You may know Anthony Carrino as a TV host and designer on HGTV or DIY Network. Now he has created his own Vlog series and TV show – thebuild.tv – to share the realities, along with the reveals, of renovating a home.
For his first series of thebuild.tv, Carrino takes viewers through the ins and outs of his latest personal renovation project: an old firehouse in Jersey City he’s renovating into a home.
“I’ve put together real, actionable information for homeowners through this series,” Carrino said. “Something to prepare them for what they’re in for and help them make their own projects successful.”
Turning to Closet Professionals
Carrino is a seasoned interior designer with years of experience, but said he consistently leans on specialty professionals to create the best work. This was the case when it came to his storage organization for the firehouse. He turned to a ClosetMaid Authorized Installing Dealer to maximize the storage.
“I didn’t take a first crack at my closets,” he said. “I sent all my closet dimensions to the dealer’s design team and they turned designs around for me. We went through just one design iteration and we were done.”
Getting the Dimensions Right
One of the challenges of a closet renovation on any scale is figuring out how much space you actually need to fit what you have. Carrino not only was moving to a new space, he was creating his-and-hers master closets, which presented a different kind of challenge.
“My fiancée and I basically share a master walk-in with some open shelving right now,” Carrino said. “Figuring out how many clothes one has and how much space it needs to go in is perplexing, but fun at the same time. In the end, I measured it all out and figured out how much space we would need.”
Customization Pulls It All Together
As a final step in designing the his-and-hers master closets, Carrino brought his fiancée into the process and they started customizing their MasterSuite closet together, selecting the hampers, doors and other accessories that made the space work for the way they live.
“We were able to accomplish basically everything each of us wanted with relative ease because of the options ClosetMaid offers,” Carrino said. “Now I just can’t wait to hang my clothes in it.”Start your renovation project