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

Start by Decluttering Your Clothing

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

Decluttering basics:

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

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Plan Out The Clothes You Want to Wear During the Remodel

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

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

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If you have an active family, the summer is probably when your house is at its busiest. Going into your laundry room at the end of the day can be exhausting if it’s cluttered. Here at More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton, we want to help take the stress away from having a dirty, unorganized space and create an organizational system that works best for you. Read below for more ideas about how to organize your laundry room!

Cut back on Clutter

If your laundry room feels cluttered, it might be because you feel like simply have too many items. Before creating an organizational system, sort through what you have and see if you can’t donate some items first. Lightly used clothing, laundry hampers, organizer, and detergent you don’t use are all great items to be donated. This is best done by setting up garbage bags or cardboard boxes, one labeled “donate” and one labeled ”keep”. After you’ve decided what you want to donate, move the box out of the room so that it’s not in your way. The less you can scatter your belongings the better. 

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Use Bins and Organizers 

Once you have determined what you need, place items in clear bins so you can know what you have. Using plastic bins can also prevent water damage during floods or if your laundry overflows. Try to also place items you need the most within arm’s reach. If you have items you don’t use every day, you can store these on high shelves. Anything you use very rarely can also be stored in a linen/cleaning closet (depending on the product) so they don’t take up space. 

Customize Storage With More Space Place:

If you feel like your organization needs a little bit of extra help, contact More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton for custom laundry room storage. We offer the following accessories:

  • Pullout Shelving
  • Adjustable Shelves & Dividers
  • Baskets
  • Cabinetry

 

Our goal at More Space Place of Sarasota and Bradenton is to help you maximize your laundry room space with efficient and functional storage designs that are easy to use, keep you organized, and help streamline your tasks. 

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Don’t hesitate to contact us and get started today! 

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Transforming Rooms With A Murphy Bed

Often have guests over, but don’t have a lot of room for them? A Murphy bed is the perfect solution. With a Murphy bed, any room can be easily transformed into a bedroom. Whether it’s an office, craft room, or even a guest bedroom, a small space can be transformed with ease. If you’re looking to get more functionality out of your space, a Murphy bed is the perfect solution for you.

Transforming An Office

Using a Murphy bed in an office allows you to get the function of an office during the day, but the function of a bedroom at night. More Space Place offers a variety of Murphy beds that include both a desk and a bed. By using an all-in-one unit, a Murphy bed can easily transform any office into a dual-purpose room. Whether you have a small office or a larger one, a Murphy bed will create and utilize more space for your office.

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Transforming A Craft Room

Another room that can easily be transformed is the craft room. A commonality between craft rooms is that they often need plenty of storage for craft supplies. Murphy beds can provide additional storage to the craft room creating both storage for supplies and space for a bed. Not only do Murphy beds provide functionality, but they will also create more decor for your craft room. By using a Murphy bed, you can get more functionality and decor out of your craft room while being able to transform it into a bedroom at any time. 

Transforming A Guest Bedroom

Guest bedrooms are a perfect room to use a Murphy bed in. By using a Murphy bed in a guest bedroom, the space can easily be transformed into any room you want while still being a guest bedroom. This will create an almost entirely new room in your house. Whether you need an additional storage room, living room, or another office, the guest bedroom can become whatever you want. 

Murphy beds give you the option to create a guest bedroom wherever you want while still maintaining the functionality of another room.

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Here at More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton, our expert designers can help you find the perfect Murphy bed for your space. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more!

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If you’re interested in getting a custom service done by More Space Place Bradenton, you might be wondering: how does this process work? Take a look at this in-depth explanation from one of our designers, Peter, of how our process works from start to finish including renovating and renewing. 

The Idea: 

This customer is a longtime customer of More Space Place with a home on Anna Maria Island. This customer had a gorgeous 50-year-old home that was newly renovated. This home had three small bedrooms and low ceilings so they felt a Murphy bed with storage cabinetry would be perfect for their space. 

The Process:

Upon receiving notice of a custom request we usually discuss the details of the project via a private appointment. During this appointment, we make an inventory, take measurements and decide what type of Murphy bed would be best for the space. 

This time the customer went with the Cosmopolitan Queen Side Bed with finished storage. The cabinetry for the bed would go up wall-to-wall from floor to ceiling. In this room, after the renovations were completed in the house there wasn’t a closet. Because of this, we also determined that hanging bars in the wall units on the outer left and right would be beneficial for guests to hang clothes.

As for the design, the customer was at first leaning towards a wood grain or darker finish for the cabinetry. However, since the floors were a darker wood, this designer suggested going with a white shaker painted profile for the doors, trim, and facia, to provide contrast and bring more light into the room. The customer was very pleased with the final project, when completed, and commented that “It was giving us two rooms out of one”. 

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Thank you very much to our designer Peter and our lovely Bradenton team for completing this project!

If you’re interested in a custom design project, call your local More Space Place in Sarasota, and Bradenton and 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. 

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.

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Are you looking to read more in 2022? Is having a home library a dream of yours? More Space Place can make it a reality! With creative, customizable storage solutions, we can help you create the home library you’ve always wanted. Keep reading to learn more!

Storage 

When you are building a home library there are many things to consider. For every person, the quantity, size, and style needs of your shelves will vary. Consider the number of books you require storage for. Will you need a few shelves along the wall, or does your collection require wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelving? Additionally, you should consider the kind of books you need storage for. Larger, heavier, books will require larger shelves, while rare books might need glass cases for protection. You should also consider what order you want your books to be in. If you want to order them by the author make sure the shelves can accommodate different size books. 

Spacing

If you’re worried that your home doesn’t have enough space for a library think again! At More Space Place, our experts are amazing at transforming any space with multipurpose storage solutions. One easy solution is converting your guest bedroom into a home library. We have numerous Murphy bed styles that come equipped with built-in shelves. We can also create libraries that double as a stylish home office or study.

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Finding The Right Furniture

Furniture is another major component of building the perfect library. A built-in desk might be the perfect addition to your library, giving you space to study and read. Or, consider making space for a cozy armchair or sofa. We can help you create a built-in and ultra-cozy reading nook, the perfect place to curl up with a good novel. 

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Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota or Bradenton, to examine our custom furniture for yourself. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation, and 3-D design drawing of your project. Reach out today!

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Do You Want To Create More Space in Your Home This Holiday Season?

Do you need some extra space during the holiday season? The home might feel a bit more crowded during the holidays. You have a lot of extra decorations, you might have a Christmas tree, and you might have a bunch of guests in your home. If your home is feeling a bit cramped, you might be wondering if there is a way to create more space. Take a look at several tips below from More Space Place Sarasota.

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Clean Up the Messes Ahead of Time

Before people arrive, you need to clean up the messes in your home. You may have a bunch of cups and plates in the living room. Make sure you get rid of them. You may also have a bunch of expired food and drinks in your fridge. You’ll want to clean these up as well. Even limiting the number of decorations you put out leaves your home feeling roomier than it did before. Try to throw out anything you don’t need to create more space for your guests.

Label a Drop Zone for Everyone 

People have a tendency to empty their pockets before they sit down. This could include their keys, their wallets, and their phones. This can create a lot of clutter in your home. Where are people going to be entering your home? Make sure you label a drop zone for everyone. That way, everyone knows where to put their items, and they know where they are located when they need to leave.

Use the Corners of the Rooms 

If you want to create more space in your home, you must take advantage of every square foot of a level. Think about the corners of your rooms. What can you do to put them to use? You may want to consider shifting a few end tables into the corners to create room for extra seats. You should try to put your Christmas tree in the corner as well. That way, people aren’t struggling to walk around it. If you want to take advantage of every square foot, rely on the professionals. 

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Trust More Space Place Sarasota for Help This Year

It can be difficult to have a bunch of extra people in your home. You might be wondering how you will ever accommodate everyone. Fortunately, this is not something you have to tackle on your own. We are More Space Place, and we have an unparalleled level of experience helping homeowners get the most out of their living areas. We can put our skills to work for you as well. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can assist you! 

Custom Home Office

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. 

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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. 

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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!

Home Organization Projects to Tackle This Spring

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.

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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.