Archive for May, 2014

Three Incredible Garage Man Caves

By csc-admin - May 30th, 2014

Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we’ve gotten to work on some pretty amazing garage spaces over the years. Whether we’re installing a brand new storage system for a major gearhead or a set of extra closets for the fashionista that’s run out of shoe room, we’ve gotten to create some incredible solutions for homeowners looking to add some extra organization to their lives. It comes as no surprise that we’re always in awe of people that really take their garages to the next level, and we love getting to be a part of projects that challenge conventional notions of what a garage can be. In light of this, we’ve put together a list of a few truly exceptional man caves and garage getaways. Read on to find some inspiration for your dream garage!

Joe Pyle’s Climbing Garage 

It’s not uncommon for men to treat the garage as their own personal hideaway. We’ve had a hand in installing the closet system that finally gets a garage space right, but we’ve never been involved in a project quite like Joe Pyle’s garage. Located in Estes Park, Colorado, Joe’s an avid rock climber. As you can imagine, Colorado doesn’t have the best conditions for climbing all year round, especially during the often-brutal winters. Joe wasn’t prepared to spend the offseason just waiting for better weather, though, so he took it upon himself to craft a giant rock climbing wall inside of his garage. Click through the images above to see just how epic Joe’s project was. Though we’re not sure if he included closets to store his climbing gear, his indoor rock wall is still mighty impressive.

The Mechanic’s Dream

Any credible list of exceptional garages has to include one dedicated to that great garage tradition – the auto shop. We’ve installed plenty of storage systems for car enthusiasts to store their tools, but the garage linked to above is one of the finest we’ve ever seen. Built by architect Scott Hommas for a Seattle-area client, this behemoth of a carport comes in at 3,981 square feet. The homeowner, a professional Porsche racer, was looking to build a shrine to his love of everything automotive, and Hommas has certainly kept up his end of the bargain. Housing everything from restored vintage cars to a full-size helicopter, this man cave should have all of the grease monkeys out there salivating.

A Sports Fan’s Dream

We’ve installed plenty of closet solutions in order for mega-fans to store their collections, but this Florida garage is on another level entirely. Designed by Acoustic Innovations out of Boca Raton, this shrine to everything great about University of Florida football is a what fandom is all about. Showcasing memorabilia such as Emmitt Smith’s game-worn cleats and Jevon Kearse’s gloves, this garage also includes a big screen TV for watching everything Gators-related. Most of us may think of our garages as places for storing everything we don’t keep inside the home, but this U of F fan demonstrates that a little creativity can turn a typical space into something special.

Whether you’re a die-hard rock climber or an obsessive sports fan, Closet and Storage Concepts has everything you need to finally get your garage organized. Contact us today to find out just what solutions we have for getting your home where you want it to be.

Incredible Secret Rooms Hidden Behind Bookshelves

By csc-admin - May 16th, 2014

Here at Closet and Storage Concepts, we get to be a part of incredible home renovation projects daily. In all of our years installing quality shelving and closets, though, there’s one project we’ve always wanted to be a part of: helping to create a hidden room or passageway behind a bookshelf or closet. Although this may not fall directly into the realm of storage solutions, it’s undeniable that a seamless shelving system is integral to a hidden passageway. In honor of this, we’ve put together a list of a few of the coolest secret rooms and passageways hiding behind shelves and false closets; read on to see just how imaginative people get when combining storage systems with the mystery of hidden rooms.

Steelhead Partners Secret Pub 

Located in Bellevue, WA, Steelhead Partners is a fairly typical investing firm. Their office also leans towards the traditional, and appears similar to 99% of the other office buildings throughout the country. Steelhead Partners, however, is hiding something incredibly cool behind the stunning bookshelves located in their boardroom: a fully functional pub. Anyone who’s experienced a long day at the office can certainly recognize the allure of having a hidden bar in the meeting room, but it’s incredible to see how effortlessly Steelhead Partners’ storage system has been utilized to keep their pub hidden. Click on the link above to see just how good the employees of Steelhead Partners have it.

The Perfect Playroom

We’ve installed numerous toy shelves, whether it’s in the closet of a playroom or nestled beside the family’s main living room. Witt Construction, based in Saratoga Lake, NY, was able to take the concept of a toy shelf and make it into something truly special. The link above will take you to a description of this incredible project, in which Witt Construction turned a toy shelf into a secret entrance for the children’s main playroom. An ingenious combination of a storage solution and an extra room, this secret entrance is everything we love about hidden rooms and passageways.

Your Own Private Narnia

This is one of our favorite secret room projects, as it combines a simple stand up closet with one of the greatest children’s books ever written. Drawing inspiration from C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, a loving parent has created a literal Narnia for their little ones. If you scroll through the images above you’ll get a detailed look at this amazing project, where the back of a wardrobe closet has been removed to allow entry into a secret room. At Closet and Storage Concepts, we approach every project hoping to create not only effective storage solutions, but also to produce a seamlessly integrated and aesthetically beautiful experience in our clients’ homes. This incredible Narnia project is a perfect example of what can happen when you mix a bit of creativity with the fundamental need to store your things in an efficient way.

Whether you’re looking for a murphy bed, a new kitchen pantry system, or some expanded closets in your guest bedroom, Closet and Storage Concepts has the experience and expertise to craft the perfect solution. And you never know: you may just pull your favorite book back one day to reveal your own private getaway.

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