In a town where apartments are often closet-sized, actual closets can be little more than figments of the imagination. But the mission of Yonkers-based Creative Closets—the subject of this week’s Real. Est. List Spotlight Series—is to make over even the smallest of spaces to suit your storage needs.
Established in 1984 by Curt Bohlen and Agostino Rocchi, a pair of designers who met at another firm and went out on their own with dreams of offering better services at better prices, Creative Closets now services Manhattan and Westchester.
And it's not just about closets—they also work to make any room (including garages, laundry rooms, basements, attics and offices) more efficient. In addition to shelving and hanging spaces, the company offers custom doors, drawers, hampers, counter tops, shoe cubbies and more.
Working with smaller spaces—including the dreaded triangular closet—can be especially challenging, according to Matt Donovan, head designer at Creative Closets. But, he says, something can almost always be done to turn cluttered confusion into organized oases.