Showstopping garage features unique storage options

Photo By Cynthia Padden, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets

Cynthia Padden, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets won the 2019 Top Shelf Design Awards Garage over 600 square feet category for the project “Awesome Atlantic Garage.”
Here is how Padden described the winning project:

Project description

This custom garage in Alamo, California, is highlighted with brilliant Atlantic Blue gloss acrylic cabinets. According to the designer, the homeowner wanted to give his newly purchased home a unique and showstopping garage while adding storage and functionality. 
Features include a double car lift, solid wood garage doors, stainless steel entertaining refrigerator, and generous square footage. 
Valet designed 8-foot-high storage rich cabinets complemented with an extended maple butcher block work bench with builtin power and Omni Track tool storage, a kid's sport drop zone area and a frameless glass door, double, lighted trophy case.
The backwall section of the garage had a challenging soffit that required special design and engineering to maximize space, accommodate different heights and special trim molding to create a seamless, finished look.

Project construction details

Cabinetry construction with full backs and no exposed fasteners. 1-inch-thick shelving, dovetail wood drawer boxes with concealed undermount soft-close track, soft-close door hinges. Trimmed to sides and boxed to soffit.

Materials used

Silver Frost TFL (thermal fused laminate), Atlantic Blue gloss acrylic, frameless glass, 12-inch stainless bar pulls, maple butcher block for workbench

Equipment and/or software used

Cabinet Vision V9 Software 
Holzma Panel Saw      
Weeke CNC
Holz-Her Edge Bander
The 2020 Top Shelf Design Awards is currently accepting submissions. Enter now. Winners will be announced during the Top Shelf Design Awards reception, sponsored by CCF Industries, March 12 at the AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys), during the 2020 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, in Arlington, Texas.

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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.