An organized closet and home can bring calm to an otherwise busy and hectic life. Here, TOPS provides our readers with closet organization tools from three popular Louisville closet companies.


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Closet Factory

Can Solve Your Storage Problem

Whether you’re trying to create greater utilization through more storage and better organization of an existing space or create new storage and workspace as part of a home renovation or new construction project, Closet Factory has your back. Marilyn Jones, vice president of Closet Factory, says her team’s job is to truly understand how designated spaces will be used, determine what specifically needs to be accommodated, identify the optimal storage solution, and aesthetically integrate the space with the rest of the home. “We work to help people like the way their homes look and love the way they work,” she says.

The company believes in a collaborative design process; they’re serious about talking with and listening to their customers. They do not do “cookie-cutter” designs, says Marilyn, and do not create a design during the initial consultation--this part is time to listen to and consult with clients and inventory a customer’s wardrobe to understand the storage requirements. Closet Factory is the only company in the region to offer both industrial grade particleboard and heat-adhered laminate but also MDF, medium density fiberboard, making their projects more structurally sound.

Closet Factory is locally-owned and operated. All of their projects, including closets, home offices, media centers, garages, and laundry storage, are fabricated at their woodshop in Middletown. Clients are offered a written, transferable warranty on materials and workmanship. For real insight into the process of getting organized, visit closetfactory.com/inspiration/videos and see what real customers say about their Closet Factory experience, or get information and inspiration with free guides written by experts like Regina Leeds, top organizer, and Closet Factory design experts at closetfactory.com/inspiration/download-guides for more information.

Closets By Design

Works to Create a Completely Functional Space

If you have a space in your home that needs to go from useless to its maximized potential, Closets by Design will walk you through the process to create the project of your dreams. Jeff Speedy, vice president and general manager of Closets by Design, says his company can accomplish anything on your to-do list; the company will transform your pantry, mudroom, craft room, home office, garage, or closet into a utilized storage space.

Beginning with a free in home design consultation, you’ll discuss what you want to do with your space and receive a quote on the spot. The company uses a program with a 3-D feature to show your room at its most function. “We maximize the use of the space to give you the most capacity,” Jeff says. “We can make it look any way you want.” Jeff, and his team, can update a large space, like a garage, adding a floating floor to avoid water hazards and an organized area of rakes, hoses, and extension cords to create a more visually-appealing space. They can improve small spaces, too, like pantries, taking away dead corners and making shelves more accessible. Mudrooms, study areas, and craft rooms are also popular choices of clients.

What sets Closets By Design apart from the competition is the time each designer spends on a project. The company has won the Angie’s List Service Award the past nine years and has spent the last 9 out of the past 16 years as the Best Closet Design winner at Homearama. For more information, go to closetsbydesign.com

Cardinal Closets

Can Customize a Space to Fit Your Needs

If you have a current space that’s just not working, whether it’s a mess or just not functional, Cardinal Closets can help. Cheryl Meyer, owner of Cardinal Closets, says she and her group of seasoned designers can make the most of your closet, pantry, storage area, basement, attic, home office, or media center. “People usually come to us when their current solution is not working,” Cheryl says.

The company has been family-owned and operated since 1993, meeting with customers to realize the potential of any space. During the first meeting, the designer will come to the home to take flawless measurements and then the team will review the design with you in the showroom. The company has a 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility that manufactures each shelf and panel to create total satisfaction guaranteed, saving time and money for their 15,000 customers served; they pay no royalty or franchise fees, thus passing savings to their customers.

The company has a beautiful, new 400 square foot showroom location at 215 S. Hurstbourne Parkway should you want to adjust, change, or add on to your closet system. “You will find that we are easy to work with and offer old-fashioned, personalized customer service,” Cheryl says. The company is a member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance and Building Industry Association of Louisville.

Together, the Cardinal Closets design team has 84 years of experience. The difference between their company and others, Cheryl says, “We are the most experienced closet company in Louisville ... we are the only completely local, independent closet company, and our prices are affordable.”

For more information, go to cardinalclosets.com

Posted on 2021-01-01 by Taylor Riley