Our very first closet! Built for Rene and Derek Inaba. I believe Rene was the primary designer for this system. She accessed her storage needs and created a very functional and simple closet system. We tried to minimalize the design to installation time frame of this build so as not to impact their daily routine. We added a few wood corbels for structural strength which also created an ambiance that fit in nicely with the rest of the system.
Just completed this custom closet for Janet Koenig. She opted to forgo the doors and leave the system exposed in order to provide air flow, and to see the natural beauty of the storage system. Her next step is to install a contrasting wood floor which will really provide a dramatic visual effect to the room. I love how I’m able to participate a client’s design dream and give life to it. For me, the look of joy in their eye’s when they see their new creation elates me beyond description .
If you have a similar problem then you should consider a closet make over. An overstuffed closet can create a lot of invisible threats to your home. I guess one of the biggest problems that we all deal with is the mold spores that can be building due to the lack of air flow. Louver doors, proper shelving and rod’s will help eliminate these threats, but it’s really the owners that create and maintain that airy space behind closed doors that stems the mold from growing and sticking to your clothes, shoes and belts. Give us a call and we would be happy to help you design an effective storage solution that is easy to maintain and will probably be the last system you’ll ever buy. And remember…“ If you’re buying your closet system anywhere else…you’re paying too much.”
Closets N Things featured artist for the month of July is Alden Heglund. His works will be displayed at the store located at 74-5626 Alapa St. in the Old Industrial Area. An artist reception is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 5. Everyone is welcome.
Kona resident Heglund has been creating art since the age of 12. Throughout his school years he studied art, art history, painting and crafting including leatherwork, jewelry and pottery. He always went back to painting, first in oils and then changing to acrylics, he said. Originally from Portland Ore., his paintings have been displayed in many venues.
After his first visit to Maui, more than 18 years ago, his subject matter changed. The vibrant colors, landscape and relationship with the ocean were irresistible, he said. In 1999, Heglund picked up an airbrush and now incorporates that into creating backgrounds and special effects. “I feel that with the airbrush I can create effects that give my paintings a unique and vibrant feel to them.” As an amateur astronomer his paintings frequently display his love of the celestial wonders in the night sky.
After discovering the many varieties of hardwoods found in the islands, his attention turned to making furniture and turning wooden bowls. He has created many bowls, vessels, countless wood creations and furniture pieces.
Heglund has artworks in private residences across the mainland, Canada, Japan and England. Wood turnings are currently displayed at the Rumley Gallery and are featured at Closets N Things in Kona.
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