PASADENA  -- The 14th annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, held March 27-29, featured a full day conference on March 27 with three tracks:  Closets, Cabinets, and Lean. The day concluded with a tour of Semihandmade in nearby Duarte. 

High-powered keynotes kicked off each morning of the event.  Presenters were Whitney Pyle, Advanced Cabinet Systems; Keith Morgan, Bespoke; and Elise Lowersion, HOUZZ.

The exhibition opened on March 28 to a hall uniquely dedicated to the $10.5 billion home storage industry.

One of the highlights of the event was the Top Shelf Award Presentation and Reception.  This year’s overall winner was Darryl Hogeback, Savante Wine Cellars, located in Littleton, Colorado. Hogeback will receive a $500 prize as well as a Top Shelf Design Awards plaque, which was awarded during the ceremony. Hogeback also took home the top prize in the Wine Cellars category for the project - Wash Park Cellar. "A previous client asked our firm to design a wine cellar for their new home," he says. "The space was to have an Old World feel with stone, ceiling detail and racking to compliment the home's decor."

The Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo will both return to Charlotte March 6-8, 2019, co-locating at the Charlotte Convention Center.  The Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo last appeared in Charlotte in 2011.

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