Luxury custom closet craze now includes teens, babies

Children's closet by LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams (LA Closet Design)
Children's closet by LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams (LA Closet Design)

Much like their parents, children and teens are getting their own custom-designed walk-in closets outfitted with designer wallpaper, velvet-lined jewelry drawers, boutique-style shoe racks and even handblown glass chandeliers.

Costs can range from $5,000 to $15,000 to build a high-end closet in a child’s bedroom, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Lisa Adams, founder of LA Closet Design, whose clients include Rochelle Maize of Nourmand & Associates, said she’ll often build children’s closets  at or below the child’s current eye-level, with adjustable shelves to accommodate children as they grow. A boy’s closet will sometimes get a sports theme with a locker-room style setup and girls will often receive gold-framed mirrors with acrylic accents.

Rochelle Maize’s closet (Rochelle Maize)

Two sisters, 16 and 19, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood have a walk-in closet featuring three handblown glass chandeliers and glass shelving. The closet has a mirrored wall and boutique-style shoe racks for their expanding shoe collection, according to WSJ.

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New York-based firm Clos-ette said children’s closets can cost between $10,000 to $15,000 and often increases home value once its time to sell.

Soon-to-be mom Stefanie Termini in Encinitas worked with California Closets to create a reach-in closet for her baby girl, due later this month.

The $5,000 closet features a metallic rug, wallpaper with metallic dots and sparkly knobs and pull-out shelves with tiny baby shoes.

“We wanted more of a glamorous look,” Termini told the WSJ. “We wanted the bling.” [WSJ]Subrina Hudson