PASADENA, Calif. - Winners for the 2016 Top Shelf Closets Design Awards were announced March 23 during the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo.

The Top Shelf Closet Design Awards are given annually to honor designers for their creative closet and home organizational designs in the following categories: Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear ft.; Closet: Laminate Under 18 linear ft.; Closet: Wood Over 18 linear ft.; Closet: Wood Under 18 linear ft.; Closet: Reach-in; Garage Over 600 sq. ft.; Garage Under 600 sq. ft.; Home Office Over 150 sq. ft.; and Specialty.

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.

However, while the judges have made their choice, Woodworking Network will soon open up the process to let the public have their say as well with a People's Choice Award contest. Stay tuned for more details.

All winners will be featured in the May digital issue of Closets.

2016 WINNERS:

Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear ft.

Winner: Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, Illinois
Project: Glamorous Double Master Retreat

Honorable Mention: Jillian Coyle, Closets by Design, Exton, Pennsylvania
Project: Fabulous Closet with Optimal Function

Closet: Laminate Under 18 linear ft

Winner (tie): Sue Trainor, Closet Works, Elmhurst, Illinois
Project: Ladies Dressing Room   

Winner (tie): DeVoe & Angel Martin, Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor, Pennsylvania
Project: Blairstown Walk-in Closet

Honorable Mention: Stanley Willauer, Closets by Design, Exton, Pennsylvania
Project: Le Femme Petite

Closet: Reach-In

Winner: Robert Meyers, More Space Place, Chantilly, Virginia
Project: Everything Slides .....

Closet: Wood Over 18 linear ft.

Winner: Leah Krig, Closet Craft of MN, Blaine, Minnesota
Project: Executive Closet   

Honorable Mention: Janet Stevenson, Closets and Cabinets by Closet City, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania
Project: Dream Dressing  

Closet: Wood Under 18 linear ft.

Winner: Zach Kulasa, Chicagoland Home Products, Chicago, Illinois
Project: Wall Built In  

Garage: Over 600 sq ft.  

Winner: Shaun Oriold, Closet Envy Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Project: Cottage Garage

Honorable Mention: Deb Cantrell, DebCanDesign LLC, Montclair, Virginia
Project: Garage Project Goes From 0 To 100!  

Honorable Mention: Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, Illinois
Project: Enhanced Garage System  

Garage: Under 600 sq ft.

Winner: Tony Scaletta, EncoreGarage, East Dundee, Illinois
Project: Sleek Silver & Blue Mancave   

Honorable Mention: Debbie Ashton, Closets by Design, Exton, Pennsylvania
Project: Simply Sleek Garage  

Home Office: Over 150 sq ft.

Winner: Dan Gagnon, Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, Illinois
Project: AAA Walnut Office Wall Unit

Honorable Mention: Wendy Fooks, Closets by Design, Exton, Pennsylvania
Project: Working Together In Harmony  

Specialty

Winner: Dino Colozza, Lancaster Custom Cabinets & Closets Inc., Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Project: Entertainment Wall Unit with Secret Door Passage

Winner: Darryl Hogeback, Savante Wine Cellars, Denver, Colorado
Project: Serpentine Wine Room

Honorable Mention: Deb Cantrell, DebCanDesign LLC, Montclair, Virginia  
Project: Fabulous Pantry!   

Honorable Mention: Keith Thomas, CCI Home Services, Monsey, New York
Project: Comora Wine Room