Picking the Perfect Closet Company as a Partner
Considering a home renovation project? It’s easy to quickly become overwhelmed with choices, managing your budget, and ensuring the job gets done efficiently. A closet design project is no exception! Follow along for a few tips to pick the perfect closet design company:
The first step is choosing a company that will guide you through the creative and important process from design to install. Here’s an easy roadmap that will help you confidently determine which closet company is the best choice for your project.
Rule number one when choosing a partner? Select a company with a quality reputation for design, customer service, and expert workmanship. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, The Closet Works is an excellent choice!
When searching for a professional resource, a company website is an excellent tool to understand products, pricing, and overall guidance. On the other hand, a website can also be misleading. Reading reviews on GuildQuality.com or Google can provide insights into actual client experiences via testimonials and unbiased reviews. Once you feel comfortable, it’s time to reach out and request your free, no-obligation consultation.
Tip: If you’re able, visit a company showroom where you can see and touch the products in person. For example, The Closet Works showroom is located in Montgomeryville, PA, which is just outside of Philadelphia.
Being able to have a look at closet design products in real settings helps you visualize your ideas and offers a clear understanding of differences in quality.
A company’s reputation starts with its exceptional employees. This means designers who are experienced in every aspect of the industry and can evaluate your needs and your space, as well as create an efficient design that’s aesthetically pleasing and matches your personal tastes. Further, you’ll want a designer who understands the latest finishes, accessories and trends in the industry.
How do you gauge experience enough to entrust a company with your project? At The Closet Works, for instance, the average tenure designers have with our company is over ten years, with a quarter of our team having worked with us for almost twenty years!
In 2022 alone, industry rates have increased 12% over the previous year for home improvement projects. This increase continues to be driven by economic cost increases overall, and even more so by availability, supply chain issues and competition for products. Our long-standing status with suppliers in the industry helps ensure that we get more leverage with price and availability. Today, more than ever, cost is a very important factor and we take every possible opportunity to provide competitive pricing. Just ask our customers – reference lists are available for customers in your area.
Cost is not the only consideration, though. Make sure to look for a top-quality product, a great installation team, and a limited lifetime warranty. As a privately-owned company, The Closet Works has a better ability to control costs, provide expert talent to design your project, and offer a low-price guarantee and worry-free installation.
Tip: If there is a company you’re considering who isn’t willing to provide you with a price match, a low-price guarantee, or a limited lifetime warranty, they may be motivated by what you’re going to spend rather than customer satisfaction.
Some companies may offer gimmicks – from pricing to special financing to false claims. Our motto: Everyone should get a fair and honest price that is consistent and clearly stated –no exceptions! We think you will be truly pleased when you compare our pricing and quality to that of our competitors.
Customer Experience: Top Quality and Satisfaction
The bottom line with any home improvement project is the product! As you move through the design process, from start to installation, you’re going to want to enjoy the experience, knowing you received honest information and meticulous attention to detail.
When choosing your closet company you should select one that:
Designs, manufactures and installs all of its products with company employees, not outside contractors. The reasons are simple: Everyone in the company chain, from beginning to end, knows intimately every aspect of how to provide the best possible design and installation. There are no part-timers, outsiders or any individuals in the process who are not trained, insured and backed by our company.
If the company says they’re offering a DIY (aka do it yourself) or an “out of the box” solution where you are required to install it, you may sacrifice quality, features, design considerations, and a superb installation. DIY can be time-consuming, and require additional know-how when it comes to your home’s HVAC, existing structures, etc. And most companies use stapled, melamine laminated boxes. Our standard drawer box is plywood, has dovetail construction, and is guaranteed for life.
No matter, make sure the company you choose is committed to complete customer satisfaction. Assure that any issues will be dealt with promptly and properly, and warranties will be honored promptly.
Interested in learning more about getting organized or The Closet Works’ installations? Request a free consultation with one of our professional Designers today.