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Finding More Space

Transforming the Everyday Clutter into Modern, Practical, Organized Spaces with Closets By Design

Article by Amanda Stout

Photography by April Sova – Remember When Portraits

Originally published in Loveland Lifestyle

Tracy Carter, sales designer with Closets By Design, was herself the biggest selling point for Chris and Tamara Fladung—their family was looking for help with three projects in their Maineville home. 

“Once we had Tracy out for a consultation, her warm demeanor, attention to detail and great customer service completely sold us,” shares Tamara. “We honestly didn’t pursue quotes from other companies because we knew we wanted to work with Tracy.”      

CBD designers like Tracy work directly with clients to help them get organized and bring their ideas to life—the entire process starts with a free consultation to discuss spaces and goals. Each designer then puts together a project plan and walks through pricing options. Best of all, CBD works on projects of any size in existing homes, remodels and new construction.

The Updates
Keeping the pantry organized and stocked with items that were accessible was essential for Tamara and Chris—keeping their family of eight fed and their household running smooth. Their new pantry includes features like sliding baskets and spice racks, plexiglass drawers and slanted can shelves. There’s even a dedicated space for the family’s Roomba, “Rosie.”

“The plexi snack drawers are my favorite,” Tamara smiles. “Things are clearly visible and within easy reach—ready for the kiddos to grab whenever!”  

But they didn’t stop there—closets were next. Beyond finding more functional space for clothing, shoes, accessories and linens, Chris and Tamara saw opportunities for their his-and-hers walk-in closets—Chris wanted space to store his guitars and amplifier, so Tracy included a cabinet dedicated to his hobby. Tamara wanted to be able to iron within her closet, so a wall-mounted, fold-down ironing board was added. During planning, they realized there was also room to incorporate a small desk area where Tamara could do her daily Bible study. 

“Tamara was able to look at that walk-in closet with fresh eyes—she was really excited about using it in a non-traditional way,” Tracy explains. “For some of us moms, the only space we have that’s quiet is our closet. It was self care—I love that we were able to add that feature for her.”  

What’s On Trends

  • Gold, Brass and Black Matte Hardware. Unique hardware is a simple way to update the look of a room, helping design and color choices stand out. 
  • Navy Panels and Shelving. Small spaces are a great place to take a risk and try a bolder look with color.
  • Expanded Textures and Colors. CBD is always looking at what’s next—ways to offer more color and texture selections, like herringbone (coming soon!). 
  • Shaker Drawers and Doors. This classic style is popular for home offices, kitchen pantries and to dress up walk-in closets. 
  • Expanding the Pantry. Popular accessories—such as cookie sheet dividers, sliding baskets and plexi drawers—can organize more than just food to help extend the use of the kitchen. | 11275 Deerfield Rd, Cincinnati