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Whether you’re using your home office to work from home or for personal business, getting it clean and organized can make your time there more productive and pleasant. To help you get your home office under control, we’ve created a plan of action. Read below to find out how More Space Place Sarasota/Bradenton can help you get organized and maximize your space. 

Assess the space

Before you can get started with decluttering and sorting what you have it’s important to divide up the space. If you organize the space in small chunks, you’re less likely to get overwhelmed and burnt out. You can divide your space in a multitude of ways. One way is to divide your space into walls. Depending on how much stuff you have, every day, tackle one side/wall of the office until the space is complete. You can also divide your space by storage items. For example day 1 for the desk, day 2 for the cabinetry, etc. No matter what way you decide, always start organizing with a plan in mind. 

Take out the bulk:

Unlike organizing a closet, decluttering a home office may be easier since the bulk of items will probably be old paperwork you either need to file or throw away. But if you create piles for your items and they start to grow bigger, you can overwhelm the space and feel claustrophobic as a result. This can lead to your decluttering taking up much more time (and space!) than it needs to! 

In order to counteract this, we recommend labeling your piles and keeping each pile in a cardboard box or bin. By keeping them in individual spaces you’re less likely to spread out your items and cause more clutter. Then once you have a good amount of items in your boxes/bins, physically remove the bins from the room so you have space to move again. 

Use organization tools

After you have decided what you want to keep, donate, and throw away/shred, it’s time to organize! In order to prevent this clutter from building up again, it’s smart to invest in a few organization tools that will best benefit your space. For example, if you are someone who uses a lot of writing utensils in your office, consider installing wall-mounted cups in front of your desk. If you like having piles and need to keep paperwork handy, you can opt for labeled open-top baskets, or file folders/drawers if you want to stay extra organized! 

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Explore custom storage solutions

If you’re struggling with your current office setup, you might want to explore a custom home office build. Our high-quality home office systems include computer desks with shelves, drawers, filing cabinets, and more, so you can transform any room into a professional and productive workspace. Whether you want home office furniture with a traditional or a contemporary look, More Space Place offers a wide range of styles, colors, and finishes to complement your home.

Contact us to get started today! 

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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.

Smart Home Office Ideas & Upgrades

Does your home office feel like it lacks something, but you’re not sure where to start on improving it? Look no further! These smart home office upgrades can give your home office the refresh it needs. 

Cabinetry Lighting

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Upgrading your home office storage with in-cabinet lighting is a smart way to make office storage more navigable and visible. Small lighting triggered by the opening of a drawer or lighting installed at the bottom of floating cabinets provides unassuming functionality.

Use a Fold-Out Desk

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Struggling to make space for a home office? Does your desk get in the way of other functionality? Consider a fold-out desk for your home! This option allows you to transform any area of your home into a functional workspace without sacrificing the area’s other purposes. Our team can help with a variety of foldout desk combinations and installations.

Mood-Boosting Additions

If you spend a lot of time in your office, it’s important to create a space that you enjoy. Take time to create an office space that includes mood-boosting additions like plants, soft lighting, and personal decor. Creating a fun and fresh workspace will bring a touch of joy to your day at work.

Pegboard Storage System

A wall-mounted storage system is a smart option for smaller offices that lack floorspace. Pegboards, in particular, are a convenient way to provide extra storage options. This type of storage gives you easy access to office supplies and can be used to store a variety of items.

Hide Clutter With Custom Storage

At More Space Place, we believe that custom storage tailored to your needs provides more functionality than a one-size-fits-all approach. For a home office that truly meets your needs and exceeds your expectations, consider a custom home office built by our team of experts designers and installers. Contact us today to get started!

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custom home office with murphy bed

You might be surprised to learn how a Murphy bed fits within home office design – but these two are actually a perfect pair! At More Space Place, we help homeowners across Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte by creating functional and customized home office designs. Keep reading to learn how Murphy beds and home offices work together!

Murphy Bed Designs for Your Office

Our Murphy beds come in a variety of models perfect for home offices. Let’s start with Murphy beds that include built-in desks! These models combine an essential office feature with a comfortable option for guests. The Murphy bed itself remains a simple and subtle design element when folded up and won’t detract from your office. 

We also have horizontal Murphy bed options, which fold up lengthwise instead of vertically. This option is great for smaller spaces or offices that are a component of other areas rather than existing in their own room.

Creating a Multipurpose Room

No longer do you need to sacrifice the usability of one space to create another. A Murphy bed allows you to transform any office room into a multipurpose room for guests, family members, or yourself. By adding a Murphy bed to your custom office design, you’ll be able to create your dream office space as well as a comfortable and stylish bedroom. Our beds are easy to set up when in use, and fold up seamlessly when it comes time to work. You won’t even notice it’s there until you need it! 

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A Murphy bed can be used to create a private space that has it all – a room to work, to rest, and to be productive and creative. 

A Space-Saving Essential

A Murphy bed is an elegant solution to your space-saving woes. By combining the functions of a bedroom and home office, our custom storage designs will allow you to make the most out of our available space. Free up a guest bedroom and turn it into a home office, or give your guests a comfortable place to sleep without sacrificing your office space. 

Kid & Teen Study Solutions

A Murphy bed can also be a great way to give kids and teens space to study and play in their own room. It can be a struggle to get kids to focus on schoolwork or be productive, so having a dedicated study space is important. A Murphy bed and desk combo for their own room is a great way to provide them space to learn and grow.

Get Started on a Custom Home Office Today!

With custom solutions tailored to your needs, we’ll help you achieve the home office of your dreams. Contact the team at More Space Place today to get started, or visit one of our convenient showrooms in either Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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Struggling with a home office in disarray? We can help! At More Space Place, we work with homeowners across Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte to create custom storage solutions for all aspects of life at home. This includes custom home offices! Keep reading to discover tips and tricks for keeping your home office organized.

Create a Printing Station

Printers and paper can take up a lot of space, so it’s a great idea to have a dedicated printing area. This can be elevated, inside a drawer, or set up at a table away from your main workspace. Otherwise, your primary desk space can become easily overwhelmed.

Utilize Filing Cabinets

Have a lot of papers you need to keep track of? Binders stuffed to the brim? Upgrade to a filing cabinet! This will allow you to keep better track of all your various documents. Filing cabinets also keep papers more secure, as many versions can be locked, and better protected from tears and wrinkles.

Sort By Category

Sorting the contents of your office by category is a great and easy way to get organized. Everything from papers to pens and paper clips can be categorized for better organization. This also allows you to figure out exactly what type of storage you need, whether that’s in-drawer inserts, cabinets, extra drawers, or more desk space.

Upgrade to a Custom Home Office

It’s hard to stay organized in a space that doesn’t meet your needs. If you struggle with adequate storage space or a cramped desk, we can help! Let us help you achieve a custom home office that fosters creativity and productivity. With custom desks, storage systems, filing cabinets, and more, we’ll craft a home office perfect for your needs. We can even turn a guest bedroom into a multi-functional space with one of our Murphy bed desk hybrids like the one below.

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Call or book online to schedule your free design estimate!

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Finding Work-Life Balance When Working From Home
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If you are working remotely, you may find it hard to balance work life and home life. Whether you struggle to be productive or find it hard to log off work at the end of the day, we can help! Keep reading to discover our tips and tricks for finding work-life balance and a great home office.

Have a Dedicated Work Space

When you work in places that are normally reserved for relaxation, your brain might find it hard to switch into the right mode. Working on your couch can make you feel lethargic and distracted. It can also keep you thinking about work even when the day is done. Invest in your productivity and work-life balance with a dedicated home office. The experts at More Space Place can help with custom-designed office furniture and unique office accessories. If you don’t have space to transform an entire room into an office, we also have options for smaller workstations incorporated into any part of your home.

Keep a Consistent Schedule

Without a consistent work schedule, it can be hard to clock out at a reasonable time. You might also find yourself getting distracted midday and needing to catch up with work later. To avoid these possible pitfalls, give yourself clear working hours. A routine will help your brain stay in work mode at the right times and relaxation mode when the workday is over.

Avoid Overworking Yourself

When you spend all your working hours at home, it can be easy to get caught up in work and not know when to take a break. Take care of yourself and respect your own time by ensuring you get enough food, sleep, and breaks during the day. Instead of waking up and immediately jumping into work, take time for a healthy breakfast and an activity you enjoy. A brisk walk or exercise routine can also help you feel clear-headed. Avoid working late into the night, too – you need sleep! Lost hours can impact your productivity, mood, and health.

Create the Home Office of Your Dreams!

Achieve work-life balance and a clear mind with a custom-designed home office. Contact us today to get started with a free design consultation! Our team of expert designers, builders, and installers will work with you to build and install the perfect home office.

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Working from home, or in any new environment, can have an impact on your focus, creativity, and productivity. If you sometimes struggle with working from home, we can help! Below, we’ve outlined some of the main barriers to efficiency and how to get around them.

Disorganized Workspace

A disorganized home office can have a significant negative impact on overall productivity. Your workspace often reflects your mind, and clutter can compound and worsen a scattered brain. To fix the issue of an disorganized office, the first step is to ensure that you have adequate storage available. Utilize filing cabinets for papers, keep stationary grouped together, organize wires and plugs to ensure easy management, and clear out unnecessary clutter from the area. The team at More Space Place can help you create a home office that meets all your storage needs – contact us to learn more!

Too Many Distractions

With too many distractions, you’ll struggle to get your work done. Television, family members, ringing phones, and more can get in the way of having a clear, focused mindset. To achieve the peace and quiet you need, it’s important to think about the placement of your home office. If possible, consider moving to an area of your home that’s furthest away from noise. Don’t be afraid to carve out “quiet hours” with your housemates, either! Noise-cancelling headphones can also be a worthwhile investment if you’re particularly noise sensitive.

Shared Workspace Struggles

A shared home office can make it difficult for both individuals to achieve peak productivity. It can be a struggle to stay organized, find adequate storage, and avoid distractions. When sharing an office, it’s important to carve out personal space. Setting up boundaries – even just file organizers or books – can help with defining your space. It’s also very useful to have a home office that’s custom-built for two people.

Lacking The Right Office Essentials

It’s difficult to complete tasks without the right tools. As you adjust to working from home, you might be lacking some essentials – a high-speed printer, dual monitors, or just a more ergonomic chair. To craft a productive home office, it’s important to equip it with the tools you need for success. 

Create Your Dream Home Office With More Space Place

We can help you craft a home office that meets your needs and has all the essentials! Call us today to get started with a free design consultation. We’re proud to serve the greater Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas.

 

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Essential Home Office Furniture

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When creating the perfect home office, there are a few furniture essentials to consider. At More Space Place, we custom-build home office furniture from scratch, with each piece designed to suit your unique needs. Keep reading to discover how we can help you craft the perfect home office components!

Work Desk

Your desk is probably the most important aspect of your home office: the place where work actually gets done. Depending on your needs and the space you have available, the desk we create will be one-of-a-kind. Size, shape, and style will all vary. We can create a stylish corner desk to take advantage of a unique room layout. If you need a lot of space to work, we can incorporate a desk that is either wider, longer, or both. Do you prefer to work facing the door, or facing away from the door? Our desks can be connected to a home office system while also jutting out into the room rather than against the wall. We can even design a standing desk so that you can switch between sitting and standing.

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When it comes to staying organized, the right kind of home office storage system is essential. We feel that a filing cabinet is the perfect way to keep documents and important paperwork in good order. Whether as a standalone feature or as a component of a varied storage system, the team at More Space Place can design and customize a filing cabinet system for your specific needs.

Essential Technology and Gadgets

A good computer, a monitor, a printer, and high-speed internet – your home office will likely require at least some of these, if not all. It’s important to develop a setup that works for you. If you’re used to using monitors at work, switching to a laptop at home will interrupt your productivity. Similarly, a lagging internet connection will make it difficult to complete online tasks and communicate with your team. We recommend finding a room in your home that has good internet connectivity, or investing in another router to be placed in the room with you. We can help you design a home office that makes space for all your essential gadgets, is smartly laid out to take advantage of outlets, and keeps wires and cords well-concealed and out of the way.

The Right Chair

Never underestimate the importance of a comfortable, ergonomic office chair. Having a chair that supports your back and neck will prevent short-term aches and long-term problems. Working in comfort will also help you focus on tasks and eliminate distractions.

Create Your Dream Home Office With More Space Place!

Working from home more often these days? This is the perfect time to reach out to the team at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a FREE design consultation. 

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This custom home office was built for a homeowner in Sun City Center! Sleek and contemporary, these cabinets are composed of  white-chocolate melamine. The versatile drawers, desks, and cabinets provide all the storage and working space you need. We took advantage of the natural light in the room by building a window seat. This home office also features a drop-down table and LED lighting system.

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If you ever work from home, you likely have some kind of home office set up. Does that space suit your needs, though? If you find your home office lacks storage space or if you struggle to focus, it might be time to upgrade to a custom home office. Below, we’ve compiled some of the many elements that can be personalized to create your perfect home office.

Custom Desk

The desk is typically the center of any home office: the place where stuff gets done. Each person has distinct needs when it comes to what style, size, and type of desk work best. For example, if you’re an avid crafter, you might need a desk that has a lot of practical space to work and is accompanied by additional storage. If you typically use your laptop, you still might require additional space for an extra screen.

What kind of storage space do you wish your current desk included? How much space do you need? Do you prefer a standing or sitting desk, or both? Whatever your preferences are, we can create the perfect desk for your office. 

Storage Space

Your storage needs will vary depending on many different factors – your profession, your hobbies, and what you plan to use your home office for. We can design and install the perfect amount of storage for your unique needs, with customizable shelves, drawers, filing cabinets, and more. We can create an office with enough book storage to double as a home library, a built-in Murphy bed that allows your home office to be converted into a guest bedroom, storage that works for both your job and your hobby, or a simple and sleek storage system that fits seamlessly in your space.

Personalized Appearance

Our style options are as endless and customizable as our storage options. Whether you prefer a timeless dark wood finish, bright white cabinetry, or sleek glass accents, we’ve got you covered. You can also personalize the layout of your desk and storage systems, as well as the lighting we install in your home office. We can work with your space to ensure that your office fits beautifully and naturally into your home.

Get Started in Sarasota Today!

Let the experts at More Space Place work with you to create your dream home office. Our team will help you design a custom home office that maximizes creativity, productivity, and peace of mind. Get in touch with us today, or visit one of our showrooms to view our home office models. We have three locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.