2017 ASID Showcase Home

 

We are thrilled to be sponsoring the 2017 ASID Showcase Home again this year. This year’s home is located on Lake Minnetonka in beautiful Orono. Come visit this modern chateau to see how classic and modern styles blend with exciting design surprises during the annual Mpls.St.Paul Magazine ASID Showcase Home Tour built by John Kraemer & Sons. With stunning views of Lake Minnetonka, this 13,000 square-foot home features 25 local designers who created extraordinary spaces including a grand foyer, great room with two-story fireplace, wine tasting room, movie theater, a children’s climbing wall, an indoor sports court, and so much more.

Tickets can be found online here or purchased at the door for $10.

Please refer to the mspmag.com website for driving and parking directions for the home.

In the Community: Bolder Options

Twin Cities Closet Company recently worked with Bolder Option to create shelving units to store boards games, art supplies, and kids shoes for their new study space in their Minneapolis location.

Bolder Options is a community-based non-profit organization that provides mentoring programs and after-school activities to at-risk youths. They help kids and their families develop the tools they need to succeed at school and at life. Bolder Options engages youth and mentors in goal setting, physical activity, tutoring, and community involvement to build confidence, maximize potential, and encourage healthy life skills.

Twin Cities Closet Company is proud to be working with an organization that shares the same community values as their own.

If you would like to make a difference for children in the community and donate to Bolder Options, follow this link.

2017 JDRF Hope Gala

The 2017 JDRF Annual Hope Gala was held on last Saturday, September 16 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. Every year, the Minnesota chapter of JDRF holds a gala to raise money towards finding a cure and putting an end to Type 1 diabetes. This year, JDRF surpassed their goal and raised over $800,000 due to the enormous generosity of the attendees.

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New Office Helps Executive Aviation Take Flight

We do much more than just home offices. We can also do commercial office space planning. Executive Aviation in Eden Prairie asked us to help design and build a new more organized and pleasing office for the Mechanics. Their current office didn’t have much in it. Some old prefab desks and metal cabinets were all that was in the office. They asked us to build more storage so they could hold all the flight records and part manuals while also looking sleek and modern. We built the desks and cabinets out of our Hard Rock Maple melamine and the door and drawer fronts were made with our glossy acrylic material. This gives the office a bright and airy atmosphere while also keeping sleek and modern.

Before:

Before: The office just had prefab furniture and metal cabinets to store important documents.

 

Executive Aviation Office, in Eden Prairie, MN

After: Large sliding door cabinets hold flight records and manuals. The glossy finish helps brighten up the office.

Executive Aviation Office, in Eden Prairie, MN

 

Before:

Before:  The desks used by the mechanics were old and worn and didn’t have any built-in storage.

Executive Aviation Office, in Eden Prairie, MN

After: The new desk has file drawers at the front with acrylic fronts and modern finger pulls.

 

Before Image

Before:  The T-shaped desk served as a secondary workstation by didn’t have much room to work.

Executive Aviation Office, in Eden Prairie, MN

After: The shape of the desk stayed the same but its size was greatly expanded to allow more room to work.

 

 

KFAN’s Ugliest Garage Photo Contest

We are partnering with KFAN FM100.3 to help you or someone you know win a garage makeover! If you think you have the ugliest garage and want to do something about it; you can upload a photo of your ugly garage on KFAN’s contest page and have friends and family vote to see which garage is the ugliest around. The submission period start on May 8th and ends on May 14th at 11PM. Voting will begin on May 15th at noon and end on May 23rd at Midnight. The winning entry will win brand new garage cabinets manufactured and installed by us!

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New Classrooms Help People Serving People Give Support to Those in Need

People Serving People is a family focused homeless shelter that serves the greater Twin Cities area. For over 30 years, People Serving People has been helping Minnesota families get back on their feet and on the road to success. They also offer early childhood development classes and after school programs for children, as well as employment services and education for parents. The ASID Partners of Minnesota were asked to help renovate two of their classrooms for childhood development. We donated the cabinets for the classroom that store all the games and learning materials the teachers need to conduct their classes. We could not be more honored to be helping this great charity and strongly believe in its mission to help at-risk children and their families get the support they need to succeed and return to self-sufficiency. Continue reading

A Platform Bed and Built-in Night Stand Transform a Master Bedroom

We recently had an interesting request from a client that lives in a condo unit in downtown Minneapolis. They wanted to have built-in nightstands and upper cabinets to surround their bed as well as a new platform bed with hidden storage underneath it. We also added lots of LED lighting to the unit to make night time reading easier for them.

The client chose a Hard Rock Maple finish to match the cabinets in the rest of the condo. We made the side nightstands deeper to give enough space for their alarm clocks, phone chargers, and photos. The platform bed has 6 push to open drawers as well as a hidden compartment at the foot of the bed. An EcoResin panel, made with thatch fiber, was used to provide the finishing touch to bring the whole project together.

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Happy New Year from All of Us at Twin Cities Closet Co.

We had another great year for our 15th Anniversary and we would like to thank everyone who made it possible. From our customers to our wonderful employees we couldn’t have done it without you. We will be closed on Monday, January 2nd to give our employees a little extra time with our families. We hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

A New Closet For Him Makes Space for Both in Wayzata

When a couple moved into a new home in Wayzata ran into one big problem. The master closet in the bedroom wouldn’t be big enough to fit both of their wardrobes in it. Luckily there was a guest room in the basement that wasn’t being used for anything and was the perfect candidate for a closet makeover. It was big enough to fit an  island and had ceiling tall enough to accommodate double hanging his extra tall shirts and pants. He also had lots of ties, belts, and watches that needed to be organized. Continue reading

6 Questions to Consider when Planning a Kitchen Pantry

1. Which way will the door open?

Custom Closet in Orono, MN

When in the planning stages its extremely important to think about accessibility and how you will enter your pantry. Sliding or barn doors will allow the most amount of space both inside and outside the pantry. Having an outward opening door will give the most amount space for shelves in the pantry but you’ll have to be sure you have enough clearance for the door to open. If you opt for an inward opening door just be mindful that you will lose some space inside the pantry to give the door enough clearance. Continue reading