LONG BEACH, CA -- Closet designer Michael Houghton of Custom Closets in Costa Mesa, CA, took top honors in the fourth annual Top Shelf Design Awards competition sponsored by CLOSETS magazine.

Houghtan received his award at a ceremony held Wednesday night at the Closets Industry Networking Reception. His walk-in closet done in maple and finished with a white lacquer was the “Overall Winner,” having garnered the highest score among all entries. Houghton also received top honors in the “Garage, 1,000 square feet or less” category and an Honorable Mention in the melamine walk-in closet category, more than 18 linear feet.

Full coverage of all the winning projects will appear in the March/April issue of CLOSETS and be posted on the magazine’s Web site, Closetsmagazine.com. For details about entering the next competition, contact Managing Editor Michaelle Bradford at mbradford@vancepublishing.com. More information about the 2010 Closets event at Long Beach, CA, is available at closets-expo.com.

In the ballroom of the Long Beach, CA, Hilton Hotel, site of the 2010 Closets & Home Organization Conference, CLOSETS publisher Laurel Didier presents the award to Michael Houghton as Overall Winner of the magazine's Top Shelf Awards.

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