How Much Does It Cost To Install A Custom Closet?


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Custom Closet Installation Costs

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Are you tired of your current closet situation? Do you want to have a new closet installed that is better able to fit all of your clothing and the other items that you want in there? Whether you want just a reach-in closet or a full walk-in closet, having a custom closet installed is a fantastic idea.

The cost of the closet will vary based on the size, the types of materials used, and a host of other factors. Still, you will find that having a new closet installed tends to be affordable.

Custom closet installation: a standard 8ft. closet.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Materials $10 hanging rods
$35 shoe rack
$50 drawers
1 hanging rod
2 shoe racks
2 drawers
Labor for the Closet $75 per hour 2 laborers for 5 hours each $750
Flooring (Ceramic Tile) $15 per square foot 16 square feet $240
Painting $30 1 gallon of paint
$25 per hour labor
1 gallon
1 hour of labor
Total:     $1,055

Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes are not included with the costs indicated above.
  • There are many different costs that could be added to the construction of the closet including a hamper, bench, wall hooks, jewelry drawers, etc.
  • The addition of a closet organizer would add more to the cost, as well.
  • The cost of the construction will vary based on the contractor you use and your geographic location.
  • The size of the closet is going to change the price of the installation.
  • Premium materials will add to the cost, as well

DIY considerations

  • Custom closet installation is a big job, even when you are just working on a small closet.
  • It takes a lot of time, and a wide range of skills to create the closet properly.
  • Depending on the location of the closet, there may be some work that you cannot do on your own.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to install a custom closet in your city?
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$1,968
  • Bronx, NY$1,617
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,348
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,681
  • Washington, DC$1,459
  • Atlanta, GA$1,320
  • Miami, FL$1,201
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,258
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,475
  • Chicago, IL$1,719
  • Houston, TX$1,773
  • San Antonio, TX$1,190
  • Austin, TX$1,348
  • Denver, CO$1,139
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,201
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,318
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,486
  • San Diego, CA$1,348
  • San Jose, CA$1,628
  • Seattle, WA$1,192

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