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San Francisco Home near Presidio gets a Wall Bed and Closet Makeover

Posted by Ward Wildanger on Aug 31, 2018 1:16:33 PM

In San Francisco, space is at a premium. One way to take advantage of every inch is with a built-in wall bed and external wardrobe unit from Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets. I was able to create just such a space-saving solution for some homeowners near the Presidio.

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Topics: San Francisco, Custom Closets, murphy beds, Guest Rooms, External Wardrobe, Custom Wall Beds

The Process of Custom Closet Design

Posted by Karin Parodi on Aug 21, 2018 4:15:18 PM

Everyday my clients walk into their closets with a mission; stepping in from the shower and emerging, fully dressed, shoes in hand, ready to face the day. After their new closet is done, the things they say are “I love getting dressed,” “you completely eliminated a huge marital pain point,” and even “you changed my life!” How can a custom closet make such a difference? Until you experience it, it’s hard to truly understand.

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Topics: Custom Closets, Luxury Walk-In Closets, storage solutions

Unique Space Enhancement Solutions is Why “Custom” is in the Name

Posted by Cecily Whiteside on Jun 28, 2018 3:09:42 PM

When I first walked into the Campbell Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets showroom, it was clear that the primary priority was quality cabinetry. Each drawer I opened or cabinet I peered into in the full-size displays of closets, wall beds, home offices and even garages spoke to this commitment. The second thing that struck me was the sheer number of options available for a custom design.

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Topics: Custom Closets, Custom Home Offices, Quality, The Valet Experience, Materials and Finishes, Showrooms

Morgan Hill Custom Closet is a Bucket List Item for Donna

Posted by Shari Krandel on Jan 29, 2018 6:11:34 PM

When I met Donna, she was ready to get started building her dream closet. She had come into the Campbell showroom of Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets after looking at reviews on Yelp with a longing to organize her belongings into a fun and unconventional space, and an admonition from her husband: “Build the closet of your dreams.”

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Topics: Shoe Shelves, Hanging Rods, Jewelry Organizers, Drawers, Luxury Walk-In Closets, Custom Desks, custom walk-in closets, Custom Closets

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

Bayview District’s New Construction a Chance for Homeowners to Get in on the Ground Floor

Posted by Larry Fox on Aug 14, 2017 12:18:33 PM

With its background of diversity and industry, the Bayview District of San Francisco holds a unique place in Bay Area history. From the shrimp industry to the naval shipyard, this community has drawn blue collar workers and provided an affordable place to live and work. In the past few years, however, many changes have come to the area, giving it a renewed sense of neighborhood, where people talk to each other on the street and exciting new eateries are opening. Long a refuge for artists with its roomy warehouse spaces and comparatively low cost of housing, the Bayview District is becoming a place for city professionals to purchase affordable houses on the Peninsula and young families to own into their own homes. Homeowners can get in on the ground floor so to speak, with affordable housing in an up-and-coming neighborhood. With ownership come the myriad decisions about organizing and storing your belongings. This is where Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets can take you from simply living in your home to delighting in it with custom closets designed just for you.

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Topics: Bayview District, Bayview housing market, Custom Closets, San Francisco

Organizing Your Luxury Custom Closet With The KonMari Method

Posted by Larry Fox on Mar 2, 2017 12:55:24 PM

The KonMari method of organization has become wildly popular around the nation this year—especially in San Francisco, where Marie Kondo gave live seminars and trained her first consulting employees. Even Ellen featured this tiny organizing powerhouse on her show to experience the Japanese art of decluttering in person. From folding to hanging and everything in between, the KonMari method helps each of us treat our belongings with more care.

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Topics: Custom Closets, Closet Organization, bay area, Drawers, Custom Shelving

Saving in the South Bay House Market: Upgrade Your Closet Instead of Buying New

Posted by Larry Fox on Feb 8, 2017 8:03:01 AM

South Bay is, undeniably, tech city. Potential employees for the world’s biggest tech giants flock to Silicon Valley every single year—which is great for venture capital, but not so great for house prices. Whether you’ve migrated from a room share in West SJ to a family-friendly home in Campbell or are seeking a mid-range townhome in Luna Park, your price per square foot will be extreme. If you own real estate in South Bay, you know the struggle of trying to make even a generous tech salary cover the cost of living in this prime location.

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Topics: Custom Closets, Sliding Doors, Closet Organization, Drawers, Hanging Rods

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

Young Families in Orinda Go Clutter-Free for the New Year With Custom Children's Closets

Posted by Larry Fox on Jan 3, 2017 11:50:19 AM

In Orinda, family is the number one priority. We invest heavily in our schools, and recently supported their switch to solar power. We take the time to commute deep into Silicon Valley to support a lifestyle that gives our children the wonderful holidays they dream about. As the new year hits, we’re busy setting resolutions and moving forward with our lives, but Orinda families may be bringing more clutter into the new year than they would like. The holidays bring plenty of mess, from wrapping supplies and packaging to food waste and glittery or sugary kitchen floors—and Orinda families with children know what the real disorganization culprit is this time of year.

The holidays bring so much joy, but they also fill our homes with more toys than we (or our kids) know what to do with. Our homes become inundated with dolls, games, and about a million toy cars. It can be really difficult to move forward into the new year when you’re busy tripping over soccer balls and stuffed animals from last year. Orinda clients come to us this season begging for closet solutions for their children, and we’ve developed some key strategies to help tame the toy monster.

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Topics: Custom Closets, Kid's Closet, Children's Closets, Custom Shelving, Hampers

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