PASADENA, Calif. - Winners of the 2018 Top Shelf Design Awards were celebrated at a red-carpet reception March 28 during the 2018 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
 
Darryl Hogeback, Savante Wine Cellars, was the overall winner of the Top Shelf Award.
 
The Overall Winner of this year’s contest 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 Top Shelf Closet Design Awards are given annually to honor designers for their creative closet and home organizational designs. Each entry is judged based on the following criteria: 50 percent appearance/design (emphasizing design creativity) and 50 percent functionality and quality of construction/materials. Top prize and honorable mentions were awarded in the following categories:
•    Garage: under 600 square feet; Garage: over 600 square feet
•    Home Office: under 150 square feet; Home Office: over 150 square feet
•    Closet: Closet: Laminate under 18 linear feet; Laminate over 18 linear feet; Closet: Wood over 18 linear feet; Closet: Reach in
•    Specialty: (craft, pantry, laundry, mudroom)
•    Wine Cellar
 
Special thanks to this year’s judges: Tim Coleman, Douglas Coleman Home Solutions; Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co.; Ashleigh Schroeder, National Kitchen & Bath, Inc;  Joyce Hardison, Native Oak; Laurie B. Haefele, Haefele Design and Angelia York, St. Louis Co.
 

 

See the complete list of winners below:
 
GARAGE: OVER 600 SQ. FT.
Winner
Ben Bennett
Boston Garage , Hanover, MA
Project: Black Label Garage
 
Honorable Mention
Bill Curran
Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, IL
Project: Bike and Car Builders Garage
 
GARAGE: UNDER 600 SQ. FT.
Winner
Shari Krandel
Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets, Campbell, CA 
Project: Garage Stacked in Their Favor
 
Honorable Mention
Pat Grannis
Encore Garage Of SWFL, Bonita Springs, FL
Project: Naples 5904
 
HOME OFFICE: OVER 150 SQ. FT.
Winner
Jeanne Hessen
Closet Factory, Deerfield Beach, FL
Project: Siperstein's Home Office
 
Honorable Mention (tie)
Susan Murawski
Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL
Project: Multipurpose Office
 
Honorable Mention (tie)
Robert Gudanets
Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets, Campbell, CA 
Project: Office Built-in Desk
 
HOME OFFICE: UNDER 150 SQ. FT.
Winner
Dena Stansbury
Closets By Design, Manassas, VA
Project: Making Use of Every Nook and Cranny
 
Honorable Mention
Robert Gudanets
Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets, Campbell CA
Project: Office Wall Bed Unit
 
CLOSET: LAMINATE OVER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
Patty Miller
Direct Cabinet Sales, Dayton, NJ 
Project: Polished His Master Walk-In Closet\
 
Honorable Mention
Patty Miller
Direct Cabinet Sales, Dayton, NJ 
Project: Sophisticated Shared Master Walk-In Closet
 
CLOSET: LAMINATE UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
DeVoe & Angel Martin
Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA
Project: Third Floor Living Space
 
Honorable Mention
Greg Cetera
Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL 
Project: West Suburban Wardrobe
 
CLOSET: REACH-IN
Winner
DeVoe & Angel Martin
Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA 
Project: Converted Linen Closet
 
SPECIALTY
Winner
Wendy Scott
Wendy Scott Closet Design, High Bridge, NJ
Project: Simply Chic Craft
 
Honorable Mention
Lynn Casanova
Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL
Project: Precision Workshop for the Furniture Artist
 
WINE CELLAR
Winner
Darryl Hogeback
Savante Wine Cellars, Littleton, CO 
Project: Wash Park Cellar
 
Honorable Mention
Robert Bass
Kessick Wine Storage Systems, Greenville, SC
Project: Kessick Elevate Lennox Dallas
 
CLOSET: WOOD OVER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
Kathleen Jacobson
The Couture Closet, Dallas, TX
Project: Westlake Luxury His & Hers Closet
 
Honorable Mention
Kathleen Jacobson
The Couture Closet, Dallas, TX 
Project: Dallas Bright White Closet
 
CLOSET: WOOD UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
Patty Miller
Direct Cabinet Sales, Dayton, NJ
Project: Custom Dressing Room Wardrobe
 
 

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