If you are just getting started on a home organization or a custom furniture project, and looking for the best way to organize your belongings, there are many options and choices to consider. No matter the location (closets, wardrobe cabinets, garage, home office, guest room, pantry, laundry rooms, wall unit or entertainment center, custom furniture, et al), the two main focal points will usually be functionality and aesthetics. Whatever your project, you want the design to provide maximum utility and a style that is pleasing to you and consistent with your own tastes. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of projects, and the potential benefits of each to help you achieve your organizational goals.
Of course closet organization is top on the list! The three most common types of closets are walk-in closets, reach-in closets and wardrobe closets. However, there are other types of closets such as storage closets, pantries, dressing room/closet combination spaces, and conversions where we start with a room that has one function and then turn it into a space that serves multiple functions. These spaces can be any or all of the following: office space, clothing storage, a bedroom or guest room, a craft or music room or a hobby room.
The most significant limitations for any project are the size and layout of the space and the imagination of the Designer. Many companies offer consultations with “Designers”, but your space optimization specialist should be a true professional with years of experience and have a multi-talented and sophisticated Engineering staff to back them up.
You also need a variety of choices and options. Make sure the company you choose has access to different finishes including solid colors, wood grains with and without texture, high gloss panels, super matte panels…pretty much any kind of finish that would suit your taste, your needs and your budget. There are some unusual and unique components and designs that may never even have occurred to you.
The thermofused, industrial/furniture grade ¾” thick melamine panels we use are guaranteed never to delaminate. Edge banding is either 1mm or 2mm thick (compared to the industry standard which is 0.018” thick, sometimes referred to as “thin edge”). The 2mm thick material is guaranteed to never chip or peel. Hardware is critical to the operation and longevity of any project. We use the best hinges, slides, and fittings available, manufactured by industry leaders Salice, Accuride and Titus. Instead of the standard, thin melamine drawer boxes, all of our drawer boxes are constructed of pre-finished, dovetailed (not stapled) plywood. The full-extension, ball-bearing slides are high capacity, with a 100-pound load rating.
If it’s not superior, we just don’t use it. Why you may ask? Simple, we offer a lifetime warranty on everything that we make. This demonstrates that we are confident in the quality of our product. If it breaks, and the cause is not misuse or abuse, we will even fix it for free, forever. That’s a real guarantee and why you can feel confident that our products are built from the best materials available. Watch out for gimmicky sales tactics and those who try to upsell. They often charge more for lesser quality product with no warranty or guarantee. We urge you to read our warranty and our low price guarantee.
Accessories add some real pizzazz to your space and increase the functionality and utility. Any company can give you hampers, mirrors and basic storage racks. But that is just the beginning! There are dozens of specialized accessories in an array of finishes as well as other options that can be key in how well the space functions. How would you like a laundry room with roll-out drying racks incorporated into the drawers for delicate knits? How about a beautiful library wall unit that turns into a beautiful spare bed with a real mattress, in ten seconds or less. Unique vertical roll-out units can be configured in various ways to store fine scarves (to keep them dust-free and wrinkle-free), jewelry, belts, ties, or almost anything else that can be challenging to store. Hundreds of options are available for door and drawer fronts. The combinations are seemingly endless with 5 styles, 25 laminated glass inserts and over 70 material colors. It all goes back to choices and variety. We offer these products because we make them. And that saves you money too!
If you are interested in learning more about the different types of home organization projects, request an appointment with one of our space optimization specialists and begin the process that can lead to your dream project becoming a reality! It is free and there is no obligation.
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