Archive for the ‘Closet Factory of Richmond’ Category

2012 Southern Women’s Show

March 26th, 2012

Closet Factory is excited to be a part of the 2012 Southern Women’s Show coming to Richmond April 20-22nd. Our team of designers will be on hand answering questions, and sharing just how easy it is for you to organize any space in your home with custom built solutions that are made right in Richmond.

Here is a great promotional video about the show.

Give The Gift of Love!

February 7th, 2012

How about a Valentine’s Day gift, a Birthday gift, Mother’s Day gift, Father’s Day gift…of Custom Organization

by Carol Farley, Closet Factory Richmond Designer

When I arrived at my client’s home, I was given a hand drawn sketch of their teen’s dream for his closet. The challenge was to incorporate his dreams and hopes along with the allotted space. There were two wall closets in his room side by side, one had long ago been stripped of closet essentials and an old countertop had been retrofitted into the space (probably leftover from the kitchen remodel). It was an awkward space and was not being used.

Custom Organized by Closet Factory and Carol Farley

After a couple of meetings of the mind, we came up with the perfect solution. We were able to give him the hanging that he wanted, the drawers, the shoe shelves along with shelves for folded clothes behind raised panel doors with glass inserts. All this was designed to fit into the closet opening that had once housed the old countertop.

Custom built to use every inch of space

This beautiful wardrobe closet was constructed of cherry veneer raised panels doors and drawer faces, all perfectly matching his existing bedroom set. We also removed the white bi-fold doors from the other closet and constructed solid wood raised panel doors to match the wardrobe.

What a beautiful Birthday Gift for a very special teen. We installed this on his birthday and were just leaving the driveway when he arrived home!!

Win a $1000 Shopping Spree

January 12th, 2012

There’s always a bit of a slump after the holidays; decorations come down, all the gifts have been opened, and the social events dwindle. If you need a post-holiday pick me up to start the new year, you’re in luck! Right now, you can enter to win a $1,000 Visa gift card, so you can experience the shopping spree of your life at a store or boutique of your choice.

Here’s how it works: Every closet has a story to tell, and the Closet Factory is opening a new section on our website- Closet Stories! We’ve got some exciting guests lined up, including musician Sasha Lazard, celebrity stylist Mary Alice Stephenson, and Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin.

But we really want to hear your stories! To enter the contest, share a photo of the one thing in your closet that you just can’t seem to part with and why. Tell us the story behind it, and how it evokes a romantic, sentimental, or even humorous moment that is well worth holding on to. Come on, we know you’ve got a great story to share, so enter today and you could be the one to win the $1,000 shopping spree!

A Home Office – Charm, Efficiency and Grace

November 20th, 2011

Designed by Closet Factory Richmond Designer Georgia Kukoski

As she wrote Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell cluttered her apartment with envelopes full of typed pages of the manuscript. So it is fitting that when Ellen Brown wrote her first book, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood, she worked in a home office with a broken desk and 14” of free desktop. She surrounded herself with piles of research papers and books on the floor.

Ellen keeps a clutter-free home. So when I visited her office for our first design consultation, I was a bit surprised. I asked how she managed to research and write a book on 14” of desktop!

Ellen and I worked together to determine that she needed bookshelves to hold her research books, maximum desktop space to get the piles off the floor and room for her sons to sit next to her at her computer. Sounds easy right? But then we considered the space—a room with 3 walls of windows in a historic home on Monument Avenue. We could build up on only part of one wall without blocking the windows and covering the custom moldings. Then there was the radiator and 100-year-old elevator that needed access. How did we design and build an office to fit a writer’s needs while fitting in an historic home?

Closet Factory built a corner desk that has drawers on either wall. Books are stored on the bookcase and in the kneehole on shelves. A removable radiator cover was built to with metal grating, giving a more countertop space.  Stained wood door and drawer faces were used along with a stained wood countertop. All the while keeping the historic nature of the home in mind.

The result is a stunning office that maximizes the space. And Ellen’s second book is underway, sans the piles of papers on the floor!

Client Showcase – Shoes to the power of shoes

October 18th, 2011

Maximum Shoe Storage

So you love shoes. I mean who doesn’t. You may have a weakness for Jimmy Choo! Or your closet may be lined with the who’s who of shoe designers: Kate Spade, Prada, Manolo Blahnik, and Cole Haan. Regardless of your taste for the extreme pump or simple casual slipper 0ne of the most popular custom organization issues we see day in and out is that of shoes. Designer Diane Williams recently completed a new and wonderfully custom designed closet focused on providing significant shoe and jewelry storage.

Diane said, “my client’s main objective was to get all of her shoes displayed beautifully and no longer have them hidden under the hanging clothes.”

As you can see, as a Closet Factory custom organizer Diane designed this shoe space with slanted shoe shelves that have lucite toe stops that add to the elegance of the closet. This closet is done in the color Clove, to coordinate with the hard wood floors, it has stained wood raised panel doors and drawers. As well Diane added crown molding and a granite top on her custom designed dresser with a jewelry drawer and crystal knobs.

Custom Closet Factory Jewelry Storage

Laundry Room Bliss

October 11th, 2011

Designer Cathy Hughes just installed this beautiful new custom organized Laundry Room solution.

Reversed Washer and Dryer - Creating new found counter space

Many Closet Factory solutions are born by asking a simple question.

What truly do you want your space to be able to do?

In this case Melinda was frustrated by the lack of space due to several obstacles, especially the location of the washer and dryer. Originally, the counter top was across the back wall, under the window with a huge sink in the middle. The left cabinets were difficult to access with the dryer in front of them coupled with the large sink, left very little counter space.

Cathy designed a one of a kind custom organizers dream solution. She started by reversing the washer and dryer which allowed a counter top over the washer. As well, she faced the cabinets toward the opposite wall thus creating additional room to put a unit on the opposite wall. More counter space! Finally, she included pull out shelves for even more space for folding and temporary storage, two drawers for whatever is needed items, and pull out trays and baskets for dirty laundry.

The client, Melinda is thrilled with her new space. Not only did Cathy create double the storage capacity, but everything is much more accessible. As a bonus also a small hanging section and valet rod was added to hang clothes as they come out of the dryer.

Another glorious organized day from the custom organizers at Closet Factory.

New found counter and storage space - the Closet Factory way

Spring Clean For A Cause – Thanks Richmond!

May 31st, 2011

Dear Richmond Community,

Spring Clean for a Cause is truly a humbling experience. The outpouring of generosity from the Richmond community is heart warming. From everyone who takes the time clean out their closets to the swarm of volunteers that make it happen. With all that goes into making our Spring Clean event possible, nothing can top the heartfelt thanks of the recipients on the day of the Free Yard sale.

It is an honor to be of service to those in need.

Sincerely,

Bryan and Teresa Mueller
Owners, Closet Factory of Richmond

 

 

Spring Clean For A Cause – A Sweeping Success!

May 26th, 2011

For the third consecutive year, Closet Factory of Richmond has been helping Richmonders clean out their closets for a great cause that helps out their local neighbors.

This year’s Spring Clean For A Cause campaign started in April when we encouraged local families to clean out their closets and donate their gently used clothing.  Closet Factory drivers picked up these donations throughout the city and surrounding counties and brought them all back to the Closet Factory showroom.

The Salvation Army provided volunteers to help organize and sort the clothing and to also help during the yard sale. They were tireless in their efforts to make sure that word got out about the event to those people who could benefit the most. SMARTBOX, a local leader in the moving and storage industry, donated seven portable storage boxes to transport the clothes. Thank you to our Richmond partners who helped make this event another great success.

The FREE yard sale was held on Friday, May 20th. In total, we collected over 160 feet of men’s and women’s hanging clothes, a dozen boxes of shoes, and two dozen bags of assorted children’s clothing.  Thanks Richmond!

3rd Annual Spring Clean for A Cause – Final Week for Pick Up

May 3rd, 2011

Cleaning out your closets can be a chore, but wouldn’t it be easier if you had an incentive to get it done? Well, there is one. Join Closet Factory and FOX Richmond as we Spring Clean for A Cause to benefit our neighbors in the Richmond area.

Clean out your closets and give back to the community all at the same time by donating your gently used clothing and shoes. Through this partnership with the Closet Factory of Richmond and the Salvation Army, all donated items will directly help those in need in the Richmond community.

This is the final week for pick ups! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to organize your closets and help a worthwhile cause at the same time. We can schedule pick ups anytime between now and May 6th. Call 559-0001 now to schedule a pick up in your area.

 

 

Closet Factory’s Newest Family Member

April 27th, 2011

At Closet Factory of Richmond, we work together as a team. Our group of dedicated employees works hard to help clients realize the satisfaction and enjoyment of living in an organized home. It’s always fun when we can all get together and celebrate as well.

This week the entire team from Closet Factory of Richmond joined together in celebration. Cathy Turner, our sales manager, just recently welcomed her first grandchild, Riley Jewel Turner, into the world.

We had a party for Cathy and showered her with books that she can enjoy reading to her grand-daughter. Baby Riley, as well as her mom and aunt, were there to share the event with the proud, new Grandma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above:  Large photo:  Cathy Turner with daughters, Stephanie and Tabatha, and Baby Riley.  Small Photos: (l)Cathy Turner; (c) Teresa Mueller with Baby Riley; (r) Cathy Turner with Baby Riley