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Outside the Box: Custom Closet Conversions

Maximize Storage with a Custom Closet Conversion

Custom closet conversions are a creative way to maximize your home’s storage potential. Whether you’re dreaming of a custom shoe closet or just want a closet that fits all of your stuff, sometimes you need to think outside the box to meet your storage needs. This looks different for every client.

Custom Closet Organizer by Closets of Tulsa

Dreaming of a Bedroom Closet Conversion?

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Boutique Closet Shelving at The Boxyard Tulsa

Sometimes, I'm literally designing storage solutions inside a box—like Closets of Tulsa's boutique custom closet shelving installation for Beau&Arrow at The Boxyard. Creating a dreamy custom closet in side-by-side shipping containers was an unconventional challenge, to say the least! I had a blast designing the space with our client, owner Megan Saltink, and I'm thrilled with the outcome. 

Closets of Tulsa designed boutique closet shelving to make Beau&Arrow feel like a dream closet—in side-by-side shipping containers!  Call Closets of Tulsa  today to see what’s possible in your space:  918.609.0214

Closets of Tulsa designed boutique closet shelving to make Beau&Arrow feel like a dream closet—in side-by-side shipping containers! Call Closets of Tulsa today to see what’s possible in your space: 918.609.0214

Custom closet shelving for shoes, purses, clothes and accessories makes this boutique feel like a high-end closet. Located at  Beau&Arrow in The Boxyard Tulsa , this closet system is built into side-by-side shipping containers.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today to see what’s possible in your space:  918.609.0214

Custom closet shelving for shoes, purses, clothes and accessories makes this boutique feel like a high-end closet. Located at Beau&Arrow in The Boxyard Tulsa, this closet system is built into side-by-side shipping containers. Call Closets of Tulsa today to see what’s possible in your space: 918.609.0214

Designing a Custom Closet Around a Home Elevator

Other times, closet design takes us—pardon the pun—outside the box. This happened recently in a beautiful Maple Ridge home. Built in the early 20th century, the house had tiny closets typical of the time period. It also had all the charming historic details—including an original elevator! My clients wanted to keep the out-of-service feature intact while using the space around it to create more storage. So they remodeled, built a closet outside the elevator door, and called me to design custom closet shelving for them.

We do everything possible to design excellent storage while preserving architectural features that make our clients' homes unique.

In this case, we worked with original plaster walls, original base moldings, and of course, the elevator door. To install the closet shelving with minimal impact, we ran two-by-fours around the inside of the space.

These Tulsa homeowners wanted to preserve an unused original elevator while adding an adjacent closet. Closets of Tulsa designed custom closet shelving to suit this unconventional setting without sacrificing its historic value.  Call Closets of Tulsa  today to see what’s possible in your space:  918.609.0214

These Tulsa homeowners wanted to preserve an unused original elevator while adding an adjacent closet. Closets of Tulsa designed custom closet shelving to suit this unconventional setting without sacrificing its historic value. Call Closets of Tulsa today to see what’s possible in your space: 918.609.0214

Other Custom Closet Conversions

Most of us don't have a home elevator, but underutilized nooks and crannies are all too common. Closets of Tulsa has turned these spaces into closet conversions our clients love. Click for details on each project:

Original Sleeping Porches

Are you considering a custom closet conversion? Share your idea below, tag us on Facebook or email me: jane@closetsoftulsa.com. I'll give you honest feedback and expert advice for improving your home’s storage.

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Beau&Arrow at The Boxyard

We dropped by Beau&Arrow yesterday to see our latest retail installation stocked and ready for The Boxyard's grand opening! Beau&Arrow's custom closet shelving system is beautifully organized with just one of most items—exactly like the dream closet it was designed to be. (Don't worry, there's more in the back!)

Congratulations to our client, Megan Saltink, and the other local business owners opening their doors for the first time!

From drawers to cubbies to storage accessories, custom closet shelving can bring luxury and creativity to retail settings. Clean lines and a healthy dose of contrast make it pop!

From drawers to cubbies to storage accessories, custom closet shelving can bring luxury and creativity to retail settings. Clean lines and a healthy dose of contrast make it pop!

The Boxyard's grand opening is Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the corner of Third and Frankfort in downtown Tulsa.

Get the full scoop on this project here!

Beau&Arrow's custom closet shelving system was designed to make the boutique feel like a dream closet.

Beau&Arrow's custom closet shelving system was designed to make the boutique feel like a dream closet.

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Project Preview: Beau&Arrow at The Boxyard

Our latest retail install goes live next month at Beau&Arrow's new downtown Tulsa location! Though Closets of Tulsa is best known for our residential projects, we LOVE designing custom closet shelving systems for local entrepreneurs and businesses of any size. Our team has been particularly energized and inspired by this boutique in The Boxyard, a micro shopping/dining/drinking hub made of shipping containers at the corner of Third and Frankfort. 

I love so many things about this project—our forward-thinking, risk-taking and creative young client, Megan Saltink, being No. 1. I'm also thrilled that the compact, unconventional development feels sleeker and more expansive than seems possible! Here's just a taste of the other local businesses coming to The Boxyard: an ice cream parlor, a science shop, a menswear store, the new home of Dwelling Spaces, and more indoor and outdoor ways to enjoy Tulsa. I can't wait! 

An early adopter of The Boxyard, Beau&Arrow snagged a prime street-level spot in the middle of the plaza! The north-facing storefront is in the far left of the frame.

An early adopter of The Boxyard, Beau&Arrow snagged a prime street-level spot in the middle of the plaza! The north-facing storefront is in the far left of the frame.

Beau&Arrow was a natural fit for Closets of Tulsa because Megan wanted the store to feel like a dream closet. She hoped customers would walk in and feel at home—and imagine the clothing and accessories in their own closets! To achieve this, she’ll display just one of each item on the racks, with the rest of her inventory in the back.

“Boutiques are all moving to this kind of look,” Megan told me. “So I think this type of retail is a whole new market that’s probably searching for a service like Closets of Tulsa. But it’s hard to find—especially custom, built exactly for your space, and exactly what you wanted, that’s not just prefabbed.”

Strategic space planning made Beau&Arrow's side-by-side shipping containers feel open, modern and inviting.

Strategic space planning made Beau&Arrow's side-by-side shipping containers feel open, modern and inviting.

The shipping containers presented a few challenges unique to this project. To secure the shelving installation, we worked around the steel walls (no studs or drywall) by cabling the system to steel loops in the container ceiling.

Additionally, the side-by-side shipping containers are relatively deep but each only 8 feet wide. Strategic space planning allowed us to accommodate customers with disabilities, maximize efficiency and achieve the look Megan was after. The result will be a streamlined, chic boutique as at home in Tulsa as it would be in New York City.

"The Midwest is so used to having so much space," Megan said. "I think this is going to be really interesting, because it can be done—you don’t have to have 3,000 square feet for a retail space for it to work.”

I love how Megan’s finish selections will make Beau&Arrow's clothing and accessories pop. The eye-catching geometry of the container walls stands on its own with a simple treatment of smoky charcoal paint. Underfoot: the original plywood container floor, lightly sanded and stained a rich tone.

It's a brilliant backdrop to the white closet shelving and other touches of comfortable luxury to come. Beau&Arrow is well on its way to Megan's vision of mid-century modern industrial: steel, marble, velvet—stay tuned to see the finished space!

The Boxyard's expansive glass storefronts open inward, creating a seamless transition to the central plaza.

The Boxyard's expansive glass storefronts open inward, creating a seamless transition to the central plaza.