Custom Closets Common Mistakes (we are often asked to correct)
A well designed aesthetically pleasing custom closet looks great, maximizes space and allows for keeping everything associated with one activity in one place.
Closets were listed as the second most desired feature in a dream home in a national study by Roper Research – second only to a great kitchen.
Closets are used at least twice a day every day. The average American spends 140 hours per year every year looking for lost objects.
Closets that are properly designed should be beautiful, convenient, time saving with a place for everything with everything in its place.
Metro Door creates True Custom Closets – meaning we start with measurements FIRST.
Most of our competition offer pre-set options. The consumer must squeeze efficiency and aesthetics into pre-determined limited choices. Just ask.
Metro Door’s True Custom Closets always include:
- ¾” backing thickness
- Invisible screws
- Bloom quality hardware
- Professional installation
- Invisible shelf support
- No double paneling
- Invisible side holes for adjustable shelves
- Custom shelf width
- Custom drawers and shelves
- Unseen shelf grooves
- No fillers
About 35% of our projects correct these common mistakes.
Custom closets can be very cost effective. Homeowners currently spend $22 billion to rent storage space according to the Self Storage Association.The average price of correcting and upgrading a closet system is $4,400
A larger closet doesn’t compensate alone or by itself for a poorly designed closet. It may often leave unused space in the center. However larger closets can also be well designed to look beautiful, save and create space while saving storage fees.
Panel Depth the Right Way
Panel Depth the Wrong Way
Fillers the Wrong Way
|Custom Closets Essentials||Custom Closet Mistakes||Aesthetics & Efficiencies|
|3/4” backing thickness means a|
|1/8-1/4” backing thickness means|
a shorter life
|Thinner backing warps much more|
|Invisible screws means better aesthetics||Visible screws are an eyesore||Better aesthetics is a must value|
|Bloom quality hardware means much better aesthetics||China made hardware – looks cheap||You will not have to hate your false bargains|
|Professional installation – Done right it looks right.||Handyman installation – false savings||We spend too much time CORRECTING handyman installations|
|Invisible shelf support||Visible shelf support||Aesthetically all the difference|
|No double paneling||Double paneling||Double paneling looks unprofessional|
|Invisible side holes for adjustable shelves||Visible side holes for adjustable shelves||Side holes are an eyesore|
|Custom shelf width creates space like it belongs||Standard shelf width waste space – eyesore||Better space saving aesthetics|
|Custom drawers/shelves; creates space fits like it belongs||Pre-made drawers/shelves waste space & eyesore||Custom creates more space with better aesthetics|
|Unseen shelf grooves better aesthetics||Visible shelf grooves; an eyesore||Aesthetically all the difference|
|No fillers save space aesthetically||Fillers waste space non-aesthetically||No fillers are a must|
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