Cost Saving, Yet Dramatic Closet Remodeling Tips

Even if your budget doesn't afford a walk-in closet equipped with floor to ceiling glass cabinets, a dressing area and a mini bar, you can still design a closet that is functional and stylish. Here are some tips to get you started.

Upgrade The Lighting

It doesn't matter how much you put into the design of your new closet, if the lighting is dull – the space will also look as such. It's worth investing in upgraded lighting. New lighting can brighten and even enlarge the closet, making it feel more open and inviting. For the best results, incorporate a variety of lighting styles, including both wall and ceiling lights and you can even add floor lighting for a more dramatic effect.

Go With Bold Walls

When choosing a wall color, don't think subtle, but instead, think bold. A bold wall can make the space look more customized and even more dramatic. For example, if your cabinetry is white, rich plumb, red or even black walls create a beautiful and bold contrast. If you want a more textured look, you can even go with a wallpaper. Bold walls are a great option when you can't necessarily afford to accessorize with wall art and other pieces.

Incorporate Crown Molding

Some people look down on crown molding as somewhat of an aged design idea. However, when it comes to sophistication, it doesn't get much better than crown molding. If you need something to give the space a lift, crown molding can be both inexpensive and effective. In addition to making the space appear more stylish, if you are working with a closet with relatively low ceilings, the crown molding can actually make the ceiling appear higher.

Design A Custom Island

If you can't afford to go with a full custom organizer system, at least splurge a little by creating a stylish island for the room. A stylish island can serve as a focal point that sets the tone for the entire space. The island can be designed in a variety of materials and even heights to add to the drama. Even adding a marble top to the island can go a long way and enhance the entire room. While style appeal is the main focus, you will also get vital extra storage from an island.

When it comes to remodeling your closet, there is an endless list of possibilities. Put your creative hat on and design a space that doesn't just meet your style needs, but also your budget. To get started on your remodeling project, talk to contractors like Alleva Construction, Inc.