"People like it there because it's hidden - even inside the house, it's hidden," notes [Amir Hin]. The closet is also a convenient spot for the safe, he continues, since that's where people get dressed up for a big event. "It makes it easy to open the safe box and take out expensive jewelry. Even the maids or the kids don't see you when you're in there."
Expanded Profit Centers By Anita Shaw W hile “thinking out of the box” is a common enough concept, actually taking that thought process and putting it into practice is a challenge for many businesses. When it comes to thriving in a tough economy, however, embracing and implementing new ideas can mean the difference between a promising future and the end of the road. For kitchen and bath designers, thinking outside of the box often means extending beyond their comfort zones to make their mark in other areas of the home. One of those areas – the master closet – is proving to be a fast and lucrative answer to lagging kitchen sales. “Designing closets has helped us diversify our business and provide Behind Closed DOORS some additional revenue for our ﬁrm,” comments Jay Young, v.p. for Toulmin Cabinetry, in Tuscaloosa, AL. “We’ve sold some $30,000 closets, which is a pretty nice Modern-looking, minimalistic design package.” works effectively and Toulmin offers a closet package maximizes storage with every kitchen it designs, inside the closet, according to Young. “It is a way of according to Amir Ilin getting the word out there that we of Kuche + Cucina, do closets. It’s something that we who uses systems do that’s a little different from our such as Pianca’s competition.” Anteprima closet system, shown here. Customers have responded well to Toulmin’s closet designs. “We can get so much more storage for most of Kitchen and bath our customers than they have now – sometimes double or triple their designers are honing current storage. That’s one of the most important ways of how we use the tool to sell,” adds Young. their skills and Service is also part of the package, as the ﬁrm actually goes maximizing their profits into the home and takes everything out of the closet to be remodeled. by adding master closets The company then does a paint touch up, installs the new closet to their repertoire. sys
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