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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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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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The 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.
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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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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Not all homes have room for a walk-in closet. Not everyone needs a walk-in closet. If you’re seeking more storage space, the experts at More Space Place are happy to install a custom closet in any area of your home! Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite ways to maximize the space, organization, and visual appeal of a smaller closet.
Using sliding doors for your closet will help you maximize space in your bedroom. Sliding doors take up less space, as they don’t swing inward or outward. Glass sliding doors are modern and sleek, while a dark wood sliding door offers a rustic aesthetic.
At More Space Place, we understand that everyone has unique needs when it comes to closet storage. That’s why we’re dedicated to giving you a custom storage solution tailored around your lifestyle. Customize your shelving – the exact shape, size, and number of shelves that go into your closet. If you need more hanger space, less hanger space, smaller drawers, or more shelving, we can help you design the perfect closet.
Slide-out drawers are a great way to add convenience and functional style to your closet. Slide-out drawers will make accessing all of your belongings easy! Rather than digging through dark cabinets, slide-out drawers allow you to see and grab all of your belongings easily.
Do you struggle to keep your jewelry organized? Are your necklaces always tangled? Do you constantly have to search for the missing pair to your earrings? If so, a jewelry drawer might be perfect for your closet. A stylish, compact jewelry draw can fit into any closet, big or small.
Give your shoes the perfect place with a built-in shoe rack. To save space, we can install a shoe rack at the floor of your closet. We can also create a vertical shoe rack that will keep your shoes neatly organized and free of clutter, without taking up too much space in your closet.
Contact More Space Place Today!
To get started on a custom storage solution for your closet, 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!
Clutter can pile up, causing stress and making your life harder. Decluttering your entire home is a daunting endeavor, something that can end up being put off for weeks or even months. Make decluttering easier with these tips and tricks below! Our team is more than happy to help you craft the perfect space-saving organization solution.
Split Big Tasks Into Smaller Tasks
Make decluttering more manageable by splitting it into smaller tasks. Do each room at a time, and take stock of what exactly needs decluttering. In the bedroom, for example, you might need to declutter your closet, nightstands, and under-bed storage. In the kitchen, maybe you’ll need to organize your pantry, fridge, and dish drawer.
Get Rid Of What You Don’t Need
Make life easier by getting rid of items that you don’t need, use, or enjoy having. Over time, belongings can pile up. Not only does this require more frequent organization, but it also stops you from having easy access to the items that you actually do use.
One easy way to keep your belongings more organized is to assign them categories. Categorizing your items is a stepping stone to knowing exactly where to store them. For example, by categorizing your clothes by season, you can store and organize them depending on the time of year. Consider organizing the contents of your pantry into healthy food, meal prep ingredients, and snacks. Organizing via category can be fun, and you can create your own categories for every room.
Give Everything Its Own Place
The easiest way to tackle clutter is to avoid it in the first place. Do this by giving every item a place of its own! Our team of experts can help you design a custom closet that incorporates storage for every item. Avoid tangled necklaces with a custom jewelry drawer. Assign separate drawers to scarves, shirts, ties, and more. Create closet dividers to keep clothes in certain categories. Install custom shoe storage. We can even install a laundry hamper in your closet, hidden neatly within a drawer!
Contact MSP Sarasota For a Custom Storage Solution!
Create the perfect custom storage solution with our team of experts! From media rooms, home offices, closets, and more, our storage system designs are completely customized for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a free, in-home design consultation!
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Boutique closets are elegant and trendy, the perfect way to turn your walk-in closet into a luxurious space that’s all your own. The dedicated design experts at More Space Place Sarasota will help you create a custom closet that exemplifies all the elegance and style of a high-end boutique. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite design touches for boutique-style closets!
Crown molding is an understated design element, adding style and elegance to any room. Incorporating a simple crown molding on the ceiling of your closet will create a room that feels more grand and luxurious.
For the ultimate boutique closet experience, room for sitting space is ideal. Create space in your walk-in closet for a comfortable, stylish armchair. With a lovely area in your closet to rest and relax, getting ready for the day goes from a chore to a delight.
Gold accents will add a touch of style and luxury to your closet. Consider golden handles for your cabinets or gold paint along the sides. This subtle touch will give your closet a perfectly elegant vibe.
White cabinets offer a bright, clean, and classic look for your closet. For the perfect blend of traditional and modern, opt for white-painted wood cabinets. White cabinets will become the ideal backdrop to display all your belongings.
Open shelving is convenient, modern, and stylish. Open shelving will give your closet the aura of a high-end boutique shop. With open shelving, the contents of your closet double as decoration. These simple shelves also provide easier access to everything you need.
Create Your Dream Closet Today!
Are you ready to create your dream boutique-style custom closet? Get in touch with our design experts today! Contact us to schedule a free, in-home design consultation. Our closet designs are completely customized for your needs. We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.