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The Pros & Cons of an Ikea Pax Closet Wardrobe System (written by a closet designer)

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I’ll admit right up front I have no stock in Ikea and (crazy as it may seem) I don’t like they’re Swedish meatballs (although I do LOVE their crispy oatmeal chocolate cookies!).

And I’ll even admit on a few occasions my custom closet design and installation company has lost sales to our Columbus Ohio Ikea mega-store (and I’ll even share an example in this article why Ikea made more sense than buying from my business – bummer).

And while there…

9 Reasons You Shouldn’t DIY Your Own Closet (and 7 Reasons You Should)

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There’s no reason to keep this a secret from you so I’ll ‘spill the beans’ right up front.  I lead a business which designs and installs custom closets in Columbus Ohio. We don’t sell to DIY’ers. However, we know a lot of them come to our blog for closet design advice (which is cool).

And while it would be nice for my business if everyone who visited our blog for education was somebody who wanted to buy from us, this isn’t realistic. And as a…

How Much Does an Installed Custom Walk in Closet Cost? (including 5 ideas to save you money)

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As someone who leads a business designing and installing custom closets in Columbus Ohio I KNOW I could give you a cop-out answer to the question of how much an installed walk in closet costs in 2 words or less…

It depends.

It depends on the height and depth of the closet system.

It depends on how much hanging vs. shelving vs. drawers you use.

It depends if the closet is a standard white color or uses an advanced textured laminate which looks just…

7 Rooms Which Need a Home Organization Makeover Post COVID

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Has your first (and hopefully last) worldwide pandemic made you want to S-C-R-E-A-M at your home because it’s sooooo disorganized? Is your frustration boiling over? Can you relate to the following?

  • You ‘attempted’ to manage those Zoom calls for work from your make-shift home office (AKA your kitchen table). Your dog was barking and your ‘little angels’ (AKA your kids) were fighting in the background. Not exactly the professional image…

9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire a Trim Carpenter to Design & Install Your Custom Closet (and 3 Reasons You Should)

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OK, I’ll admit right up front I’m not an ‘innocent bystander’ in my POV (point of view) in this article. I’m not a trim carpenter, and I don’t play one on TV, but I have seen plenty of closets they’ve built in wood. And yes – I do lead a business which is focused on custom closets (or ‘niched-down’ if you’re a former b-school person like me) in Columbus Ohio which are made from laminates (which compete with wood systems).

It’s from this…

How to Choose a Closet Company – 11 Factors You Need to Know to Make the Right Choice

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You’ve seen the advertisements from the big national closet franchise brands. And you’ve heard about a local closet company who just completed a job in your BFF’s house. She was ecstatic with the result. She couldn’t stop bragging how she’s no longer panicked trying to find her shoes for work as she’s also rushing around attempting to get the kiddos off to school.

You’ve come to the conclusion the time if finally right, to tackle the disaster…