Custom Design? Pre-designed Kit? Pre-packaged Product? HOW DO I CHOOSE?


With so many closet organization products to choose from, where do you start? Custom designs can be very expensive – some closet designers will charge a fee just to visit you…yuck! Most pre-designed kits are useless and require a trained professional to work out the bugs. If you buy pre-packaged products, you have to configure your own storage solution and try to make it fit your space. This can be pretty frustrating!

Here are some tips:

  1. If you can afford it, go custom. Let an expert design, manufacture, and install your closet. Most closet companies know what they’re doing (some more than others) and the value added to your home and daily life are worth the expense.
  2. If you’re on a budget, find a pre-designed kit that works and makes sense to you. If possible, look for a kit that does not require a saw – this is not a kit but some boards for you to play carpenter with. A kit should arrive cut-to-fit and ready to install. Also, if a company is relying on you to be the design expert, just take your time and think it out. I know that our ‘kit designs’ come from decades of closet space experience (you can cheat and use our designs if you want…they actually work!  Ha ha!).
  3. If you are on a major budget, buy pre-packaged components and totally do it yourself. Just remember, keep it simple…less is more. Don’t get carried away with the fluff and accessories. This is most likely a waste of money and the quality of these products is usually questionable.

Hope this helps!

Don Farwell –


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