If you are contemplating installing closets yourself, it is important to consider the cost of purchasing the product, hauling components home and installing it. Your time is valuable and often the money you saved to do-it-yourself is not nearly enough to justify your frustrations. We understand, as a consumer there are many options for the selection and installation of closets and other storage spaces. To help you make an informed decision, we offer you this information.
Selecting A Closet Provider:
- Closet companies should be licensed and insured.
- Never underestimate the value of a good design. An experienced designer is trained to maximize the space and tailor it to your specific needs.
- Will the company provide you with a detailed design? It will be difficult to make an informed decision without reviewing all the designs and doing an “apples to apples” comparison.
- Do they offer only stock sizes, 18, 24, and 30? We have no stock sizes. Every item is fully customized, including drawer sizes.
- We have 25 color and wood grain samples to choose from.
- Inquire about warranties, which can range from one year to a lifetime.
- Are they a full service company? Does their installation include removing the old shelving? Will you be repairing the walls and doing touch up painting, or will they?
- Ask who installs the job? Does the company use its own personnel for installation or work through subcontractors? How long are they with the company?
- Determine how long it will take for delivery and installation; for instance, special order materials may delay installation.
Comparing Closet Providers:
- How many shelves and what are the depths? Often this is where price difference occurs.
- What type of system do they use? Our preferred choice is a system that is “floor standing” or supported by the floor. This adds to the stability of the structure. However, we can offer wall-hung systems to those clients who prefer it.
- What type of material do they use?
- Is it 3/4” thick or 5/8”?
- Is it furniture grade particleboard or commercial grade as found in many retail stores? The latter will not hold screws as securely.
- Is it thermal-fused melamine or cold-pressed? Thermally fused melamine is more durable and has better clean-ability.
- How are their drawer units made?
- What type of drawer slides will be used? We use only full-extension ball-bearing drawer slides. No “plastic wheels” to fall off.
- Is the closet rod, round or oval? Oval rod is stronger.
- What type of edge banding do they use? Our standard is a 2mm PVC welded, guaranteed never to chip or peel, unlike much of the “taped-on” edge banding our competitors use.
- What type of hamper basket do they use? Is it epoxy coated, wire, or heavy-duty chrome?
We know this information will be very helpful to you as you shop and compare. As a closet provider, Tailored Closets is dedicated to providing the highest quality standards in the closet industry, in both materials and service. As the saying goes “measure twice, cut once”, Tailored Closets wants you to do it right the first time.