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Let the Buyer Beware: 3 Tips for Evaluating Custom Closet “Deals”

18722181-hot-deal-with-dollar-signs--in-3d-white-red-circle-label-with-text-and-symbols-business-conceptHow do you evaluate pricing in today’s world of deep discounts?  It seems like the days of a company putting a fair markup on a product and selling it at that price are long gone.  Everybody is looking for that “Deal”.

How do you know if you are truly getting the best price?  In the home organization business, when no two designs are the same, how do you evaluate the “Deal”?  Can a company truly offer 40% off plus free installation?  Most large companies struggle to make an 8% net profit margin. The “evil” drug companies are lambasted for making 12-15%.  Some large software companies can make as much as 20%.  If very few companies have a net profit greater than 20%, how are so many offering discounts of up to 40% and staying in business?  The quick answer is that they cannot offer these deep discounts without grossly inflating their markups.

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4 Closet Organization Tips for Your New Home

 

Concrete-Flat-Panel-Shoe-Shelf-Angle-May-2014-1Moving to a new home provides a perfect opportunity to maximize closet functionality.  But before you hang your first shirt or pair of pants, it is critical to design the space correctly.  With these 4 simple considerations you can enjoy many years of clean, functional space.


1. Where to Start:

It all starts in the home you’re leaving.  That is where the necessary purge must happen.  Clothes rarely worn, jeans saved for when weight-loss goals are met or items still with tags on them should go.

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7 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

If you have a home that barely functions under a tide of items and clutter you may have collected over the years, or you have a room where you keep all the excess belongings, then you may be facing a good time to get it all figured out and decluttered.

These 7 tips will allow you to make it happen in an efficient and organized way: 


1.  If you happen to be running short on cupboard space, then maybe you can free up some by getting all your items organized.  You can create a black backdrop for the items you keep, making sure they are defined in their locations for a more aesthetic look. Downsizing what you have around the shelves will also make things far easier when it comes to clearance.

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Arizona Garage & Closet Design Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World.  We are thrilled to announce that Arizona Garage & Closet Design has won Best of Houzz 2015!

Phoenix, AZ February 16, 2015 – Arizona Garage & Closet Design of Scottsdale, AZ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.  Arizona Garage & Closet Design was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.  

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Give Your Man a Man-Cave for Valentine's Day


Men have it easy on Valentine’s Day; flowers, dinner, and card.  Your man follows the playbook every year, treating you like a queen on the most romantic day of the year – so why not give him something special this year?  If your mind is racing to the usual, why not give the incredible?

In fact, why not give your man the best gift a man could get:  A man-cave

Man-caves are the newest room to have in your home, in addition to raising the value of your house they strengthen the bond in your relationship. There’s no secret men need their space, giving your man permission to relax in a space all his own will allow him to express himself – it will also get that stuffed sea bass off your living room wall.

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3 Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts For Women


Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift for your wife or girlfriend?  You do not want to be caught without a gift, or simply choose a gift to have one.  You need one that she will find meaningful. Even if you are not the most romantic of sorts, you can take a home improvement project to the next level by focusing on something that you know she will enjoy and love.  

Take Her Closet to the Next Level

If your wife or girlfriend struggles to fit her clothes into the closet, is always looking for the perfect spot to hang her favorite sweater, or is stashing her belts and shoes in a spare room, or heaven forbid, the pantry, it is time for a closet makeover. Even if you do not have a lot of space, personalized closet organizers can make the most of the space you have and improve available storage.  If you want to take it up a notch, adding a walk in closet with built in drawers, hangers, and hanging baskets can give your other half a designer space to enjoy for years to come. 

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4 Must-Haves for Your Man Cave

Having your own man cave is not just the dream...it is an essential. This is your place to escape after a hard day at work or a weekend of chores. Whether you are converting an existing space such as a garage, or building your own separate retreat, there are a few essentials that every man cave must include.

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3 Concrete Tips to Permanent Garage Organization

Organizing your garage may be last on your "to do" list, but it's something many homeowners benefit from greatly. That's because the venerable storage space has been getting lots of extra love these days thanks, in part, to modern building techniques and a growing movement to turn any space in your home into a usable and functional area for your entire family.

So, if you're looking for some tips on getting your garage in tip-top shape, then look no further.

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Over 1 in 2 Homeowners Want a Garage That Their Neighbors Envy: A Garage Value Assessment Throughout History!

The home garage has made a definitive impact on real estate, home value and family life for generations.  The introduction to the home garage all began when the car industry started booming and the Model-T Ford became a must have for well-to-do Americans.

From carriage houses and horse stables the home garage has grown to be a luxury space for toy, car and tool storage; most houses in the United States have one and many people spend big bucks to get a custom garage to fit their individual needs.

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Tool Storage in Your Garage - Check Out These 6 Cool Tips!

Tools get easily unorganized and messy, especially when all you are utilizing is a bulky toolbox.  Follow our 6 tool storage tips to optimize garage organization and functionality in your garage, so you can have the tools you need right at your fingertips!

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