New Decorative Hardware Adds Classy Finish to Custom Projects

hafele-cottageClassy Closets of Tucson specializes in custom-designed closets, home offices, laundry rooms, kitchen pantries and garages. However, even the most elaborate project could go awry if the proper finishing touches are not applied.

From decorative handles, knobs and hinges to mouldings, corbels and ornamental designs like fluting and rosettes, no project is complete without selecting the proper finishing touches.

Classy Closets is here to help.

Our designers are experts in spatial as well as interior design and through several years and thousands of designs, they know what hardware and accoutrements best complement each design.

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So Many Choices

In the ever-changing landscape of decorative hardware, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer largess of options available, this is why we narrow it down to “collections.”

Each collection offers proportions to fit the smallest drawers to the largest doors.  The newest collections available are just as beautiful and functional as the timeless classics.

Most pulls, the general term for handles, knobs, etc., are available in a variety of finishes but the most popular and most widely available are brushed/satin nickel (matte), polished chrome (glossy), oil-rubbed bronze (deep, dark matte) brass, and black.

The newest collections available are the aptly titled Nouveau (french for new), which offer elegance with a modern edge. The Breakers collection combines classic design with a contemporary attitude while the Mulberry collection is increasingly popular in kitchens due to its blend of classic and contemporary styles.

The Breakers collection

The Breakers collection

The best choice for finishing effects will always be the one that you decide. You are the one that has to look at your project day in and day out, so make sure that you are thinking about the long run, not just what is trendy or playful.

Your designer will offer his or her suggestions but will never push you into a decision that you don’t feel comfortable with.

Let your creativity run wild and always remember that our desire at Classy Closets of Tucson is to make our clients happy and proud of the custom-designed product.

Contact us today for your complimentary in-home design and estimate and see for yourself just how classy your home can be.

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Joseph Bowers Recognized by Inside Tucson Business

Proof Joseph Bowers XNLV146645TUCSON, Ariz. —  For the 12th year, the publishers of Inside Tucson Business magazine recognized young professionals in Tucson as Up and Comers. Classy Closets’ President and CEO, Joseph Bowers was recognized as one of two members in the Construction and Manufacturing category.

The publication describes an Up and Comer as:

Up and Comers are professionals who are early in their careers (less than 15 years) who have already demonstrated through their accomplishments, their leadership and/or their good deeds that they are likely to achieve positions of leadership or high standing in their organizations, industries or communities or who are likely to have a significant positive effect on their organizations, industries or communities during the remainder of their careers.

More than 60 nominations were submitted for review and the esteemed panel of judges selected 17 deserving candidates. The judges were recent honorees and know what a prestigious accomplishment this is and approached the selection process with dedication and steadfast aplomb.

The recognition ceremony took place at the Arizona Inn Tucson Room & Patio in midtown on Thursday night. Bowers’ wife, Natalie was on hand to receive the honor as Bowers, himself was celebrating his 39th birthday with his mother at a baseball game in New York City.

He and his mother are lifelong Yankees’ fans and this was his Christmas gift to her. The Yankees won and Bowers even caught a home run ball hit by Dean Anna in the fifth inning.

President & CEO Joseph Bowers

President & CEO Joseph Bowers

In the special edition published for the event, Inside Tucson Business described Bowers as a “home-grown Horatio Alger success story—pulling himself up by his own bootstraps.”

Bowers, along with partners, started Classy Closets of Tucson seven years ago and built it from a small manufacturer to a multi-million dollar company that counts two of Tucson’s largest entities, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the University of Arizona as clients.

“I always knew I wanted to work in a ‘hands on’ career where I could deal with people and my current position allows that,” Bowers said. “I work with my hands in a shop format; showcase technology with 3D software, and get to interact with clients to solve organizational needs.”

Bowers is doggedly proud of his company’s reputation with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and an impeccable record with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

“The Up and Comer recognition is a testament to all the hard work we have provided our clients in southern Arizona,” Bowers said. “This award is recognition of my team and the hard work we’ve all put into developing our reputation.”

Bowers is a dedicated husband and father that spends most time out of the office with his son, Joseph, Jr., whether it is in little league baseball or Jiu-Jitsu at the nearby Undisputed Fitness and Training Center.

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5 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Home

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April is just around the corner and tax refunds are coming back to hard-working Americans in southern Arizona. Although there are plenty of areas that could use the extra cash windfall, we here at Classy Closets of Tucson would like to give you five good reasons to use that money on your biggest investment—your home.

1. Expand your closet

We are not talking about calling in a general contractor and breaking down walls. You can expand your closet with one simple call to Classy Closets of Tucson. Our design consultants are experts in spatial design and can transform any closet into a work of art.

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Once you meet with our designer, they will be able to maximize your space and double or even triple your closet by customizing the space. Most homes are built with standard cookie-cutter closets that are serviceable but aren’t very practical. We will help make the most of your space, no matter how big or small.

2. Get organized with a custom home office

We all get the daily mail and bills and and the like always end up on the breakfast nook or kitchen table. With a customized home office home office from Classy Closets of Tucson, we can help, making filing and office work not feel like a chore.  We offer many storage solution ideas for your home office including computer desks, book shelves and cabinetry. We give you all the amenities of a fully-equipped office located in your own home.

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Our home offices are completely customizable to meet our clients’ wants and needs. Like all of our designs the sky is the limit for creativity. We offer multiple finishes, fixtures, and materials to make your home office truly one of a kind.

3. Reclaim your garage for your vehicles

The garage is the black hole of clutter. Anytime you want to clear out the house, things simply end up in the garage. For many, the garage has morphed from housing your vehicles and tools to a storage shed.

We offer endless ideas for durable and functional storage designs for your home garage. We have specialized solutions for every item in your garage. From workbenches to closets, anything is possible.

Garage with Omni Track2 Stop parking outside, and start living in a wonderfully organized garage filled with everything you need to find anything in an instant.

4. Transform the guest bedroom into a multi-purpose room

It’s is good to have that extra bedroom for when family or other guests visit. What do you do with that room for the other 51 weeks of the year when it isn’t being used? We can maximize that space and utilize the room for any number of things that can be transformed back into a guest bedroom when guests arrive.

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Great for offices, kids’ rooms, spare bedrooms, and anywhere where you might need to sleep on occasion. Choose between multiple models and add to that your choice of cabinets, sizes and finishes as well as a wide range of complementary accessories. Our wallbeds are custom designed to meet your needs and will help you make the most out of the space you have.

 

5. Turn the living room into a room worth living in

Classy Closets understands that your family spends a lot of time in the living room. It is the gathering room for you to relax and unwind, whether it be with a good book or action-packed movie.

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We also understand with the advent of modern technology, your living room can become overrun with wires and remote controls, and storage for all your media can become scarce. Classy Closets offers many options for the gadget lover who is running out of space with complete home media center solutions.

Our media centers are handcrafted from the best materials. From rich wood casings to glass enclosures, we have the resources to make the wildest designs into a reality.

 

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Springtime in the Desert is the Time to Get Organized

SPRING-CLEANINGThe first day of spring was on March 20 and everybody knows that spring is the time when the cruel winter is bid adieu. What better way to welcome the increasing temperatures than to open up your house and give it a good spring cleaning?

Don’t know know where to start or how to tackle such a massive undertaking?

Here are a couple quick and easy ways to get organized and enjoy the fruits of your labor and the season.

Divide and Conquer

Don’t be intimidated by the sheer magnitude of the project, make it a game for the family. Write down a list of chores (download list below) and then gather the family to pick from the list of chores. If they are sports fans, conduct a draft-style for the list and get to it.

When cleaning, make it fun. Start with a family breakfast and then put on a fun playlist of of music and then ordering pizza for dinner, since everybody will be tired and hungry after a long day.

Go Through Closets and Set Aside Items to Donate

Everybody has those clothes that they are holding on to although they haven’t worn in a long time. We have mentioned the “hanger trick” in a past blog post and now would be a good time to re-visit it.

hangersOne of the best ways to figure out what you do wear is to turn all your hangers around (facing out). When you wear it, hang it back up normally. Within a couple months, the clothes that are still facing out need to be moved out of plain sight.

There are several places in town that are looking for not only clothes, but also any type of soaps, cleansers, towels, linens or anything that you no longer or have never used. Not only will you become more organized, you’ll feel better about giving back to your community.

Run off a Complete List

The best list I have found while looking for a thorough Spring Cleaning checklist comes from Kelly Oribine from Imperfect Homemaking. Oribine’s list is about as thorough as any that I have come across and being a stay-at-home mom that home-schools six children, I am sure she sees more than her fair share of dirty, messy, clutter-filled homes.

Download and print her list here.

Happy cleaning!

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Use Your Tax Refund to Add Value to Your Home and Save

ClassyClosets_Mar14#77D6A55Spring has sprung a little early in Tucson and southern Arizona this year, so Classy Closets of Tucson is offering their Spring Cleaning Special a little early as well.

Beginning March 1, and continuing through April 9, Classy Closets of Tucson is offering 20 percent off all new projects when the contract is signed on the day of the original design estimate.

Imagine the possibilities—you can use your tax refund to organize your closet, garage or even turn your home office into a guest bedroom with a wallbed unit.

WB OfficeClassy Closets of Tucson is a small, family-owned branch, that prides themselves on hospitality and down-to-earth service.  It is extremely important for you, as a client, to feel comfortable with the company you invite into your home and rely upon for your home renovation needs.

Classy Closets opened in 1983 in Chandler, Arizona and the Tucson location was the first franchise that opened in 1992. The current ownership team has been in Tucson since January, 2007.

The current team consists of Joseph Bowers, President & CEO; Tim Conner, Director of Installations and Anna Bowers, Chief Financial Officer.

Bowers and Conner worked together in the corporate branch in Chandler before receiving the go-ahead to open the Tucson franchise, Bowers’ mother, Anna who has 35 years of financial experience joined the team to keep the financial side of the business in check.

President & CEO Joseph Bowers

President & CEO Joseph Bowers

Joseph Bowers is married with two children, his son is seven years old and living at home and his daughter recently graduated from high school. Bowers is a former chef that met one of the founders of Classy Closets in Chandler and became enamored with the business. He began as an installer in the corporate headquarters and then tried his hand at sales and he became hooked.

Bowers is the head of all sales and design for Classy Closets of Tucson. He is the face of the company and meets with clients big and small. He treats all design appointments with the same care and attention to detail whether it is a $299 closet special or complete renovation. His charm and charisma along with a superior product has drawn in large commercial contracts from Tucson’s largest employers including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Madden Media and the University of Arizona.

If you are preparing for the big Spring Cleaning in the upcoming month, give Classy Closets of Tucson a call and they will be able to help you on the way to getting your house and your Life. Orgainzed.®

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Classy Closets Can Make Your Kitchen Classy As Well

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The kitchen is the focal point of your home and one of the rooms where most of your time is spent, along with the living room. With all the constant use and wear and tear that your kitchen cabinetry absorbs, it is often times necessary to replace the faded and sometimes dated facing in your kitchen.

Your kitchen should be beautiful, functional, and designed to fit your specific needs. Our professional designers, manufacturers, and installers work with you every step of the way to ensure that your kitchen is just that. Whether you are looking for a complete kitchen build or remodel, new cabinets, countertops, re-facing, or some minor kitchen touch-ups, we do it all.

slate grey kitchenBy staying up to date with the current trends in style and technology, we provide you with the top of the line, custom-made products that are both beautiful and functional.

We will work with you on a personal level to design the kitchen or cabinetry that fits your needs and dreams perfectly. We offer a variety of styles that can generally be designed to fit anyone’s budget. Once again, “If you can dream it, we can do it.” If you are not looking to replace your entire cabinet system, re-facing is also a very popular option.

Kitchen re-facing is an affordable way to put a brand new look to your kitchen without breaking the bank replacing the entire cabinet system. Here is a perfect example of before and after pictures showcasing Classy Closets work re-facing the kitchen.

13 Refacing Before 614 Refacing After 6The process of refacing is a simple one when completed by our professional craftsmen and can be finished within in a day as opposed to a week for a complete remodel.

Classy Closets offers three finish options: standard laminate, rigid thermofoils (RTF) and real-wood veneers. Refacing laminates come in a wide variety of solid colors and wood-grain looks. RTF is a very malleable vinyl foil pressure-molded over medium-density-fiberboard doors. It can be shaped and molded in a range of styles, including arched and cathedral doors, raised panel and eyebrow raised panels. RTF comes in a fewer solid colors than laminates, but its wood grain is made to look realistic.

Refacing a kitchen with real wood will cost slightly more than RTF and laminates, and it can be done in oak, maple, cherry, birch, walnut or almost any other wood a customer wants.

Stop by our showroon to see all the various woods and styles. The added benefit of using real wood is that it can be stained to be any color you desire—we even do custom matching.

The process to achieving your new kitchen is simple. It begins with one of our professional designers coming to your home for your free in-home consultation. They will work directly with you to create designs that expand your existing space and transform it into something functional and beautiful.

Once your kitchen plans are approved, the design is sent to our manufacturing facility in nearby Chandler where the building process begins. This is where raw lumber and materials are cut, sanded, stained and assembled specifically for you. After each and every piece is carefully built and inspected, it is sent to your home where your kitchen is installed by our experienced installation crews.

Before you know it, your dream kitchen has become a reality.

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Another Amazing Video From Classy Closets Tucson

Classy Closets of Tucson offers all the newest and hippest accessories for your closet, pantry and living area…even your garage!

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If you can dream it, we can do it!

IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, WE CAN DO IT!

Classy Closets of Tucson Accessories

 

 

 

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Classy Closets’ Accessories Help You Get the Most Out Of Your Product

Pants Hanger (800x600)Classy Closets has a world of accessories to customize your closet, craft room, garage or any room in your home or office.

From jewelry inserts to tie racks, fold-away ironing boards to discreet hamper baskets. Our designers have thought of so many ways to keep you and products organized.

We spend our hard-earned money on our clothes and we like having a lot of variety and options available when we enter our closet. But, let’s be honest, the average person only wears about 40 percent of their available wardrobe. I am no better than the rest as I have shirts that I wear once or twice a year depending on the occasion.

The first stage of having an organized closet is filling it only with clothes that you are going to wear and go from there. One of the best ways to figure out what you do wear is to turn all your hangars around (facing out). When you wear it, hang it back up normally. Within a couple months, the clothes that are still facing out need to be moved out of plain sight. If your closet height allows, Classy Closets offers wardrobe lifts. These nifty accessories allow you to utilize the upper reaches of your closet and have your clothes still within your reach.

Wardrobe Lift

One of my favorite accessories is the hamper basket. Classy Closets offers ways that keep your dirty clothes out of sight and most importantly off the floor, the back of a chair or the bed post. The hampers are available with a tilted basket with a drawer face to match your closet or a slide-out version version with a mesh bag. Either style is easily removable for transport to the laundry room.

31 Tilt Out HamperFor all those things that make the outfit complete, Classy Closets has a way to keep them all together in one neat place. Tie racks, belt racks, scarf racks are all stowed away along the inside partitions of your closet and slide out for easy accessibility and the ability to match your components with ease.

Synergy Tie Rack (800x600)Once you have all your accessories perfected, you will need to make sure that they are all in the right place; your tie knot has the perfect dimple, your scarf has the perfect drape for that ultra-chic look, your belt buckle is perfectly aligned with your with pant and shirt opening, the ‘gig line’ from my military days. It’s easy to check all these out with moving out of your closet with a sliding wardrobe mirror. Like the racks listed above, the wardrobe mirror is mounted on the inside walls, or partitions, and slides out and rotates for ease of use and slides back in for the clean look.

mirrorFor the completely customized closet, Classy Closets offers several styles of closet rods, handles, pulls and drawer slides that fully extend and quietly close. You can choose from several styles and finishes for your hardware including dark oil rubbed bronze, polished chrome, nickle matte, brass and aluminum in both matte and polished finishes.

When it comes to drawer handles and door knobs, the possibilities are endless—seriously. I can spend days upon days just looking at different styles and variations but it’s best to pick your product and rod color first and then match your handles and knobs to them to narrow your choices down to only a couple hundred styles. I personally love the oil rubbed bronze accessories as I feel that the deep, dark tones are the most elegant and sophisticated.

27 Synergy Oil-Rubbed Bronze BasketsFor your folded clothes, the choices are also varied. You can opt for dovetailed 2-ply baltic birch, cedar-bottomed or simply choose full-extension wire baskets for immediate visibility.

However you decide to organize your closet, remember that Classy Closets has you covered. Our design specialists know all the ways to help you get the most out of your product. If you want to double or even triple the space in your closet, contact us today for your complimentary, in-home design and estimate.

before afterAlthough Classy Closets offers all the bells and whistles that make your closet a true work of art, we are also able to make the smallest closets more organized, because everybody deserves (and can afford) Life. Organized. ®

Experience organizational nirvana, you will truly be amazed. Remember, if you can dream it, we can do it.

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Custom Designed Home Libraries, Wet Bars & More

CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING VIDEO!

David’s Desert compiled this video of all the amazing work that Classy Closets can do for home libraries, media centers, wet bars and so much more.

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Mahogany Media with Glass Inset Doors

Classy Closets of Tucson

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January is National Organization Month

White MasterThe National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has declared January as ‘Get Organized Month.’

According to the NAPO website:

During GO Month, NAPO’s annual national public awareness campaign promoting the benefits of getting organized, NAPO professional organizers and productivity specialists help individuals, families, organizations and businesses in their communities kick off the new year by regaining control over their surroundings, time and possessions.

Are you looking to regain control over your surroundings, time and possessions? Has your closet become an unruly mess that you struggle through every morning?

If you are looking for a remodel of your master closet, spare bedroom, storage area or garage, Classy Closets’ expert designers can double or even triple your space through their mastery of spatial design.

diamondplate garageIf you believe that you thrive in organized chaos, think about this. How much time do you spend each day looking for things you need? Whether it’s misplaced keys, a file on your computer, or a document on your desk, not being able to get to the things you need when you need them wastes precious time, causes frustration, and can cost you money.

Having systems in place to organize your items and information at home and at work saves you time, money and your sanity.

Classy Closets is the definition of custom. You name it, we can do it—it truly is that simple. It is also a common mistake that custom means expensive. This could not be further from the truth. With every complimentary in-home estimate, our designers price out your project from our high-quality standard products to extravagant pieces of decadent luxury, all with our lifetime warranty. If at any time you have a question or concern about your Classy Closets installation, call us and we will make it better, no hassle, no fuss, just an exemplary display of quality craftsmanship.

It shouldn’t have to cost arm and a leg to get organized and at Classy Closets of Tucson, we make sure that our client gets exactly what they want: Life. Organized.

Classy Closets of Tucson is locally owned and operated and gives back to the community that has given them so much.

Buy small, buy local, buy Classy Closets of Tucson.

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