Closet Hardware You Have Been Asking For

Drying Rack

It’s been a couple of weeks since the big changes at Eveready, (you can read the full story here) and I can’t believe the amount of product lines that I can offer you!

I feel like a kid on Christmas morning – every week I un-wrap something new…

Here are two items that many of you have asked me about in the past –

Murphy Beds –

This model is my favorite – you can put it behind a sofa, with or without shelving. It features automatic legs and is made to be slept on every night.

Drying Racks –

Ever since Houzz has become popular the requests for drying racks have gone thru the roof. Here is an option that can be mounted to a wall or ceiling.

I have a complete offering of decorative hardware, edge banding, drawer boxes, doors and the list goes on.

Head over to Richelieu.com to see our complete offering.

As I learn more I’ll keep sharing… 🙂

If you are having a problem finding a piece of hardware give me a call or email me at richdemarco@optonline.net – I might just have it.

Thanks!

 

Answers to Common Closet Questions

Answers to Common Closet Hardware Questions

Click here to download.

In the following E-Book you will find answers to questions that I am constantly being asked.  Included are links to installation videos, pics and best practices that I have picked up along the way.

If you find value in these tips please forward them to a friend, if not deposit in your circular file.

Thank you!

The ACSP Is Hard At Work For YOU!

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Most of you know that I have am the current President of The Association of Closet & Storage Professionals and been on the board for the last 10 years.

If I’m being honest with you it’s not always rainbows and unicorns – there was a stretch when it was actually a little painful –

BUT – The ACSP is BACK!!

We are having fun again, people are getting involved, and new members are joining.

Our monthly webinar series is catching on –  The April webinar “Mistakes Your Designers Are Making That Are Costing You Money” had 63 people register.

The Closet Conference was busier than it’s been in years with almost two full days of educational content.  Expo attendance was up, there were over 25 first time exhibitors and more machines on display than ever before.

If that wasn’t enough good news – The ACSP is getting ready to roll out a brand new website – I know it’s been a long time coming…

I can’t wait for you to see it!

It will have a responsive design and be SEO friendly – (computer speak for work on your iPad and rank at the top on Google) 🙂

With this redesign we aren’t just targeting our members we are planning to speak to homeowners. There will be a blog and a member profile page so that you can upload photos and target potential customers. We want to drive traffic to YOUR site and promote YOU!

Other features include:

  • Lead sharing
  • Find a pro
  • Message board
  • Access to past webinars and the list goes on…

The new site is scheduled for the beginning of June and is going to make a HUGE impact for the ACSP, our members and our industry.

We also started discussions with Woodworking Network for next year’s Closet Conference on April 11th – 13th in Schaumburg, IL.

For the FIRST time ever we are planning to test and certify your designers at the conference. Your designers will be able to attend the Closet Conference, walk the show floor and take the ACSP Certification Test all in the same day!!

Can you think of a better way to standout in your market than having all of your designers being ACSP Certified??

I am very excited for the coming year and the future of the ACSP. I hope you will join us because it’s going to be some ride!!!

To become a member or get involved email me at RichDeMarco@optonline.net

Stay tuned for more to come…

New Jewelry Trays In Stock

I’m excited to announce that I have black felt jewelry trays in stock.  I just received my first order and I am very happy with the quality.

They are made to fit inside an 18″, 24″, or 30″ drawer.  Here are the exact tray dimensions –

For 1/2″ Drawer Boxes –

  • 15-7/8″ x 12-5/8″
  • 21-7/8″ x 12-5/8″
  • 27-7/8″ x 12-5/8″

For 3/4″ Drawer Boxes –

  • 15-3/8″ x 12-1/8″
  • 21-3/8″ x 12-1/8″
  • 27-3/8″ x 12-1/8″

I also brought in a 1/4″ felt liner that is 36″ x 22″ – Cut to size and use as a filler if you are using a custom size drawer.

Each tray is individually wrapped and packed 5 per box, but you can buy one at a time.  No more long lead times or crazy minimums.

I know you want to know the price –

Don’t I always save you time and money?  :0)

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

What’s New at KBIS 2016 – Part II

Last week we discussed new flip up door hardware, slides for pull out shelving and adding charging stations to your projects.  Click here to read the full post.

This week I have a few more products that I think you should be aware of –

Rev-A-Shelf Pantry Accessories

The Rev-A-Shelf booth was buzzing the entire show.  There was a constant flow of attendees rushing to see what was behind each cabinet door.  One of my favorites was the Door Mounted Mail Organizer.  The is a great addition to the “command center” of any home.  I could see this being installed in a pantry or home office.

I have been noticing that more and more of my clients are adding pull out drawers to their customers kitchens – Thank you Shelf Genie… It makes sense, you are in the home anyway.

Rev-A-Shelf’s Tupperware Storage Pull Out is the type of product that you could add to a clients’ existing kitchen cabinets or include in your pantry design.  I bet I’m not the only one constantly trying to find a matching lid and container –  this would solve that problem.

Satin Brass Hardware in Multiple Sizes

If you have been reading my blog you know that I have been saying for years that brass is getting more and more popular.  It seems like the Kitchen and Bath Industry has finally agreed on a finish, I’ll bet it’s not long before the closet industry does the same thing.   Many of the decorative hardware manufacturers seem to have copied the Kohler Satin Brass finish, which makes sense.   You will also see in the photos below the trend to have the same knob/handle in different sizes.  It’s a subtle difference that adds an architectural interest to your vanity or maybe your hutch section…

Remote Controlled Closet Doors

I know what you’re thinking – Why would I need that?  I’ll tell you why – because this product will make your showroom standout from your competition.  It’s a very high end product and you would be lucky to install one per month but it has a “WOW” factor that nobody will forget.  Smaller versions are available for entertainment systems, this is a pretty fun way to hide a TV.  The only downside is that the drilling is very precise – it has to be done with a CNC machine. Below is a video –

 

Your turn – what was the favorite trend that you saw at KBIS 2016?