CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Winners of the 2019 Top Shelf Closet Design Awards were celebrated at a reception in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum during the 2019 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo. The event was sponsored by JB Cutting, CCF Industries and KCD Software.

This year’s Best of Show prize goes to Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Systems, Bartlett, Illinois, who will receive $500 as well as a Top Shelf Design Awards plaque. Siben also took home the top prize in the Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear feet category for “Revitalize, Revamp and Reorganize Master Closet” and the honorable mention Specialty award for the project “The Dirt Stops Here.” 
 
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 our judges: Karl Forth, Woodworking Network; Laurie Haefele, Haefele Design; Angelia York, Saint Louis Closet Co.; and Tim Coleman, Douglas Coleman Home Solutions.
Karl Forth Laurie Haefele Angelia York Tim Coleman

See the complete list of winners below:

GARAGE: OVER 600 SQ. FT.
Winner
Cynthia Padden, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets
Project: Awesome Atlantic Garage
 
Honorable Mention
Erin Stopczynski, Innovative Spaces / EncoreGarage
Project: The Family Garage 
 
GARAGE: UNDER 600 SQ. FT.
Winner
 
Kevin Vaughan, Encore Garage of SWFL
Project: Maximize Storage
 
Honorable Mention
Robert Gudanets, Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets
Project: Garage
 
HOME OFFICE: OVER 150 SQ. FT.
Winner
Jerrid Dye, Chandler Cabinets
Project: 4012 Starling
 
Honorable Mention 
Jerrid Dye, Chandler Cabinets
Project: 2127 Courtland
 
HOME OFFICE: UNDER 150 SQ. FT.
Winner
Ariana Lovato, Honeycomb Home Design
Project: Builder Basic Home Office Upgrade
 
Honorable Mention
Tracy Corrigan, Peglar's Custom Carpentry
Project: Art Deco Office
 
CLOSET: LAMINATE OVER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Systems
Project: Revitalize, Revamp and Reorganize Master Closet
 
Honorable Mention
Michelle Langley, Closet Factory
Project: White & Bright Dressing Room
 
CLOSET: LAMINATE UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
Marina Moreno, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets
Project: External Wardrobe with Media Alcove
 
Honorable Mention
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets & Cabinetry
Project: Mudroom Built In
 
CLOSET: REACH-IN
Winner
Teri Magee, Closet Works
Project: From Drab to Fab
 
Honorable Mention
Lee Goldsticker, Lazy Lee LLC
Project: The Reach-In by Lazy Lee
 
SPECIALTY
Winner
Lynn Casanova, Closet Works
Project: Modern, Residential Laundry
 
Honorable Mention (tie)
Douglas Knake, Drawers In Motion LLC
Project: Pantry Closet Conversion
 
Honorable Mention (tie)
Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Systems
Project: The Dirt Stops Here
 
WINE CELLAR
Winner
Darryl Hogeback, Savante Wine Cellars
Project: Wagner Wine Room
 
Honorable Mention
Robert Bass, Kessick Wine Storage Systems
Project: East Wine Room
 
CLOSET: WOOD OVER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
Kathleen Jacobson, The Couture Closet
Project: Ritz Residence High Rise
 
Honorable Mention
Kathleen Jacobson, The Couture Closet 
Project: Hackberry Creek
 
CLOSET: WOOD UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
Thomas Lutz, Just 4 You, LLC
Project: Bedroom Closet/Dresser
 
Honorable Mention
Robert Schultz, Victor Robbins Group LLC
Project: Roizman Closet
 

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