Photo By Lisa Carlquist, Artisan Custom Closets
Name: Lisa Carlquist
Company: Artisan Custom Closets
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Years designing: 25 years
Closet or Cabinet company: Closet
Manufacturer or Outsource: Manufacturer
Independent or Franchise: Independent
Certification: Master Storage Designer
This closet was designed using Closet Pro Software. The total amount of design time was approximately 20-25 minutes. The challenges in this closet were the (short) sloped ceilings and the access doors on both the left and right of the closet. This dressing room was designed using Cannella Rustik Melamine with Northern Contours Mist Super Matte doors, drawer faces (both shaker style) and countertops.
The closet is floor-based (except for the areas around the access doors) and is accented with satin brass hardware.
The back wall of the dressing room is designed with varying heights and crown molding for aesthetics. This space holds 90 pair of shoes for the client. Also featured are mirrored doors giving the client a built-in 3-way mirror. The island is unusual, not because it contains 16 drawers, but because there is a third side to the island which is built to 84 inches high and 24 inches deep. This section has glass doors and is specifically to showcase formal wear. On the back side of this tall section is a mirror so that when you enter the closet door, you see the island and a mirror above giving the closet an elegant look. This third side of the island has crown molding as well at 84 inches high.
Also included were shelves with glass doors near the entry door for showcasing a purse collection. The side walls were used for the hanging sections and above these units is a countertop, in antique white to match the mist. This countertop serves to cover the tops of the vertical panels so that you do not see them when looking down at this section. It also helps tie together the “mixed colors”. Two hampers were included near the entry door for easy access upon entering the closet.
No design fee was charged.
We did not actually install this closet, but if we did, we would have sent three guys for one day to complete the project. The installers would have made $421.71 per man for a total of $1,265.13 in installation costs. The materials and labor (combined) for the project would be approximately $6,325.63. We use Weeke CNCs and Homag Edgebanders. The project would have been uploaded from Closet Pro into Cabinet Vision and sent directly to one of our CNC machines.
Total Bid: $18,073.23
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