Written by Todd Fratzel.
Walk-In Closet Design Project
We just finished a walk-in closet design project at our home and we used EasyClosets products. The project included painting our walk-in closet and installing custom closet shelving and accessories. We started this project with a budget of $2,500 and ended up spending just over $2,400.
While I was researching custom closet supply companies I found a really great site called EasyClosets.com. EasyClosets really impressed me with their online design software that allowed me to design a custom walk-in closet that conformed to our unique closet geometry. In this article I’d like to discuss our overall thoughts about EasyClosets and our walk-in closet experience.
As I previously stated the design software capability was something that really impressed me. I tried out several different sites for designing a custom walk-in closet and I found the EasyClosets site to be the easiest of them to use. Our walk-in closet design was much easier to refine thanks to the great graphical user interface that they use and easy to understand images like the one shown here. Their design program allows you to easily change the wood colors, drawer types and other features with the click of a button.
Placing orders with EasyClosets is very easy. They allow you design your own closet or you can fax, email or mail them dimensions and they can design the closet for you. Once you submit a design they review it and offer suggestions before you place the order. I was quite impressed with this step especially considering they gave me some great advice to make our new closet more functional. After they review the design someone emails a proposal with the estimated costs.
I was very impressed with the completeness of the whole ordering process. Once the order is placed your new closet materials are shipped the next day! The bonus is they offer free shipping on products shipped in the continental United States.
Shipping & Packaging
Once the order was placed I received a shipping confirmation with a UPS tracking number. Our order arrived in 2 days with absolutely no damage. I was very impressed with the quality of the packaging that they use and how efficiently they pack materials for shipping.
Assembly & Directions
Let’s face it a great product is only if you can easily put it together and understand the directions. Assembling the closet materials was very easy to do and only requires basic home improvement skills. The assembly directions are very clear, concise and easy to follow. The directions include lots of diagrams that make the assembly easy to understand.
For our closet I used basic tools with the exception of the table saw that I used to rip down the width of the hutch cam shelf (however, that could have been accomplished with a circular saw). You could actually remove the baseboard behind the cam shelf as an alternate if you’re not comfortable ripping the cam shelf down. The tools that I used for this project included:
- Cordless Drill
- 6′ Builder’s Level
- Sliding Miter Saw
- Table Saw
- Screw Driver
My overall impression of the material quality is very good. At first I was a bit skeptical about using Melamine laminates but I was assured that the materials were of a high quality. So far we’ve been very impressed with the look and feel of these materials. In fact, everyone that’s seen our new closet doesn’t even realize the materials are not solid wood. All of the materials arrived in perfect condition. I would definitely recommend these products to family, friends and even my customers.
My final review is fairly easy to write because I’ve been so happy with our whole experience. I’d definitely recommend their products to anyone looking for custom closet products. Furthermore, I would buy this stuff again in a heartbeat. Lately I’ve had some bad experiences with online companies and it’s finally nice to have a fantastic experience so hence the post. Keep up the good work EasyClosets!
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