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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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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. 

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We’re back with another Designer’s Den! Your behind-the-scenes access to learning more about the More Space Place process of custom installation from start to finish. Read on to find out how designer Skylar Cressey turned this cramped car dealership into a comfortable workspace for everyone!

The Vision:

“When I first received the call that a car dealership wanted to explore options of design work with us, I was hesitant. We had never designed to that magnitude before, so naturally, I was unsure how this design would happen. When I arrived at Englewood Ford a week after I received the call, I spoke with very sweet and helpful staff who expressed exactly what they were looking for. Their previous setting wasn’t doing it for them, and they needed a desk set up to accommodate 6 people. 

The space was quite large, so I knew it was going to be a big job. They said they wanted to keep it simple, yet functional. The most important thing was making sure that everyone had enough room to be able to comfortably talk to other clients in private. After I measured the space and got all the information I needed, I got to designing this custom office space. While designing, I made sure every employee had at least 3 feet of legroom space, so no one felt squished. I included a base cabinet with storage for files, office supplies, and other miscellaneous items next to everyone’s desk. I also make sure I included a USB Grommet next to everyone’s desk so they would all have access to plugs and outlets.

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The Project:

Because I had never done anything like this before, I made sure to meet with our seasoned installer to see what extra material needed to be ordered, labor that needed to be accounted for, and if this scale of design was even possible. After the green light from the installer, I went ahead and sent over the designs to the manager who absolutely loved it! After that, a few of them took a ride up to visit me in my showroom and pick out colors, desktop, and hardware options. They went with a lighter “Candlelight Maple” wood tone, a lighter desktop color, and Brushed Nickel hardware to tie it all together. 

Once I sold the job, I was so anxious to see how it was going to turn out. And to no surprise, our installer did a remarkable job! Everything came out even better than I was expecting, and most importantly, everyone was so happy! Say goodbye to cramped desk space and hello to a neat and organized space! The total time from measuring to installing was roughly 3 months and the process could not have gone any smoother.”

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Thank you very much to our designer Skylar and our lovely 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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If you’re interested in getting a custom service done by More Space Place Sarasota, you might be wondering: how does this process work? Take a look at this in-depth explanation from designer Cathy Davis, of how our process works from start to finish. 

The Idea: 

Last year we received a customer request for creating wall storage for various memorabilia and knick-knacks. This customer, Joann, was located in Punta Gorda and found us through Google. This project included storage for a 1200 record album collection, CDs, Beatles memorabilia, and Wizard of Oz figurines. Joann was also interested in a custom desk placed across from the stored albums in the same room. 

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 made an inventory and measured the items they needed storage for. After some email correspondence, we crafted the final design. Our designers suggested we add a window seat, and Joann was all for it, thus the final product was created! 

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THE MATERIALS USED INCLUDE:

Hardware: 
  • Richelieu Contemporary Metal Pull 8728
  • Black Stainless/Chrome
Album Storage:
  • White laminate case work with Summertime Blues trim
Custom Desk:
  • Summertime Blues laminate casework and Contemporary Flat Front
Laminate Desktop:
  • Wilsonart
  • Bronzite
  • 4971K-52
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Contact Us:

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

If you’re interested in a custom design project, contact 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. 

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With 2021 coming to a close, now is the time to invest in yourself, and to better yet, invest in your home space. When you first wake up the first place you go in your home is probably your closet. Although this is probably one of the most active areas in your home, you might not spend much time organizing it. This new year, give yourself the gift of a new custom closet, built to suit your needs. Check out the following design trends that we love. 

Embrace Dark Wood 

The new year is a great time to start fresh. How about introducing some new colors into your space? In 2021, there was a trend of modern-looking sleek closets that were mainly white. However in 2022, interior designers believe that dark wood will be very popular as it brings a sense of luxury, elegance, and glamour. 

Lights, Camera, Action!

What better way to feel more confident about yourself and the clothes you wear than to put yourself in the best light possible? By installing lights in your closets you can save money and get a better idea of the pieces you already own. Reach out to More Space Place Sarasota to receive a free consultation and get more information on what customizable designs are possible in your space. 

Open Shelving 

For someone who loves to have their wardrobe on display, a closet with open shelving is a great choice. This allows you to display shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and clothes with style on custom-built shelves, hanging rods, or cubbies. Open shelving will also make it easier to find what you’re looking for when getting ready, so that you can always look effortlessly put-together. 

Accessorize, Accessorize

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The best way to add some fun and flair to your closet is to accessorize!

Below is a list of some of the accessories we can include in your custom closet design. 

> Shoe racks

> Custom hangers for scarves, belts, bags, ties, and more.

> Pull out laundry hamper

> Multi-level hanging rods

> Jewelry drawers

> Pull-out ironing boards

> And more!

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At More Space Place Sarasota, we know how important space and organization are to the flow and feel of your home. A cluttered space can feel cramped and unkept. We offer tips to help you declutter, while also offering space-saving devices to help you deal with the clutter you do have. 

Stop by your local More Space Place showroom in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte, 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.

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.

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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.

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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.