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Outdoor Recreation and Sports Are a Fall Tradition in Danville

Posted by Larry Fox on Sep 18, 2017 4:00:11 PM

As the weather cools and fall sports get into full swing, organizing your hiking, biking, walking, playing and riding gear becomes paramount. Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets can help your mudroom become the perfect blend of serviceable and stylish for all your fall activity needs. With so much recreation so easily accessible to Danville, the only real question is figuring out what to do! So grab your gear, and let’s get going…. Wait.… Can’t find what you need in the chaos of the entryway? Valet Custom can help.

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Topics: Danville, mudroom, entryway, Home Organization

Eco-Friendly Custom Home Organization and Storage Solutions Are Energy Efficient and Cost Effective

Posted by Larry Fox on Apr 1, 2016 9:47:34 AM
Bay area residents appreciate the natural beauty, and eco-friendly building materials are another way to express appreciation for nature.
Image source: Flickr CC user InSapphoWeTrust  

As a long-time California resident, I know about the area’s relationship with nature. Around the Bay--and up and down the valley--is a surprising amount of natural beauty along with the beautiful new homes, spectacular redesigns, and architecturally-imaginative new tech headquarters. We don’t really care much for sterile office parks (and thankfully many of the tech companies building campuses in the area agree), and we know what we build should complement nature. But we also know that there is no need to sacrifice beauty or design for earth-friendly choices. When it comes to maximizing space, eco-friendly materials go hand-in-hand with smart and elegant design.

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Topics: Custom Closets, Custom Murphy Beds, Custom Home Offices, Green, Home Organization, eco-friendly, energy efficient, storage solutions, custom home storage

“Designing Sunlight”: Architectural Furniture for a Well-lit Interior in Los Gatos

Posted by Larry Fox on Feb 25, 2016 4:19:50 PM
With an open floor plan such as this, it’s easy to take advantage of recessed storage and innovative shelving and cabinets. These options clear the bulk to let more sunlight into your home.
Image: Flickr user Jeremy Levine

California’s health-consciousness is often gently teased in pop-culture parodies that paint us as wheatgrass-slurping “hippies”—but that healthy, environmentally-conscious California lifestyle has also informed the West Coast’s undeniably significant contributions to the fields of architecture and design. For example, the legacy of California Modern architecture, with it’s well-lit and clutter-free interiors, offer more than a chic, contemporary look. That sunlight and airy, open space can actually cut your stress and keep you healthy. Likewise, a Spanish colonial home with ample windows and a clutter free interior epitomizes breezy California style in Los Gatos. By “designing sunlight” into your home in the early stages of planning with your architect and furniture craftsman, you can maximize the light and space in your interior, and enjoy the health and happiness afforded by the extra rays. The key is to plan for ample storage that's integrated into the walls—a hideaway wall-to-wall media center with in-wall storage opens up your main living spaces to the sun for a healthier, happier space for living.

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Topics: Custom Closets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Wall Beds, Home Organization, Los Gatos

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