Closet doors: an overlooked but essential component of good design for any closet or storage solution. Who knew there were so many varieties? Choosing the right style of door for your custom-built storage system will ensure you achieve both style and functionality. Keep reading for a rundown on closet doors!
If you’re looking to conserve floor space, sliding doors are an excellent choice. Since these doors don’t open outwards but rather side-to-side, they save you room when considering the space directly in front of your closet. Sliding doors also provide style and have a sleek appearance. Consider the metal and frosted glass doors above, which provide modern style and flair.
Much like sliding doors, bifold doors will save you space over more traditional options. Instead of opening outwards fully, bifold doors are made with two panels that fold together when opened. These practical doors can also be easier to operate for younger children than sliding doors. In the closet we designed above, the bifold doors fit snugly into the space between the closet and Murphy bed.
French doors are a timeless classic – it’s hard to go wrong with this option! French doors can involve traditional paneled designs, windows, and many other choices. They could be the perfect final touch for the walk-in closet you’ve always dreamed of. These doors require more room than sliding or bifold options, but are a great choice if you’re not concerned about space.
Barn doors offer a unique style touch that’s perfectly suited for both rustic and contemporary homes. These doors are typically installed along a track above and below the closet, which might entail additional space considerations. Our dedicated team would be happy to meet with you on-site and determine if barn doors are a good fit for your closet space!
Get Started On The Closet of Your Dreams: Contact More Space Place!
With help from the experts at More Space Place, you can create the closet of your dreams. We pay attention to every individual design component to ensure a superior product. You can contact us online to get started, give us a call, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!
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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Whether 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.
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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Whether 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.
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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If you’re looking to build a new storage system in your home, something created with your needs in mind and with a personal flair built in, a custom closet might be the perfect solution for you. A custom closet allows you the ideal setup for your personal storage needs and maximizes the utility of the available space. Here we’ll look at the steps involved in designing a custom closet for your Sarasota home and how to go about doing so.
Step 1: Determine Your Storage Needs
The first step in creating your own custom closet design is thinking about what you’ll need to store. Go through your items and make a written or mental list to determine what kind of storage you’ll need. We all have different lifestyles, which is why when it comes to closets, the “one size fits all” model doesn’t work. Taking an inventory of what items will need to be stored in your closet will help set the groundwork for your design. At More Space Place, our experienced designers work with you to understand your needs and create the most ideal system for your lifestyle.
Step 2: Structure The Space
Once you’ve figured out what will need to be stored, it’s time to plan your closet’s structure. This will partially depend on your available space and the type of closet you have. If you have a walk-in closet, you’ll have more freedom to create an expansive design. If you have a reach-in closet, you won’t have as much space to work with, but there are still plenty of possibilities for a great design. The beauty of creating a custom closet with More Space Place Sarasota is our experts work with whatever space you have available. No closet is too small or awkwardly spaced for a custom project.
Step 3: Design The Layout
The third step is to start creating the layout of the closet storage elements. Here you’ll have many options to choose from. Built-in shelves, drawers, hooks, rods, and baskets are only some of the features you can include. Being able to design a custom closet layout will save you time and stress down the road. The adjustable features make it possible for you to plan a closet that leaves room to expand, downsize, and change with you.
Step 4: Add Your Personal Flair
In addition to the color and finish options you’ll have for your closet elements, you can also add your own personal flair to the design. The perfect finishing touches will really make it feel like your own. Whether this is hanging up an antique mirror you love, using a patterned material for curtain coverage rather than a door, or choosing what color to paint your closet’s walls, these personal touches will be the icing on the cake, adding another level of meaning to the term “custom closet.”
If you’re ready to get started designing your own custom closet, call your local experts at More Space Place of Sarasota today! We start by offering free in-home design consultations and estimates, and we’ll work with you to not only plan your dream closet, but bring it to life as well.