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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Not 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.
- Hidden safes can be added to your custom closet design to provide security for your valuables in an unobtrusive way.
- Jewelry cabinets and drawers are an excellent addition to a custom closet system. Whether you need to organize family heirlooms or costume jewelry, these handy features keep your jewelry organized, secure, and easy to find.
- Flip top benches with storage compartments built in give you a comfortable spot to put your shoes on while providing extra storage space you didn’t know you needed.
- Lighting is essential when it comes to your custom closet. One of our More Space Place custom closet designers can help you determine exactly where light is needed and how much you should include. Between built-in LEDs, tracked lighting, recessed fixtures, or a lighted mirror at a vanity, there are many options.
- Clothing rods made of wood or metal are making a comeback as opposed to wire rods. This is, of course, a personal choice, and either style can work well. Talk to your custom closet consultant about the right choice for you.
- Center islands are great for being able to place an outfit to preview how it would look before getting dressed. If you have a walk-in closet, it can be designed around a center island that includes additional storage in the form of shelves or drawers.
How Custom Closets Add Value to a Home
The 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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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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