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26Nov

Creating Your Dream Boutique Closet

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boutique custom walk in closetBoutique closets are elegant and trendy, the perfect way to turn your walk-in closet into a luxurious space that’s all your own. The dedicated design experts at More Space Place Sarasota will help you create a custom closet that exemplifies all the elegance and style of a high-end boutique. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite design touches for boutique-style closets!

Crown Molding

Crown molding is an understated design element, adding style and elegance to any room. Incorporating a simple crown molding on the ceiling of your closet will create a room that feels more grand and luxurious.

Sitting Area

For the ultimate boutique closet experience, room for sitting space is ideal. Create space in your walk-in closet for a comfortable, stylish armchair. With a lovely area in your closet to rest and relax, getting ready for the day goes from a chore to a delight.

Gold Accents

Gold accents will add a touch of style and luxury to your closet. Consider golden handles for your cabinets or gold paint along the sides. This subtle touch will give your closet a perfectly elegant vibe.

White Cabinets

White cabinets offer a bright, clean, and classic look for your closet. For the perfect blend of traditional and modern, opt for white-painted wood cabinets. White cabinets will become the ideal backdrop to display all your belongings.

Open Shelving

Open shelving is convenient, modern, and stylish. Open shelving will give your closet the aura of a high-end boutique shop. With open shelving, the contents of your closet double as decoration. These simple shelves also provide easier access to everything you need.

Create Your Dream Closet Today!

Are you ready to create your dream boutique-style custom closet? Get in touch with our design experts today! Contact us to schedule a free, in-home design consultation. Our closet designs are completely customized for your needs. We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.

 

18Jul

Organizing Shared Closets For Kids

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kids shared closet - Sarasota, Bradenton, Port CharlotteIf your home has more children than it does bedrooms, chances are your kiddos are sharing a room for the time being. With a shared bedroom also comes shared closet space. This can present its own set of challenges as you strive to provide each kid with their own space within the shared area. The experts at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte can help you navigate this tricky situation, helping ensure you’re making the most of your kids’ shared closet and keeping things as organized as possible.

Start With A Clean Slate

The first thing we recommend is to do a complete closet cleanout. If you want to maintain a balance of space between your kids, it’s important to start with a clean slate. This is especially true if one child was previously occupying the room before the other got moved in, as they likely already had things in the closet. Kids also grow out of clothes and toys so quickly that chances are there are a lot of things in there that aren’t being used anymore. Setting aside some time one day to take everything out of the closet, go through it, and get rid of things your kids no longer use will start this arrangement out on the right foot.

Divide The Space

Once you have everything moved out of the closet and pared down to what will be going back in, you can figure out a way to divide the space between your kids in a way that’s fair. If there’s a big height difference, maybe the taller child can use the higher shelves and the lower shelves can be designated space for the shorter sibling. Another option is to just divvy up the space down the middle. Of course, the layout of the closet will determine some of this, and each situation will be different. The main objective will be to just make sure each kid feels like they have their own fair share of the closet space to use for their things.

Organize & Store

The final step in creating an effective shared closet space for your kids is to have them help organize their things once the space is ready to be filled. They can arrange things the way they like, which will also help ensure they know where everything goes. This can also be a good way to get them in the habit of maintaining a tidy space, making sure things get put away after they’re used. Kids are often on the go, and having their own designated closet space can be a great way to preserve some order for them.

Contact Us

To learn more about how we can help you enhance the storage and organization in your home, contact More Space Place today! You can also visit one of our convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte to see some of our products in person. If the closet setup you have now just doesn’t serve you the way you need, maybe it’s time to consider installing your own custom closet system. Whatever your needs are, we can help create the perfect solution for you!

 

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20Apr

Add Value to Your Home With a Custom Closet

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custom closet SarasotaNot only can a beautiful custom closet make your life easier, it can also be just the feature that helps you sell your home fast when the time comes. Think back to when you were looking for a new home and how closet space fit into your home-buying decision. Small, messy, disorganized closets often suggest to potential buyers that your home might not have enough closet space. It might be time to consider customizing your closets. More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte is here to help!

Custom Features that Help You Organize

If you’ve ever thought about custom closets, maybe you’re familiar with features like shoe cubbies, tie racks, and adjustable shelving systems. Customizing your storage space ensures it works perfectly for your needs and your individual lifestyle. We’re always seeking out new designs and features to help make your life easier.

How Custom Closets Add Value to a Home

increase home value SarasotaThe average closet often turns into a dumping ground to hide and collect clutter from the rest of the house. However, if a potential homebuyer were to see a closet in this state, they might get the idea that the home doesn’t have sufficient closet space. A custom closet gives the impression that there is enough–or even extra–storage space in a home. They’ll feel confident that they’ll be able to store everything they need comfortably in an attractive way.

 

Consider having your closet professionally customized. Not only will you get to enjoy the many benefits of it, but it will also add value to your home if you ever plan to sell. Contact More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte today for a free in-home estimate!

 

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19Mar

Organizing Your Handbags in Your Custom Closet

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Organizing Your Handbags in Your Custom Closet More Space Place SarasotaWhether you’re getting ready for work in the morning or for a night out on the town, finding the right outfit can be difficult when your closet is in a state of disarray. With More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, our custom closets can help you organize everything from your coats to your handbags, giving you back time and energy to dedicate to other things.

Protect Your Bags

Before storing your handbags, it is important to properly protect them to help prolong the longevity of your accessories. Stuffing your handbags with tissue paper, particularly larger ones, will help them to keep their shape and prevent unseemly wrinkles from developing over time.

When storing your purses you will also want to consider the use of dust bags. These protective cloth coverings will help to maintain the luster of your bags by keeping dust and other contaminants away from their surfaces. Dust bags will also help to protect beaded bags from being caught on other items when being removed from a shelf. They will similarly protect high-gloss bags from scuffing as a result of their sticky surfaces dragging across other handbags.

Organize By Size Or Color

Depending on your personal preference, organizing your bags by size or color will make them easy to find, and simple to sort through and select for an occasion. Whether you prefer locating a color first and then a size and style, or vice versa, both of these methods will allow you to find a handbag to fit your outfit and the event you are attending with little to no hassle.

Get Creative

There are so many ways to organize your handbags in a custom closet. You could choose to place them in a shelving unit, where they would be nice and visible for your perusal. You could also place them into individual cubbies to keep them separated from one another. A tall cubby could also be installed with individual hooks from which you could hang your handbags to help them maintain their shape.

Another great way to store your bags, especially smaller ones like clutches and wristlets, is to have space created in your custom closet to hold little baskets. These will help to keep your small bags organized and provide a level of protection from dust and debris.

If you’re ready to organize your closet and find a home for all of your handbags, then contact More Space Place today! We are located in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, and we would love to talk with you about your design goals during a free, in-home consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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15Dec

10 Popular Custom Closet Updates & Ideas

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custom closet SarasotaAre you dreaming of customizing your closet? If so, you might already have some idea of what you would like to change, but you may not be quite sure about the final design. More Space Place can help you come up with the perfect closet system to meet your wants and needs. The following are 10 popular and exciting ideas homeowners in the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Port Charlotte areas choose when customizing their closets.

1. A Dresser Island

If space allows, an island in the middle of your closet with dresser drawers doubles as both a stylish and functional addition. It allows for counter space to use for setting out outfit ideas while also providing storage space for folded clothing items. Ideally, you should have at least 3 feet of space around the island. Another option for a medium-sized closet is a peninsula dresser, which is attached to one wall and runs out perpendicularly.

2. Shoe Cubbies

Floor-to-ceiling cubby systems where you can store and display your shoes are a popular solution. Standard cubby spaces are suitable for most any size shoe, from high heels to sneakers to ankle boots. However, you can also design custom sizes to accommodate larger shoes, such as tall boots.

3. Built-In Hamper

Get rid of the stray laundry basket on the floor and instead install a clothing hamper that slides out when you need it and then can be hidden away when you don’t.

4. Pants Rack

A rack that allows you to hang numerous pairs of pants close together is both space saving and convenient for organization. There are also models that slide in and out of their location so they can be tucked away and out of sight when not in use.

5. Custom Jewelry Storage

Ditch the disorganized jewelry box in favor of a customized rack and drawer system that will keep your jewelry safe and secure. Be sure to take inventory of your jewelry to make sure you include a variety of different sized compartments and hanging areas built specifically for your collection.

6. Handbag Hanging Posts

Larger hanging hooks are ideal for storing and displaying your handbag and purse collection while keeping them accessible. If you don’t have many purses to store, hooks are also great for other accessories, such as scarves and belts.

7. Glass-Fronted Cabinets

This trend in custom closets has been surging lately. It gives a sleek, finished look to your closet storage while also allowing you to view your wardrobe. Having your clothes visible can aid in your outfit decision-making process each morning.

8. Drawer Dividers

Avoid the jumbled drawer syndrome by adding drawer dividers. They’re great for organizing, as they allow you to keep things separate. Dividers work especially well for smaller items.

9. Built-In Dresser Or Vanity

Customization allows you to transform an ordinary walk-in closet into a boutique dressing room. With a mirror, compact dresser, drawers, and a small seat or ottoman, you’ll never have to fight over the bathroom mirror again.

10. Men’s Accessory Rack

More than just a tie rack, this add-on allows guys to store their cuff links, extra wallets, sunglasses, handkerchiefs and more.

Are you ready to customize your home closets? Use these 10 ideas as inspiration, and contact More Space Place Sarasota today to schedule a free in-home consultation.

18Oct

5 Unique Uses for Your Custom Closet

custom closet storage ideasA fully customized closet is a dream come true for many homeowners in the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas, as it allows them to have the exact type of storage space they need. In most cases, people create custom closets for their bedroom as a way to efficiently store their wardrobe, accessories, and personal items. However, there are many other functional uses for a custom closet. More Space Place offers some unique uses to consider for custom closets in your home.

Toy Closet

Every parent understands just how overwhelming it can be to look around the house and see towering mountains of toys in every corner. Even the most innovative toy storage solutions can take up excessive space in your living areas. With a custom closet made just for toy storage, you can safely store all of your kids’ favorite playthings in a way that allows them to access their toys without cluttering your entire house.

Library

For those who cherish the written word, there’s no such thing as too many books. However, there are only so many places you can put a bookshelf. If your book collection has become too much for your living space, it might be time to design a custom closet that serves as your own personal library. Shelving storage and other components can be incorporated to give you the space you need for all of your treasured novels.

Wine and Liquor Storage

Perhaps you like to entertain on the weekends or maybe you just like to have plenty of the finest vintage on hand. Either way, it can be challenging to store a significant amount of wine or liquor in a standard kitchen space. With a custom closet, you can create a wine cellar in your own home, complete with storage racks, beverage accessories, and even a tasting area if you desire.

Supply Closet

One of the best uses for a custom closet is to transform a standard storage space in the main living area of the home into a supply or utility closet. The right custom closet solution will allow you to store all of your cleaning supplies, such as brooms, vacuums, mops, and more. Additionally, smaller shelving can be included to accommodate cleaning products, rags, and other essentials.

Tool Storage

The handyman who has everything might not always have the space to store it. Tool storage doesn’t necessarily have to be reserved for the shed or the garage. Instead, those tools can be housed in a convenient space in the heart of the home with a custom closet. The closet can be designed to fit the needs of your space, allowing you to keep the exact tools you need on hand at all times.

Whether you need a personalized storage space for your power suits and workout clothes or you are in need of a creative yet functional way to store the supplies for your favorite hobby, a custom closet is the best way to make the most of your space. Learn more about how More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte can create a custom closet for you. Contact us today for a free in-home design consultation!

 

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18Aug

10 Hacks for Organizing Your Bedroom Closet

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custom closet sarasotaHaving an organized bedroom closet can seem like a distant dream to some homeowners in the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas. However, with custom closet systems from More Space Place, the concept of an organized bedroom closet is well within your reach. Feel free to pick and choose from the following 10 closet organization ideas to transform your bedroom closet into something truly special.

1. Declutter

Start your organization process by going through your closet and getting rid of the things you never wear. Donate items in good condition to a local thrift store or charity.

2. Consider Placement

Organize the clothes you are keeping into four groups: most used, least used, seasonal/specialty items (evening wear, etc.) and accessories. Your most-worn clothing should be placed at eye level in an area that’s easy to access. Everything else should be arranged in a way that makes sense to your tastes, preferences, and wardrobe.

3. Décor Solutions

Treat your closet like a small room as you plan and design custom closet solutions. Consider the flooring, new paint color for the walls, lighting, and additional touches to really make it your own.

4. Add Shelving

Custom shelving in your closet can make the storage of hats, handbags, shoes, and other accessories easy and convenient. Adding storage boxes with lids to some shelves can be ideal for storing smaller accessories and specialty items. Utilize dividers in boxes to keep track of the smallest items.

5. Incorporate Drawers

If your closet space allows, include built-in drawer storage for jeans, sweaters, casual shirts, and other folded items. These drawer systems can often eliminate the need for a dresser.

6. Optimize Vertical Space

Run shelving, accessory racks, and other custom storage elements from the floor to the ceiling to maximize the space in your closet. Storing seasonal or seldom-used items higher up increases a closet’s efficiency. The space above the highest closet rod near the ceiling is ideal for storing seasonal items or even extra linens, pillows, and blankets.

7. Strategically Placed Hooks

Make the most of every square inch of your closet by placing hooks in those tucked away areas that can be used for hanging things.

8. Consider Color Coding

When it’s time to put your wardrobe back in your finished custom closet, consider grouping like items by color. You’ll have an easier time finding your favorite pieces of clothing, as well as be better able to use a designer’s approach in creating color palettes, looks, and outfits.

9. Make Use of Suitcase Space

If you store your luggage in your closet, make the most of it by using the space inside. Seasonal items, such as coats and sweaters, as well as spare blankets and linens are just a few ideas.

10. Bench Seating That Adds More Storage

If space allows, consider adding bench seating and a small vanity to create a boutique feel in your closet. Select a cedar chest or similar box to allow your bench seating to also function as additional storage.

If it’s time to finally manifest the closet of your dreams, these 10 storage and design hacks can help make it happen. Contact More Space Place today for a free in-home consultation, or visit one of our convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

 

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13Jun

Creative Uses For A Custom Closet

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custom closet ideas satasotaWhether you just got new custom closets installed or are in the process of designing them, you’ll want to take advantage of your new area as best as possible. Your custom closet could free up space for new creative projects that you never had room for with your old closet. Instead of merely hanging your clothes back up and shutting those closet doors, consider a few of the ideas below from More Space Place Sarasota to get creative with your new custom closets.

Create a Dressing Room

If the space allows, consider adding a few features in your walk-in closet to make it a special dressing room rather than just a clothes storage space. Add a fancy rug, a cozy chair, and perhaps a lighting feature like a small chandelier or a modern floor lamp to create a stylish feel. Don’t forget to bring in a full-length mirror as a finishing touch – this could even be attached to the back of your closet door!

Add a Pop of Color

Even if you don’t end up spending a lot of time in your closet, it’s important not to neglect this space. Instead of leaving the walls a boring white, pick up some adhesive wallpaper to create a feature wall. Bring in bright baskets or drawers to add a pop of color to your shelves. If you have a shared closet, consider color-coordinating spaces with paint or curtains.

Morning Station

Your closet can be a cozy place to get ready in the mornings, so why not set up a handy station? If the space allows, you can add the appropriate items to make your morning routine a breeze. Bring in a small vanity, equipped with a mirror and lighting for makeup, or acquire a small espresso stand and adorn it with your favorite brewer, cream, and sweetener. Whatever your morning calls for, a custom closet can be designed to allow you plenty of space to create the perfect morning station in your Sarasota home.

Curtains and Cushion Seating

If a good DIY project is up your alley, then you may consider making curtains or cushions for your new closets. Sew curtains out of any fabric you like, or pick up some premade ones at the store. Hang your curtains on suspension rods to enclose certain shelves and spaces. If you have a bench area or often find yourself perched on top of a set of drawers, sew up a seat cushion to add comfort and style to the space!

Customize Your Closets Today

No matter what your closet needs may be, there’s always a way to meet them with the help of our experts here at More Space Place Sarasota. Call us today for a free in-home design consultation and to get estimates for your new custom closet!

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12May

Laminate Or Wood For A Custom Closet?

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custom closet SarasotaAre you ready for a new custom closet but are unsure of how to get started? Before you design any custom home feature, such as a closet, pantry, or garage storage system, you must first assess your needs for the space. Consult with a closet design professional at More Space Place who can help you with the planning. We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. One decision you will need to make is what material to use for your closet system. We offer many options in both laminate and solid wood, and we can help you decide which is best for your needs.

Is Laminate Right for You?

Laminate is a good material to choose for your new closet if you’re looking for a long-lasting option. It’s easy to clean and provides flexible storage solutions, including adjustable shelving and sliding drawers for jewelry, scarves, or other small accessories. We offer a wide variety of both contemporary laminates and textured laminate finishes in various colors, making it easy to achieve the aesthetic to match your personal style.

Is a Wood Closet Right for You?

A custom closet with solid wood features is the most luxurious choice. Other benefits of choosing wood include flexibility and long-lasting durability. With wood, you can have lined jewelry drawers, adjustable shelves, and other special features (like an ironing board). Choose glass doors or open shelving if you want more of a display, or create a neater and concealed look with solid wood cubby doors. Consider how much of your clothing and other closet items you want to be exposed. The downside of a wood closet is it typically comes at a higher price point.

Schedule Your Free Estimate

When choosing between laminate and wood for your custom closet system, talk with your design specialist about what you’re looking to achieve in terms of style and practicality. What’s best for your neighbor’s home might not be best for yours. Think about your budget, how long you want to stay in your home, whether you need flexible features, and what you want your custom closet to look like. There are many factors that can contribute to this decision, but whichever finish you choose, your new custom closet will be a dream come true! Call More Space Place in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte today to schedule a free in-home design consultation.

 

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28Mar

Essential Elements of a Boutique-Style Closet

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custom closets BradentonAn increasing number of Bradenton homeowners are looking to go beyond simple closet storage to create something truly special in their bedroom closets. Custom closets are the ideal way to accomplish this. Whether you have enough space for a walk-in style or are looking to take a smaller reach-in closet to new heights, More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte can help create a custom closet design perfect for you. A boutique-style design is a popular type here in homes on the Gulf Coast. To start getting inspiration for your own space, we’ve provided the following list of some of the essential elements of a boutique-style closet.

Choose a Theme

What style of closet would you like? Browse designer stores and boutiques online or in person to get ideas. This will help you to determine the overall “vibe” of your boutique-style closet.

Consider Color Palette

Along with the theme, style, and layout of your closet, your chosen color palette will contribute significantly to the look. White, neutral, or pastel choices help to create a setting that will be conducive to design unity no matter how big and varied your wardrobe may become. However, you can also go with a richer brown or other wood-tone finish. More Space Place offers a variety of colors and finish options for your closet elements.

A Seat and/or Dressing Area

If space allows, include a chair or bench in the design layout. This may take the form of a small mirror, built-in dresser and ornate chair, or a cushioned window seat. While not essential, seating can help to transform your closet from a mere storage area to a luxurious haven of style and relaxation.

Customized, Personalized Storage

The best part about custom closet solutions is you can get exactly what you want! Design all of the elements of your closet storage area to fit your particular needs and preferences. Do you have more shoes than blouses? Be sure your closet design reflects this. You can customize every detail of your closet system with custom elements.

It’s in the Details

Anything is possible when it comes to designing your custom closet. Add details such as hanging pegs or hooks for belts and scarves, as well as plenty of adjustable shelving and cabinetry for bags, purses, hats and other accessories. For added elegance, consider adding a showpiece chandelier or light fixture overhead.

Jewelry Center

Is jewelry a prominent part of your wardrobe? If so, and if space allows, include an area in your Bradenton home’s custom closet to store and display your jewelry. This can also help keep your valuable items safe. Details like these help to personalize your custom closet and take closet organization to a new level.

Your home is like your castle, and you deserve to live in a space that embodies all the elements of your personal style. A custom boutique-style closet can become a peaceful and useful sanctuary in your home. To get started, contact More Space Place Bradenton today to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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