New opportunities in closet design discussed at AWFS 2021
July 22, 2021 | 10:26 am CDT
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The 2021 AWFS Closets & Organized Storage Symposium was held July 19, one day before the AWFS Fair started.

Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network hosted an all-day symposium, sponsored by Rev-A-Shelf, at the Las Vegas Convention Center on July 19, one day before the AWFS Fair opened.

The all-day event included a roster of closet industry veterans who shared their thoughts on new ways to market, design challenges, installation hacks, new opportunities in a post-covid world, and product and supply trends.

Designed for closet and home organization professionals as well as cabinet makers and remodeling pros, the line-up was geared toward best practices and forward-looking discussions on closets and organized storage industry.

Session presentations are attached below:

Marketing in a new world 
Presenter: Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry

Design discussion with case studies 
Presenter: Patty Miller, Boutique Closets & Cabinetry

Installation hacks
Presenter: Eric Marshall, DEA Remodeling and ACSP president

Bold ideas for the post-pandemic world 
Presenter: Tim Coleman, SCE Unlimited 

Panel: Top industry suppliers discuss latest innovations in the industry 
Panelists: Richie DeMarco, Richelieu Hardware; Shari Mcpeek, Rev-A-Shelf; and Richard Vullo, Hafele America, and Scott Barnes, TAG Hardware


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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.