You finally found your custom dream closet and now comes the hard part of the process – the installation. But installing closets doesn’t have to be difficult. We provide step-by-step instructions in the manual, and in many cases we supplement these instructions with guided 3D interactive instructions through the BILT app, as well as the below for closet organizer installation guide tips.
Now to start the build. With most closet configurations you will want to build the closet towers first. The closet towers are usually fairly simple to put together and typically consist of locking the bolts and cams together. With the different closet organizer kits you usually have the option of placing the tower unit on the floor or attaching it to the wall. If you decide to place it on the floor you would need to cut the baseboards to fit so that it fits snuggly against the wall.
If you happen to have a closet design that is a walk-in with corner units it is suggested to measure these twice and only cut them once. They should be placed before the tower in order to make the assembly process easier.
To mount the unit on the wall you first need to mark the mounting locations. Some kits include a template for positioning the mounting cleats. Start with the bottom mounting cleat first and make sure it is bevel side up. While holding it, drill pilot holes into the stud and then secure it with screws. If you do not line up with the studs make sure to use wall anchors when installing.
Finally, you should move on to the installation of the drawers and doors depending on the closet organization system you chose. First attach the door face to the drawer bottoms by attaching screws to the face of the drawer from the inside of the drawer. Then you will attach the drawer handles. It is usually as simple as screwing the handles on with screws from the inside of the drawer also. Following this step, you would attach the drawer slides. These are an easy piece to attach to the sides of your drawers using your screws. Then you position the slides over the holes that would most likely be predrilled in the tower and attach them using screws keeping everything as level as possible. After this step is complete you simply slide the drawer into place. The doors are just as simple. You start by attaching the hinges to the tower using screws and then attaching the other side of the hinge to your door using your predrilled holes as the guide.
Once this step is all completed you are set to add all those small accessories. Add baskets for storage of things like scarves and belts or even cubbies for shoes. The rest is all up to preference of how you would like your closet space to flow.
If this all feels like just too much for you to tackle alone, remember there is always the option of hiring a professional contractor. The professionals will make the entire process easier and ensure the product is properly installed.
All that is left is to enjoy all that hard work whether it was done by you or the professionals. Watch all the stress fall away after the closet clutter disappears and time is saved.