With space at such a premium, one of the hardest problems to solve in New York City is proper storage. While installing custom built walnut floating shelves, we soundproofed the wall that holds them to create a quiet reading area shielded from neighbors. I also renovated this client’s three existing closets to create a handsome trio of custom handmade walnut wood interiors that better utilize every inch of room. Now getting dressed and keeping organized are both a snap with everything in its place and well within view. Many areas are even adjustable to adapt as needs change over time and the custom closets will be a key selling point whenever the apartment goes back on the market. (Chris Johnson Pictures)