The two most important features for the new space were that it hid everything and matched their custom Mini Cooper.
With over 12 years of experience in the custom storage industry, Carmin Francisco is a Senior Design Consultant and Sales Lead at California Closets. Working with both residential and trade clients in the Atlanta area, Carmin also helps the design team grow their business skill set, including Continuing Education training. She is an active member of ASID, NARI, NAPO, GAHBA and AIA.
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Who is the client and what is the style of their home? The clients are empty nesters with multiple homes across the country. Their garage has three garage stalls that are two cars deep. Because it was unfinished and messy, it didn’t suit their needs functionally or aesthetically.
Tell us more about the project. There were a lot of obstacles to work around, including knee walls, concrete walls, and electrical outlets.
How did you collaborate to create the best possible outcome? How did you involve the client in the process? Collaboration was accomplished mainly using the multiple tools that we have - most prominent being the iPad. The client lives far from the showroom, so using our resources, like CAD and finish samples in their home, was important.
It’s her favorite room in the house now.
– Carmin Francisco, Designer
How did you use your creativity and passion for design to meet the client’s needs? Taking cues from the rest of their home, it was obvious that they appreciated fine details. The finished outcome wasn’t just about matching finishes to their custom car; it was also about creating a seamless look and stress-free environment.
How did you use our product – design and materials – to offer value to your client? Because our product offering is so vast, there is so much opportunity to hone into a specific look and feel. The steel and red gloss are perfect matches to the clients’ Mini Cooper - which is more than a car to them, it’s a passion.
In what way did you design a better life for this client? There is now a sense of pride and a special connection for this space. They feel like they can leave the garage door open for people to see. They feel relaxed.
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