Planning for a new closet design can be an exciting project. Here are some steps to help you plan and create an efficient and functional closet design:

Assess your needs:

Begin by evaluating your storage needs. Consider the items you’ll be storing in the closet, such as clothes, shoes, accessories, and other belongings. Determine how much hanging space, shelving, and drawer space you’ll require.

Create a wishlist:

Make a list of features and elements you would like to include in your new closet design. This could include things like shoe racks, built-in drawers, adjustable shelves, hanging rods, mirrors, lighting, or any other specific requirements you may have.

Determine your budget:

Decide on a budget for your closet project. This will help you make choices regarding materials, accessories, and customization options. Knowing your budget from the start will help you stay on track and avoid overspending.

Research and gather inspiration:

Look for inspiration online, in magazines, or visit home improvement stores to get ideas for your closet design. Save images or create a mood board to help you visualize the style and layout you prefer.

Choose the closet type:

Decide on the type of closet that suits your needs and space. Common options include reach-in closets, walk-in closets, or custom-built closets. Each type has its own considerations and possibilities.

Maximize space:

Look for opportunities to maximize storage space. Utilize vertical space by incorporating floor-to-ceiling shelves or double-hanging rods. Consider adding pull-out racks or accessories to utilize corners or awkward spaces effectively.

Choose materials and finishes:

Select the materials and finishes that match your style and budget. Common choices include wood, laminate, wire shelving, or a combination of these. Consider durability, maintenance requirements, and aesthetics when making your selections.

Hire professionals or DIY:

Decide whether you will hire professionals to install the closet or if you will tackle the project yourself. If you opt for professional installation, research and hire experienced closet designers or contractors

Organize and personalize:

Once the installation is complete, organize your belongings within the closet. Consider using storage bins, dividers, and organizers to keep items neat and accessible. Personalize the space with decorative elements like artwork or a mirror.


Remember, planning is crucial to ensure you create a closet that meets your needs and maximizes your available space. Take your time, gather ideas, and make informed decisions to achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing closet design.




You’re ready to remodel and need to select a remodeling team. You’ve seen the term design-build and aren’t really sure what that means . We’d like to shed some light on why you should hire a design-build firm for your next remodeling project.

The more traditional approach for hiring remodeling professionals, sometimes called design-bid-build, requires first working with a designer or architect to draw your plans. Once plans are complete, a general contractor would have to be hired to interpret those plans and handle construction. However, as the term suggests,  a design-build firm integrates the designer and general contractor into the same company.

We believe the design-build model ultimately results in a less stressful remodeling experience for the client. Let’s dig a little deeper into why the one-stop shop option might be the best option for you.

With Design-Build You Get a Master Builder Approach

We bring together our design professionals, construction experts, engineers, and specialty trades (electricians, plumbers, roofers, etc.) to consult on your project early in the process. This means potential “tricky” issues are often worked before construction begins.

You Get a Team That Works Well Together

Our designers and craftsmen work together on a daily basis. They are in constant communication throughout your project. Since we’re used to working together we can quickly work through any issues that may arise during the job. There’s less reason for any finger-pointing or blame shifting, which can sometimes occur between architects and contractors if something goes wrong. Since we all work for the same company our goals are aligned.

It’s Easier to Stay On Budget

In the typical “design-bid-build” model, there’s a perceived notion that you can save money on construction by getting multiple bids. However, often the initial bid doesn’t match the final price. Poor communication between designer and contractor can sometimes lead to excessive changes, missed deadlines and project delays. With the design-build model, the team collaborates from the beginning and foreseeable issues are addressed early resulting in fewer contractor-driven change orders during the project. This ongoing communication results in a smoother process with fewer delays that can add to your costs. At Classic, we also begin ordering your product once you’ve signed a contract so that most materials are on-site at the start of construction.

You Feel Overwhelmed By the Remodeling Process

Regardless of how simple or complex your remodeling project is, it can be an overwhelming process by its very nature. A design-build firm reduces the number of people with whom you need to coordinate and communicate. As your full-service design-build remodeler, we handle everything. We’ll guide you through design options and selections,  handle permitting and inspections and leave you with a well-built, beautiful new space to enjoy for many years to come.

We hope this helps shed some light on what a design-build firm is and why you might want to hire one for your next home remodeling project. Visit our website for more insight into our design-build process.