Closet Blog: The Winners Circle
2017 Top Shelf Awards
(front row) Lynn Casanova - Closet Works, Teri Magee - Closet Works, Sue Tinker - Closet Works.
(back row) Greg Cetera - Closet Works, Tony Scaletta - EncoreGarage, Bob Barthman - More Space Place, Todd Barker - The Craftsman Group, Larry Wolfe - Scorpio Interiors
Not Pictured: Patti Powers of Closet Works and Jeff Davis of Closet Furnishings
"We developed an excellent, manageable, and maintainable lighting plan using LED strip lighting to illuminate not only the hanging area, but also the shelves and work spaces. Organizational spaces for more than just clothing were an important priority in this closet design. The clients, who travel frequently, wanted to make sure they had a space that could be used for a packing a suitcase. An area for staging important papers that must not be forgotten when leaving for the office, as well as other work priorities, was also desired. The final master closet design is divided into two sections, essentially two master walk-in closets — one for him and one for her."
"We built a system with backing that was 22 7/8" deep, and we "slid" the systems into the opening. It was necessary to create partitions that traced the angle of the ceiling to enable us to maximize the depth of the space. We also notched the bottom shelf and the backer in the left section of the design to expose the valve for the gas pipe. Once we finished the construction of our systems, we used a cleat style thermofoil molding to trim the systems on both sides, the top, and the bottom to create a finished and "built-in" look for the piece. Although our systems stick out into the room by nearly 4", we saved the client from purchasing another piece of furniture for this room. We also gave purpose to a space that was an afterthought during the previous renovation."
"Being able to use the spare room for multiple purposes was very important in planning the space. The second bedroom in this home is used as a home office most of day. However, in the evening and over the weekend, it becomes a fun movie room with reclining seating and a large screen television. When friends come for an overnight visit, it easily makes another transformation into a comfortable guest bedroom equipped with a queen size bed."
"A well-organized garage can serve multiple functions that will expand the usable square footage of your home. This well-organized garage provides an area for numerous activities. Rainy days and bad weather are no hindrance for the children in this family — everything from riding bikes to playing catch can be done indoors in the new organized garage. A television has been mounted to the wall for the parents and children to enjoy watching favorite shows or movies during playtime. Dangerous yard equipment and chemicals are all stored high up and out of reach, allowing the kids to run around and expend their energy in a safe environment." "
"When this family owned dental office decided to expand into another location, they first checked the usual medical supply companies for storage and cabinetry solutions for the reception area, treatment rooms, sterilization and laboratory centers. None of the stock solutions met all of their needs, and prices were quite high. The owners of the business, two brothers and a sister –- all dentists working in the practice founded by their father – asked me to design and quote a custom solution. They were ecstatic with the results, preferring the value of custom storage built to their exact needs."
Closet Works Sweeps the 2017 Top Shelf Awards with Five Wins!
Each year, Top Shelf Awards are presented to honor the very best closet and home organizational designs accomplished during the previous twelve months. This is a national contest and the highest award given in the closet design industry. Professional storage and design professionals from across North America compete for Top Shelf recognition and the competition is stiff. The winners are announced at the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo.
- Lynn Casanova: 1st place in the category of Laminate Closet Over 18 Linear Feet for her design Move Over Kitchens — the Closet is the New Hub of the Home"
- Greg Cetera: 1st place in the category of Reach-In Closet for his design Bungalow Nursery Closet"
- Sue Tinker: 1st place in the category of Home Office Under 150 Square Feet for her design A Harbor View: Custom Home Office & Media Center that Converts to Sleeping Quarters"
- Teri Magee: 1st place in the category of Garage Under 600 Square Feet for her design A Garage That Multitasks"
- Patti Powers: Honorable Mention in the category of Specialty for her dentist's office design Custom Cabinets and Storage to Put a Smile on Anyone's Face"
Awards were presented by Michelle Bradford of The Woodworking Network at a ceremony following the Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo
Vote for the People's Choice Award on Facebook!
An additional competition for the 2017 Top Shelf "People's Choice Award" is currently running on Facebook. It is sponsored by the WoodWorking Network, and is featured on their Facebook page. For this award, Facebook users vote on their favorite design. A total of 58 designs are included in this competition, and Closet Works designers represent 18 of the total entries. Voting is open to anyone with a Facebook account, but the contest closes closes on May 3, 2017. To cast your ballot, go to http://bit.ly/2pmLTY3 and "LIKE" your favorite designs. Each vote may include more than one design. The closet Works entries and the designers who entered them are pictured here. You can click on any of the photos below to vote for that design. You must be logged into your Facebook account.
Closet Works People's Choice Entries: