REPLACEMENT OF AN UNDERUTILIZED CLOSET WITH A MAPLE STORAGE CABINET
The Space: An underutilized closet in a home office.
The Need: A built-in storage hutch housing a TV, printer and drawers for files and misc. items.
The Solution: InHouse reframed the former closet and inserted a newly designed custom storage unit to complement the furniture in the rest of the room. The storage unit includes: pullout printer and fax shelves, adjustable storage shelves and dimmable recessed lights all housed behind two pocket doors. File and storage drawers are located on the lower portion of the unit. Maple veneer and solids, natural finish. InHouse facilitated the cabinetry, sheetrock and electrical installation and provided color consultation services.
Photo: C1 Cabinet doors closed
Photo: C2 Cabinet doors open
CONVERSION OF A MASTER BEDROOM CLOSET FROM UTILITARIAN TO ELEGANT
The Space: A master bedroom second closet.
The Need: Rebuild and redesign this secondary closet to reflect the redesign of the rest of the room while adding built-ins for shoes, shirts and pants.
The Solution: InHouse redesigned the closet creating a more compact solution by boxing in the interior pipes which ran through one side of the existing closet closet and eliminating them from the ultimate solution. The result looks as good on the outside as it does on the interior. The doors are mahogany with a harlequin pattern that plays with the direction of the grain. The closet interior is also mahogany with room for shoes, pull out shelves for clothes, and racks for hanging clothes. A full length mirror was inset in each door.
CONVERSION OF A CLOSET TO A MAHOGANY DISPLAY & STORAGE CABINET
The Space: A double mirrored sliding door closet in a home office
The Need: As part of a larger remodel of the home office, rebuild and redesign the existing closet to reflect the aesthetic of the rest of the room with lit display space, misc. storage space and drawers for rare books.
The Solution: InHouse redesigned the closet by making the opening slightly smaller to accommodate shelving on the adjacent wall. The mahogany cabinet is built-in, has down lights in front of the open shelf area and has fluted glass on the drawer and door fronts. InHouse facilitated the electrical, sheetrock and cabinetry installation as well as providing color consultation services.
OAK AND COPPER BAR AND STORAGE CABINET
The Space: an existing closet in a dining room.
The Need: an attractive cabinet that would allow the Clients to display their glassware, serve drinks and food, and store kitchen items and linens. It was to serve as the focal point of the dining room.
The Solution: InHouse ripped out the entire closet and created a stunning cabinet/bar which was visually integrated with the wall to its left. The cabinet was designed to take advantage of the fact that it is located next to a hallway and could therefore be seen (and utilized) from the right side as well as from the front. Using two tone rift oak, both solids and veneers, a very linear design evolved with some strong horizontal elements repeated throughout the cabinet. Handmade wooden knobs on the lower drawers and cabinets provided additional drama and “movement”. The solution integrated lighting. The cabinetry, accessed from two directions, maximizes storage capacity and gives the adjacent hallway some “personality”. All lower cabinets had pull out shelves for easy accessibility of stored goods. A pebbled copper backsplash which surrounds the bar area was created to mimic copper accents which existed in other rooms of the home.
CONVERSION OF A CHILDREN’S CLOSET
INTO A MINI HOME OFFICE
The Space: A small closet in a children’s playroom.
The Need: A children’s computer area with storage for games and books behind doors as well as an accessible area for each of the two children to keep his own crayons, art supplies etc.
The Solution: Remove the closet door (which can always be replaced in the future should the clients move) and insert an upper cabinet with lighting over a computer work surface. A fabric covered tackboard for the children’s art work covers the back wall. The work surface is a plastic laminate (“formica”) for ease of cleaning and underneath there are two mobile storage units which can be rolled into the room. Each unit has a small cabinet and two drawers for the children’s personal items. The wheels can be locked and the tops of each unit can be used as additional mini-work surfaces. Natural maple.