Hire a Pro Advice: Install Solid Closet Shelves

Find an installer to create additional storage space with solid closet shelves. You'll be glad you did.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

To find someone to install solid closet shelves use the "Installed Service" where you buy the closet components. Many closet shops, home centers and lumberyards where the systems are sold offer this turnkey service which is popular for consumers who don't have the time or can't find references for a contractor. Ask what's implied in the agreement and if the retailer stands behind the installation. The agreement should clarify the responsibilities of the homeowner, contractor and retailer.

Another choice is to hire a handyman who usually advertises in local newspapers and is listed as "Handyman Service" in the Yellow Pages. If there's a bulletin board in a hardware store or home center you may find postings of their business cards.

To find closet components and an installer use the Internet by typing "install closet shelves in (your city)" in a search engine like Bing, Google or Yahoo.