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Getting ready for a closet remodel is no small task. It can be difficult to decide on temporary rearrangements while you prep for your custom service. Here at More Space Place, we want this process to go as smoothly as possible so we’ve compiled a list of helpful tricks to prepare you for a remodel. 

Start by Decluttering Your Clothing

Before you start putting all your clothes into bins or garment bags, make sure you really want to keep everything you own. A closet remodel is the perfect time to clean out items you don’t reach for or wear anymore. Lightly worn clothing can be hand-me-downs to friends and family or donation centers. If you declutter first, you may also be able to pack less and store less during the remodel, which may result in reduced packing supplies and storage facility costs.

Decluttering basics:

Closet decluttering can be intense. For example, it can be hard to donate clothing that was expensive, but try to forget about all distractions and ask yourself: “do I like this item?”. If you can forget about what it cost, or the worries that might you need it in the future, you can evaluate the clothing much more simply and end up with a wearable closet. You shouldn’t be keeping clothes in your closet for the wrong reasons! Free yourself from any guilt, and if you don’t like the item anymore, create some real estate in your closet for something you love.

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Plan Out The Clothes You Want to Wear During the Remodel

This might seem like an obvious tip but be sure to save some clothes from storage to wear while you wait for your dream closet to be built. A custom closet built by our More Space Place professionals can take anywhere from two days to three weeks or on rare occasions, longer. During this time, you want to be sure you have a variety of clothes that you can comfortably lounge and work in, depending on what your daily activities consist of. For shorter time periods you can choose to live out of your suitcase such as you might on short trips, but for longer builds, we recommend wardrobe moving boxes or an inexpensive but sturdy clothing rack. 

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Contact Us: 

Customizing your closet’s setup to best suit your needs could be the last step you need to stay on top of your organization. Don’t hesitate to reach out to More Space Place to receive a free consultation for a custom closet. Our design team at More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton is happy to assist with bringing your visions to life. Contact us today! 

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custom closet dark wood

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!

Contact Us

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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Closet organization can be a massive headache, especially if it’s a small, limited space. It might seem impossible to have proper visibility and easy access. Well fret no longer! More Space Place Sarasota is here for you. Reach out for a custom closet design consultation to make the smallest of closets feel spacious. 

Declutter & Deconstruct

Let’s get down to it. To start, it’s important to begin with a clean slate and empty your closet. While you are doing this, categorize your belongings. This will help you to identify any clothes that you want to get rid of or donate and give you a good idea on how best to reorganize your closet. Once everything is removed, go through each group and assess if it’s worth holding on to. If you don’t wear it often or there’s a lot of wear and tear, it may be time to say goodbye. Over time, random items and boxes always end up creeping into your closet. If that is the case, try finding another place in the house so you can maximize your closet space. 

Blueprint & Organize

Be thoughtful about the spatial layout of your closet and pinpoint where you could maximize space. A good place to start is how to utilize vertical space and what for. Additional vertical shelving could be for anything you may have more of (i.e. non-hangable clothes or shoes). Closets often have an upper shelf that leaves a gap between what is stored on it and the ceiling. Putting in another shelf to divide the space or using taller, see-through bins to stow lesser-used items would be useful. If possible, the closet door can be bonus space, with the help of rod and hanging storage, for shoes, scarves, or ties.

Organization & Storage Staples

It’s a good idea to be mindful of how many organizational tools and structures you implement. Too much can have the reverse effect of your original intention, so being thoughtful about what’s truly needed to improve your closet space is crucial.

Baskets and bins are great for storing seasonal items up-top or down below. Take note of what you’re using them for and if something more transparent would be useful to avoid excess digging around. Hangers are handy because of their various shapes. Non-traditional hanger options to help maximize space include s-shaped, open end, and tiered. Rods are especially useful if you can use your closet door for storage. They can be installed as extra storage for high heels as well as scarves, ties, and even necklaces.

Dividers create structure for stacking clothing and provide better visibility.  Vertical dividers can be used on a top shelf for extra clothes. Drawer dividers are wonderful to separate smaller clothing items like socks and ties.

Reach Out to the Experts!

Ready to tackle the new year with a fresh space? Your local experts at More Space Place Sarasota can help you reimagine your closet to fit your space as well as your needs.  Schedule a free in-home design consultation today!

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white bookshelf built-in storage system sarasota

From sentimental items that rekindle good memories to hobby collectors, proper storage is essential. The right storage system will keep these items undamaged, decluttered, and help you proudly display them. Here are a few of the ways we can help you display your collections in a way that honors them.

Custom Home Library

Celebrate your book collection with a custom-designed home library! We can design stylish bookshelves, both in a modern or traditional style, that seamlessly integrate into your home and perfectly display your book collection. Going one step further, we can also help you create the perfect reading nook with custom desk designs. 

Cubby Systems

Cubby systems are a great way to display larger collectibles. This versatile option allows you to customize your collection’s display as it grows, ensuring an easy fit for any and all types of collectibles. Cubbies can be customized in size, shape, and layout, easily incorporated into any room.

Open Shelving

Open shelving is flexible and infallible. For collections that blend together or an interactive display, open shelving gives you the storage you need. Shelving is also easy to install in a variety of places, including floating shelving and shelves situated higher up to prevent damage or grabby hands.

Glass Display Cases

Timeless and elegant, glass display cases are perfect for collectibles or sentimental items that need an extra level of protection – or just an extra level of visibility! Glass display cases will wow guests and give your collection the display it deserves. From entryways to living rooms, this type of display is perfect for any area of the home.

Dedicated Display Room

For larger collections or a collection that you’re expecting to grow, a dedicated display room is the upgrade you could use. From entire spare rooms to converted closets, a display room will provide a special space to dedicate to any hobby or collection. 

Create a Custom Storage Solution for Your Collection With More Space Place!

Don’t sideline important items or collectibles. Invest in your belongings with a custom storage solution from More Space Place! Contact us today to get started with a free design consultation.

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Your closet organization woes can come from a variety of storage issues spanning more than just space. When creating a custom solution that works for you, we dive into what type and style of storage works best for your lifestyle. Keep reading to discover solutions to common closet woes.

Accessory Storage Issues

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Accessories are unique in every person’s wardrobe, so a one-size-fits-all closet design may not work for you. Common accessory storage issues include cluttered shoes, tangled jewelry, and difficult-to-find accessories that get shoved into the back of your closet because they lack space. 

Solve accessory storage issues with customized storage for those accessories! Shoe storage can be solved with shoe racks (both horizontal and vertical) and cubbies (this is a great option for boots and heels). A jewelry drawer insert provides the perfect place to store your collection and keep jewelry organized and safe. Custom hanging rods for scarves, belts, and more will allow you to keep accessories front and center instead of an afterthought.

Improper Storage Options

If the type of storage available in your closet doesn’t meet your actual storage needs, then disorganization is almost inevitable. It doesn’t matter how big your closet is if it doesn’t suit your wardrobe and lifestyle! For example, if you…

Lack room for hanging clothes. An easy solution to a closet that lacks hanging space is to opt for tiered hanging storage. This allows you to effectively double your hanging space by dividing it into two. This is a great option for a wardrobe that doesn’t include a lot of clothing items that need longer hanging space. 

Lack drawer space. Do you prefer folded clothes over hanging clothes? Many closets lack shelving and drawers, opting for hangers instead. With a custom closet, we can help you transform unnecessary hanging space into your ideal storage option.

Have a shared closet that feels cramped. Shared closets can be difficult to navigate, especially when each person has different storage needs. By investing in a custom closet, you can transform the space to suit your needs. 

Invest in a Custom-Designed Closet Today!

Transform your closet experience and invest in a custom closet designed by the experts at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. We can help you solve all your closet woes and finally achieve the space of your dreams. Contact us today to get started with a free design consultation!

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At More Space Place, we have a variety of options for custom closet design. In this article, we want to put a spotlight on two of our most popular styles: traditional and modern! Which style works best for you? Keep reading to find out.

Go for a modern closet style if…

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You live in a modern or contemporary home. If your home was more recently built or was renovated to have a modern interior, then a modern closet style should work best for you. It will match the interior of your home and blend in seamlessly.

You are short on space. When designing a smaller closet, modern closets can feel less cluttered and more streamlined. With smooth, sleek lines, they often take up less space than traditional closets or give the appearance of doing so.

You like a minimalist aesthetic. Modern closets are sleek and sharp typically built with a neutral color palette. This makes them ideal for people who prefer a minimalist style for their home.

Go for a traditional closet style if…

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You have a historic home. In older or historic homes, a modern closet can look out of place. For a closet that blends seamlessly into your home, opt for a traditional closet that can be built to match your rooms. 

You like a closet that feels refined and elegant. There’s no denying that a traditional closet can give an air of elegance. With crown molding, real wood options, and subtle design touches, a traditional closet can add lots of refined personality to any room.

You enjoy vintage style. If you’re the type of person who prefers vintage furniture with lots of personality, then you may enjoy the look of a traditional closet more than a modern one.

Still Not Sure? Why Not Both!

While these two closets styles are on opposite sides of the design spectrum, there’s no reason that they can’t still meet in the middle! If you enjoy some design elements of traditional closets and others from a modern closet, our team of experts can work with you to find a closet design that incorporates both. 

Get Started on the Closet of Your Dreams! 

Traditional, modern, or somewhere in-between, the team at More Space Place can help you design the closet of your dreams. Contact us today to get started with a FREE in-home design consultation!

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When designing a custom storage solution for your home, there are a variety of options to try out. Want to learn more about our various options and what might be the best fit for your needs? Look no further!

Shelving

Shelving is a tried-and-true solution for a variety of storage woes. If you’re the type of person who prefers folded clothing over hanging storage or prefer to see all your belongings on display, then this storage option is for you!

Cabinetry

Cabinetry is another flexible storage solution that can be incorporated into any area of your home, from kitchen to bedroom. Consider cabinetry for items that don’t need to be on display or might otherwise make a room feel cluttered. 

Drawers

Drawers are an excellent option for smaller items, like jewelry or office supplies. They can be seamlessly integrated with many different closet, pantry, and storage designs. 

Hanging Storage

Hanging storage is a flexible option for custom closets, but can also be incorporated in different ways for other storage systems. Hangings rods, valet rods, and hook-based storage help keep items separated and easy to access.

Custom Closet Accessories

At More Space Place, we’re experts in custom storage solutions – which is why we know that sometimes, the best storage option is a custom one! We offer a variety of custom closet accessories, including:

  • Shoe racks.
  • Valet rods.
  • Hidden laundry baskets and ironing boards.
  • Jewelry drawer inserts.
  • Custom hanging rods.
  • And more!

Contact the More Space Place Team to Get Started!

Create a custom storage solution for any area of your home with help from the experts at More Space Place! Contact us today to get started.

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Not all of us have the luxury of a walk-in closet. However, reach in closets can still be a great addition to any home. Transform your storage space with a well-organized and well-utilized reach in closet. 

What is a Reach In Closet?

First: what exactly is a reach in closet? A reach in closet is any closet that you cannot walk into. All contents are within arm’s reach. Whether you already have this type of closet or are looking to add more storage space to your home, reach in closets can be convenient and provide plenty of room for your items.

Next, learn more about some smart design elements that can make a reach-in closet functional and organized.

Varied Storage Options

Varied storage options are an important component of any well-designed closet. Different parts of your wardrobe have different storage requirements, after all. At More Space Place, our closets can be designed with storage options of any variety and customized quantity, including drawers, hanging storage, shelving, and more.

Custom Closet Accessories

Custom closet accessories provide specialized storage for your wardrobe. This helps you make the most out of limited closet space. Consider custom shoe racks, cubbies, jewelry drawers, and custom hanging storage for ties, belts, and scarves.

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Maximize Hanger Space

Rather than having one hanging rod and nothing underneath, maximize the storage capacity of your closet by incorporating under-hanger storage or staggered hanging rods. Hanging storage of varying heights can effectively double the hanging space in your closet by giving you two hanging rods for items. A dresser or cabinet underneath your hangers also provides valuable storage.

Create an Effective Reach-In Closet With More Space Place

A reach-in closet is an excellent way to maximize storage when you don’t have space for a walk-in closet. They can be built in an existing closet space or built along any exterior wall. Contact the experts at More Space Place to get started!

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Spring is a time to start fresh and organize your home. If you’re in a spring-cleaning kind of mood, these home organization projects are perfect for you! Tackling one area of your home at a time makes these home improvement projects more manageable.

Get Your Home Office in Order

Many people have been working from home more often these days – and that makes having an organized, efficient home office even more important. We recommend starting big-picture: the overall layout of your home office. It can be a refreshing change to rearrange the layout of your desk, computer, and chair. This can make your office feel like a breath of fresh air. Next, get into your various drawers, cabinets, and files. Throw out unnecessary clutter and finally tackle and organize miscellaneous papers and files. If you worry about potentially throwing away something you’ll later need, it’s always smart to back up copies on your computer.

Refresh Your Home Decor

Spring cleaning doesn’t always have to be about throwing things away. Reorganizing can also be about redecorating! Give your home a fresh feel by refreshing your home decor. The addition of pictures, plants, and more can help your home feel friendlier. 

Clear Out Kitchen Clutter

Your kitchen is an essential part of regular seasonal cleaning. The longer this part of the home is neglected, the more moldy surprises you might find. Get ahead of things and take the time to organize your kitchen and clear out any expired food or long-gone leftovers from your pantry and fridge. If dealing with your kitchen feels unbearable, a custom-built storage system could help you take back control. Contact us today to learn more about our custom-built kitchen storage solutions!

Improve Your Bedroom

When getting your home in order, the bedroom often becomes a neglected spot. We sometimes focus too much on common areas of the home rather than private places. Take time to beautify your bedroom with new decor and put everything in its place. Rearranging bedroom furniture to enhance Feng Shui can also be a great way to improve your mood and mindset. 

Get Organized With More Space Place

The team at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte is here to help you refresh your home for spring. With custom closets, home office furniture, pantries, and more, we can help you Make Room for Life. Call us today to get started with a free design consultation.

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stylish custom closets sarasotaA closet can be more than a functional part of your home – it can be used to add style, too! From luxurious walk-in closets to smart built-ins, the team at More Space Place are experts at combining function and style in closet design. Keep reading to learn how a closet can be used to enhance and compliment your home’s decor.

Open Shelving

For someone who loves to have their wardrobe on display, a closet with open shelving is a great choice. Display your shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and clothes on stylishly built shelves, hanging rods, or cubbies. Open shelving will also make it easier to find what you’re looking for when getting ready.

Modern & Clean-Cut

Enhance a modern or minimalist home by upgrading to a modern, sleek closet model. Crisp white or black shelving and a simple, functional design will make any room feel clean and modern. For an added touch of style, consider sliding glass doors. 

Rustic Wood

If your personal style is more rustic and down-to-earth, we can design a closet perfect for you, too! A wood-built closet with a natural finish will provide warmth and a natural aesthetic. When designing for a rustic home, we love the appearance of dark-stained wood.

Crown Molding

Crown molding can be used to add understated elegance to your closet – and your home. Many of our walk-in closets are designed with crown molding, but we can also incorporate this style element into any closet we design. 

Colorful & Unique

Your closet doesn’t have to be neutral or fade into the background. Add a personal touch to your home with a closet painted in a vibrant shade such as green, royal blue, or even red. Consider what color tones would work best with your home and go from there! A colorful closet could be the perfect accent piece for your bedroom. 

Contact More Space Place Today!

To get started on a custom storage solution for your home, contact the experts at More Space Place today! We’ll work with you to create a storage solution designed around your lifestyle and needs. We also have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Feel free to stop by any of our showrooms to view our various custom closet models!