Tony Scaletta, EncoreGarage, East Dundee, IL
Garage: Over 600 sq ft.
Clean Custom Garage
The client de;ntely wanted the garage to be an extension of
the interior living space and wanted to maximize the cabinet
storage space. Cabinets were designed to run from ;oor to
ceiling and a matching crown molding was integrated to give
the cabinets a very custom built in look.
FEATURE | By Michaelle Bradford
Finalists for the 2017 Top Shelf Closets
Design Awards have been selected (see
complete list on the following pages) by
a panel of industry experts.
Winners will be announced during
a Gala Awards Reception at the 2017
Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo,
to be held April 11-15 at the Renaissance
Convention Center in Schaumburg,
Illinois (near Chicago). Furniture designer
Brian K. Ellison, BKE Design, Chicago,
will be the host for the event.
Special thanks to this year’s judges: Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co.,
Chicago, IL; Angelia York, St. Louis Co.,
Maplewood, MO; and Joyce Hardison,
Closet Crafters, Ventura, CA.
While the judges have made their
choice, Closets & Organized Storage
magazine will soon open up the process
to let the public have their say as well
with a People’s Choice Award contest.
Stay tuned for more details.
Sign up to attend the awards program
at Cabinets & Closets Conference &
Expo and to register, visit
Brandon Raven, Wilco Cabinet Makers, Inc.,
Green Bay, WI
Closet: Wood Over 18 linear ft.
Reflective Master Closet
An existing closet with 10’ high ceilings grew larger by taking
out a wall from an adjacent “piano” room. The
extended closet now opened up into a
12’ high ceiling room where custom
cabinetry would be built through-
out both spaces. This solid maple
wood cabinetry with custom
white painted ;nish did not
lack home owner speci;c
Ward Wildanger, Valet
Custom Cabinets & Closets,
Home Office: Over 150 sq ft.
Guest Bedroom and Home Office
The customer has a guest room that she also
wanted to use for a home of;ce. She is “paperless”
so she just needed a simple desk for her computer
and some nice storage, lighting, and display space
around the bed.
2017 Top Shelf Closet Design finalists announced
Winners will be named at the 2017 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo.