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DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC of Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Formal Dressing Lounge” entered in the Closet: Wood Over 18 linear feet category.

DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC of Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Formal Dressing Lounge” entered in the Closet: Wood Over 18 linear feet category.

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Project Description: We converted an 18’ x 23’ bedroom with a beautiful fireplace with the original marble mantle into a formal dressing lounge. This elegant dressing lounge includes an 8’ island with banquette curved seating with custom upholstery, (9) drawers and (1) large oversized jewelry drawer with a glass top. The Murray Feiss crystal chandelier really makes the room sparkle. The island also includes one hidden pull-out bar section. There are four wardrobe cabinets with four custom pilasters that serve as hidden storage for accessories (i.e. ties, belts, jewelry and evening handbags, etc.) The cabinets are 12’ high so the motorized pull-down rod was a great feature for double hanging. To accentuate the heavy crown moldings we added decorative carved ornaments with LED accent lights. There are a total of 17 drawers. All dovetail drawer boxes. In addition to the wardrobes and hidden pull-outs we also transformed the bedroom reach-in closet into a shoe carousel and an oversized hamper below and a space for a flat screen TV. There is also a hidden jewelry safe in one of the wall panels. To add a spectacular sparkle to this elegant dressing lounge our faux finisher added a beautiful silver leaf pattern inspired by “Pietre Dure” design to give the look of hard stone inlay. Then the 10’ x 12’ space was embellished with 100 Swarovski crystals. There are just so many details and features we had to include a video. Total 35 linear feet.

Project Construction Details: Details described above in section 9. Project Description

Materials Used: Maple Wood & Plywood with a custom paint finish matching Benjamin Moore Snow White, Walls Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray, Leather pulls/satin finish, Soft close hinges and slides

Equipment and/or Software Used: Cabinet Vision

– See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworker-awards/closets-top-shelf/top-shelf-closet-design-awards/2015-Top-Shelf-Finalist-DeVoe–Angel-Martin-Affordable-Closets-300874411.html#sthash.oNpWnZ4g.Jes8CWvV.dpuf

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DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Tannen Master Suite Closet” entered in the Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear feet category.

DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Tannen Master Suite Closet” entered in the Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear feet category.

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Project Description: This home addition called for a new master suite, bathroom and walk-in closet. We designed a 7′ peninsula to create a true “His” side and “Her” side so they can both feel as if they have their individual walk-in closets. The peninsula one side had drawers and cubbies for his side and for her side the peninsula housed her shoes and long hanging. We created a vanity top with a granite top for her and ample drawers to compensate for bedroom dressers or furniture. Accessories included tie/belt racks, valet rods, hooks, hampers and an custom oversized framed full-length mirror.

Project Construction Details: New construction so we designed the peninsula to serve as a wall to separate sides. All units installed to ceiling height with crown and base molding throughout the entire closet.

Materials Used: Material: White Melamine, Soft close hinges/slides, Door Mount Tilt-out Hampers and Polished chrome hardware

Equipment and/or Software Used: Cabinet Vision

– See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworker-awards/closets-top-shelf/top-shelf-closet-design-awards/2015-Top-Shelf-Finalist-DeVoe–Angel-Martin-Affordable-Closets-300828751.html#sthash.yvr0BOmS.XDX4tZtW.dpuf

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DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Colson Home Office” entered in the Home Office: Over 150 square feet category.

DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Colson Home Office” entered in the Home Office: Over 150 square feet category.

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Project Description: Converted a 16’x 10′ bedroom into a cozy home office. The existing 9′ reach-in closet was transformed into a built-in for print, office supplies storage and a space for a safe. Included (12) file drawers (legal & lateral). A combination of doors and open shelving was designed to create a nice balance. The walnut finish was a selection suited for a single bachelor.

Project Construction Details: The room was prepped by the client’s contractor. All cabinetry was designed and installed by ACP. Finishing touches decorative side panels, base and crown molding.

Materials Used: Walnut Veneer, Shaker Profile, Dovetail drawer boxes, Soft close hardware, Bronze hardware

Equipment and/or Software Used: Cabinet Vision

– See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworker-awards/closets-top-shelf/top-shelf-closet-design-awards/2015-Top-Shelf-Finalist-DeVoe–Angel-Martin-Affordable-Closets-300740051.html#sthash.Dv4A4bb8.PKK2KQbe.dpuf

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DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Spotless Mudroom” entered in the Specialty category.

DeVoe & Angel Martin of Affordable Closets Plus LLC, Bangor, PA, is a finalist in the 2015 Top Shelf Design Awards competition with their project “Spotless Mudroom” entered in the Specialty category.

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Project Description: We designed this extended mudroom for a family of five which was created by closing off space from an oversized 2 car garage. Lockers, shoes, 2 benches and a place for coats, sport equipment and more. The lockers included slatwall for the sporting equipment to be stored nice and neatly. This mudroom is over 24 linear feet and leads into the family’s kitchen. We also installed custom cabinetry around the refrigerator.

Project Construction Details: Garage space was sectioned off to allow for a nice size mudroom . Cabinets are 9.5″ high and the finishing touches includes decorative base molding and crown molding. Also bead board backing.

Materials Used: Material: Antique White Melamine, Thermofoil Raised Panel Doors with Pinstripe Glazing, Brushed Bronze Hardware

Equipment and/or Software Used: Cabinet Vision & Hand drawn renderings

– See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworker-awards/closets-top-shelf/top-shelf-closet-design-awards/2015-Top-Shelf-Finalist-DeVoe–Angel-Martin-Affordable-Closets-300612361.html#sthash.kljMtVok.yRaFMfpH.dpuf

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Affordable Closets Plus Earns Top Shelf Design Award 2014

woodworkinglogoSOMERSET, NJ — Design winners were celebrated at the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Gala Awards reception, held April 9 at the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater in Somerset, NJ, during the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo. The design awards presentation was sponsored by Richelieu Hardware.

Winners from the Closets Top Shelf Design Awards (see full list of winners below), Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio and Timber Products’ BEST Kitchen Design Contest were on hand to accept their awards. In its debut, BEST Kitchen Design awarded Kelvin Brown of Integrity Trim Works, LLC, as its top winner. Representatives from Bespoke, Larchwood, IA; Mike Lucci Cabinets, Monaco, PA and Interior Woodworks, Bismarck, ND, 2013 Design Portfolio winners, were all a part of the evening’s festivities.

For the second year in a row, designer DeVoe Martin, Affordable Closets Plus, Bangor, PA, picked up the Overall Winner Top Shelf Design Award with his “Unique Dressing Room Going Up or Going Down” project.

See more: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/woodworker-awards/closets-top-shelf/top-shelf-closet-design-awards/Design-Winners-Feted-at-2014-Cabinets–Closets-Gala-Awards-254549901.html#sthash.3K6BuUc0.dpbs

 

Turn That Spare Room Into a Walk-in Closet

If you’ve ever feuded with a spouse over hanger space or drawers, or turned your house upside down trying to find the summer clothes you stashed last fall, you might be a prime candidate for a closet conversion.

Turning a spare room into a walk-in closet is not a huge task, and it can reap instant rewards. “People want all their stuff in one space,” says Angel Martin, co-owner and senior design consultant at Affordable Closets Plus in Bangor, Pennsylvania. Martin’s firm is one of countless companies that will quiz you on your needs, measure your space and install a spacious walk-in closet in what was once a spare bedroom, a nursery or that home gym you swore you’d use but somehow never did.

You can also opt to do the project yourself, using materials from a hardware or home improvement store. Which method you choose will depend on your needs, your budget and the kind of look you want to achieve.

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Top 3 Reasons To Donate Your Usable Clothing and Household Items

Why Donate?

Top 3 Reasons to donate your usable clothing and household items to local nonprofit organizations:

1. De-Cluttering & Organizing Your Space !

When people clean out their closets, cabinets, garages and other personal space areas, it can provide an overall better sense of well-being and a sense of peace. Even one bag of donations makes a HUGE difference! Donating is the ultimate form of recycling. Start purging today… it’s a great habit to adopt!

2. Giving Back LOCALLY Makes a Difference to Others!

It’s very gratifying to give to those in need. There are many local nonprofit organizations that offer FREE PICK UPS from your home! One’s person clutter is another person’s treasure. Help improve the lives of people in our community.

3. Tax Benefits!

The tax benefits can be a good reason to donate. Most charitable acts are given tax rebates by governments all around the world and it is a good way to save up on some taxable income too.

Here are a few resources for donations:

Clothing Donations.Org
1-888-518-VETS (8387)
www.clothingdonations.org/donate-old-clothes-to-charity

Dress for Success
Check website for local drop off locations
www.dressforsuccess.org

Donate to Goodwill
www.goodwill.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters
1-877-336-8828 (Free home pick ups)
www.njpickup.org

Red Cross
www.wecollectclothes.com/drop-off-locations

Salvation Army

www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf

You can also donate to any local church in your community!

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Closet Designer Hits Grand Slam in Top Shelf Awards Contest

DeVoe Martin, co-owner of Affordable Closets Plus of Bangor, PA, took home four Top Shelf Award trophies from the 2013 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo last week in Edison, NJ.

Among them, the Overall award for his “Hidden Treasure Trove Dressing Room.” It also took top honors in the Closet: Wood/Veneer, over 18 linear feet category.

Martin also won awards for “The White Dressing Room,” in the Closet: melamine/other, 18 linear feet or less; and for “Passage Way of Art” in the Specialty Room category.

Martin and other top closet and storage designers were honored during the gala Feb. 27 networking reception of the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo.

View list of all 2013 Closet Top Shelf Design Award winners.

– See more at: http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/professional-woodworker-video/custom-cabinetry-videos/Closet-Designer-Hits-Grand-Slam-in-Top-Shelf-Awards-Contest-195315081.html#sthash.nHqgTyfo.YsSlQWBP.dpuf

2013 Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award

Affordable Closets Plus has been awarded the 2013 Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction Award! 

Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design, today announced the community’s 2013 picks for Best Of Houzz, a homeowner to homeowner guide to the top architectsinterior designerscontractors and other residential remodeling professionals in the U.S. and around the world.

“Houzz is the top choice for homeowners seeking residential remodeling and design services, providing an in-depth, 360-degree view of each professional through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly on Houzz,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community. “The ‘Best of’ winners are professionals recognized by our community of homeowners and home design enthusiasts for delivering exceptional customer service and results, and for creating the most inspiring and innovative residential designs in the past year.”

The Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodelers and designers in categories ranging from landscape contractors to kitchen & bath designers.  With Houzz, homeowners can identify top-rated vendors as well as those whose work is a match with their own design goals. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and evaluating their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.