Cost to Install a Pull-Down Closet Rod – 2021

| Last Updated: August 21, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 174

$ 158

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 50% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install a Pull-Down Closet Rod noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install a pull-down closet rod? To install a closet pull-down rod a handyman charges $232 vs. doing it yourself for $158 and saving 32 percent.

In many small closets there is unused space at the top where a shelf is unreachable because of its height. Never-used items get stored there, taking up valuable space that can be put to better use with a pull-down closet rod.

It’s an alternative to mounting two stationary rods one on top of the other, and a solution for anyone with a physical disability. With its telescoping handle the pull-down rod is accessible for use in anyone’s closet.

A handyman will install the closet rod for $232, which includes the labor and material. If you have carpentry experience and tools you can buy the unit for $158 and install it saving 32 percent. The rod mounts on the sidewalls of the closet and comes in three sizes to accommodate closet openings from 21 1/2 inches to 48 inches wide. You’ll find more information at the manufacturer of the closet rod.

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