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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

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

How to Recreate Palo Alto’s Rinconada Library in Your Own Master Bedroom

Posted by Larry Fox on Jan 26, 2017 10:33:30 AM

I recently got into a somewhat heated debate with a colleague about a very pressing current issue—e-readers versus paperbacks. While my opponent made some good points about accessibility, I couldn’t concede. You just can’t beat the feel of crisp pages and the smell of fresh ink—and those are things that your tablet just can’t provide (yet).

One of my main selling points in the support of real books was, of course, our client base. Ever since the new Rinconada library renovations completed, many people have walked through our Campbell showroom looking for a very specific bookshelf configuration. They’re seeking an at-home, master-bedroom library—and as a proponent of real books, I am only too happy to oblige. Use custom bookshelves, cabinets, and drawers, to your advantage to create an ultra-functional library design for use in Palo Alto (or anywhere else we book lovers congregate).

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Topics: custom home library, Palo Alto, Custom Bookshelves, Custom Cabinets, Drawers

External Wardrobes Help New San Francisco Condo Owners Maximize Their Space

Posted by Larry Fox on Nov 30, 2016 8:22:31 AM

It’s getting less expensive to buy a condo in San Francisco. Of course, when I tell people this, they’re understandably skeptical. Less expensive than what, they ask—going to Mars with Elon? Well, yes—and also less expensive than it used to be.

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Topics: External Wardrobe, San Francisco, condos, Custom Closets, Valet Rods, Drawers, Custom Cabinets

Custom Cabinetry Helps You Share Cupertino Closet Space with Your Spouse

Posted by Larry Fox on Nov 16, 2016 3:06:58 PM

Cupertino is one of my favorite Bay Area cities—probably because I’m partial to Eichler homes. There are 223 Eichlers in the area, and the city has strict guidelines for remodeling these houses to preserve what makes them so unique. While I love that these architectural gems will continue to be lived in for generations, I also know that closet space in the 60s doesn’t quite correspond with what today’s average family needs.

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Topics: Custom Cabinets, Custom Closets, Cupertino, Drawers, Hanging Rods, Shoe Shelves

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