Living on the Northshore

There’s no question that Northshore communities are growing exponentially as more and more families
are finding the lifestyles they desire in places like Covington, Mandeville, Slidell and other towns. Whether you’re looking to build a home on the Northshore or renovate a current one, an abundance of experienced builders, designers and other industry professionals are available in the area. Design the kitchen of your dreams, organize and expand your closets, update your bath with a gorgeous new tub surround,
or start fresh on an empty lot with a new home design. The possibilities for your home are endless with these trusted and experienced local professionals. Get started on your dream home today by consulting these Northshore experts.

Custom Closets
For a custom closet, pantry, home office or garage, superior service is available in your Northshore neighborhood.

Since 2003, Louisiana Custom Closets has been tailoring rooms, shelves, hampers, hutches and more to fit the needs of residents in South Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. Don Wise, the company’s founder, has been designing closets for more than 18 years. Wise has an unparalleled commitment to customer service, sometimes spending hours listening to the unique wants and needs a client has for the space in his or her home.

Louisiana Custom Closets uses leading technology and software for design, providing clients with computer-generated images. They use high quality materials and custom-build each closet in their warehouse—from the slanted shelves for shoes and the various rods and valets for hanging clothes, to the spacious hutch drawers and cubicles for purses, sweaters and more. With competitive pricing, Louisiana Custom Closets will find an affordable solution to your home needs. Visit or call for a free estimate:
985-871-0810 or 504-885-3188.

Whether you’re looking to do a small storage closet face-lift or a full-scale master suite project, Ruffino Custom Closets has the experience and resources to help you organize your life in style. From your initial consultation, the owners of Ruffino Custom Closets personally oversee the design, manufacturing and installation of your closet. Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of their business philosophy.

Ruffino Custom Closets custom manufactures their Classic Collection Melamine locally, exhibiting their commitment to the region and quality American-made products. They aim to provide the best possible spatial solutions, as exemplified by their vast array of design and color options. With some of the most competitive pricing on the market, Ruffino will help you find an affordable way to organize your home. View their online gallery of closets and garage spaces and request a consultation by visiting You can also
call 985-809-7623 or visit their Mandeville facility at 110 Campbell Ave., Suite 1B.

Home Design
Over a half-century of homebuilding experience is now available on your homesite through the Gulf Coast’s premier homebuilder, Sunrise Homes. Their new Custom Division makes it possible to enjoy all the benefits of a Sunrise home—superior quality, industry-leading service and unparalleled value—throughout southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

With dozens of plans and hundreds of options to choose from, Sunrise has a home ideal for every lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in one of their award-winning plans or looking to modify a design to suit your specific needs, the experienced professionals at Sunrise Homes are experts at translating your thoughts and ideas into the home of your dreams.

Getting started is easy. Call their toll free number, 1-866-803-7604, or visit them on the Web at You can also drop by their new design center at 6014 Canal Blvd.
Interior Design
Your home is the place that most reflects your lifestyle—comfort and taste, your way of living. Whether you are designing a new home or renovating your current one, the design process is most important for ensuring your personal comforts and satisfaction. Attention to detail is the specialty of Nancy Robbins, designer and owner of Nancy Robbins Interiors. Robbins offers a tailor-made service specific to the desires of each client. With years of experience in pre-construction design, renovations, lighting plans and furnishings, Robbins knows the ins and outs of exacting and creating the atmosphere that you want for living, entertaining and relaxing.

Before planning the design of your new home or updating that old kitchen or bath, before you freshen up your furnishings and paint selections, schedule a consultation with the Northshore’s premier interior designer. For Nancy Robbins, communication is key in determining the perfect fit for you and your family. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit or call 985-727-4565.

Plumbing and Lighting
For nearly 50 years, Southland Plumbing Supply has provided the Greater New Orleans area with top-quality plumbing products and friendly service. A family-owned business, Southland Plumbing Supply, was founded by John Vinturella in 1967 and has grown into a multi-generational wholesaler and retailer with two premier Kohler showrooms and a new lighting division. From bathtubs, faucets and shower systems to ceiling fans, landscape lighting and track lighting, Southland Plumbing Supply has all of your plumbing and lighting needs. They offer competitive pricing that will accommodate any budget.

Find what you’re looking for by visiting one of Southland’s advanced design centers. Their knowledgeable, friendly staff will assist you in finding the perfect faucet for your kitchen sink or bathroom vanity. Need a chandelier to complete your foyer or dining room? Let their lighting division shed some light on your options. Visit their Mandeville showroom at 68443 Highway 59, Suite 6, or stop in at their Metairie location, 2328 North Arnoult Road. Visit or call 504-835-8411 for more information.

Stone and Tile
Offering the broadest selection of stone and tile products on the Northshore, Palatial Stone & Tile has the knowledge and experience to take your floors, countertops and backsplashes to the next level. In a market flooded with similarly styled products, Palatial Stone offers only unique designs, many of which are hand-crafted artisan tile with matching stone tile to accompany. They specialize in stone, custom mosaics, decorative ceramic and porcelain tile, newer glass products and mosaics. Their Northshore showroom is consistently updated with the newest styles, and their friendly, knowledgeable sales staff is always available to help. Designers and homeowners are invited to visit and enjoy their countless samples and the luxurious tile of the Artistic Tile brand.

Locally and family owned, Palatial Stone has served the Greater New Orleans region for more than 10 years, operating full-service showrooms in Covington and Harvey. A purveyor of fine custom countertops, they fabricate granite, marble, quartzite and glass countertops from their Harvey warehouse. They also stock many stone products in Harvey, eliminating the need for extended shipping times. Top quality installation
 is available. For showroom locations and more, visit or call 985-249-6868.

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