Do walk-in wardrobes add value to your property?

Do walk-in wardrobes add value to your property?

Walk-in wardrobes are all the rage at the minute – they’ve become as trendy as salted caramel, craft beers, pulled pork burgers and hipster beards. They are no longer just the preserve of the rich and famous, they are now gaining a mainstream appeal.

As it is becoming an increasingly sought-after thing, there may be merit in property sellers choosing to invest in walk-in wardrobes to add a further weapon to their sales armoury.

For a specific demographic, it could in fact be a key selling point. It also gives off that boutique, high-end sort of feel.

That’s not to say it’s pretentious or elitist, but a walk-in-wardrobe can help to add that extra touch of class to proceedings in the same way as a chrome towel rail in the bathroom or a stylish American style fridge in the kitchen.

And, best of all, installing a walk-in-wardrobe isn’t as expensive as you might think. For example, modular units can be sourced from suppliers for reasonable prices, with plenty of different options to make them bespoke without being made to order.

Lema wardrobes are very in demand, providing a sleek, glossy, effortlessly chic sort of look. Linen is often seen as the most popular lining choice because, unlike wooden surfaces, it doesn’t collect dust.    

When installing a walk-in wardrobe you’ll need to decide how many drawers and coat hangers it will have, as well as allowing enough space for a dressing table/cosmetics drawers.  

A built-in feel can be achieved by running a cornice along the front of a wardrobe. Plug sockets within the wardrobes – for items such as hairdryers, straighteners and even phone chargers – would also be a wise move.

Walk-in wardrobes can come in all shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of customisations. They can range from the very affordable to the very expensive, but they will certainly have appeal to some buyers, especially those with plenty of shoes, clothes, dresses, handbags, suits and those interested in fashion.

Having a walk-in-wardrobe might not merely improve the look of a master bedroom; it might also increase a home's value. A certain type of buyer is likely to be impressed and may be willing to pay a little more, just as they might if you had a brand-spanking new kitchen, bathroom or extension.

Investing in a walk-in wardrobe isn’t guaranteed to increase the price of your home, but it won’t do your sales pitch any harm. If nothing else, it’s a great thing to show off to would-be buyers when they come to view your property. And, if it can help you to achieve your asking price or above, then the initial investment will have been well worth it.

Selling a home is a competitive business. You need to do all you can to stand out from the crowd, to offer something distinctive. A walk-in wardrobe might just be that USP for some property buyers.