Are 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.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Having 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.
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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Are 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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In many residences across the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas, closets can get overlooked when cleaning up your home. “Out of sight, out of mind” may be the motto these homeowners use when talking about the state of their closets. However, having efficient and effective closet storage and organization throughout your home can help improve the overall feel of the house. Here we’ll explore ways you can organize some of your main storage spaces to help create a more serene and clutter-free home environment.
The primary closet for many people is the bedroom closet. Whether you have a small reach-in closet or a spacious walk-in, keeping your personal closet organized, although often a challenge, can help influence the organization of the rest of the closets throughout your home. Starting here will help you get into the flow. First, clean everything out of your closet. Go through your items and make a serious effort to get rid of everything you no longer want or need. If this is something you’ve been putting off doing for a while, you’ll most likely be surprised at how much stuff you’ve accumulated over time. Once you’ve pared down your belongings, you’ll have a better idea of what kind of storage you need for your remaining items. To take your organization one step further, consider installing a custom closet system in your Sarasota home. With custom-built shelving, hanging systems, and drawers made specifically for your space, your closet will be maximized for your own personal utility.
Linen & Utility Closet
Often in a constant state of disarray, the linen or utility closet can be an intimidating one to tackle. Maybe you have struggled with figuring out how to keep your bed sheets and towels from getting balled up and shoved to the back. Or perhaps you feel you don’t have enough storage space for your things. The simple addition of some shelving dividers can turn your linen closet from a chaotic mess to a nicely organized storage area. Dividing your closet into smaller sections makes it easier to keep like items together. It can also help linens stay folded and neatly stacked. If your utility closet doesn’t meet your storage needs, perhaps a custom closet design is the solution you’ve been looking for. More Space Place of Sarasota offers professional storage and organization services. We design and build all of our furniture in our own factories, making any custom design a breeze. Our expert team can help you design and install the perfect solution for your closet.
If you have questions or if you’re ready to start creating your own custom closet system, call More Space Place Sarasota today! We offer free in-home design consultations, and we look forward to working with you.
If you’re a parent, you are probably all too familiar with the constant struggle to keep your child’s bedroom neat and tidy. Between science projects, soccer practice, and the general mess kids can cause, having an organizational system for your child can be helpful for both of you. Here at More Space Place Bradenton, we specialize in creating customized storage solutions for all different lifestyles and home organization needs. Here we’ll explore different closet design options for kids who live life on the go.
Easy Access Storage
One of the main causes of a messy room is something not being put away once it’s done being used. This applies to clothes, toys, sports equipment, and schools supplies. Creating storage systems that allow for easy access can make it easier for your child to put things away, thus preventing things from accumulating on the floor. Incorporating designated closet shelving and drawers for your child’s respective activities can ensure everything always has a place, and that it can be conveniently put away without requiring extra time or effort.
Clothing Storage Within Reach
Another culprit of messes in kids’ rooms is the piling up of clothes. If your child has a hard time reaching the clothes that are hung from the closet rod, they’re less likely to spend time putting them away. Installing hanging rods and some built-in drawers at a low level allows your child to be able to reach everything easily, making grabbing their clothes and putting them away a simple and doable task. You can also include a built-in laundry hamper for dirty laundry. If you’re pressed for closet space, you can create a double-hanging system that allows for two levels of clothing rods stacked on top of each other. Put your child’s frequently accessed clothes on the bottom level, and reserve the upper level for more seasonal items they don’t need every day.
A Place For Everything
Active kids often have a lot of items to store in their bedrooms. Whether they need cubbies for their baseball uniform, shelving for their books, or ample drawers for their Lego collection, supplying your child’s closet with custom storage for their things can help reduce clutter and messes. Making sure everything has a place will make cleanups a breeze for them and reduce headaches for you.
At More Space Place Bradenton, we build all of our custom furniture in our own factories, making a variety of designs possible. We offer many color and finish styles, so the closet components can match your child’s room décor. No space is too small for our design experts. To learn more about custom closet storage for your Bradenton home, contact us today and schedule a free in-home consultation!
Organizing one’s closet isn’t always a top priority. Life gets busy here on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and there are usually more important things to worry about. However, having an organized home can make other areas of life feel more organized, too, and having an organized closet is a good place to start. Here we’ll outline some simple tips for organizing your closet and making sure it stays that way.
For many people in the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas, their closets become a go-to for unwanted or forgotten items. This is a bad habit to get into for a number of reasons. One reason is holding onto things you don’t want or don’t need can result in an accumulation of extra stuff. In time, that stuff can add up until it’s overwhelming. Instead of using your closet as a place for things you don’t know what else to do with, make sure you store each item wisely. Before you go to put it in your closet, ask yourself if it’s something you really need. If the answer is no, get rid of it.
Use Boxes, Baskets, & Bins
One common mistake of closet organization is putting smaller items in loosely. Doing this makes for a more cluttered and disorganized space. Instead, organize like-items together and store them first in boxes, baskets, or bins before placing the storage container in your closet. This will help keep the physical space clean and tidy, as well as help you keep track of where things are.
Employ Shelving Systems
Another way to maximize organization in your closet is to use a shelving system. Shelves are ideal ways to organize a closet because they make great use of both the vertical and horizontal space available. They also prevent you from having to stack boxes and things on top of one another, which makes them more difficult to access. At More Space Place, we offer a wide variety of custom shelving units designed and built in our own factories. When using these custom shelving units, you are able to make the most of your space, while also building things to fit your specific needs.
Now that we’ve shared some of our tips on maintaining an organized closet, hopefully you can incorporate some of these techniques into your own home. If you want to further increase your closet organization, call your local More Space Place in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte, and speak to a designer about creating your own custom closet today! We’ll start by providing you a free in-home consultation where you can talk through your storage needs with one of our experts.
Here in Sarasota, it can be hard to keep up with the demands of everyday life, especially with a time-consuming career. If the only energy you have in the morning is devoted to making your coffee, the last thing you want to do is spend time looking for your favorite tie or bracelet. Having an organized custom closet can be the difference between a relaxing morning and a stressful day. The experts at More Space Place Sarasota have come up with five things every modern professional’s closet should have to maximize organization and efficiency.
1. Tie Rack
If your job’s dress code requires a tie, you’ve probably accumulated a collection of them. Having a place to store your ties where they are out of the way is key. All of them should be visible and neatly hung to avoid wrinkling. With a tie rack, you’ll be able to quickly find the one you’re looking for every time.
2. Jewelry Drawer
Jewelry can be one of the most frustrating things to organize. Finding somewhere to safely store your cherished items, especially the smallest ones like earrings, can be a challenge. A jewelry drawer allows for purposeful organization and safekeeping. Separators inside the drawer keep bracelets in their designated section without getting mixed in with necklaces, allowing you to keep track of what you need.
3. Shoe Shelving
There are many different options for shoe storage. Shelving is a common choice for custom closet owners, whether cubby style or slide out shelves. Both of these methods are great at keeping your shoes off the floor and paired neatly together. Depending on your closet space, one style might work better than the other. For example, if you have high ceilings, a vertical cubby system might work well. Slide out shelves can work nicely in long, thin closets.
4. Multi-Level Hanger Rods
This feature is an underrated closet space saver. Multi-level hanger rods can double the space you have for clothing storage by stacking one row on top of the other. You can use this system for clothes that don’t require as much hanging length, such as sweaters, jackets, and shirts.
5. Fully Extendable Drawers
Another feature your custom closet should include is fully extendable drawers. It’s especially important for a working professional to have an appearance to match. These drawers will keep your folded clothes tidy and wrinkle-free by providing them sufficient storage space. It’s easy for clothes to get bunched and crowded in traditional dresser drawers, but with extendable drawers you’ll be able to easily see and reach every article of clothing.
If you’re ready to talk to one of our design associates and get started planning your own custom closet, or if you have questions about other storage solutions, contact More Space Place Sarasota today. We offer free, in-home estimates and design consultations!