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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.

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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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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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custom storage solutions for 2020

custom storage solutions for 2020

We’re almost at the end of 2019! To wrap up this year, we’ve compiled our favorite organization tips and tricks below. These ideas will help you get – and stay – organized in 2020. Follow these organization hacks to make the next year your most organized one yet!

Maximize Space With a Murphy Bed

For small homes, cramped rooms, or multi-purpose areas, there’s no better way to maximize your space than with a Murphy Bed. Murphy beds open up tons of floor space, and our models also provide additional storage! Our beds are also more comfortable than a lumpy fold-out sofa or difficult air mattress, making them the perfect addition to guest bedrooms.

Find The Right Type of Storage

The first step in staying organized is having the right type of storage available. Which type of storage meets your needs? Is it open shelving, cabinets, filing drawers, or a specialized storage system, like shoe racks or jewelry drawers? The experts at More Space Place can help you find out. We’ll work with you to design the perfect storage system to suit your lifestyle – whether you need storage for your entryway, bedroom closet, kitchen, mudroom, or more.

Create Good Feng Shui

Feng Shui is all about harmony and flow: creating spaces that optimize good vibes and tranquility. When organizing your home, it’s important to take feng shui into consideration. In the end, a well-organized home should feel harmonious and intuitive. This means paying attention to furniture placement, lighting, practicality, and the flow of movement through a room. Get started by reading our handy guide to good bedroom feng shui.

Built-Ins Are Better

For optimal organization prowess, invest in built-in furniture. A built-in media center, closet, pantry, or storage system will serve your needs better than a store-bought option ever could. A built-in furniture piece is perfectly suited for your home, space, and exact needs – solving all your storage concerns while also adding style to your home.

Contact More Space Place to Get Started!

To maximize your space in 2020, contact the experts at More Space Place! We’ll help you explore our wide variety of storage solutions and make the coming year your most organized one yet. Contact us online, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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holiday organizing

holiday organizingThe holiday seasons are here – is your home guest-ready? Save yourself from feeling stressed and flustered with tips from the More Space Place experts! From quick strategies to long-term improvements, we’ll help you get your home ready for the holidays.

Refresh Your Entryway

There’s no overstating the importance of a first impression. Even if the rest of your home is spotless, a messy front porch or entryway will set guests off on the wrong foot. A well-crafted entryway storage system can go a long way in keeping your front room neat and well-designed. The addition of a shoe rack, seating area, or coat rack can put the finishing touches on an entryway that’s perfect for hosting. Contact the experts at More Space Place Sarasota for more entryway storage ideas and solutions!

Make Space With A Murphy Bed

For anyone who finds themselves frequently hosting overnight guests, a Murphy bed is a sound investment. Any room can be transformed and given dual purpose with a stylish Murphy bed from the experts at More Space Place. A home office or hobby room can be set up as a cozy, luxurious guest bedroom – or vice-versa. Unlike air mattresses or fold-out couches, our Murphy beds are exceptionally comfortable, as well as quicker and easier to set up.

Organized & Efficient Kitchen

From fancy dinner gatherings to early-risers, a guest-friendly kitchen is important. Consider utilizing open shelving for cups, plates, and mugs, so your guests won’t need to hunt through your cabinets to find them. You can also rearrange your fridge and pantry to make snacks and drinks easier to find (and to place special food and drinks where guests won’t find them). A snack or breakfast basket full of fruit, granola bars, breads, and spreads will also make overnight guests feel extra welcome. 

Hotel-Worthy Bathroom

Make your home feel like a luxurious hotel with a few simple additions to your bathroom! Scented soap, air freshener, and hand lotion will make your home feel welcoming and clean. We also recommend one-use towels. Have a steady supply of paper towels, or provide a neat pile of one-use towels and a basket to throw them in.

Upgrade Your Kitchen With a Custom Storage Solution

With help from the experts at More Space Place, you can create a home that will wow guests and make them feel welcome. For a custom storage solution, get in touch with our team today! 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!

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organized living tips sarasota"

An organized home tends to look better than a messy one – but what about the unseen benefits? An organized lifestyle can go beyond aesthetic enjoyment. At More Space Place, we understand the numerous health benefits of organized living! Keep reading to learn more.

Reduced Stress

There have been numerous studies done on the negative health impact of stress: heart disease, digestive problems, obesity, a weaker immune system, and more. It’s also pretty clear that a disorganized home causes stress and strife. Lost items, arguments with family members, and dissatisfaction in your home’s appearance: a disorganized home is a recipe for high stress levels.

Productivity

Staying organized can help you stay productive. Work becomes easier when you don’t have to scramble to find the right pen or charger. A well-organized home also prevents procrastination – how many of us have used “reorganizing” as a way to avoid doing actual work?

Healthy Eating

An organized pantry can make healthy eating easier. If your pantry is cluttered with junk food, if healthy choices stay hidden, it’s hard to make good choices – especially when you’re tired and hungry. On the other hand, if your pantry is well-organized, with easy-to-find healthy choices and good ingredients, it’s easier to make healthy choices.

Better Sleep

Even subconsciously, a messy home can affect us. A disorganized room gets in the way of our peace of mind, and the stress of a mess might keep you up at night. Keeping your home organized will help you feel more peaceful, and the energy of your home will be more conducive for relaxation. Having an organized bedroom and bathroom will also keep your bedtime routine streamlined.

Get In Touch Today

Let the experts at More Space Place help you on your journey to a more organized life. Our team will help you find the best custom organization solution for your home, from your garage to your bedroom. Get in touch with us today or visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte!

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