Just like buying a car, when it comes to purchasing a custom closet, there are standard features and there are upgrades. When choosing a custom closet company, there are several factors to take into consideration besides price. Since a custom closet system is an investment in your home, it’s important to choose a company that is going to design a closet to fit your needs and one that will offer you a variety of design options to fit your décor. It is also important to choose a company known as the experts in their industry and that also has a reputation for delivering what they promise.
Custom closet companies generally offer free design consultation. They will take inventory of your clothing and shoes and collaborate with you to design a closet around your storage needs and the space you have. Some companies will do a free design for your closet and give you an estimate of the cost. Others will just give you an approximate quote or a rough design.
If your closet design is large and complex, a professional may schedule another meeting with you to show you the final design. Depending on the complexity of the design, from the time you hire the closet company, it generally takes a couple of weeks for the company to make the sections and schedule an installation.
Here is a checklist of questions to ask when considering a custom closet company.
Do you use furniture grade particleboard or industrial grade? Industrial grade is thick, holds screws better and is a higher quality.
Are your closets wall-hung or floor-based? Floor based gives you more style options.
How deep is your shelving? It’s good to have the option of deep shelves like 14” or 16” for bulky clothing like sweaters and sweatshirts.
How are your drawers constructed? Do you use full extension glides?
What finishes do you offer? What colors do you have?
Do you use metal or plastic hardware? Metal is better because it is more durable and longer-lasting.
What accessories do you have and what do they cost? Accessories like valet rods, belt and tie racks, jewelry trays and laundry baskets are an extra charge.
Do you have a factory onsite or do you get parts from a distribution center? Some companies buy shelves, panels and drawers already cut while other companies manufacture the pieces at their local factory.
What does your installation include? What do I need to do to prepare? If something needs to be replaced during installation can you make another piece immediately or do you have to wait for the piece?
What kind of warranty do you offer and for how long?
At Closets for Less, we offer custom builds and installations to suit your closet. Nothing is prefabricated and we make everything ourselves. This gives you more flexibility to have the look and design you want.