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Home Wine Cellars in All Shapes and Sizes

February 13, 2015

Last month’s blog was about a popular photo on our Houzz page featuring a unique wine cellar  tucked under a staircase.  This month, we completed a large custom walk-in wine cellar project with stone floors, mahogany racking and over 900 bottle capacity.  It just goes to show that wine racking and home wine cellars can come in all shapes and […]


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Canoe Hoist For Your Garage…Up, Up and Away

August 15, 2014

Sometimes you run across something so great, you just have to share it with everyone.  We recently installed a garage canoe hoist as part of a custom garage organization project and we have to say, we were impressed! Keep Your Garage Floor Clear with a Canoe Hoist If you own a canoe or kayak, a […]


The Home Wine Cellar A Cat Built

June 19, 2014

A popular photo on our Pinterest and Houzz pages is of this unique little home wine cellar tucked under a set of stairs. It’s a great project that stands out because it utilizes space that would otherwise be wasted.  We would love to tell you that we came up with the idea ourselves but have to […]


Closets for Life Wins 2014 COTY Award

March 28, 2014

The Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry announced the recipients for the 2014 NARI MN COTY Awards. The awards recognize excellence in aesthetics, functionality, superior craftsmanship, use of innovative construction materials & techniques, overcoming difficult obstacles, and meeting client needs. Closets For Life is proud to have been awarded a Silver […]


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Closets for Life Awarded Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013

April 29, 2013

Closets For Life is proud to announce we have been awarded a 2013 Angie’s List Super Service award reflecting an exemplary year of service in 2013. Only about 5 percent of the companies on Angie’s List earn a Super Service Award. Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include […]


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KARE 11 Messy Garage Contest

August 29, 2012

Closets For Life teamed up with KARE 11 and Everything’s Together, a professional organization company, to give one owner of a messy garage a chance to upgrade and get organized. The ‘Organize Your Garage’ contest winner received a garage makeover including new custom garage storage for Closets For Life. The story aired on KARE 11 […]


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Two Businesses Connect Through Running

July 9, 2012

“Two local business owners have found a way to support each other and it started with a stop for some running shoes. When Closets For Life owner Rick Lyrek stopped in at Burnsville’s Run ’N’ Fun for some new shoes, the owner of the shop, Perry Bach, took note of Lyrek’s blue work van, which […]


Rick Runs Boston Marathon

April 15, 2012

Rick Lyrek, owner of Closets For Life, accomplished his long-time goal of running the world-famous Boston Marathon in April of 2012. Rick finished the daunting 26.2 miles despite high temperatures. Congratulations to Rick! See Rick’s and other Apply Valley participant’s results.


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And That Makes Seven!

April 28, 2010

Closets For Life has earned a 2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA) reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of Angie’s List.  This is the seventh consecutive year Closets For Life has received the award. “We’re very proud to receive our seventh Super Service Award because it really speaks to our commitment […]


Ricky Lyrek, Ryan Lyrek, Tom Hofflander for Closets for Life

Family Connects Over Closets

October 22, 2009

To Rick Lyerk, owner of Closets for Life, his business is more than a home-organizing company, it’s a way to connect with family. Much of Lyrek’s family is involved in the business in some way or another. Lyrek designs and markets all of Closets for Life’s cabinets and wine cellars, which are manufactured by Interscapes […]