Design Winners Feted at 2014 Cabinets & Closets Gala Awards

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 04/09/2014 8:00PM

 

SOMERSET, NJ -- Design winners were celebrated at the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Gala Awards reception, held April 9 at the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater in Somerset, NJ, during the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo. The design awards presentation was sponsored by Richelieu Hardware.

Winners from the Closets Top Shelf Design Awards (see full list of winners below), Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio and Timber Products' BEST Kitchen Design Contest were on hand to accept their awards. In its debut, BEST Kitchen Design awarded Kelvin Brown of Integrity Trim Works, LLC, as its top winner. Representatives from Bespoke, Larchwood, IA; Mike Lucci Cabinets, Monaco, PA and Interior Woodworks, Bismarck, ND, 2013 Design Portfolio winners, were all a part of the evening's festivities.

For the second year in a row, designer DeVoe Martin, Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA, picked up the Overall Winner Top Shelf Design Award with his “Unique Dressing Room Going Up or Going Down” project.

This one-of-a-kind dressing room, originally a three-car garage, is now a two-car garage with the third bay transformed into a 22’ x 11’ dressing room, which includes a pneumatic vacuum elevator (37 x 37 in diameter) that goes up to the master bedroom. There is also a secret cabinet door in the dressing room that leads right to the garage.

Designers Debbie Cantrell, Closets By Design VA, Manassas VA, and Anthony Scaletta, Encore Garage, East Dundee, IL, both past Top Shelf Design winners, picked up two awards in this year's contest.

Cantrell won the Closet: Laminate more than 18 linear feet category for “Luxury Two Story Master Closet” and was an honorable mention in Home Office over 150 square feet category with the project "Jack of All Trades Home Office.”

Scaletta took home both awards for the Garage under 600 square feet category with the winning project “Autumn Glow Garage” and honorable mention “Small Garage - Big Solution.”

The Top Shelf Design People's Choice Award went to Artistic Closet Designs Inc., Melbourne, FL, for the Closet: laminate over 18 linear feet project "Flutie" and People's Choice runner up when to Closet America, Lanham, MD, for the Closet: laminate over 18 linear feet project "An Empty Nester's Dream."

his is a one-of-a-kind dressing room. Originally a three-car garage it is now a two-car garage with the third bay transformed into a beautiful dressing room. This 22’ x 11’ dressing room includes a pneumatic vacuum elevator (37 x 37 in diameter) that goes up to the master bedroom and after floating down to get dressed…she can start her day by exiting through a secret cabinet door that leads right to the garage. - See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworker-awards/closets-top-shelf/top-shelf-closet-design-awards/2014-Top-Shelf-Finalist-DeVoe-Martin-Affordable-Closets-Plus-250805381.html#sthash.fnUdp2nD.dpuf

Top Shelf and Design Portfolio awards are given to honor designers for their creative organizational solutions and woodworkers for their outstanding design, craftsmanship and execution. Each category is intended to highlight functionality and originality, as well as design.

Special thanks to this year’s judges: Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co., Chicago, IL; Angelia York, St. Louis Co., Maplewood, MO; and Joyce Hardison, Closet Crafters, Ventura, CA, Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design, Los Angeles, CA, and Melanie Charlton, Clos-ette, New York City.

2014 Top Shelf Design Awards Winners:

Closet: Laminate less than 18 linear feet
WINNER

Dave Skinner
“Jewel of a Space”

We Do Closets, Russell, Ontario, Canada

Closet: Laminate more than 18 linear feet
WINNER

Debbie Cantrell
“Luxury Two Story Master Closet”

Closets By Design VA, Manassas VA

Honorable Mention
Wendy Scott
“Dream Dressing Room”

Sophisticated Storage Solutions, LLC, Bridgewater, NJ

Closet: Wood less than 18 linear feet
WINNER

Janie Lowrie
“Los Feliz, CA HIS Walk-In”

Closet Theory, Silverton, OR

Honorable Mention
Harold Locklear
“E’s Closet”

Locklear Cabinet & Woodwork, Inc., Rowland, NC

Closet: Wood more than 18 linear feet
WINNER 
DeVoe Martin
“Unique Dressing Room Going Up or Going Down”

Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor PA

Honorable Mention
Kurt Zolman
“Celebrity Closet”

Zolman Fine Cabinetry, LLC, Cordova, AL

Garage over 600 square feet
WINNER
Bill Curran
“High Gloss Garage”

Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, IL

Honorable Mention
Cathy Kling
“Riva Garage”

Closets By Design Washington DC, Manassas, VA

Garage under 600 square feet
WINNER
Anthony Scaletta
“Autumn Glow Garage”

Encore Garage, East Dundee, IL

Honorable Mention
Anthony Scaletta
“Small Garage - Big Solution”

Encore Garage, East Dundee, IL

Home Office over 150 square feet
WINNER
Sue Tinker
“Out of Sight Office”

Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL

Honorable Mention
Debbie Cantrell
"Jack of All Trades Home Office”

Closets By Design, Manassas VA

Home Office under 150 square feet
WINNER
Robert Meyers
“Home Office/Murphy Bed/Sliding Wall Media Center”

More Space Place Washington DC, Chantilly, VA

Honorable Mention
Tom Mayfield
“Home Office for Active Consulting Business”

Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, IL

Specialty
WINNER
Robert Bass
“Sea Coast Residence – Boston, MA”

Kessick Wine Cellars, Greenville, SC 

Honorable Mention (tie)
Dorothy Leung
“Murphy Bed with Desk & Storage”

SpaceSolutions.ca, Toronto, ON, Canada

Honorable Mention (tie)
Ellyn Elstein
“A Study in Space Utilization”

Creative Closets, Ltd., Allentown, PA

People's Choice
WINNER

Artistic Closet Designs Inc., Melbourne, FL
“Flutie”
Closet: Laminate more than 18 linear feet

Runner Up
Closet America, Lanham, MD
"An Empty Nester's Dream"
Closet: Laminate more than 18 linear feet


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Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Closets magazine, Custom Woodworking Business magazine, Wood Products magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at mbradford@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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