Announcements | Closet Organizational Tips & Tricks > Closet Works

Get Started Today

Make an Appointment


Subscribe by Email

Your email:


Like Closet Works on Facebook

Closet Works on LinkedIn

Closet Works Organizational Tips & Tricks

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Closet Works Celebrates 2015 Top Shelf Award!


Closet Works Wins Top Shelf People's Choice Award!

Shirley Mazur Wins for Her "Triple-Play" Design

Project Description: A Triple-Purpose built-in, spanning an entire wall in client's master bedroom opposite the bed. The central section is the media center housing the TV, A/V components and Videos/DVD's in drawers (which can double as file drawers). The client followed the advice of having the TV mounted on an articulating arm, eliminating a "diorama-effect" that would've occurred had it been traditionally-mounted on the wall. The left side is the wife's vanity area while the right side is the husband's office area. They mirror each other but function differently. Visual interest is added by staggering flanking sections 6 inches lower than the middle and all are topped with a simple cleat crown, complimenting the Shaker-Mission Drawer/door face styles. Shah 5 resized 600

Shah 2 small           Shah 3 small

People's Choice winners were chosen based on Facebook likes from industry peers and tallied as of the afternoon of April 13, 2015.

See more of Shirley's work here.

Also competing in this award competition were fabulous designs by:
(Click to view the details and images in each designers portfolio / bio page) 

  1. Gerry Ayala for his "Master Dream Closet," "Wall Unit Wardrobe" and "Simplicity 2-Car Garage"
  2. Lynn Casanova for her "Traditional Woman's Zen Space"
  3. Greg Cetera for his "A Place for Everything" bedroom design
  4. Lisa Lauren for her "Home Office and Wall Bed System"
  5. Teri Magee for her "Downs Master Closet"
  6. Jennefer Martin for her "His and Her Master" closet
  7. Sue Murawski for her "Aria Dream" large walk in closet
  8. Chrissy Roellchen for "Master Closet Dream"
  9. Katy Shannon for her "Love and Laundry" mudroom organizer
  10. Sue Tinker for her "Up and Away Guest Room Office" and "Deluxe Locker Room" 
  11. Sue Trainor for her "Entertainment Unit"

People Are Saying the Nicest Things about Us! Part Two


During this past winter we shared with you some of the heart-warming compliments we received from our customers. These wonderful compliments are hugely important to our closet designers and the entire Closet Works team. This motivates us to continue to give customers exceptional and memorable custom closet experiences. As we continue on into the late summer months we wanted to share with you some of the recent kind words we have received from people all over Chicagoland. Thank you for your continued support!!

Screen Shot 2014 08 06 at 11.54.29 AM

Daniel C. 

“As an interior designer my personal relationships with vendors is something that I truly cherish. 

I've recently had the pleasure of working with a Closet Works designer on a project and have since brought her on to all my current projects.  She has gone above and beyond making sure all my client needs are met and has made me look like a rockstar.  

Recently I had a tiff with one tile showroom and the service experience was awful. Five minutes later I spoke with Closet Works and what they did blew me away. There was a slight mix up on an installation and they took care of everything for me. They told me it was no big deal because service is what they want to give me. I couldn't believe how wonderful this was when I just had such a bad experience with the tile showroom downtown. Needless to say Closet Works is my go to shop for all my future closets.  The installation guy took care of everything that needed to be done and was also a pleasure to work with.

If you're in need of a closet reworking, call Closet Works to help you out. The pricing, service, product and installation are great! There is no need to go anywhere else.

Thanks to Closet Works and their team for everything.”

Screen Shot 2014 08 06 at 11.54.48 AM

Marcia B.

“Closet Works transformed my closets. We were combining houses and had to get everything into the closets at the smaller of the two.  The Closet Works designer’s design made effective use of all the space (we have very high ceilings).  She did such a phenomenal job on the closets that when we were done, we had her build-in our office.  She was with us every step of the way.  She made sure our scheduling worked.  And any time an installer was on the job, she came to check up on how it was going.  No detail went unnoticed.

Turned out that there was some stuff we wished we had done differently.  Not to worry.  The designer modified what we got to be what we now knew we wanted.  She took back the stuff we didn't need and credited us for it.”

After it was all done, I needed help moving a shelf.  The designer came over the same day and got it perfectly positioned.

Some of my neighbors have been over to see what we had done and were just blown away at what she had accomplished.

Couldn't have been a better experience.”

Want to get started on your own custom closet project this Summer? Call us toll free at 800-4-CLOSET or visit us our appointment page to set up a free consultation with one of our closet designers.

Closets Are For Clothes


For the second year in a row, Closet Works is gearing up to participate in the 2011 Chicago Gay Pride Parade and this year, the slogan is "Closets Are For Clothes." The Parade will be taking place on June 26th at noon and if anyone is planning on attending this year's festivities, refer to the Spectator's Guide published by Pride Chicago.

In addition to the Pride Parade, we are also the official sponsor of the Pride Fest, a 2-day street festival leading up to the Pride Parade that has been gaining momentum since the year it started, back in 2002. If you have nothing else going on on Saturday, June 25th, visit the Pride Fest on Halsted & Addison and find our Closet Works booth to spin the wheel and win some prizes!


GW Pride Clothes4Closets 1


For more info on our involvement in this year's Chicago Pride Parade and to read more, please visit these links:

Chicago Pride Calendar
Chicago Pride Fest Info
Closet Works Facebook Page

Closet Works earns coveted Angie's List Super Service Award


Closet Works is awarded the 2010 Angie's List Super Service Award Closet Works has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5% of all the companies rated.

“Our Super Service Award winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to providing consistently high quality customer service, as judged by the customers who hired them,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List.

This is the 7th Super Service Award for Closet Works since 2002, a company that excels in building sanctuary and order for Chicagoland homes for more than two decades, setting the standard in premium custom closets and personal spaces. They can make any space fit any need. From walk-in closets to garages, mudrooms, home offices, entertainment centers and pantries there's little they can't do.

In the years past, Closet Works received the Super Service Award in the Closets category. This year, they received the award in 2 categories – Closets and Home & Garage Organization – making them a 2-category contender. “Not a small feat for all of us here at Closet Works. We all worked really hard to achieve such standard in excellence”, says Closet Works President Mike Carson.

In order to be eligible, Angie’s List Super Service Award winners must met strict requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List, but members can find the 2010 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on


Angie’s List collects consumer reviews on local contractors and doctors in more than 500 service categories. Currently, more than 1 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie’s List to help them make the best hiring decisions. Members get unlimited access to local ratings via Internet or phone, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine and help from the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

Come Out with Closet Works


A Night in Support of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Closet Works is proud to announce that we are participating in the 41st annual Chicago Pride Parade to be held Sunday, June 27th. Closet Works will sponsor a float in the parade, as well as host a fundraising event to benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

Attendees at this weekend's fundraiser are asked to make a minimum $5 donation at the door to support the vital work of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. In return, all attendees will receive a $100 credit towards a new closet installation.

Brice Cooper, former host of HGTV’s "Design on a Dime" will host the fundraising event. Closet Works will match donations made during the evening, up to a total of $5,000.

In addition to the event’s fundraising efforts, Closet Works is offering the opportunity for up to five individuals to ride on the Closet Works float during the Pride Parade for a donation of $100 or more but you have to come to Cocktail for a chance at this great opportunity!

Click here to RSVP!

Closet Works Fundraiser

Mingle with Closet Works at NeoCon 2010


It's getting very close... this year's NeoCon show taking over the Merchandise Mart in Chicago is about to begin. The chatter of excitement in the architect and interior design community is getting louder by the minute and all of us here at Closet Works are no exception.

Given the fact that all of our 16 closet designers have at least a handfull of architects and interior designers they regularly work with on various projects, it's evident that this is going to be huge event.

NeoCon WTF

Closet Works will be hosting a Mimosa breakfast on Monday, June 14th at 9:00am. Anyone is welcome to join us in our showroom which is located in the Design Resource Center on the first floor. It's our way of kicking off the show!

On Tuesday, we hope to see you at our showroom at noon for a "Liquid Lunch" which is code for Heineken. Our designers will be there to educate anyone interested in ways to increase square footage in your closet. Really fun topic!

See you there...

All Posts
Bookmark and Share
Remodeling and Home Design

800-4-CLOSET (800-425-6738)


Copyright © 2015 Closet Works, Inc. : 953 N. Larch Avenue : Elmhurst, IL 60126 : All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy