From cramped basements to steeply angled attic roofs, it can be difficult to make use of awkward spaces in your home. For these parts of your home, a custom solution might be needed! The More Space Place team is here to help. Keep reading to discover a few of our favorite tips and tricks for making use of awkward spaces in your home.
A Functional Under-Stairway Closet
Stairways often come equipped with unusual or awkward spaces underneath. We can help you transform this empty space or unusable closet into a functional and stylish storage space! Under-stair storage, when done correctly, can become the perfect storage space for coats, luggage, sports equipment, or anything else you need to hide away and store securely.
Angled Attic Shelving
Steeply angled attic rooms can make it difficult to utilize your attic for anything practical. Pre-made storage systems might not even fit within the angles of your attic. Consider custom-built shelving that’s designed to fit with an angled roof, allowing you to use your attic more effectively.
Custom Utility Room Upgrades
Utility and laundry rooms are known for being awkward spaces to navigate. With both huge appliances and storage being necessary, these rooms can quickly start to feel cluttered. We have a variety of solutions for you! Consider the following:
- Overhead storage. When you’re limited on floorspace, go up! We can build and install overhead storage to above your washer and dryer or along the walls of your utility room. This is a great option for lesser-used storage items.
- Custom washer and dryer inserts. These can be used to neatly conceal your appliances, giving your laundry room a neater look. Better yet, they also provide above-appliance deskspace for storing and folding clothes.
- Fold-out laundry hamper or ironing boards. Compact, easy to store, and perfect for small spaces, these fold-out inserts will provide your laundry room with added functionality while also giving you a clutter-free space!
Built-Ins For An Open Floor Plan
An open-layout floor plan can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be difficult to define spaces in an open floor plan, and storage systems can often feel out of place when placed in the middle of a space. Built-in furniture could be the perfect solution! They provide custom storage and can be used to define spaces without cutting them off from each other.
Contact The Storage Experts at More Space Place Today!
For more storage tips and custom solutions, contact the team at More Space Place now! We can help with a variety of storage solutions for any part of your home. Contact us online, give us a call, or visit us at one of our convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte.
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Upgrade your available storage space with style! If you struggle with storage space or outdated built-ins, the team at More Space Place can help. Keep reading to learn how we can design a sleek, stylish, and modern built-in system for any area of your home.
Many older built-in furniture and storage options seem bulky or mismatched. They can take up unnecessary space and even get in your way. To create built-ins that channel a modern vibe, we emphasize sleek design. Simplicity will help your new built-ins feel purposeful rather than clunky.
Neutral colors like white and black will help built-ins feel modern and sharp. It’s also important to think about which colors look best with your home – built-ins that either contradict the overall style of your home or blend in too much can feel outdated. We think carefully and work with you to find the perfect colors for your home.
Many outdated built-ins are made of wood – but that doesn’t mean that wood built-ins can’t be modern! A high-quality finish and modern construction can help shelves of any material feel brand-new. Melamine, a durable and high-quality material, is also an excellent option for modern built-ins.
Designed for Modern Life
In the age of flat screen televisions and dual monitors, older built-ins might not work for modern life. Our built-ins are custom designed to suit your exact needs. Whether you want an entertainment center that fits your television perfectly and neatly conceals wires, a custom home office to suit your work style, or a pantry for the whole family, we can help. In-unit lighting options can also give your new built-in system a touch of modern luxury.
Get Started Today!
The team at More Space Place can help you design a stylish, modern built-in for any part of your home. Make Room For Life – give us a call or contact us online to get started with a FREE consultation. We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. All of our showrooms are open and operating.
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Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
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Most of us have, at some point, thought to ourselves: I don’t have enough space! Whether you feel that way about your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or entire home, the thought has probably crossed your mind more than once. At More Space Place Sarasota, we’re experts at creating storage solutions for every aspect of life. Below, we’ve compiled our favorite ideas for dealing with cramped closets, tiny pantries, too-small bedrooms, and more.
With our help, you won’t need a walk-in closet to feel like you have plenty of space. With small closets, having the right storage for every item is crucial – from shoes, pants, jewelry, and more. We have custom closet accessories for all of those, and more! Your closet might also benefit from custom hanging rods, built-in laundry hampers, and custom shelving.
Your pantry might be running out of room, especially if you live in a multi-person household. To keep your pantry from feeling cluttered, good organization is important. We can help you do that with custom cabinets, spice racks, baskets, pull-out drawers, and adjustable shelves.
Your garage can become a catch-all for all the items you don’t have any other place for. That’s a recipe for chaos and clutter! To make your garage feel bigger, get started on sorting through the items you have stored there. You’ll probably find that you can simply get rid of most of them. For the rest, we can help you design a custom storage solution with cabinets, a workbench, and shelving. For a smaller garage, wall-mounted shelves are a great choice!
Small Spare Bedrooms
If you struggle with spare bedrooms feeling too small, a Murphy bed could be an excellent solution. Our Murphy beds easily fold up and come in a variety of designs. You can even transform guests bedrooms into a home office or den when not in use!
Contact More Space Place Today!
Make the most of your home with a custom storage solution by More Space Place Sarasota! We’ll help you create a custom storage solution for every aspect of life. Give us a call today or get in touch online!
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Getting your kids to sit down and focus can feel next to impossible. But just as adults rely on an organized office space for productive work, so do the busy minds of children! With a custom study space, you can help your student feel organized, focused, and inspired when it’s time to open those books. Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to share our top tips and tricks for customizing the perfect study space below.
Your young scholar might love collecting colorful school supplies, but all of those rogue pencils and papers might simply drive you crazy. Plus, your kids are likely to involve you in the search when they can’t find something! Creating dedicated school supply storage is the perfect solution. With elements like open shelving, pull out drawers, and filing cabinets, everything will have a place. Not only will this save both of you the hassle of digging through cluttered craft drawers, but it will give your kid an extra dose of inspiration. All of their materials are right in front of them and at their fingertips for their next creative masterpiece.
It’s pretty obvious that studying in front of the tv with cartoons on isn’t the most productive way to study. The lack of distraction in a dedicated study space makes it all the more valuable. You can craft a big open desk, hide any distracting chords, and even make space for a computer when needed. Your child will know it is time to focus on studies when they sit down here. With less distractions, they will learn more efficiently and probably finish their work quicker, making more time for the other fun things they have on their mind!
Inspiration Driven Space
For every student, young and old, there comes a time when they simply do not want to do their homework. We understand. That’s why it’s important to consider the unique personality and learning habits of your child. Do they learn better with bright lights? Dimmer lights? Do they like to surround themselves with bright colors or relaxing ones? Our custom home offices can be crafted exactly to your student’s personality so that the space truly feels like their own. For this reason, we love the idea of including your student in on the design process of their custom study space!
Multipurpose Study Space
While you might love the idea of giving your young student their personal study space at home, it can be hard to find the room to do so. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution! Transform your child’s room into a spacious place to study with a custom Murphy bed. With a custom-made wall bed, your child can have a built-in desk, plenty of storage, and a folding bed. Our Murphy beds are easy to use, ensuring that your child can set their bed up by themselves. They’re also ultra-comfortable, with a built-in high-quality mattress.
Are you ready to craft an organized, focused, and inspirational study space for the kids in your home? Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to help! Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!
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Getting organized is a classic resolution for the New Year, which is right around the corner! Closets, in particular, are spaces we tend to cram full of belongings throughout the seasons. After all, they are the perfect place to hide away unsightly clutter. At More Space Place Sarasota, we think your closet is an especially easy starting point for your more organized year! If you find your closet filled to the brim and seemingly impossible to sift through, a custom closet might help you stay sorted beyond your January 1st decluttering spree. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the ways a custom closet can help you stay organized.
Simply not having the space to organize your belongings can be a frustrating experience. When you don’t have the means to be organized, it’s entirely understandable why clutter may get a little out of hand. A custom closet transforms an ordinary four-walled closet into an expansive, efficient, storage solution. Now with the right tools, organizing will be a breeze!
Custom Closet Accessories
Instead of searching through a pile of shoes for your favorite pair, all of your shoes could be openly displayed on a shoe rack. Rather than rushing in the morning to assemble a put-together outfit, you can quickly glance through a closet customized for your lifestyle and wardrobe.
We love the idea of laying outfits ahead of time on a bench or hanging pieces together on a metal rod. Also, never fiddle with a tangled necklace again when you store them in jewelry drawers. With these timesavers, you can spend more time on your other resolutions, like going for a run or reading a new book!
With extra hanging rods, more shelves, and more drawers, you simply have more storage to put things away. A great organization tip is to store away your seasonal clothing. The holidays won’t be around for another year, so your holiday sweaters don’t need to take up extra space! Instead, make room for the new items you are bound to gather over the next year.
Surprisingly, your floor is another space guaranteed to benefit from a custom closet! We all have that family member who tends to toss dirty clothes on the ground. With a custom closet that has a built-in space for laundry bins, keeping dirty clothes off the ground is even easier.
New Year, New Closet
A custom closet is the perfect way to make your space work for you and your lifestyle in the New Year. Contact our experts at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte today for a free in-home estimate!
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You probably have preferences about the type of wine you enjoy, but are your opinions about wine storage just as strong? At More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, we think they should be! If you’re not storing your wine properly, you may be compromising flavor and missing out on the full experience. Create your ideal custom wine storage solution with our team of experts! Read on to learn the basics of wine storage.
To keep your wine in good shape before you can drink it, be sure to store it in a place where it won’t get too much light. As a start, all wine should be stored out of direct sunlight. A closet or storage room with low-level lighting is ideal for maintaining wine freshness for as long as possible.
Without sufficient humidity, the cork in a wine bottle can dry out. When this happens, your wine will oxidize, altering the flavor and ruining the wine. In order to maintain the integrity of the cork and wine, store your wines in a humid location. A storage system that can be kept at 50% humidity or more should do the trick.
Heat is highly destructive to the flavor compounds in wine. Exposing your wine to high temperatures, even for short periods of time, will wreak havoc on the flavor. It’s important to store your wine in a cool, temperature-stable place. Ideally, you should keep your wine between 40° and 65° F, in a location where the temperature never changes by more than about 5° F.
What good is following wine storage best practices if the storage system you develop is inconvenient? When considering your wine storage options, make sure that you find a system that makes your life easier. Like all storage solutions, wine storage should maximize organization and visibility, so that you’re never opening up a chardonnay when you meant to get out the pinot noir.
Get Started in Bradenton Today!
More Space Place is here to help discerning wine lovers in the Bradenton area develop custom wine storage systems. Work with our experts to find storage solutions that work with your budget, lifestyle, and tastes. Visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Port Charlotte, or get in touch today to schedule a free in-home estimate!
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How do you feel about the current state of your garage? Are you happy with the way it’s organized? Are you able to find what you need? Is there room for you to park you car? If you answered no to any or all of those questions, you’ve come to the right place. More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte specializes in creating smart custom solutions to all your storage needs, including those in your garage. If you’ve never considered a custom storage solution for this area of your home, we’re here to share with you some of the ways in which it can truly transform your space.
Keep Track of Your Belongings
It’s incredibly common for a home’s garage to become the dumping ground for anything that doesn’t have a place inside the house. This includes holiday decorations, old clothes or toys your kids have grown out of, hobby equipment, or other things you either don’t use often or don’t use at all. With all the clutter, it’s easy to lose track of the things you do need. Custom cabinetry and shelving can be a great way to help you organize your items in a way that makes sense to you that will help you keep track of them better.
More Floor Space
Getting things off the floor and into storage spaces leaves room for the things that actually belong on the ground–things like your car! If you haven’t been able to park inside your garage because there’s too much stuff, we can help change that. Utilizing organizational solutions, such as adjustable shelving, hanging racks, and workbenches, can transform your space into something that both looks great and functions the way you need it to.
Keep Things In Better Shape
A common issue with cluttered garages is the tendency for things to get dirty or broken. If items don’t have a safe and secure place to be stored, they can easily get damaged. By customizing a storage solution around your available space, you guarantee a perfect fit. Designing your storage components around your personal storage needs ensures that everything has a place.
Another way in which custom storage can transform your garage is by making all of your items easily accessible. No more climbing on top of boxes to reach other boxes or having to dig through old dusty bins to get to what you need. With everything arranged in a strategic and sensible way, you’ll be able to quickly find what you’re looking for and access it with ease.
To learn more about how More Space Place can help you transform your garage into an attractive and functional space, contact us about a free in-home consultation. Give us a call or visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Port Charlotte today!
When looking around your home, there is most likely a room or area you can identify that isn’t being used to its full potential. Maybe you’ve felt stuck with the space’s arrangement or frustrated by its storage (or lack thereof). If this sounds like something you’ve experienced, it might be time to consider an organizational upgrade. A customized home office system could be just the solution you need! More Space Place, with showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Port Charlotte, is here to help you create the perfect system for your home.
Making The Best Use Of Your Space
Perhaps you’ve never considered a home office, and maybe you aren’t even aware of all the great benefits they can offer. From functional practicality to enhanced style, there are a number of perks of creating an office setup in your home. Customizing a solution means you get to build one around your available space, which gives you a lot of flexibility as to where it goes. You don’t even have to have a whole spare room to devote to this. Do you have a small nook that you don’t know what to do with? Is there space under your stairs that would be a good candidate for the project? Even if you don’t have much room, we can make custom home offices work in small spaces. A custom system ensures a perfect fit every time.
Adding Your Own Style
Like our other storage and organizational solutions, a custom home office from More Space Place is available in a wide variety of color, style, finish, and hardware options. Additionally, you can choose what type of storage components would work best for your needs and build something based around them. Our talented designers work with you to come up with a design that reflects your personal style and that of your home, much like we did with our award-winning nautical home office design that was installed in a Sarasota condo. Not only will a custom home office add great style to your home, but it will also keep your space organized and help you make the most efficient use of your space.
Schedule A Free Consultation
If you want to learn more about how we can help you create a versatile office solution for your home, contact More Space Place today! We offer free in-home estimates and design consultations in the greater Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas where our experts can come to your home, see your space, and talk with you about what you’re looking for. When it comes to improving the efficiency, productivity, and style of your storage, leave the hard work to us!
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If you’re considering a Murphy bed as a space-saving furniture solution for your home on the Sun Coast, you’ll have a number of different options to choose from. Before you decide, it’s good to know what needs you’re looking for the bed to fill, as well as have an idea of what your space allows for. More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte offers a wide variety of styles that also come with customizable options that make it so you end up with the perfect solution for your home. What are some of those styles and how do they function? Let’s take a look!
The Murphy bed is a tried and true space saver. It’s easily maneuvered using a spring-loaded mechanism that’s safe and secure. There’s a support leg that extends and retracts automatically as the bed raises and lowers, as well as a sturdy support for the mattress. There are many models of Murphy beds depending on what you’re looking for.
The classic style features a pull-down bed that’s hidden behind attractive bi-fold doors when stored upright. This bed can be customized to fit your space and style, including with different colors and finishes, as well as optional side cabinets.
Library & Bookcase
Bookcase and library Murphy beds are worth considering. They’re great options if you have a book collection or other items you need stored on shelves. You can choose from different shelved door models, including those that glide out to the sides, bi-folding doors that take up less space, or doors that swing open to reveal the bed inside.
Pocket Door Bed
This style features bi-fold pocket doors that collapse into the side cabinets to help save space. Like the classic model, it also can be designed in your choice of finish along with optional side cabinets for additional storage.
Panel beds are ideal for maximizing space with their sleek and clutter-free design. They are made using front panel doors that drop down with the bed and stay hidden under the mattress and out of the way when the bed is in use.
A standard panel bed, the Metropolitan saves space without the bi-fold doors. The panel drops down with the mattress to act as its support. This style also includes the option to add side cabinets for more storage.
This panel bed model is contemporary and sophisticated in its appearance. It features side cabinets that are included in the design, as well as drop-down nightstands for enhanced utility and style.
Ideal for spaces with limited vertical space, such as those with low or slanted ceilings, the Cosmopolitan panel bed is a horizontal model. It comes in varying sizes from twin to queen. Its solid panel doors add an attractive element to the room when the bed is stored away, and the bed can also include side cabinets for more storage if you so desire.
Get Started Today!
Whether you’re looking for a solution that will save space in a room where space is limited or you want to maximize storage in your home, we have the perfect Murphy bed solution for you! Contact us today to learn more. You can also visit one of our More Space Place showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte to see some of our floor models in person.
If 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.
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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