Custom Storage Solutions – Closet Factory Virginia Beach and all of Hampton Roads
When new state regulations cause a no kill animal shelter the need to make changes, it’s Closet Factory to the rescue. Hope for Life needs to renovate after losing about 30% of their much needed space. “We rescue all of our animals from death row” says Pauline Cushman who started the rescue in 2002. After the Department of Agriculture advised of the required changes, Pauline says “We knew right up front we were really gonna be pressed for storage.” The need for shelving to store the supplies needed for the dogs and cats leads to the experts finding an efficient solution!
“You probably can’t do this….I have a very strange request” was the way Carla Gore presented her idea for a mobile boutique. A step van presents unique challenges that Senior Designer Claudia faces in an attempt to turn the vehicle into a showcase. The space must be clean and organized so customers can shop, try on and purchase clothing; all in one compact place without feeling crowded. Even with weight considerations, and keeping merchandise secure when in motion, The Closet Factory’s Tami says “We can…..so, we did.”
Mike Gingerich is a contractor who has built over 100 custom homes with his 34 years old business. His wife, Caroline, not only works with Mike, but is also a professional body builder. With this kind of experience, this couple knows that new construction can be a difficult and “weighty” undertaking. Now they’re building their own home from the ground up, but with weather delays the project seems like a load that’s almost too much to bear. That is, until Closet Factory designer Claudia shows up and the weight is lifted, at least as far as the closets are concerned.
Home-A-Rama is a highly anticipated event each year in Hampton Roads. The Closet Factory has been involved for 14 years and has built 5 homes. “We’re not just a closet specific organization company. We can actually custom build a library unit, an office unit, entertainment unit. Anything you might need as far as specific wise, we can do it,” Juan states as he takes you behind the scenes and explains the efficient cutting edge designs.
The age old problem of not enough closet space is solved by the talented designers from The Closet Factory. Laura Allen, called “The Queen of Organization” got tired of having multiple dressers in her bedroom. Laura says “I have an idea of what I want to do, but I’m not certain yet…..Do I want to do one closet? Do I want to do a wall unit?…..I need to talk to Tamra and see what direction we go from there.” Her husband had never had his own closet, so both are looking forward to having ample space. “Its crowded…it’s very crowded.” The excitement of the design grabs Laura as Tamra offers her expertise.
Doctors Lewis and Lewis agree on almost everything. After a complete physical, their joint research has led them to a finding that is undeniable. The master closet must undergo an operation. Remove wire shelving, add mirrored cabinet, plenty of shoe storage, plenty of drawers and make it all pretty! STAT! But they hit a snag when Steven and Melissa can not agree on the best treatment….he’s a hanger and she’s a folder. Time to bring in the “design paramedics” at Closet Factory for a true Operation Reorganization.
What do a library of interesting books, a collection of Japanese warrior statues and computer equipment have in common? A lot when they take over the dining room. Rather than spreading all over the dining table, Beau and Noelle Blythe are intent on cleaning up and organizing the underutilized home office so they called Closet Factory designer Tamra for help. Beautifully organized shelving to display books, a showcase for a prized collection as well as a place for computer work and homeschooling, all come together in one room to make for quite a happy family!
As the owner of a successful real estate company, Lonnie Bush “prides himself in offering an incomparable level of service to both consumers and agents. He uses his expertise in Real Estate to represent his clients in their Real Estate endeavors.” It says so right on his website. So when he realized his own master closet was not a space that conjures “pride of ownership”, he gave himself the best advice he could give a client, call CLOSET FACTORY! And never one to do something small, Lonnie decided to up the game and surprise his wife! Only the stealthiest Closet Factory designer and installers can take on a project like this.
Sharon Davis is no stranger to the exceptional designs of Closet Factory, so naturally, she sought out Lead Designer Tami’s expertise for help with building out a recently purchased condo. Completely gutted with no walls, Tami sees an opportunity to use the concept Jeff created; build the home around organizational spaces as opposed to designing needed spaces in a built home.
Greg Olson runs his own business. Greg’s wife Janet and the kids are avid crafters, so between the four of them, they generate a lot of paper! It’s taking over the house! But after 8 years, the Olson’s have settled in and there is no designated space for these two, very different functions.
We’ve all heard of the coveted man cave. Well, step over gentlemen, the “Closet Factory Woman Cave” has arrived! Jeff and the Closet Factory gang reach out to the community by participating in several designer events, such as the Annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show, and that’s where Christina Dowdy discovered them. Christina is the owner of a successful catering business, so when she has any time off she likes to spend it at her home. Having only lived there for a short while, she quickly realized that in this large home, there was no special area designated just for her. With inspiration from Closet Factory and designer, Claudia, Christina decided to turn an extra bedroom into her dressing-sitting-thinking-room, fully equipped with a beverage refrigerator.
Todd Mills is one of the most organized guys on the planet. There’s not one item in his home that does not have a designated spot, so Todd and Closet Factory are a natural fit. When he moved from his large home to a townhouse, he seized the opportunity to get even more organized! He has a Closet Factory office and even a floating wall shelf to display his father’s gorgeously detailed model ships; a Closet Factory first. So what happened to his garage? Todd needs a place for his tools, lawn equipment, his bike, a refrigerator, a work bench that doesn’t block the water meter, AND room for his car! Can designer Tamra create a space to keep up with Todd’s high standards?
Jim and Ednearl Thomassen have made an art of downsizing as they move. First move: family home of 20 plus years to a high-rise condo. Current move: high-rise condo to sightly smaller, newer condo. But condo living has not put a damper on their active lives and near constant visitor schedule so sacrificing function with space is not an option! Hmmm….maybe a bed in the office? Can Closet Factory and designer Carol help the Thomassen’s scale down without compromising all the things they love to do?
What does a client do with their Closet Factory custom-built space when it’s time to move? Take it with them of course! Rene Hamilton-Wilson and her husband love their Closet Factory Murphy bed. A perfect fit in their home. Now it’s time to move but the new bedroom wall isn’t big enough. Watch Jacinta turn a Murphy bed into 3 new spaces! And join Jeff and his team as they show their client appreciation at the Closet Factory Idea House!
Having over 20 Custom Closet Factory spaces installed in various homes over the years, The Angelopolous’ knew exactly whom to call when their love of the outdoors took over the indoors. Camping, fishing, and kayaking require a lot of gear! A featured guest on Season 1 of Operation Reorganization, Amy, and her husband now thought it was time to show the garage some love.
Drew Iverson and his wife, Natalia, are both full-time Navy AND have two beautiful children. After long deployments at sea, they are intent on enjoying life and making their home a place of refuge. Having outgrown the existing master closet they needed help to keep the peace. Another challenge – what to do with Natalia’s stunning wedding dress which she keeps as a reminder of the beginning of their wonderful journey.Working with designer Jacinta, they come up with a plan! Watch this week as Closet Factory converts a sitting room into a personal dressing room and wedding dress showcase for her, giving more room in the existing master walk-in for him. Now that’s a peace negotiation!
Having several Closet Factory custom-built spaces in her home, Kate Burns is a welcome guest on Operation Reorganization and now she’s back for more. Featured in Season 2, we saw Closet Factory owner Jeff Bruzzesi design several unique organizational spaces for her Hot Yoga Studio including a never-before-seen custom-made yoga mat drying rack. Back home, when Kate’s son left the nest for good, she had a whole room to herself! What to do, what to do….call Jeff and Closet Factory Hampton Roads, that’s what!
US Navy sailor Nathanial Payne is not only a good chef, he’s also quite the handyman. While building out the kitchen in his new home he discovered that one particular area was out of his range of capability. To the rescue, Closet Factory and designer Amanda with a custom-built solution perfect for easing the “Payne”.
Season 3 Premiere! When Tammy Shaia, owner of Be Creative Stamping, moved to her new home, she had to cut out her perfect place to run her business. Her challenge: transform the room over the garage into an area with several cubbies for papers, tools, and decorative items, as well as create an inviting space to hold her classes. Closet Factory of Hampton Roads and Senior designer Tamra show her how to “stamp out” disorganization in the Season 3 Premiere of Operation ReOrganization!