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Entire Home Custom Solutions: Organizing Your World

Posted by Larry Fox on Dec 18, 2017 8:36:17 AM

With so much new construction going on in the Bay Area, more people are getting the that special opportunity of creating custom organization solutions throughout their home from the very beginning. Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets is delighted to partner general contractors, architects, and interior designers to give these homeowners exactly what they want and need in their brand-new home. Whether we create organizing solutions for one room or throughout the house, Valet Custom does more than cabinets and closets. We help you organize your life.

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Topics: Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Home Offices, Custom Pantry, Custom Closets

Collector’s Paradise: Pleasanton’s Antique Faire is the Place to Go in October

Posted by Larry Fox on Sep 25, 2017 8:41:42 AM

What a delight to wander through stalls of unique collectibles on a beautiful fall afternoon, looking for that perfect item to display in your living room. Pleasanton will once again host their Antique and Collectable Faire on October 8th, giving you just such an opportunity. When you arrive home after a long and pleasurable day at the Faire, look to Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets for the perfect place to display your newfound treasures. By providing a backdrop for your most valued and beloved items, a Valet Custom cabinet allows you to enjoy them every time you walk through your living room.

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Topics: Pleasanton, Custom Cabinets, Living Rooms, custom lighting

The Evolution of Custom Cabinet Materials and Finishes

Posted by Larry Fox on Sep 13, 2017 2:53:52 PM

Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets uses the highest quality, environmentally-friendly, durable material to build your custom cabinet or closet. By designing with thermally fused laminate, Valet Custom can create projects of exceptional quality; beautiful and enduring, with precise measurement for exact fit in your space.

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Topics: Custom Cabinets, Materials and Finishes, Thermally Fused Laminate

Now is the Time to Organize your Hobby with Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets

Posted by Larry Fox on Aug 29, 2017 2:51:16 PM

Our passions are what set us apart from the ordinary. And just as we are each unique, the way that we express ourselves must match those passions. Studies have shown that hobbies improve our physical health, increase our well-being, and restore our energy. As an added bonus, they even make us more productive at work.

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Topics: Remodel, Custom Hobby Room, crafting room, Custom Cabinets

Searching in Vain for Family-Friendly Housing in San Francisco? Remodel Your Existing Bedrooms Instead

Posted by Larry Fox on Feb 24, 2017 8:19:16 AM

There are few pastimes as exciting as choosing a new home for your growing family. Walking through empty rooms full of potential, imagining a Star Wars nursery, planning for all the little and big kid furniture, and dreaming about extra floor space for Legos and Mr. Potato Head are activities that tend to consume new parents on the house hunt. If you’re planning on raising a family, you’re likely wanting to settle down with the careers and the companies you currently have. Unless, of course, you’re starting out in San Francisco.

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Topics: Bedrooms, Kid's Bedroom, Custom Cabinets, Reach-in Closets, Kid's Workspace, San Francisco

Buying a Murphy Bed From A Showroom: 3 Reasons Why In-Person Shopping Is Best

Posted by Larry Fox on Feb 23, 2017 8:25:53 AM

When some people picture a wall bed, comedic scenes from silent movies come to mind. Charlie Chaplin, the Three Stooges, and even James Bond have used these beds as comic props at one point or another. I love a good gag as much as the next person, but things have really been looking up for Murphy beds in the last few years. This isn’t 1900 anymore, and the wall bed is making quite an amazing comeback in modern homes across the country. Bay Area professionals in particular are utilizing this innovative strategy to maximize limited floor space in condos and homes across the region.

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Topics: Custom Murphy Beds, Custom Wall Beds, Showrooms, nightstand, Custom Cabinets

Celebrate Pleasanton’s Open Heart Kitchen By Donating Goods From a Newly Remodeled Pantry

Posted by Larry Fox on Feb 21, 2017 11:23:23 AM

Pleasantonians are proud of their picturesque, quiet city, and rightfully so. With First Wednesdays, the best fairgrounds in the Tri-Valley, and a charming downtown—plus free parking throughout the city—this is definitely a suburb with a small town feel where you would want to raise a family. “The second Silicon Valley,” as Pleasanton has been nicknamed, is a thriving place full of friendly faces and generous people.

Pleasanton’s own Open Heart Kitchen, a nonprofit that has been incredibly active with feeding those in need, recently came across a major obstacle in operations: a two-alarm fire at Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Livermore, their second location and a major storage facility for foodstuffs. The Pleasanton community has stepped up to the plate magnificently to help the organization continue operations as normal, but this month they’re more in need of our help than ever to serve this community and spread the love.

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Topics: Pantry Organization, Pleasanton, Custom Shelving, Custom Cabinets

Cabinetry Finishes Inspired By the Historic Style Of Tri-Valley Wine Country

Posted by Larry Fox on Feb 10, 2017 7:54:54 AM

Tri-Valley residents understand what many tourists seem to miss: this is some of the best wine country in Northern California. Sonoma and Napa have had their day, and slowly we’re starting to acknowledge the charm and viniculture of the region just a little further south. Places like Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville are regionally known for their local vino, which has been developing since the 19th century. This is a place of deep historical roots, small town quaintness, and a unique mix of winery-style architecture.

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Topics: Tri-Valley, Custom Cabinets, Thermally Fused Laminate, Materials and Finishes, Custom Wall Beds

Make Your Own Custom LaFayette Theatre at Home (Though It Won't Be as Historic as the Park)

Posted by Larry Fox on Feb 6, 2017 9:02:14 AM

I’ll never forget rushing to the Park Theater in LaFayette to see “Cinema Paradiso” on its last weekend performance. The Streamline Moderne mainstay of downtown LaFayette was one of my favorite single-screen theaters in the state. Watching it lie vacant for more than a decade while investors fought over its future use—only to have all plans scrapped in the end—has been heartbreaking. And I don’t even live in the city.

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Topics: custom home theater, Built-in Media Cabinetry, Custom Cabinets, Lafayette

Celebrate Bay Area House Values Hitting a Record High with a Closet Makeover

Posted by Larry Fox on Jan 30, 2017 8:15:29 AM

If Chicagoans discuss the Cubs and Portlanders chat about the rain, Bay Area residents belabor house prices. It’s always on our minds—rising mortgages, increased rent prices, and an ever-growing influx of new neighbors make housing our number one concern. Some even joke that newcomers to the Bay should stay for a couple of years and then move along to make space for others to cycle through. We know house prices are high, and growing steadily higher.

As 2016 drew to a close, single-family residences in the Bay saw an all-time high in price (according to the Case-Shiller Index). What’s more interesting, in my opinion, is that homes in the bottom third of the market increased the most, surpassing the rest to reach a level almost 5 times what it was in the late 80s. Homeowners, this means that your “lower-end” property is becoming more valuable than ever. If you’re looking to sell and need a way to increase your profit—or if you’re just looking for a way to increase your home value without the pressure of selling—you may want to consider going in for a closet makeover.

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Topics: bay area, Custom Closets, Custom Shelving, Slide-Out Tie Racks, Custom Cabinets, Drawers

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