Americans are opening the door a bit wider on cedar closets. A recent survey of 1,000 adults showed that while only 10 percent actually own a cedar closet, 41 percent would consider installing one in their homes when informed about the benefits.
“Our research clearly shows that the benefits of cedar closets may be America’s best- kept home improvement secret,” says Bev Head, CEO of Huntsville, Alabama-based Giles & Kendall, the #1 cedar closet liner manufacturer in the United States and makers of the CedarSafe Natural Closet Liner brand.
Those benefits include:
• Repel and resist moths, roaches, silverfish and mildew
• Provide a wonderful cedar scent
• Safer than mothballs and smells better
• Often found in expensive or older homes
• A great place to store out-of-season clothes.
A 2005 study by Unity Marketing shows that 15 percent of homeowners who make $150,000 a year or more have cedar closets. That’s about the same percentage as those who own wine cellars or outdoor hearths. According to the CedarSafe survey, 44 percent of cedar closet owners inherited them...