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Closet Island Must-Have Features and Advantages

January 3, 2017

  Providing that space allows it, a closet island is a must-have feature in a walk-in closet.  Closet islands are easily customized and there are many advantages to including an island in your walk-in closet design. Spacing Requirements for Closet Islands Before deciding if a closet island is on your wish list, first determine if your walk-in closet has adequate […]


Built-in Desk – A Gift They’ll Use All Year!

December 2, 2016

Looking for a Christmas or birthday gift for your child that won’t end up forgotten a month or two later?  We have a gift he or she is guaranteed to use all year long (and no, it’s not underwear!). The Perfect Gift for Kids!  A Built-in Desk Consider giving the gift of a built-in desk. […]


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Closets For Life Earns Angie’s List Super Service Award for Fourth Year in a Row

November 28, 2016

Closets For Life has earned an Angie’s List Super Service Award reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of Angie’s List in 2016.  This is the fourth year in a row Closets For Life has received the award. Closets For Life has 51 ‘A’ ratings and 1 ‘B’ rating on Angie’s List.  “As […]


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Wine Cellar Design Ideas, Remodels and Photos

November 3, 2016

Just as an ice cold beer is the perfect match to a hot summer day, cool fall temps lend themselves perfectly to curling up on a couch with a glass of wine.   This fall, consider adding a wine cellar to your home.  You don’t need to be a wine expert to appreciate a good bottle […]


How to Turn a Cluttered Basement Room into a Multi-Functional Space

September 21, 2016

Most of us have that room in our house. You know…… the over-crowded room in the basement that is the go-to space for storing random items you rarely (if ever!) use. We don’t intend for it to become an over-filled catch-all space. We start by saying we’ll just store an item there until we have time to go through […]


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Sophisticated Garage Organization with Gladiator Garageworks

August 25, 2016

Psstt….we have a secret to share about garages. It’s not an earth shattering secret but we’d love to share it. Ready? Closets For Life is a certified installer for Gladiator Garageworks products! In fact, we are the only local certified installer in Minnesota. A Bit About Gladiator Garageworks Garage Storage Still feeling in the dark regarding […]


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Reasons to Have a Wine Cellar

July 30, 2016

Whether you love to entertain or enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, having a home wine cellar is a great idea. Think a wine cellar is too expensive or only for a serious wine connoisseur? Not true! Hear us out on why a wine cellar is a fabulous idea for anyone. Four Reasons to […]


Challenging Laundry Space Makeover

July 20, 2016

Have you ever had a project where you couldn’t find anyone to take the job? We recently had a client come to us wanting to add work space for laundry and upper cabinets for storage to her basement laundry space. Other contractors had been out to her home to look at the space and but no one wanted to do the […]


Closet Tips: What to Hang vs. What to Fold

June 22, 2016

It sounds basic but when trying to get the most from your closet space, determining which clothing items can be folded versus which should be hung can make a big difference. During our in-home consultations, we often find homeowners are focused on hanging space.  However, a good closet designer (such as Closets For Life!) will take into account the type of clothing […]


Steps for Organizing Kid’s Sports Gear

May 16, 2016

If you have kids who play sports then you’ve probably experienced first hand the struggle to get out the door on-time to a practice or game with all of the necessary gear. Having all of your gear organized and ready in one spot is a key play in securing a win for your home team (and family […]