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Closet & Garage Organizers

Closet & Garage Organizers

Why Hire a Professional?

Engaging the services of a professional closet and garage organizer and designer will help you find the best solutions for your home. An experienced organizing consultant will perform an in-home evaluation with the homeowner, ensuring that the solution will be customized to that space and the homeowner’s specific needs.

Many professional design consultants will bring laptop computers with design programs that enable the homeowner to see right on the spot how the final project may look.  It is important to keep in mind that companies that control their own design, manufacturing, and installation processes may provide better custom work and offer a higher-quality product.

Organizing Options

There are many closet and garage organizational products and styles available to choose from. Each product is geared toward a specific task, like angled shelving for shoes, overhead storage racks, or kid-friendly cabinets with wire baskets. For homeowners with large, walk-in closets, companies can fabricate custom storage islands for extra organizational space.

Garages also have specific storage pieces available, including large wall cabinets, workbenches, and slatwall systems. Slatwall is made of PVC and is available in many colors. It is designed to store items off the floor by means of a variety of accessories, such as bike racks, movable shelves, and large baskets.

The components available with organizing systems make them easily customized to fit particular needs and preferences. Many organizational systems are modular, so homeowners can collaborate with designers to choose pieces that work best for their individual storage needs.

Home organizing systems don’t stop at closets and garages. Entertainment centers, pantries, and an assortment of kitchen organizers are often available from home organizing contractors in the same variety of finishes and materials as the closets.


Thermally fused laminate (TFL), medium-density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, and natural wood are popular materials for closet and garage organizing systems. Industrial-strength TFL is cost effective, durable, and easy to care for and can be finished in an array of colors and styles.

MDF, which is usually less expensive than TFL, is easy to shape, making it a good choice for trim and accents. Natural wood may be more expensive than other options, but it is very visually impressive and long lasting.

In garage storage systems, slatwall is made from PVC; cabinets, benches, and shelves, are typically made from TFL; and racks and baskets are made of metal and wire. To enhance and protect the garage floor, some companies offer durable, synthetic floor coatings and interlocking tiles.