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New homes feature customs closets to organize your life your way.

Buyers who are attracted to custom-built homes want to express their individuality, are looking for efficiency and want a clutter-free environment. Fortunately, new homes feature all of these requirements.

A distinct advantage for a custom home is designing your own closet space. Not so long ago, closets were an afterthought, if thought of at all. Just being able to shove some shoes, coats, suits and dresses into a space was considered a plus. That mindset has changed considerably.

Now, spacious walk-in closets, not only off the master bedroom and bath, but also near the entryway or mudroom, are part of the custom home experience. Even empty-nesters who no longer need a large home expect the storage space to stash away all the possessions they have accumulated through the years. Here are some reasons that closets in custom-built homes are important.

  • When you purchase a new home, you choose design and living features to fit your lifestyle. In the same way, you can adapt closet space for your needs. In existing homes, you’re stuck with a storage space that may not be right for you.
  • Large closets and storage spaces aren’t a luxury any longer, but a requirement. Buyers who have a 24/7 lifestyle want to find items quickly and consider well-organized closets in their new homes an asset.
  • While you intend to stay in your new home for the foreseeable future, built-in closets with lots of storage space will add value down the line.

Being able to customize your closet space in your home is just one of the many advantages in purchasing a newly built home. Interest rates are still low–there’s no better time to move into your new space.

February Calendar of Events

Through February
Black History Exhibit
Frenchtown Heritage Museum
For more info and hours, call 636.724.2106.

Winter Classic sponsored by the Ice Skating Institute
Friday, February 11-Sunday, February 13
Various times
St. Peters Rec-Plex
More than 1,000 skaters from across the country compete in the Winter Classic. See a record performance that will feature 140-plus people from the community on the ice all at once.
For more information, call 636.939.2386

ART by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hamptons
Thursday, February 17-Saturday, February 19
Riverside Shakespeare Theatre
Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 18 and 19, 6 and 9 p.m.
Foundry Art Center
What is art? That’s a question most people don’t have an answer for. The Tony award winning play, ART, explores that question and the true meaning of friendship. In this comedy drama, three friends come to realize that even though they have been friends, their differences don’t stop with artistic opinion. Much laughter and insight abound.
$15 at the door, or go to the Riverside Theatre Company website. Are you a member of The Foundry Centre? Get a discount for the show by calling 636.255.0270.

Lindenwood University Speaker Series
7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 10
Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room
Dr. Robert George discusses Natural Law: God and Human Rights
For info, go to the University website.

Percussion Discussion, Crescendo Concert Series, A Free Children’s Concert
Saturday, February 12
10 a.m.
First United Methodist Church
This concert is designed for children. Matt Henry and member of the UM St. Louis Percussion Ensemble will have a hands-on display of making music with percussive instruments. Please bring a canned good or one dry-packaged food item. For more info, go to the Crescendo Concert Series website or call 636.946.0310.

Shiver Fest
Saturday, February 19
Noon-9 p.m.
Augusta Brewing Company
Enjoy a day of fun winter activities in Augusta, including live music, toasty fires, hayrides and a very special beer release.

From Tragedy to Miraculous Rescue
Friday, February 25
6:30 p.m.
St. Charles County Library Middendorf-Kredell Branch
Sponsored by OASIS
Dagoberto Pinto, a U.S. citizen born in Chile, shares his fascinating story of his visit to the San Jose Mine in Chile, where 33 miners endured 69 agonizing days underground. Pinto took an American flag and a card signed by 150 co-workers at O’Fallon Casting. For more information, call 314.539.4556 or visit the OASIS website.

Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday, February 26
3 p.m.
Frenchtown District
North Second and Clark Streets
Family friendly parade, children’s activities and music.
For info, call 800.366.2427

Beggin’ Pet Parade and PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby
Sunday, February 27
11 a.m.
Soulard at Allen and Menard Streets, St. Louis
Bring your party animal to Soulard’s Beggin’ Pet Parade and show off his outrageous finery. Thousands of pets party on and attend the “Tail”gating Party too. It’s a $10 donation to the Open Door Animal Sanctuary to enter your pet, and free if you just want to watch and fun. Got a doxie? Enter her in the PetSmart Wiener Dog Derby on Saturday after the parade. Dachshunds race in three divisions, depending on age: Cocktail Wienies, Ballpark Franks and Hot Dogs. Trophies, medals, race pictures and local radio talent announce the race. There’s a $10 fee to register your Dachshund. Fun is free.