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Wine Room, Clove Melamine, Designer: Lindi Stevenson

Part of my real life art is being a designer for Closet Factory.  This should be considered a shameless plug, because it is, but designing storage solutions is truly a large part of what I think about and execute every day in between slapping paint, glue and wax around!

The job calls up all kinds of skills – design, math ( yikes!), organizing : ), listening, planning and follow through that appeal to the organized logical side of my brain.  I travel all over the central Virginia area and meet the most fascinating people. Solving problems brings joy and happiness on a daily basis to my clients – functional spaces that are equally beautiful to look at and live with.

Laundry Room, White Melamine, Designer: Lindi Stevenson

Laundry Room, Flat front White Melamine doors, brushed nickel sliding baskets, Lucite dividers, shelf mounted ironing board. Designer: Lindi Stevenson

Because every single job presents a new challenge, and every client has different ways of living in their space, Closet Factory does what no other closet company does – we build completely custom and can build just about anything in any space. We are a manufacturer right here in Richmond, VA. Everything we design and build we do from scratch using the information the client has told us they would like to see.

Drawer Mounted Ironing Board, White Melamine, Raised panel drawer fronts, Designer: VA Beach Closet Factory

Drawer Mounted Ironing Board, White Melamine, Raised panel drawer fronts, Designer: VA Beach Closet Factory

So often people ask me, “Well, what’s the standard? What is normal? What do you usually do?” The answer: There is no normal. It is totally up to you.  How do you like to store your dresses or shoes or handbags or laundry baskets or tools?   We can make that.  We have an enormous amount of knowledge and experience about what works and doesn’t work so we definitely advise what might work best but in the end, it’s pretty much how you like to use your space that informs the design.

Dining/Craft Room, Rock Maple Melamine, Shaker door fronts, Designer: Lindi Stevenson

Dining/Craft Room, Rock Maple Melamine, Shaker door fronts, Designer: Lindi Stevenson

We design and build custom storage solutions for any kind of space in the home that become part of your home.  These are not units that attach to the wall and could come crashing down someday (and they do!) but finely crafted built ins that become a part of your home.  They are warranteed for the life of the structure for any kind of defect. Do you have a space that could use some help? We conquer craft rooms, offices, wall beds, wine rooms, garages, pantries, laundry rooms, libraries, man caves and yes, even closets! Got a commercial space? We do an equal amount of business offices, dentist./doctor offices, museums, schools, churches, hair salons, deli/wine shops –  you name it!

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Showhouse Pantry, white Melamine, Pull Out trays, corner shelves, lattice wine racks, Designer: VA Beach Closet Factory

Closet Factory has been around for close to 30 years and our local branch, owned by Bryan and Teresa Mueller has been around for nearly 15. The company fosters a positive, forward thinking, fun and fair culture based on referral business from happy customers.  Most of us have worked there an average of 9 years because have a good time and believe in the quality of what we offer.

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His and Her Master, floor to ceiling adjustable shelves, white Melamine, Designer: Lindi Stevenson

Check out our local company website at www.closetfactoryva.com to see more. We do free design consultations to come out and see what you need hep with and give you some options of what could be done at different price points.  We do plain and simple to Mac Daddy fabulous – all are beautifully functional!  I will be posting photos of projects either I have done myself or maybe something so brilliantly done by one of my fellow designers that I just have to share.

BEFORE: Standard non-functional wire shelves in Master Closet, Designer: Home Builder?

BEFORE: Standard non-functional wire shelves in Master Closet, Designer: Home Builder?

AFTER: Fully functional adjustable shelves, drawers, oil rubbed bronze baskets,doors with Lucite embedded with beach grass, summer flame Melamine, Designer: Lindi Stevenson

AFTER: Fully functional adjustable shelves, drawers, oil rubbed bronze baskets,doors with Lucite embedded with beach grass, summer flame Melamine, Designer: Lindi Stevenson

It’s remarkable the incredible instantaneous change that occurs when your space is designed to function just the way you live and looks beautiful doing it.  You begin to take on a whole new perspective of the tasks you have to perform in those spaces. You find things more easily, you purchase less, get more accomplished. Your life has more order and calmness, a feeling that follows you into other aspects of your daily life. Check back to see more.  Better yet, give me a call and let’s work on a space that is not working for you in your life.

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