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If you are trying to pick shelving for a specific room in your home, you may be wondering where to start. After all, there are lots of options available. Therefore, you need to think carefully about how you are going to find the best shelves to meet your needs. What are a few important questions you need to answer? Work with the professionals at More Space Place Sarasota/Bradenton/Port Charlotte to find the best shelving to meet your needs.

What Material Are You Going To Use?

First, you need to think about what material you are going to use to build your shelves. Wooden shelves are sturdy, but they could be more expensive. Metal shelves are great for standing up to moisture, but some people might not like the aesthetic. Glass shelves are modern and beautiful, but they are more expensive. Think about the material you are going to use to create your shelves. Each of them has its own benefits and drawbacks. 

What Are You Placing on Your Shelves?

Next, you need to think about what you are going to be placing on your shelf. Are you going to be placing relatively light items on them, such as trinkets? Or, are you going to be placing something heavy on your shelves, such as a TV or a bunch of textbooks? You need to make sure that your shelves are strong enough to stand up to this type of stress. Work with a professional who can help you find shelving that is able to stand up to the load.

How Big Do Your Shelves Need To Be?

Finally, you also need to think about how big your shells are going to be. Even though you want your shelves to be big enough to hold certain items, you may want to have an inch or two of space on either side. Remember that you are also going to have to hang up the shelves on the walls. You need to make sure the walls can handle shelves that are relatively large as well. 

This is another reason why you need to work with professionals who can help you find the best options to meet your needs. That way, you guarantee you have the right shelf on the first attempt. 

Work with More Space Place Sarasota To Find the Best Shelves

If you are able to answer these questions, you should be able to find the best shelves to meet your needs. Even though you may feel like you don’t know how to answer these questions, you don’t have to answer them alone. There are professionals who can help you. At More Space Place Sarasota/Bradenton/Port Charlotte, we can help you find the best shelves for your needs. Contact us today!

Summer vacation is in full swing and we want to take advantage of all the fun in the sun! While we may spend the majority of our day outside, somehow the insides of our homes quickly become cluttered with gear, games, and laundry. In order to make the most of your summer, consider some of these organizational tips from More Space Place Sarasota to focus less on cleaning and more on relaxing.

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Designate a Routine

When kids get back from camp, create a system to put bags, dirty shoes, and clothes so you’re not constantly cleaning up or tripping over items on the floor. Use shoe bins and racks in a mudroom to make it easy for kids to contribute to the organization of your home. Towels left on the floor after a long pool day can create wet spots on the floor and a foul odor if not cleaned up. Make sure towels head straight to a hook for tomorrow or the laundry room to be washed. Having a designated system in place will keep you from searching for missing shoes or having to do a last-minute laundry cycle before the family leaves for the beach.

Use Storage Wisely

Many homeowners lose items when the garage or attic becomes disorganized instead of just stuffing cabinets with whatever is left lying around, use bins that keep your items clean as well as make it easy to move things around depending on the time of the year. Organizing your seasonal items will make it easier to find the pool toys and camping equipment that haven’t been used since last summer.

Make Your Home A Haven For Summer Fun

Transform your living room or home office into a guest room with a Murphy bed from More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! No more air mattresses or hard to use pullout couches for sleepovers or visiting family members. Our advanced systems make it possible to conveniently store the beds out of sight as soon as you’re done using it, avoiding the clutter that comes with having guests. Lastly, our sleek and stylish designs offer multiple benefits to make the most out of your home.

Focus on fun this summer by keeping your home organized, clean, and ready for guests! Contact your experts at More Space Place Sarasota for more tips and to design an efficient system perfect for your family.

As sunny days and eased restrictions on gathering with friends and family to engage in outdoor activities approach, changing seasons provide an ideal opportunity to declutter and organize your spare room, garage, or storage shed. More Space Place Sarasota has expert ready to help you keep your spaces organized!

Despite having garages, basements, and attics in their homes, 68 percent of all self-storage customers rent storage units for their belongings. Using home, garage and storage shed organization items such as labeled storage racks and shelves with slide-in bins, color-coded by season will help eliminate clutter and reduce your monthly budget by at least $360 per year, allowing you to spend that money on gasoline, state and national park memberships and fishing, hunting and boating licenses instead.

Consulting with an organization expert at More Space Place Sarasota allows you to customize your storage needs. Your individualized organization plan might include loft platforms and hooks to hang bicycles, kayaks, canoes, and camping equipment in the unused space near the ceiling of your garage instead of using the entire garage as a storage unit.

If your home suffers from CHAOS (can’t have anyone over syndrome) or you always find yourself with at least one room devoted to storing seasonal items, adding a loft with pull-down stairs to your garage or storage shed could double or triple your available storage space.

In addition to keeping the available floor space clear for the family car, lawn care equipment, and items too heavy or bulky to raise into the loft, pull-down stairs prevent passers-by from seeing what you have stored in your garage or storage shed. This discourages thieves and prevents your homeowner’s insurance rates from rising whenever theft forces you to make a claim.

Furthermore, keeping the sides of the garage or shed clear creates safe aisles, preventing slip and fall accidents and reducing combustibility, a vital consideration in areas prone to fire. The professional organizing consultants at Closets and Storage Concepts will help you design a pegboard system to keep your hand and power tools out of those aisles and off the floor.

Floor-to-ceiling wall storage further increases the efficient use of available space.Add color-coded slide-out bins to shelving units and larger toys and craft items will cease making the room look like a tornado just passed through your home. Moreover, by labeling the bins with photos of the items inside, even toddlers can return their toys to the correct bin when finished playing.

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.

Here in the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas, having an orderly home can go a long way in contributing to an overall sense of calm and organization in one’s life. At More Space Place Sarasota, we specialize in creating customized solutions for home storage problems. There are many areas of the home that can benefit significantly from the addition of a custom storage system. Below are four examples of places where this is especially true.

Bedroom Closet

One of the most common areas to incorporate a custom storage solution is in the bedroom. A custom closet is the best way to maximize your room’s storage for clothing, shoes, and accessories. Whether you have the room for a spacious walk-in closet or are working with a more modest reach-in closet, no space is too small for our storage experts to work their magic. We build all of our storage components in our own facility, which allows us to create a closet designed around your personal needs and style.

Kitchen Pantry

The kitchen is a great place to install a custom storage solution. An organized pantry with plentiful shelving and cabinetry can turn your kitchen from cluttered and chaotic into a pleasant place to spend time. With the addition of adjustable shelving, fully extendable drawers, and wine or spice racks, organizing your food items and kitchen accessories will be easier than ever. You won’t have to worry about losing those buried items in the pantry’s abyss. You’ll decide exactly how and where everything is stored rather than just having to make due with the pantry that came with your home.

Garage Storage

Although it can seem like a stressful undertaking, creating a custom garage storage solution is a worthwhile project. For many homeowners in Sarasota, their garage becomes a go-to for all things lacking a proper place. This results in massive amounts of clutter that eventually take over the garage. Custom shelving, racks, pegboards, cabinetry, and workbenches from More Space Place Sarasota are perfect remedies for this problem. Like with a custom closet, we can design a custom garage storage solution based completely around your lifestyle and needs.

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Mudroom/Laundry Room

A fourth location in the home that could benefit from a custom storage installation is the laundry room or mudroom. Many people enter their house through this room, making the inclusion of storage components, like shoe racks, coat racks, and other shelving, necessary to maintain organization. Laundry room storage elements, such as shelves and cabinets, work well for storing your cleaning supplies and extra linens. A folding station can also heighten the utility of the space.

If you’re looking to improve the productivity of your home and get more organized, call More Space Place Sarasota today, and schedule a free in-home consultation! We can help create a personalized custom storage system for any room in your home.

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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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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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Are you looking to downsize your home? From cutting costs to kids leaving the nest, there are tons of practical reasons to trade your home for something smaller. However, many people face storage and space concerns when moving. The storage experts at More Space Place can help! Keeping ready for our guide to downsizing.

Declutter Your Belongings

We often end up buying things to fill up the space we have – so you’ll likely have to get rid of some items! The first step in downsizing is to get rid of what you don’t need and don’t use. This can actually be a great way to simplify your life and reduce clutter. One strategy we recommend is to start with small items, donate or dispose of them, and then move onto bigger items like furniture.

Invest in Built-In Storage

When downsizing, storage is often a main concern. If you’re wondering how everything you do want to keep will fit in your new home, we recommend investing in a built-in storage system. This is a great solution for adding storage capacity to smaller spaces. Consider a custom built-in storage system from the experts at More Space Place! A custom storage solution will provide optimal storage for your items while also saving on space compared to bulky wardrobes or standalone, pre-made storage options.

Downsize Your Furniture, Too

In a smaller home, your large sectional might look out of space. Do you really use all that couch space, either? When downsizing your home, try downsizing your furniture as well. Trade out giant sofas, rugs, or duplicate furniture pieces for a smaller and singular option.

Upgrade to a Murphy Bed

With fewer rooms and less space, you might need to combine certain rooms – like your home office and guest bedroom, to start. One great way to do this is with a Murphy bed! We have a variety of Murphy bed options, including ones with built-in desks and home office furniture. Your guests will appreciate having a comfortable bed to sleep on rather than a fold-out couch or air mattress, and you’ll appreciate having a home office to work in.

Downsize Effectively With More Space Place

Don’t struggle in your new, smaller space. With custom-designed storage solutions, the experts at More Space Place can help you seamlessly transition to a smaller home. Contact us today to learn more, or visit one of our convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte!

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From cramped basements to steeply angled attic roofs, it can be difficult to make use of awkward spaces in your home. For these parts of your home, a custom solution might be needed! The More Space Place team is here to help. Keep reading to discover a few of our favorite tips and tricks for making use of awkward spaces in your home.

A Functional Under-Stairway Closet

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Stairways often come equipped with unusual or awkward spaces underneath. We can help you transform this empty space or unusable closet into a functional and stylish storage space! Under-stair storage, when done correctly, can become the perfect storage space for coats, luggage, sports equipment, or anything else you need to hide away and store securely. 

Angled Attic Shelving

Steeply angled attic rooms can make it difficult to utilize your attic for anything practical. Pre-made storage systems might not even fit within the angles of your attic. Consider custom-built shelving that’s designed to fit with an angled roof, allowing you to use your attic more effectively. 

Custom Utility Room Upgrades

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Utility and laundry rooms are known for being awkward spaces to navigate. With both huge appliances and storage being necessary, these rooms can quickly start to feel cluttered. We have a variety of solutions for you! Consider the following:

  • Overhead storage. When you’re limited on floorspace, go up! We can build and install overhead storage to above your washer and dryer or along the walls of your utility room. This is a great option for lesser-used storage items.
  • Custom washer and dryer inserts. These can be used to neatly conceal your appliances, giving your laundry room a neater look. Better yet, they also provide above-appliance deskspace for storing and folding clothes.
  • Fold-out laundry hamper or ironing boards. Compact, easy to store, and perfect for small spaces, these fold-out inserts will provide your laundry room with added functionality while also giving you a clutter-free space!

Built-Ins For An Open Floor Plan

An open-layout floor plan can be both a blessing and a curse. It can be difficult to define spaces in an open floor plan, and storage systems can often feel out of place when placed in the middle of a space. Built-in furniture could be the perfect solution! They provide custom storage and can be used to define spaces without cutting them off from each other.

Contact The Storage Experts at More Space Place Today!

For more storage tips and custom solutions, contact the team at More Space Place now! We can help with a variety of storage solutions for any part of your home. Contact us online, give us a call, or visit us at one of our convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte.

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Upgrade your available storage space with style! If you struggle with storage space or outdated built-ins, the team at More Space Place can help. Keep reading to learn how we can design a sleek, stylish, and modern built-in system for any area of your home. 

Sleek Lines

Many older built-in furniture and storage options seem bulky or mismatched. They can take up unnecessary space and even get in your way. To create built-ins that channel a modern vibe, we emphasize sleek design. Simplicity will help your new built-ins feel purposeful rather than clunky.

Clean Colors

Neutral colors like white and black will help built-ins feel modern and sharp. It’s also important to think about which colors look best with your home – built-ins that either contradict the overall style of your home or blend in too much can feel outdated. We think carefully and work with you to find the perfect colors for your home.

Modern Materials

Many outdated built-ins are made of wood – but that doesn’t mean that wood built-ins can’t be modern! A high-quality finish and modern construction can help shelves of any material feel brand-new. Melamine, a durable and high-quality material, is also an excellent option for modern built-ins.

Designed for Modern Life

In the age of flat screen televisions and dual monitors, older built-ins might not work for modern life. Our built-ins are custom designed to suit your exact needs. Whether you want an entertainment center that fits your television perfectly and neatly conceals wires, a custom home office to suit your work style, or a pantry for the whole family, we can help. In-unit lighting options can also give your new built-in system a touch of modern luxury.  

Get Started Today!

The team at More Space Place can help you design a stylish, modern built-in for any part of your home. Make Room For Life – give us a call or contact us online to get started with a FREE consultation. We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. All of our showrooms are open and operating.

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Open-concept floor plans have become a staple in modern home design. This style has many benefits – it can make your home feel larger, make it easier to move between spaces, and make your home feel more connected. However, it can sometimes be difficult to define spaces within an open-concept home. The experts at More Space Place can help! Keep reading to learn some of our tips and tricks for designing a functional open-concept living space.

Create Defined Areas With Furniture

Strategically using furniture and decorations will help you define the spaces of your open-concept plan. Furniture showcases how each area is meant to be used, and it can also act as a barrier between spaces. For example, the back of your couch might indicate where the living room ends and a different room begins. You can also use shelving and storage to create boundaries. 

Home Doesn’t Feel Harmonious? Use Themed Decor

A fun way to distinguish different spaces in your home is to use slightly different decorations in each space! This will tie different areas together and set them apart from each other. Try brainstorming a few different but complementary colors and assigning them to various areas. You can also use area rugs to define specific parts of your home.

Custom Built-In Furniture

Built-in furniture is an excellent way to define what each space is meant to be used for. A media center, kitchen cabinets, and entryway storage system will help your spaces stand out from each other. Open-concept homes can also lack storage space, which makes built-in storage systems very useful. 

Expand Existing Spaces

Many open-concept homes do still include various built-in elements and design choices to define areas. This can include kitchen islands and counters, media centers, fireplaces, and even different flooring. However, you might want to adjust these spaces yourself to carve out more space in certain areas. We can help! We can design custom-built furniture that perfectly matches the existing styles and built-in pieces of your home. We can help you expand your kitchen counters, pantry, living room media center, and more. 

Design Your Dream Home With More Space Place!

The team at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte is here to help you create your perfect home. 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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