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Condo Redesign Takes an Unused Space from Homely to Home Run

Posted by Marina Moreno on Mar 29, 2018 9:56:16 AM

I came on board this project along with fellow Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets designer, Ward Wildanger, when the homeowner became frustrated with delays and setbacks in his remodel. He wanted storage solutions in the large, open area on his bottom floor to provide functionality, but wanted those solutions to be aesthetically pleasing as well. His general contractor had not provided him with viable options, so he started researching online. He found Valet Custom Closets & Cabinets. We were able to come alongside, work with the contractor, and make this space everything the homeowner hoped for, on time, beautifully designed, and expertly installed. He was so pleased with our involvement, that he asked us to design other rooms as well, providing a uniform look throughout the home with high-quality storage in the master bedroom, bathroom, pantry and media center.

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Topics: Custom Wardrobes, Dual Purpose Rooms, Standalone Closet, External Wardrobe, Freestanding Closet System, condos, custom media center

A Custom Home Needs Custom Cabinets: Working with the Challenges of Willow Glen Architecture

Posted by Larry Fox on Sep 20, 2016 3:21:56 PM

After years of working in Northern California, I know what kinds of homes to expect in different areas. In Sunnyvale, you’ll see Eichlers. In San Francisco, condos and beautiful “painted ladies”. But in Willow Glen, one of my favorite little areas of San Jose, I’ve learned to expect the unexpected. Many blocks are a melange of housing styles, from Victorian to Colonial, or Prairie to Spanish Eclectic, built with only the dreams and wishes of the original owner in mind.

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Topics: Custom Cabinets, Willow Glen, custom media center, Custom Wardrobes, Custom Home Offices

Clothes Exceeding Your Closet Space? Install a Custom Wardrobe in Your San Jose Bedroom

Posted by Larry Fox on Sep 6, 2016 12:59:41 PM

Do you remember the song, “Do You Know The Way To San Jose”? I hum it nearly every time I’m in town. It needs a follow-up, though. Namely, what do you do once you reach San Jose? Where do you go? Where do you live? Because the housing market here is pretty tight. Homes have reached a record high of over $800,000 on average (which is actually lower than Santa Clara County, which has topped $1 million). Knowing the way to San Jose is only half the ballgame.

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Topics: Custom Wardrobes, San Jose, small spaces

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