks.
Does remodeling a closet increase a home’s value?
Remodeling a closet can increase a home’s value by up to $2,000 and provides a return on investment (ROI) of 55% to 60%. An organized space appeals to buyers and makes the home feel more spacious.
Getting quotes for a closet remodel
When hiring a closet installer, be sure to:
Look for a licensed and insured closet specialist in business for 5+ years.
Browse reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Get at least three quotes with similar closet installations to compare.
Avoid the lowest quotes which can indicate poor quality materials or workmanship.
Start any project with a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing.
Never pay in full up front. Instead, schedule a payment plan and with the final payment when the project is complete.
Questions to ask
What is your experience with closet remodeling?
Can you provide a list of references with contact information?
Does your estimate include materials and labor for installing the closet system?
Do you recommend a prefabricated or custom storage solution?
What material is the closet system made of?
What type of storage is included in the remodel?
How long will the project take?
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Do you guarantee your work?