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Recent Work

With kids growing up and new additions to the family, it has become more and more popular to take an extra bedroom and turn it into a closet. The customer still wanted to be able to use the bedroom but also wanted to use one of the walls as closet space. Clever Closets tore out the existing reach-in and added double hang and a section of intermediate hanging for long jackets or dresses. Before we left they had already put away their clothing,…

A Taste of Cognac

Yet again Clever Closets comes to the rescue when the common wire shelf comes crashing down in the middle of the night. Most wire shelves are rated ten pounds per linear foot and it is very easy to exceed the limit. The customer still needed a lot of hanging but also wanted some shelving towers for folded clothes and shoes. Since pants don't hang as long as dresses, tops, and jackets we were able to go closer to the ceiling to fit in triple…

On the Brink of Failure

Not only do wire shelves fall unexpected but so do wood shelves that are only supported by triangle brackets. It is a very poor use of space because you can only place so much on the shelf and there isn't any long or double hang. Another bad use of space was hanging to hanging in the corner because clothes stick out 24 inches from the wall and shelving is only 14 inches deep so it's easier to see the clothing. We fixed these problems by…

Loco Coco

This local job was a nice walk-in in warm coco. The customer was short on space so we proposed a couple pants racks. Pants racks are really nice in situations with space battles. They save a lot of space by taking the hanger out of the equation and they don't hang out past the tower so it isn't in your face. We also added a black velvet jewelry insert with an earring tray. The earring tray is our new design that slides on the drawer and not…

Soft as a Pillow Top

It is always fun when there is a challenge that takes some creativity to design a closet. The big challenge was to create a functional closet that flows nicely with a funky section that breaks up the back wall. We got lucky that the width of the cove was 18 inches, which a standard 18 inch pants rack could fit. This pants rack holds 8 pairs of pants plus they had two 24 inch pants racks that both hold 12 pairs of pants. The cove made it hard…

Candlelight Delight!

On design day our designers wanted to combine functionality with showmanship. The client wanted a lighter look with our contemporary pillow top drawers. Clever Closets also wanted make the space feel larger with nothing hanging in your face, so we set the poles further back than normal for her to save a few inches. Since he is taller, we raised the double hang section in the back of the closet to accommodate his longer clothing and to make…

Gone in 60 Minutes!

Like the saying goes, "Keep it Simple Stupid" is a great way to describe simple reach-ins. Only so much will be able to make it back into the closet so just remember that sometimes less is more. Clever Closets and the customer agreed on using top shelf and pole brackets instead of a hang panel on the left and right sides of the closet. This saves money and keeps the closet functional. A basket was added to corral clothing that doesn't do well…

Three and Out!

The Parsons family was on their game with three rooms to organize, a pantry, a mud room, and a hall closet. Greg and Russ tore out and patched the old closets to get them ready for Barb to paint them the next day. The doors in the hall closet were set down a few inches so they wouldn't hit the soffit. In the pantry we custom fit the corner shelves to get better access pantry goods. Last but not least we made two sets of lockers in the mud…

That Bench is Hot!

Once and a while on installation day there's times where we need to address an issue to solve a problem that the design program can't simulate. On this job there was a heat register across the back wall which caused a few issues. First, all the bottom shelves and end panels needed to be cut to fit, which isn't a problem. But there were two banks of drawers that are 14 inches deep and cannot be cut, so after the customers permission we raised…

Let the Light Shine Through

Another dream comes true after a long day of painting and installation. Clever Closets wanted to accomplish all the customers needs and more. First there was a big window with lots of natural light that we needed to incorporate into the design. The customer wanted white because it matched with the trim and it also makes the closet feel bigger. He also was looking for a more contemporary look with our pillow top drawer fronts. We used our…