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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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stylish custom closets sarasota

stylish custom closets sarasotaA closet can be more than a functional part of your home – it can be used to add style, too! From luxurious walk-in closets to smart built-ins, the team at More Space Place are experts at combining function and style in closet design. Keep reading to learn how a closet can be used to enhance and compliment your home’s decor.

Open Shelving

For someone who loves to have their wardrobe on display, a closet with open shelving is a great choice. Display your shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and clothes on stylishly built shelves, hanging rods, or cubbies. Open shelving will also make it easier to find what you’re looking for when getting ready.

Modern & Clean-Cut

Enhance a modern or minimalist home by upgrading to a modern, sleek closet model. Crisp white or black shelving and a simple, functional design will make any room feel clean and modern. For an added touch of style, consider sliding glass doors. 

Rustic Wood

If your personal style is more rustic and down-to-earth, we can design a closet perfect for you, too! A wood-built closet with a natural finish will provide warmth and a natural aesthetic. When designing for a rustic home, we love the appearance of dark-stained wood.

Crown Molding

Crown molding can be used to add understated elegance to your closet – and your home. Many of our walk-in closets are designed with crown molding, but we can also incorporate this style element into any closet we design. 

Colorful & Unique

Your closet doesn’t have to be neutral or fade into the background. Add a personal touch to your home with a closet painted in a vibrant shade such as green, royal blue, or even red. Consider what color tones would work best with your home and go from there! A colorful closet could be the perfect accent piece for your bedroom. 

Contact More Space Place Today!

To get started on a custom storage solution for your home, 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! 

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white bookshelf built-in storage system sarasota

An organized home looks better than a messy home – that’s pretty clear. However, did you know that the right organization and storage hacks can make your home look even better? Take it from More Space Place, your storage and closet experts. Keep reading to discover some of our organization tips & tricks for creating a stylish home. 

Use Smart Open Shelving

Open shelving is more than just a convenient storage option – it can be used to strategically add flair to your home! In the kitchen, open shelving can be used to artfully display and provide easy access to spices and dry ingredients. In the living room, use open shelving for books, pictures, and even folded blankets. Open shelving can be used to showcase your personality. 

Don’t Over-Stuff Storage

An overflowing shelf, coat hook, or shoe rack can interrupt the visual joy of an otherwise organized home. When organizing, we know the temptation to just shove everything wherever it fits. Resist! It’s worth the time to correctly organize and store your belongings. Not only does it improve the appearance of your home, but it will also save you from lost items. 

Custom Built-In Furniture

Your sense of style is unique – why would your furniture be any different? Instead of browsing endlessly for the perfect pre-made storage, opt for a custom-made built-in designed to your exact specifications. A built-in media center, closet, or home office from More Space Place will be customized to your exact style preferences and needs. It will integrate seamlessly into your home, because it’s made just for you. 

Start With An Organized Entryway

If there’s any place you should focus your attention on first when organizing, it’s your entryway. Not only is this area of your home crucial for making a good first impression, but an organized entryway will benefit the rest of your home. There are a variety of different ways that you can keep your entryway organized. A custom-built entryway storage system will easily answer all your needs. A small table, coat hooks, wall-mounted shelving, and a small table could also help you keep shoes, jackets, keys, and bags all in the right place – not scattered throughout your home. 

Let Us Help You Get Organized

With help from the experts at More Space Place, your home will be transformed. Call us today or contact us online to get started on a custom storage solution! You can also view some of our local projects online, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte.

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Dedicating time and space to something you love is important, especially in your own home. If there are multiple members of your household, each person having their own hobby room might not work with the space you have – but sharing space often leads to misplaced items, tension, and arguments. At More Space Place, we can help you create a custom craft and hobby room that can be shared, stress-free. Keep reading to learn more!

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Custom Storage Areas

We understand that each hobby has unique storage needs. A book collection requires shelves of a specific size, while jewelry-making or crafting can benefit from narrow pull-out drawers with distinct sections. Some hobbies need cabinets and drawers, while others require shelves or cubbies. We can create the right amount of storage for every member of your family, all in the same shared hobby room.

Custom Storage Accessories

Not only will we customize the amount of storage and type of shelving you need, but we can also install numerous storage accessories to make staying organized even easier! Customized storage will help you keep everything in the right place. Consider jewelry drawers, basket inserts, or space left on walls to hang tools. For easy storage of dirty aprons or clothing, we can also install a built-in laundry basket in your craft room. Not only does this provide a convenient place to leave laundry, but it also prevents grime from being spread to other areas of your home. 

custom craft room Space for Everyone

Separate storage areas for each person will ensure that your hobby space stays neat and your items aren’t misplaced or moved. Another important aspect of a shared hobby room is ensuring that each person has enough space to work. If your entire family is forced to use the same table or desk, you can run out of space easily. Our custom storage systems provide an easy solution, with built-in desks, tables, or space left for chairs, standing room, and equipment.

Get Started Today!

Why wait to start creating the perfect shared hobby space for your home? Get started today by scheduling a free in-home consultation with the More Space Place team! We also have three convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Drop by to see our variety of storage solutions, meet our team, and learn how we can help you make room for life!

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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. 
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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.

Create Categories

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!

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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 custom walk in closet

boutique custom walk in closetBoutique 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

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.

Sitting Area

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

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

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

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.

 

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If your Sarasota household is full busy children, you know how difficult it can be to stay organized. From morning glasses of orange juice to mid-day snacks, the kitchen is the center of your home. At More Space Place Sarasota, we want to help you keep your pantry organized. With our top tips and expert designs, you can easily have a family-friendly pantry.

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After an active afternoon of flag football and general ruckus, your children are bound to race into the kitchen, proclaiming, “I’m hungry.” At More Space Place Sarasota, we know how helpful it can be to have snacks at the ready. While they would gladly rummage through the pantry until they found the exact snack they were looking for, you can make the process more efficient by storing snacks in color-coded containers. An easily recognizable container can make it easier to keep your kitchen organized.

Use Height To Your Advantage

From candy to a nice bottle of wine, there’s likely something in your pantry that you don’t want your children to get into. This is where you can use the height of your pantry to your advantage. Likewise, store kid-friendly items at their eye-level, so nothing will be knocked over when your children reach for it. The designers at More Space Place Sarasota can give your custom pantry adjustable shelving. Depending on what pantry items you have, you can shift the height of your shelves.

A Place For Everything

In a busy household, mess accumulates quickly. A place for everything makes it easy for everything to be in its place. Starting with shelving, our experts will offer you the custom pantry storage solution you need. Shallow shelves will help prevent you from losing items. Spice racks will increase productivity. A wine rack will provide a touch of style. Our detail-oriented experts can make your pantry perfect for your family.

You deserve to have an organized pantry that you love. Our pantry designs are completely customized for your needs. Contact us or give us a call to schedule a free, in-home design consultation today! We’re happy to help you streamline your pantry system.

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murphy bed sarasota

Wall beds, also known as Murphy beds, are a convenient space-saver for many Sarasota homes. Is a wall bed the right choice for you? There are a few important questions to ask yourself before installing a wall bed. Once you’re ready, More Space Place is here to help!

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How often will I use my wall bed?

Our modern wall beds make storing your bed and pulling it out for later use a simple, easy task. For studios and small spaces, your wall bed might be moved up and down daily. In this case, it’s smart to avoid decorating your new space with heavy furniture – that furniture will have to be moved whenever you want to use your bed. For a guest room, your wall bed could remain hidden most of the time. This gives you more freedom with decorating.

What will I do with the extra space?

Wall beds open up a lot of space, and it’s smart to consider how you’ll take advantage of that extra room. Are you designing for a small home or studio? Transform your bedroom into a living room by day! Are you considering a wall bed for a guest room? Give your guest room dual purpose: transform it into an office, living space, reading nook, or game room when it’s not in use. If you’re thinking about a wall bed for a child’s room, consider how they might use the extra space. It could be the perfect play spot for a younger child, or desk and study spot for teens.

What style of wall bed do I want?

More Space Place Sarasota offers a wide selection of wall bed styles. We allow you to personalize your wall bed with custom-built shelves, cabinets, and more! From traditional and classic to sleek and modern, we can create the perfect wall bed for your life and style. Consider how a wall bed could enhance the look of your home. A classic look is bi-fold doors, which appear to be a closet when folded up. Shelving is an excellent way to add even more storage space to your room. If you love to read, we can design the perfect bookshelf wall bed for you!

Get Started in Sarasota Today!

Are you ready to upgrade your life with a custom wall bed? Get in touch with our team today for a free design consultation! Create and customize the perfect bed with our team of experts. We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.

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Parents, do you ever feel like as soon as you finish picking up your kids’ toys in one room, you leave to find an even bigger mess in another? Children have the unique skill of turning any room into a toy- and clothing-strewn disaster within a matter of minutes. Keeping your child’s room organized can feel like a losing battle. Keep the chaos at bay with custom storage solutions brought to you by More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! Keep reading to discover our favorite tips for keeping your child’s room organized.

Get on Their Level

When creating storage solutions for kids, it is essential to understand their point of view. Ideally, your kids will eventually be cleaning up their own messes. Designing storage solutions that suit their needs will make this process easier. Avoid shelving in high places – if they can’t reach, they won’t be putting things back.

Get Creative with Their Bed

Bulky furniture can make a room feel cramped and cluttered. Beds, in particular, take up a huge amount of space. Cut down on clutter with a wall bed. Wall beds open up a huge amount of space, providing extra storage space and play space. You can also create extra room and storage with built-in desks, drawers, and cabinets. This helps consolidate furniture while also creating a unique and interesting setup for your child. 

Create a Play Space

Play space is an important component in any child’s room. Giving your child adequate play space will prevent your child’s toys from ending up in the living room. We suggest creating designated play areas in your kid’s room. This space should provide clear organization and structure when clean-up time comes.

Create The Perfect Custom Storage Solution Today

Keep your child’s bedroom organized and neat with custom storage solutions, brought to you by More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! Contact our team of experts today to get started with a free in-home consultation.

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custom home office - Lakewood Ranch

custom home office - Lakewood RanchWhen looking around your home, there is most likely a room or area you can identify that isn’t being used to its full potential. Maybe you’ve felt stuck with the space’s arrangement or frustrated by its storage (or lack thereof). If this sounds like something you’ve experienced, it might be time to consider an organizational upgrade. A customized home office system could be just the solution you need! More Space Place, with showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Port Charlotte, is here to help you create the perfect system for your home.

Making The Best Use Of Your Space

Perhaps you’ve never considered a home office, and maybe you aren’t even aware of all the great benefits they can offer. From functional practicality to enhanced style, there are a number of perks of creating an office setup in your home. Customizing a solution means you get to build one around your available space, which gives you a lot of flexibility as to where it goes. You don’t even have to have a whole spare room to devote to this. Do you have a small nook that you don’t know what to do with? Is there space under your stairs that would be a good candidate for the project? Even if you don’t have much room, we can make custom home offices work in small spaces. A custom system ensures a perfect fit every time.

Adding Your Own Style

Like our other storage and organizational solutions, a custom home office from More Space Place is available in a wide variety of color, style, finish, and hardware options. Additionally, you can choose what type of storage components would work best for your needs and build something based around them. Our talented designers work with you to come up with a design that reflects your personal style and that of your home, much like we did with our award-winning nautical home office design that was installed in a Sarasota condo. Not only will a custom home office add great style to your home, but it will also keep your space organized and help you make the most efficient use of your space.

Schedule A Free Consultation

If you want to learn more about how we can help you create a versatile office solution for your home, contact More Space Place today! We offer free in-home estimates and design consultations in the greater Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas where our experts can come to your home, see your space, and talk with you about what you’re looking for. When it comes to improving the efficiency, productivity, and style of your storage, leave the hard work to us!

 

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