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All You Needed to Know about Custom Cabinets: An Interview with Leslie Halsall of Alpha Murphy Beds and Custom Closets

By Leslie Halsal

Please tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Alpha Closets & Murphy Beds designs, fabricates and installs Custom Closets, Cabinetry, and Murphy Beds. Alpha Closets is locally owned and the cabinetry is actually produced in Gulf Breeze by woodworkers with over 200 years' experience. We have installed over 5000 closets and over 500 murphy beds in our 10 year history serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. Our installers are company employed and specially trained to install all organizing and storage products for our clients. The cities we serve are: Pensacola area, Navarre, Destin, Niceville, Defuniak Springs, Freeport, 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, SanDestin, Miramar Beach, also: Orange Beach, Fairpoint, Gulf Shores.

What should be the first step involved with getting custom cabinets made for your home?

Alpha has two showrooms with closet and wallbed displays located in Gulf Breeze and Miramar Beach which clients are welcome to visit. Alpha also offers in-home design consultations with a Certified Closet Designer. To schedule an appointment, please call: 850-934-9130.

Is there anything that homeowners should know about custom cabinets as opposed to stock cabinets?

Alpha's cabinetry is created to our client's specific needs and lifestyle. We specialize in beautiful cabinetry using organization accessories maximizing storage efficiency and ergonomics. Our Designers inventory the clothing and other products to be stored to ascertain "there is a place for everything". Our closets, home offices, pantries, garages are created in client specific sizes, styles, and colors.

What are the basic options available for types of wood and colors and patterns?

Do you have any suggestions for when specifically to use any of those? Alpha creates real wood closets, home offices, pantries in 12 colors of melamine, stained wood, and painted and glazed wood. The most common wood currently is maple but other wood species are oak wood closets, cypress closets, cedar closets, and exotic woods.

What is one of the biggest trends for cabinet designs today?

Storage! Creating organized, beautiful, and ample storage space to provide for today's client needs. Space saving organizers include: Shoe organizers, drawer dividers, jewelry trays, belt racks, tie racks, lighted closets, mirrors, built in ironing boards, valets, desk organizers, wine racks, spice racks, wardrobe lifts, wine cellars, and many others

Do you have any tips for homeowners who want to keep their cabinets looking great and lasting a long while?

Alpha Closets & Murphy Beds cabinets are sealed for long life and beauty. Keep dust free and wipe closets and cabinetry w a gentle general purpose cleaner What's the best way for people to get in contact with your company? Call: 850-934-9130 or visit our website: www.AlphaCloset.com

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Leslie Hallsall started Alpha Closets and Company Inc. in Gulf Breeze, FL in 2005....

Phone: 850-934-9130

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