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24Feb

Designer’s Den: Renovating and Renewing

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If you’re interested in getting a custom service done by More Space Place Bradenton, you might be wondering: how does this process work? Take a look at this in-depth explanation from one of our designers, Peter, of how our process works from start to finish including renovating and renewing. 

The Idea: 

This customer is a longtime customer of More Space Place with a home on Anna Maria Island. This customer had a gorgeous 50-year-old home that was newly renovated. This home had three small bedrooms and low ceilings so they felt a Murphy bed with storage cabinetry would be perfect for their space. 

The Process:

Upon receiving notice of a custom request we usually discuss the details of the project via a private appointment. During this appointment, we make an inventory, take measurements and decide what type of Murphy bed would be best for the space. 

This time the customer went with the Cosmopolitan Queen Side Bed with finished storage. The cabinetry for the bed would go up wall-to-wall from floor to ceiling. In this room, after the renovations were completed in the house there wasn’t a closet. Because of this, we also determined that hanging bars in the wall units on the outer left and right would be beneficial for guests to hang clothes.

As for the design, the customer was at first leaning towards a wood grain or darker finish for the cabinetry. However, since the floors were a darker wood, this designer suggested going with a white shaker painted profile for the doors, trim, and facia, to provide contrast and bring more light into the room. The customer was very pleased with the final project, when completed, and commented that “It was giving us two rooms out of one”. 

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Contact Us:

Thank you very much to our designer Peter and our lovely Bradenton team for completing this project!

If you’re interested in a custom design project, call your local More Space Place in Sarasota, and Bradenton and speak to a designer about creating a storage system that best suits your needs today! We’ll start by providing you with a free in-home consultation where you can talk through your storage needs with one of our experts. 

15Feb

Designer’s Den: An Abundance of Cherry (Wood) 

Designer’s Den: An Abundance of Cherry (Wood)

If you’re interested in getting a custom service done by More Space Place Sarasota or Bradenton, you might be wondering: how does this process work? Take a look at this first-hand account from one of our designers, Mark Schefke, on the process from start to finish. 

The Vision:

“This customer came into our Sarasota store with a unique request. He was frustrated with the lack of storage in his office. He wanted to custom design his room to accommodate a Murphy bed with lots of storage to put his favorite books to put on display. In the same room, he wanted a functional home office desk with a large cabinet to display his memorabilia from his companies as well as space for a heavy statue in the corner. 

The Project:

At More Space Place, we have many different options for designs in terms of wood finish and hardware. While this can sometimes be a difficult decision for customers, the customer had just had his late grandfather’s favorite chair refinished and reupholstered. The arms were a very unique cherry wood with a light cherry finish. Thus, the customer wanted the wood of his new cabinetry to match his grandfather’s chair. In order to get the match exactly right, we created a custom stain of Cherry for the ultimate seamless blend. 

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As for the storage setup, our solution was a Jefferson Queen size Murphy Bed (128” Wide), with lower cabinets, a work surface, and a Wall unit all finished in the custom stained Cherry color. We measured the space and got to work creating the storage unit of our customer’s dreams! The wall unit was 90” high and 36” wide and had entirely glass shelves with LED Lights on both the upper and lower fixed shelves, to properly show off the memorabilia to be displayed. Both the Murphy Bed and the Wall unit were equipped with Crown Moldings, and the hardware used was Black Arched Pulls.

We were happy that we were able to find a solution to our customer’s worries and he was very pleased with the results. 

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Contact Us: 

Thank you very much to our designer Mark and our lovely Sarasota team for completing this project!

If you liked this post and you’re interested in a custom design project, contact your local More Space Place in Sarasota, and Bradenton to speak to a designer about creating a storage system that best suits your needs today! We’ll start by providing you with a free in-home consultation where you can talk through your storage needs with one of our experts.

03Feb

Designer’s Den: From Cramped to Comfortable

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We’re back with another Designer’s Den! Your behind-the-scenes access to learning more about the More Space Place process of custom installation from start to finish. Read on to find out how designer Skylar Cressey turned this cramped car dealership into a comfortable workspace for everyone!

The Vision:

“When I first received the call that a car dealership wanted to explore options of design work with us, I was hesitant. We had never designed to that magnitude before, so naturally, I was unsure how this design would happen. When I arrived at Englewood Ford a week after I received the call, I spoke with very sweet and helpful staff who expressed exactly what they were looking for. Their previous setting wasn’t doing it for them, and they needed a desk set up to accommodate 6 people. 

The space was quite large, so I knew it was going to be a big job. They said they wanted to keep it simple, yet functional. The most important thing was making sure that everyone had enough room to be able to comfortably talk to other clients in private. After I measured the space and got all the information I needed, I got to designing this custom office space. While designing, I made sure every employee had at least 3 feet of legroom space, so no one felt squished. I included a base cabinet with storage for files, office supplies, and other miscellaneous items next to everyone’s desk. I also make sure I included a USB Grommet next to everyone’s desk so they would all have access to plugs and outlets.

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The Project:

Because I had never done anything like this before, I made sure to meet with our seasoned installer to see what extra material needed to be ordered, labor that needed to be accounted for, and if this scale of design was even possible. After the green light from the installer, I went ahead and sent over the designs to the manager who absolutely loved it! After that, a few of them took a ride up to visit me in my showroom and pick out colors, desktop, and hardware options. They went with a lighter “Candlelight Maple” wood tone, a lighter desktop color, and Brushed Nickel hardware to tie it all together. 

Once I sold the job, I was so anxious to see how it was going to turn out. And to no surprise, our installer did a remarkable job! Everything came out even better than I was expecting, and most importantly, everyone was so happy! Say goodbye to cramped desk space and hello to a neat and organized space! The total time from measuring to installing was roughly 3 months and the process could not have gone any smoother.”

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Contact Us:

Thank you very much to our designer Skylar and our lovely team for completing this project!

If you liked this post and you’re interested in a custom design project, contact your local More Space Place in Sarasota, and Bradenton to speak to a designer about creating a storage system that best suits your needs today! We’ll start by providing you with a free in-home consultation where you can talk through your storage needs with one of our experts.

28Jan

Designer’s Den: Memorabilia Storage Design

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If you’re interested in getting a custom service done by More Space Place Sarasota, you might be wondering: how does this process work? Take a look at this in-depth explanation from designer Cathy Davis, of how our process works from start to finish. 

The Idea: 

Last year we received a customer request for creating wall storage for various memorabilia and knick-knacks. This customer, Joann, was located in Punta Gorda and found us through Google. This project included storage for a 1200 record album collection, CDs, Beatles memorabilia, and Wizard of Oz figurines. Joann was also interested in a custom desk placed across from the stored albums in the same room. 

The Process:

Upon receiving notice of a custom request we usually discuss the details of the project via a private appointment. During this appointment, we made an inventory and measured the items they needed storage for. After some email correspondence, we crafted the final design. Our designers suggested we add a window seat, and Joann was all for it, thus the final product was created! 

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THE MATERIALS USED INCLUDE:

Hardware: 
  • Richelieu Contemporary Metal Pull 8728
  • Black Stainless/Chrome
Album Storage:
  • White laminate case work with Summertime Blues trim
Custom Desk:
  • Summertime Blues laminate casework and Contemporary Flat Front
Laminate Desktop:
  • Wilsonart
  • Bronzite
  • 4971K-52
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Contact Us:

Thank you very much to our designer Cathy and our lovely team for completing this project!

If you’re interested in a custom design project, contact your local More Space Place in Sarasota, and Bradenton and speak to a designer about creating a storage system that best suits your needs today! We’ll start by providing you with a free in-home consultation where you can talk through your storage needs with one of our experts. 

21Jan

Designer’s Den: Bedroom to a Hobby Room 

bradenton custom bed to hobby room by jamie kirk

If you’re interested in getting a custom service done by More Space Place Bradenton, you might be wondering: how does this process work? Take a look at this first-hand account from one of our designers, Jamie Kirk, on the process from start to finish. 

The Project:

“A customer in Lakewood Ranch came to me for help turning a bedroom of her recently purchased home into a multi-functional hobby room she could be proud of! She wanted to have a workspace that could also be used for crafts but thought it would be great to have a secondary guest room as well. 

When it came to designing, the customer had some ideas, but not a full vision. I assisted her by discovering that she needed a lot of file storage, display areas, a Queen Bed, and a functional workspace. As for the details, she wanted the room to feel light, and airy, with a hint of modern aesthetic.

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Full room view

The design that we finalized, as pictured, fits her room perfectly! At about 12 x 15, we had a lot of great space to work with, though a design like this can be scaled down to a room as small as 10 x 10. In this rendition, we put Large File Drawers with a Custom Window Seat, for which the customer stated she will make a cushion herself. 

To create a beautiful Display area, we created a wall-to-wall Custom Hutch on either side of the Murphy bed with Trim Atop. This creates a very clean, bright, and functional-looking unit without using glass or lights. These units match the height of the bed while being more shallow than the bed and Countertop below. This, therefore, adds dimension to the shelves above and seamlessly ties in the workstation.

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Details with Murphy bed in-wall and seamless cabinets

The Materials used include:

A configuration like this can be customized in many different ways, based on the customer’s needs. In every case, I try to discover my customer’s primary needs for the space in terms of usage, storage, and aesthetics.” 

Contact Us:

Thank you very much to our designer Jamie and our lovely team for completing this project!

If you liked this post and you’re interested in a custom design project, contact your local More Space Place in Sarasota, and Bradenton to speak to a designer about creating a storage system that best suits your needs today! We’ll start by providing you with a free in-home consultation where you can talk through your storage needs with one of our experts.

06Jan

Designing a Custom Home Entertainment System

As we are starting the new year, you are probably wondering how you can improve your home life to better relax at home. If you like staying in and relaxing in front of the tv at home, what better way to do that than with a custom home entertainment system? Check out some ideas on how to design your custom home entertainment in 2022. 

Store your collectibles 

If you are someone who likes watching movies at home, you probably have a large CD or film collection that you want to be able to put away when it’s not in use. Get custom drawers measured to fit your exact needs! Designing your own home entertainment system will allow you to have a space that best suits you. For example, if you have a large speaker system, in the past you might have worried about it fitting into the cabinets you bought. However, with a custom-built system, you can ensure that you will have the best possible fit every time! 

entertainment center drawers

If you like to display your favorite films or other fun knick-knacks, you can also opt to install open shelving above, below, or on both sides of your TV. This is a great way to add some personality to your home, to better complete the space. You can also use these to display art pieces or conversation starters for when you have guests over. If you want other uses, you can even leave a drawer for snacks for family movie nights!

Style and Function:

With so many different types of home entertainment systems available in the market, you might be overwhelmed with decision fatigue. Our expert designers at More Space Place can work with you personally to find the best match for you and your home. We offer a variety of colors, finishes, and hardware options that allow you to create something that matches your personal taste and style preferences. Whether you tend toward rustic wood looks or clean lines and modern aesthetics, we have options for you.

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Contact Us:

Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte, to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation, and 3-D design drawing of your project.

Contact us today to get started!

Photo credit: © MonkeyBusinessImages

30Dec

Crafting A Custom Home Library

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Are you looking to read more in 2022? Is having a home library a dream of yours? More Space Place can make it a reality! With creative, customizable storage solutions, we can help you create the home library you’ve always wanted. Keep reading to learn more!

Storage 

When you are building a home library there are many things to consider. For every person, the quantity, size, and style needs of your shelves will vary. Consider the number of books you require storage for. Will you need a few shelves along the wall, or does your collection require wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelving? Additionally, you should consider the kind of books you need storage for. Larger, heavier, books will require larger shelves, while rare books might need glass cases for protection. You should also consider what order you want your books to be in. If you want to order them by the author make sure the shelves can accommodate different size books. 

Spacing

If you’re worried that your home doesn’t have enough space for a library think again! At More Space Place, our experts are amazing at transforming any space with multipurpose storage solutions. One easy solution is converting your guest bedroom into a home library. We have numerous Murphy bed styles that come equipped with built-in shelves. We can also create libraries that double as a stylish home office or study.

Jefferson Bookcase bed

Finding The Right Furniture

Furniture is another major component of building the perfect library. A built-in desk might be the perfect addition to your library, giving you space to study and read. Or, consider making space for a cozy armchair or sofa. We can help you create a built-in and ultra-cozy reading nook, the perfect place to curl up with a good novel. 

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Contact Us

Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota or Bradenton, to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation, and 3-D design drawing of your project. Reach out today!

Photo credit: © Kwanchai_Khammuean

27Dec

Creating A Breakfast Station 

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Whether you are someone who likes to get up early or someone who likes to sleep in, it’s important to have a kitchen you can feel comfortable in. The setup of your kitchen should accommodate your needs so that you can maximize the space and minimize the feeling of being stressed when you can’t find what you need. Read on to find out More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton’s tips for organizing a breakfast nook and coffee station. 

Sturdy Shelving:

To properly begin organizing your space, it’s important to consider what your morning routine looks like and how your organization can best accommodate it. For example, do you like your morning coffee with syrups and flavors? Maybe you like having honey or sugar in your tea? Either way, you might be worried that heavy cans and containers will cause your thin flimsy shelves to sag and at worst, break and fall down. Luckily, our custom pantry shelves are thick and anchored to the wall for maximum safety. By working with a local company like More Space Place Sarasota, you can ensure that your units will be built and cut specifically for your home. We use durable materials in all of our projects and we even offer a lifetime warranty!

pantry shelves

Similar item Storage:

One of the best ways to organize your breakfast area is to place similar items next to each other in the pantry itself. This might seem like a simple solution but you could be surprised with how much time you save in the morning by grouping your items by use or step in your routine. For example, if you start with coffee or tea, have your mugs, syrup, and some extra spoons close to your coffee machine or hot water kettle. For toasts and other snacks put those close to your plates near to the beverage station so you can grab and go if you need to. 

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Work with the experts:

Choose More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte for all your built-in storage needs including a customized pantry system. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation, and 3-D design drawing of your project. Call or stop by our showroom today! 

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17Dec

Custom Closet Design For The New Year

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With 2021 coming to a close, now is the time to invest in yourself, and to better yet, invest in your home space. When you first wake up the first place you go in your home is probably your closet. Although this is probably one of the most active areas in your home, you might not spend much time organizing it. This new year, give yourself the gift of a new custom closet, built to suit your needs. Check out the following design trends that we love. 

Embrace Dark Wood 

The new year is a great time to start fresh. How about introducing some new colors into your space? In 2021, there was a trend of modern-looking sleek closets that were mainly white. However in 2022, interior designers believe that dark wood will be very popular as it brings a sense of luxury, elegance, and glamour. 

Lights, Camera, Action!

What better way to feel more confident about yourself and the clothes you wear than to put yourself in the best light possible? By installing lights in your closets you can save money and get a better idea of the pieces you already own. Reach out to More Space Place Sarasota to receive a free consultation and get more information on what customizable designs are possible in your space. 

Open Shelving 

For someone who loves to have their wardrobe on display, a closet with open shelving is a great choice. This allows you to display shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and clothes with style on custom-built shelves, hanging rods, or cubbies. Open shelving will also make it easier to find what you’re looking for when getting ready, so that you can always look effortlessly put-together. 

Accessorize, Accessorize

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The best way to add some fun and flair to your closet is to accessorize!

Below is a list of some of the accessories we can include in your custom closet design. 

> Shoe racks

> Custom hangers for scarves, belts, bags, ties, and more.

> Pull out laundry hamper

> Multi-level hanging rods

> Jewelry drawers

> Pull-out ironing boards

> And more!

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At More Space Place Sarasota, we know how important space and organization are to the flow and feel of your home. A cluttered space can feel cramped and unkept. We offer tips to help you declutter, while also offering space-saving devices to help you deal with the clutter you do have. 

Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte, to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation and 3-D design drawing of your project.

30Nov

Tips to Help You Declutter Your Child’s Room Before Christmas

The holiday season is upon us, and for many children, that means that Santa Claus is on his way. Toys and Christmas tend to go hand-in-hand, so many households find themselves trying to make space for new toys before Christmas morning. Taking the time to declutter your child’s room before the holidays hit can help to free up space, keep their rooms tidy and allow you to donate usable items to another family that may be in need. Here are three tips from More Space Place Sarasota that can help you painlessly declutter your child’s room. 

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Get Rid of Toys That Are Broken or Missing Pieces

The very first place that you want to start as you work to declutter your child’s room before Christmas is to immediately discard any toys, books or games that are broken, missing pieces or are in good enough condition to be donated. It may take time to go through games, but ensuring every toy has all of the pieces is important. 

Donate Items That Are Not Age Appropriate

The next thing that you will want to do as you work to declutter your child’s room before Christmas is to donate items that are not age-appropriate. Your pre-teen may have loved Candy Land when they were in kindergarten, but it may not be anything they use anymore. Taking items that are not age-appropriate and donating them helps you to give to others in the community while also making space for the age-appropriate items your child will be getting this holiday season. 

Ask Your Children What They Do Not Use

The last tip for decluttering old toys, games and books from a child’s room is to simply ask the child what they no longer play with or use. Just like adults, a child’s interests and likes can change. They may have loved one toy last year, but they may no longer be interested in it this year. Simply ask a child if there is anything they want to donate to another child and see what items they offer up on their own. 

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At More Space Place Sarasota, we know how important space and organization are to the flow and feel of your home. A cluttered space can feel cramped and unkept. We offer tips to help you declutter, while also offering space-saving devices to help you deal with the clutter you do have. 

Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte, to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation and 3-D design drawing of your project.

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