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The most important part in creating a custom closet is YOU! Being available to answer any questions the designer might have is vital to creating the perfect space. The designer should have access to the space itself and may want to take a peek at the items you plan to try and fit in it. A custom closet cannot be built based off an approximation. There are also electrical outlets, air vents and other obstacles that need to be noted in order to build the best system for you. The designer needs to take measurements in person in order to……

Closet corners, when not done correctly, can create huge amounts of wasted space. It’s very common to see hanging rods installed in a crisscross fashion, making the corner completely unusable. If you are able to get clothes hanging all the way into the corner, they become impossible to access. This is the most common, and yet easily avoided mistake of closet design! Avoid this mistake from the beginning. If you’re able to have a say in how your closet is designed, make sure that this situation is prevented. The best way to utilize closet corners is to only have one……

Custom closet companies should be able to work within a realistic budget. To give you an idea of what you would be able to get for a smaller price tag, take a look at these three examples of closets under $1,000. A small linen closet or coat closet (pictured left) can start around $200 to $400 dollars. This particular design is just under $400 and includes about 4 ½ feet of storage space. This is a great alternative to common coat closets, which often have only hanging space even though much more than coats are stored there. A child’s or……

Creating the perfect custom closet is all in the details, and a closet is much more than just your hanging clothes. You must consider jewelry, ties, belts, laundry, folded clothing and more. To make the most out of your closet space, it’s important to utilize the available accessories. If you have a lot of jewelry to store there’s the double jewelry drawer or double jewelry inserts. With both of these accessories, acrylic dividers separate each piece of jewelry into its own section to prevent tangling, and allowing each piece to be seen. With the double jewelry drawer, the top layer……

There are a few types of systems to consider when creating your custom closet: wall hung closets, floor mounted closets, or a combination of the two. All of these options should provide you with the storage you need, but one might suit your needs better than another. Wall hung closet systems attach to the wall using a steel rail that is secured at the studs. These systems do not extend to the floor. Because these systems ‘float’ above the floor, cleaning or changing out flooring are much easier with this type of closet. If you do choose a wall hung closet, make sure that the company……

A new closet means an end to cluttered chaos and the opportunity to create your dream closet.  For years it’s been clothes that don’t fit quite right, not enough storage for shoes, jewelry tangled up in a small box, ties everywhere, and more storage nightmares. A simple re-organization of your closet might be enough, but sometimes that dream closet means starting from scratch. Economically, going to Home Depot and purchasing a pre-made wire closet system may seem like the best option. These systems are marketed as cheap, durable and flexible, and they may offer some relief from the chaos and clutter……

The majority of custom closets are made from laminate systems – but not the laminate of yesteryear that plagued kitchen counters in the 70s and 80s. Laminate finishes have come a long way, providing an assortment of colors and wood grain finishes that are easily blended into today’s home. There is still nothing like the look of real wood, and customers who prefer that can choose between real wood fronts or wood veneers. Melamine is by far the most common laminate material used in custom closets. Companies like SpaceMan Home & Office, California Closets and Closet Factory all use this……

Closet shelves are NOT one size fits all. Ideally, they should be a variety of depths based on what each section needs to store. Builders commonly put in shelving that is 11 ¼” deep. This default measurement doesn’t work for all sections of a closet and certainly won’t fit every homeowner’s storage needs. Custom closet designs typically allocate 12” for hanging sections and shoe shelves. Hanging rods are mounted near the front of these sections, extending 11” from the wall and allowing ample space for clothes to hang. Some people prefer to have their closet shelves extend all the way……

Custom closet costs vary all over the board based on the choices made in the design and customization process. These factors include overall design, height and depth, accessories, finishes and styles. In the last paragraph, we will give you some pricing for typical closets, but an exact quote cannot be prepared without knowing the requirements and seeing the space to be used. Do you plan to keep it simple with just hanging space and some shelves? Or does your custom closet need some more extensive storage with drawers, cabinet doors and slanted shoe shelves?  Are you trying to maximize 10’……

The closet design process should be a collaborative one. You want to work with a closet company that makes your wants and needs top priority. A collaborative closet design process usually begins with a design appointment. Call or fill out a form online to set up the appointment. A designer will come to your home, measure the space, take inventory of your closet and talk to you about what you would like to see in your closet. Only after taking your requirements into account should the design begin. The designer may design and price your custom closet right then and……

Getting the garage clutter under control can be one of the most satisfying organization ventures. Finally parking the car in the garage can be a reality with the help of some custom storage. Cabinets, shelving, overhead racks and slatwall can all help. Slatwall is one of the most versatile aspects of garage organization. Different accessories can be easily taken down, added, and adjusted to change with different garage storage needs. The accessories include pieces for storing everything from tools to gardening supplies to sports equipment. For smaller garages, a section of slatwall may be the best way to get some……

Slatwall is the most versatile aspect of garage organization. There are endless combinations of accessories to be utilized! Slatwall fixtures come in all shapes and sizes. Take a look at this breakdown of things that might be found in a garage and the most popular accessories for storing them. For the family of sports enthusiasts, there are a number of sport-specific accessories available. There are baskets and hooks made to store gear for tennis, biking, golf, fishing and more. There are also more generic options that include the large sports rack & basket which can hold a number of different……

Garage cabinets are almost always going to be made from laminate materials, such as melamine or thermofoil, and are able to weather the changing conditions that can be found in the garage more so than a system made of wood. For customers wanting to create the look of a high end auto shop, high gloss laminate is available to add shine and color to the doors and drawers of garage cabinetry. Complementary additions to garage cabinets are overhead racks and slatwall. Overhead racks are mounted from the ceiling with steel arms and a steel, grated shelf. Slatwall is made from……

Garages often include an odd assortment of items, meaning that garage organization has to be versatile. Because of this, there are a number of accessories available for garage slatwall systems. From basic shelving to sport-specific baskets, there is an accessory for almost everything. Basic wire baskets can be used for a number of items including gardening supplies, hardware, paint supplies and more. More specialized baskets are available for golf, tennis, and biking supplies. A number of hooks in different shapes and sizes can be used to hold brooms, mops, rakes, ladders and more. There are also specialized accessories like paper……

The best companies make garage storage design a collaborative process. You want to work with a company that makes your garage organization needs a priority and communicates with you throughout the entire process to make sure your needs are met. A collaborative garage design process usually begins with a design appointment. Call or fill out a form online to set up the meeting. A designer will come to your home, measure the space, take inventory of your garage and talk to you about what you would like to see. Do you need slatwall and cabinetry? Do you have room for……

Like any other custom storage system, the pricing of custom garage organization systems vary.  In this post we will give you the critical criteria that control the cost of typical garage storage.  At the end of the post, we will give you some actual dollar amounts for a popular garage design. With garage organization, there are many different routes to take in that quest to clear room for your car. You can opt for shelving, cabinetry, work bench areas, slatwall for hanging all kinds of items (gardening, cleaning and sports equipment, for example), overhead racks, flooring and more.   Pricing for……

Like any other furniture product, a custom home office system comes in a variety of materials and styles, with price range depending on a variety of criteria. After taking a look at some of the factors that determine costs, we will give specific pricing from a certain source. Design – some people need a 15’ long desk with 12 file drawers, while others need a small nook to pay bills and print off recipes.  Obviously, the scope and scale of a home office has a direct relationship on price.  Some designs will have lots of knee space and little cabinetry…….

A closed Twin Murphy Bed cabinet is 45 ½” wide, 81” tall and 16” deep.  When open, it extends 84” out into the room, from the wall to the foot of the bed. A closed Double/Full Murphy Bed cabinet is 59 ½” wide, 81” tall and 16” deep.  When open, it extends 84” out into the room, from the wall to the foot of the bed. A closed Queen Murphy Bed cabinet is 65 ½” wide, 86” tall and 16” deep.  When open, it extends 90” out into the room, from the wall to the foot of the bed. Side cabinetry……

Like any other furniture product, Murphy beds come in a variety of materials and styles, and prices depend on a variety of criteria.  We’ll give you actual pricing for sample Murphy bed projects later in the post.  In the meantime, let’s take a look at the different aspects that determine pricing. First, you have to decide if you need just the bed and the cabinetry that encloses it, or the bed plus a desk, or if you want the works: desk, bookshelves, covered doors, etc. Most people are interested in shelving, drawers, wardrobe cabinets, or other storage alongside their new……

First, you will need to locate a company that offers Murphy beds and give them a call. Even if they are a custom cabinetry shop, they should still be able to give you pricing for the basic system: the bed and the cabinetry that encloses it. If you are interested in additional cabinetry or storage around the bed, that will not be as easy of a cost to estimate. Take a look at ‘How much does a Murphy Bed typically Cost’ to get a better idea of pricing. Once you are satisfied that the bed itself is within your budget,……

Most Murphy beds do not require a special mattress.  In fact, shy away from Murphy beds that can only use a mattress supplied by the company.  When that mattress needs replacing in 10 years, then what? Look for a Murphy bed provider that can use any mattress, with the only restriction being the thickness.  It is common for the thickness limit to be around 11” so the cabinet can be narrow (typically 16” deep) and the unit can fit nicely into even a small room.  This 11” thickness usually means that some of today’s plush, pillow top mattresses will not……