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"I graduated from SIU with a degree in Interior Design, with a heavy emphasis on space planning, and a minor in Architecture. I am fortunate enough to have been working in the business of organizing people for over 35 years. Working for an exceptional company like Closet Works, combined with my years of experience and education, and my passion of helping my clients, makes going to work a true blessing."
Each year, Top Shelf Closet Design Awards are given to honor designers for their creative closet and home organizational designs. This is the highest award given in the closet design industry. Susan Murawski was honored with this award in 2018 for a spectacular home office design.Susan is an established closet designer and industry veteran, having fulfilled a successful career at Closet Works in design and space management. Her talent and professionalism are recognized by the ACSP, having been awarded certification from the national Association of Closet & Storage Professionals — the industry's top professional organization.
This design has everything you need for perfect organization including hanging, shelving, cabinets and drawers but also has the added bells and whistles — adding the element of personal style to the design. Accessories included in the design are the elite tie rack, belt rack, and valet rod. On top of the unique customization, the design completely maximizes storage in the room.
A cherished jewelry collection deserves special treatment for its sentimental value. This elegant and practical jewelry divider is the perfect organization accessory to keep your collection safe and organized. With variety of compartments, earrings have their own special organized place and bracelets and necklaces also each have their own section, too.
This reach-in design makes organization look simple and effortless and that can be thanked to the creative storage solutions in the small space. The closet includes hanging, drawers and shelves for folded items, plus closet accessories for additional storage. The white laminate and happy-go-lucky green walls are a modern and fresh pairing that give this reach-in a delightul look.
Closet accessories can elevate a closet into not only a storage place, but a functional one as well. This design includes a built-in hamper and jewelry organizers to take the closet to the next level of organization.
In this organization system, the rustic laminate is rustic, yet maintains an elegant appearance to the overall design. Included in this design are multiple hanging rods, drawers, spacious shelves, and a pull-out canvas-lined wire basket.
This light and refreshing white laminate design is all-encompassing — including all of the storage essentials for perfect organization. The arrangement is jam-packed with storage space without compromising any elbow room. The tall and generous shelving section provides storage for an entire shoe collection and there are assorted hanging sections for a full-sized wardrobe.
This closet organization system is a suspended design offering a weightless look. The oil rubbed bronze handles and white laminate are a beautiful contrast. The suspended design also allows for extra storage below such as pairs of boots or a suitcase.
Maximizing storage space can be challenging in a sloped ceiling room and Susan masterfully completed the task. The design not only maximizes the angles of the room with the appropriate storage solutions, but the design also gracefully balances the room by allowing the window to be the focal point. Contrasting countertops, chrome Bar Pulls, and Mission Shaker fronts create this design into a transitional masterpiece.
This walk-in closet organization system creates unlimited storage out of a limited space. Susan maximized the space by providing eight hanging compartments and creating suspended shelving units for folded clothing and shoes with space for canvas lined baskets below.
This custom walk in has been customized to fulfill the client's desire to have a 360 organizer built into a "cabinet" in the middle of the system rather than the corner of the room. The arrangement creates an alcove, or makeshift cabinet, for the freestanding Valet model to fit perfectly into. This organization system is designed in an elegant White Chocolate laminate and offers plenty of storage for an extensive wardrobe.
Susan skillfully designed this walk in closet for a slanted ceiling room and allowed the client to display their personal style with the unique color choices. The design is in a Blackwood laminate with Weekend Getaway drawer fronts and clear lami glass inserts. The design is artistic and functions well under the sloping walls.
As part of a sloped ceiling design, this built-in unit fits like a glove under the slant and offers amazing ways to organize in addition to looking sophisticated and stylish. The design is in Blackwood with Weekend Getaway drawer fronts as well as open frame cabinet doors with glass inserts.
This walk in closet is designed with the client's home security in mind — offering a wide open spot to freely access the safe. The system is suspended with double hang, shelving, and also includes a cleat on the wall with large hooks.
Susan designed this beautiful reach-in as the perfect and charming solution to keep a young one organized. The closet has 3 short length hanging sections and double hang on the opposite side for hanging longer items. Also included is a helpful wire basket hamper to keep all dirty clothes in one place.
Standing tall and proud beside a fireplace, this wall unit is a design that allows the fireplace to radiate warmth all around the room with the surround style. Shaker mission fronts and brushed chrome Bar handles are transitional feature that tie the room together.
This fireplace surround is perfect for styling your living room as the seasons and moods change. The transitional design has Shaker Mission fronts and brushed chrome Bar handles that match almost anything you pair alongside the unit.
Susan designed this living room wall unit with the owner's particular storage needs in mind in which she provided an array of shelving to display a soaring collecion of memorabilia and artwork. The design is in a bright white with brushed chrome handles and Contempo crown moulding to finish the elegant, transitional look.
This wall unit is the perfect addition to the home to stay organized. Its clean and simple aesthetic is refreshing and adds a serenity to the room.
The cabinet doors and drawers open up and show the diversity of the storage options this wall unit provides — spacious shelves and drawers, under and overhead storage, and space for a television. Custom locking drawers allow safekeeping of important materials.
This wall unit has been created in a VIVA™ laminate, Après Ski. The design is dignified and emanates a comforting warmth similar to the lodge after an afternoon spent in the snow.
As a display of quality and fine taste, this fireplace surround has been created with Lowland wood door faces and elegantly contrasts the center fireplace. The unit acts as a media center but can also be a proud display for a library of books and mementos.
This home office design brings the warmth of a ski lodge right into your very own home. In a premium VIVA™ Après Ski laminate, the resemblence to real wood is striking — offering a natural and cozy getaway as your workplace. Custom LED lights reinforce a pleasant atmosphere and illuminate the desktop, omitting the need for a lamp that would otherwise take up space.
A close up of this premium home office design shoes the textural depth of the desk design. In an Après Ski laminate with brushed chrome Metro handles, the design has a distinguished look that is both comforting and modern.
Including a Murphy style wall bed into the design of the room is one way to add another room on to your home without having to do any construction. This room works as a a home office most of the time, and its design includes a built-in credenza, file storage, and plenty of shelving. When guests pay a visit, however, the room easily converts to a private bedroom simply by pulling down the Murphy style wall bed. Wall beds are extremely comfortable and durable. The way it expands the functionality of a room makes owning one a great investment. In this design, there are plenty of features to make this home office/guest room shine in both its functionality and appearance. In addition to its dual use as bedroom and office, the variety of drawers in different heights, wide shelves, and the addition of a convenient cabinet packs major storage and practicality into a modestly sized area.
Wall beds are not only great for conserving space, they add a unique flare to a bedroom, guest room, or office. The dark laminate of this Murphy style wall bed is sleek and modern and is fitting for a high-rise apartment in the fashion-forward city of Chicago.
When folded away, this Murphy style wall bed is a work of art with a modern aesthetic. The white laminate in combination with the dark laminate create a beautiful and stylish contrast.
This design is simple yet sophisticated and offers valuable space for working day or night. The desk is an open area for a desktop or laptop computer, a printer, a lamp, office supplies, and more. The floating shelves can hold decorations, photographs, or more supplies such as printer paper or folders. This arrangement allows the sun to shine in add warmth while on the job.
This horizontal wall bed design is in a warm Autumn Leaves laminate — creating an inviting and cozy space for you and your guests. The design offers cabinetry and drawers for loose odds and ends and also shelves illuminated by glowing LED puck lights.
In the closed position, you can see the textural variation and color in the Autumn Leaves laminate. The striated tones offer a warm and rich design that is made even warmer with the LED puck lights. This bed is a horizontal model and fits perfectly in this space.
Laundry rooms may not always offer an ideal amount of space and it is important to keep them pleasant and organized in order to facilitate the chore of washing clothes. This unit has a convenient countertop with a built in folding table in between. Detergent and other laundry necessities can be rested on the the counterspace while in use. Overhead shelves provide convenient storage for laundry aids and household chemicals — keeping them safely out of reach from small children and pets.
Susan designed this garage system as a brand new way for this family to stay organized — and in an elegant fashion. The design is in bright white with Aspen doors and oil rubbed bronze hardware for a stylish contrast. The system is placed on leg levelers to keep the cabinets elevated from potentially messy spills.
This simple, large garage wall unit in our Moonlight laminate is helpful for maintaining order in a busy garage. The spacious sections are welcoming to all things large or small.
My designer Susan Murawski was amazing to work with! She asked me questions regarding my needs. She then designed my closet to fit everything in and gave me more space! I now have space for guest coats! Thanks for the smooth installation process! Love my new organized closets!! Nancy I. — Facebook Review
My designer Susan Murawski was amazing to work with! She asked me questions regarding my needs. She then designed my closet to fit everything in and gave me more space! I now have space for guest coats! Thanks for the smooth installation process! Love my new organized closets!!
This was our second experience working with Closet Works and Sue Murawski. About 10 years ago she helped design an office. We returned to use Sue and Closet Works this year as we downsized to a condo. They built storage for us in five closets, a pantry, created a complete office and installed a murphy bed. Sue was extremely good at guiding us to make wise choices and had creative solutions to our storage challenges. And she was extraordinarily patient as we kept on re-thinking things. I strongly recommend them. Vicki D. — Yelp Review
This was our second experience working with Closet Works and Sue Murawski. About 10 years ago she helped design an office. We returned to use Sue and Closet Works this year as we downsized to a condo. They built storage for us in five closets, a pantry, created a complete office and installed a murphy bed. Sue was extremely good at guiding us to make wise choices and had creative solutions to our storage challenges. And she was extraordinarily patient as we kept on re-thinking things. I strongly recommend them.
From consultation with Susan Murawski to installation by Tim, Closet Works easily met expectations. Measurements were accurate, wood product attractive, and installation efficient and effective. I wholeheartedly recommend Closet Works! Maria W. — Yelp Review
From consultation with Susan Murawski to installation by Tim, Closet Works easily met expectations. Measurements were accurate, wood product attractive, and installation efficient and effective. I wholeheartedly recommend Closet Works!
They do such professional work. I have used them for many different projects in my house. My designer has always been awesome and the installers are fantastic. Michelle K. — Yelp Review
They do such professional work. I have used them for many different projects in my house. My designer has always been awesome and the installers are fantastic.
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