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Television Spots, Magazine Articles and Interviews Featuring the Experts at Closet Works

Closet Works featured in the Chicago Tribune for doing Alison Victoria's closet

Windy City Rehab star Alison Victoria Gramenos' Bucktown home lists for $2.3 million Chicago Tribune Oct. 22 2020

The Chicago Tribune newspaper mentioned Closet Works in their recent article about the Bucktown home of interior designer Alison Victoria Gramenos: The primary bedroom suite takes up half of the second floor and has an oversize Closet Works walk-in closet.

Closet Works has partnered with Alison Victoria to provide the closets in all of the homes for her HGTV reality TV series Windy City Rehab. Check out the full article.

Closet Works featured in the Fall 2020 issue of Better magazine

Best of 2020 Make It Better Magazine — Chicago Fall 2020

Make It Better Magazine highlighted Closet Works for our work as Best Home Organization Company — Suburbs: Check out page 44 of their fall publication.

"Rock the Block" Season 1, Episode 1 — HGTV October 2019

Closet Works was honored recently when we were selected to create a custom closet that appeared on cable TV's Home and Garden network. Closet designer Janine Crixell of Closet Works was asked by Chicago's own Alison Victoria to provide the closet for her master suite renovation project. The project was part of in a nationally broadcast design competition between four of the network's top interior designers. Although she didn't win, the master closet was warmly received by the judges, especially the 360 Organizer® Shoe Spinner, as an amenity that increases the home's value and makes it more marketable. Watch the episode and decide for yourself.

Closet Works featured in the October 2019 episode of Rock the Block with Alison Victoria on HGTV

Closet Works featured in the May June 2019 issue of Sophisticated Living magazine

The Simple Life Sophisticated Living Magazine — Chicago May/June 2019

Sophisticated Living Magazine interviewed Tom Happ, President of Closet Works, for an enlightening article in their Chicago edition regarding trends in home storage and decluttering:

For many busy people, organization is a top priority in 2019—and this often starts and ends in a person's home. From closets and offices to kitchens and garages, keeping your home organized is key to peace of mind. Closet Works offers many innovative options for kicking your home organization into high gear—and it typically starts with the closet. "You should look at professionally organized closets as an investment for both you and the future value of your home," Happ says. "People like organized spaces, and in the future, this makes your home really marketable. Organization is an investment with a high ROI."

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Download the full Closet Works article featured in the May/June, 2019 print issue of Sophisticated Living Magazine

Modern Design Meets Functional Storage in This Commercial Cabinet Woodworking Network Magazine November 2018

Sue Trainor of Closet Works was recently interviewed by Woodworking Network regarding one of her recent storage projects. The client was Chicago Academic Tutoring and Test Prep. Chicago Academic tapped into Sue's expertise to solve a storage problem with the company's office supplies. Sue's unconventional solution took advantage of the only available space in the office — a public restroom.

Unfortunately, there wasn't any room in his office or other "typical" locations for any extra cabinets. He did, however, have a large public restroom and wanted to build a storage space in the bathroom toilet area. He wanted a cabinet that would almost blend into the wall, creating a very modern look to coordinate with the tile and rest of the décor, while minimizing the existence of the storage cabinet, if not hiding it altogether.
Additionally, there were plumbing issues and handicap accessibility requirements that needed to be taken into consideration. Her final design, titled "Disappearing Storage Cabinet," makes the whole complicated project appear simple and easy.

The bathroom cabinet opened to reveal storage possibilities
Closet Works featured in the November 7, 2018 issue of Woodworking Network Magazine

Combo Laundry and Mudroom Brings Organization to the Back Door Woodworking Network Magazine October 2018

Gerry Ayala of Closet Works was recently interviewed by Woodworking Network regarding one of his recent storage projects. A home with a rear entry that connects the garage to the house was rennovated to streamline activities for all family members, making it easier to keep everyone organized. A traditional coat closet was removed and the space was reallocated for use as a mud room hall tree/lockers. New laundry room cabinetry was installed to improve efficiency and give the entire space a coordinated look. The family was very pleased with Gerry's efforts:

No one from this busy household will ever be late for an appointment due to an inability to find their matching shoe! Shoes go directly underneath each family members jacket. I also included a basket with the shelf above the coat hooks for keeping keys, wallets and small things — making it simple to find them as you're dashing out the door. I backed each family member's cubby with Shaker-inspired beadboard. It lends a friendly, informal feeling and coordinates seamlessly with the cabinetry from the kitchen located next door.

Mudroom and laundry storage organizers
Closet Works featured in the October 10, 2018 issue of Woodworking Network Magazine

Designer Dialogue Closets Magazine September 2018

Three award-winning designers, including Sue Tinker of Closet Works, share their perspectives on how to balance the art of design versus the business of design. In the words of Closets Magazine, this article is about:

Three top closet designers share their thoughts on a variety of issues arising in the day-to-day operations of a closets firm. All three were participants on the "Designer Dialogue" panel during the 2018 Cabinets & Closets Conference.

Closet Works featured in the September 2018 issue of Closets Magazine

A Curated Closet Lakeshore Living Magazine Fall/Winter 2017

Article featuring excerpts by Closet Works designer, Sue Tinker, on how to “Maximize Your Space”. In the words of Lakeshore Living Magazine, this article is about:

Nine essential tips for handling closet chaos, bringing in organization and keeping the clutter at bay. In your home, do closets tend to be afterthought areas? Perhaps they're the spaces that don't receive a lot of aesthetic attention and are simply places to hang clothes or store rarely-used items. Remedy that through these nine tips in which experts weigh in, giving your closets some much needed attention.

Designer Sue Tinker's work featured in Lakeshore Magazine

Ten Closet Designers On Top of Their Game: Woodworking Network article by national Top Shelf Award Judge Denise Butchko

National author, trainer and industry expert Denise Butchko interviewed ten of the world's top closet designers, including Tim Higbee and Sue Tinker of Closet Works, in this fun, insightful article for Woodworking Network online magazine about the closet design business.

Closet works featured in Wood Working Network Magazine

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