Working from home, or in any new environment, can have an impact on your focus, creativity, and productivity. If you sometimes struggle with working from home, we can help! Below, we’ve outlined some of the main barriers to efficiency and how to get around them.
A disorganized home office can have a significant negative impact on overall productivity. Your workspace often reflects your mind, and clutter can compound and worsen a scattered brain. To fix the issue of an disorganized office, the first step is to ensure that you have adequate storage available. Utilize filing cabinets for papers, keep stationary grouped together, organize wires and plugs to ensure easy management, and clear out unnecessary clutter from the area. The team at More Space Place can help you create a home office that meets all your storage needs – contact us to learn more!
Too Many Distractions
With too many distractions, you’ll struggle to get your work done. Television, family members, ringing phones, and more can get in the way of having a clear, focused mindset. To achieve the peace and quiet you need, it’s important to think about the placement of your home office. If possible, consider moving to an area of your home that’s furthest away from noise. Don’t be afraid to carve out “quiet hours” with your housemates, either! Noise-cancelling headphones can also be a worthwhile investment if you’re particularly noise sensitive.
Shared Workspace Struggles
A shared home office can make it difficult for both individuals to achieve peak productivity. It can be a struggle to stay organized, find adequate storage, and avoid distractions. When sharing an office, it’s important to carve out personal space. Setting up boundaries – even just file organizers or books – can help with defining your space. It’s also very useful to have a home office that’s custom-built for two people.
Lacking The Right Office Essentials
It’s difficult to complete tasks without the right tools. As you adjust to working from home, you might be lacking some essentials – a high-speed printer, dual monitors, or just a more ergonomic chair. To craft a productive home office, it’s important to equip it with the tools you need for success.
Create Your Dream Home Office With More Space Place
We can help you craft a home office that meets your needs and has all the essentials! Call us today to get started with a free design consultation. We’re proud to serve the greater Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte areas.
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Spring is a time to start fresh and organize your home. If you’re in a spring-cleaning kind of mood, these home organization projects are perfect for you! Tackling one area of your home at a time makes these home improvement projects more manageable.
Get Your Home Office in Order
Many people have been working from home more often these days – and that makes having an organized, efficient home office even more important. We recommend starting big-picture: the overall layout of your home office. It can be a refreshing change to rearrange the layout of your desk, computer, and chair. This can make your office feel like a breath of fresh air. Next, get into your various drawers, cabinets, and files. Throw out unnecessary clutter and finally tackle and organize miscellaneous papers and files. If you worry about potentially throwing away something you’ll later need, it’s always smart to back up copies on your computer.
Refresh Your Home Decor
Spring cleaning doesn’t always have to be about throwing things away. Reorganizing can also be about redecorating! Give your home a fresh feel by refreshing your home decor. The addition of pictures, plants, and more can help your home feel friendlier.
Clear Out Kitchen Clutter
Your kitchen is an essential part of regular seasonal cleaning. The longer this part of the home is neglected, the more moldy surprises you might find. Get ahead of things and take the time to organize your kitchen and clear out any expired food or long-gone leftovers from your pantry and fridge. If dealing with your kitchen feels unbearable, a custom-built storage system could help you take back control. Contact us today to learn more about our custom-built kitchen storage solutions!
Improve Your Bedroom
When getting your home in order, the bedroom often becomes a neglected spot. We sometimes focus too much on common areas of the home rather than private places. Take time to beautify your bedroom with new decor and put everything in its place. Rearranging bedroom furniture to enhance Feng Shui can also be a great way to improve your mood and mindset.
Get Organized With More Space Place
The team at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte is here to help you refresh your home for spring. 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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When creating the perfect home office, there are a few furniture essentials to consider. At More Space Place, we custom-build home office furniture from scratch, with each piece designed to suit your unique needs. Keep reading to discover how we can help you craft the perfect home office components!
Your desk is probably the most important aspect of your home office: the place where work actually gets done. Depending on your needs and the space you have available, the desk we create will be one-of-a-kind. Size, shape, and style will all vary. We can create a stylish corner desk to take advantage of a unique room layout. If you need a lot of space to work, we can incorporate a desk that is either wider, longer, or both. Do you prefer to work facing the door, or facing away from the door? Our desks can be connected to a home office system while also jutting out into the room rather than against the wall. We can even design a standing desk so that you can switch between sitting and standing.
When it comes to staying organized, the right kind of home office storage system is essential. We feel that a filing cabinet is the perfect way to keep documents and important paperwork in good order. Whether as a standalone feature or as a component of a varied storage system, the team at More Space Place can design and customize a filing cabinet system for your specific needs.
Essential Technology and Gadgets
A good computer, a monitor, a printer, and high-speed internet – your home office will likely require at least some of these, if not all. It’s important to develop a setup that works for you. If you’re used to using monitors at work, switching to a laptop at home will interrupt your productivity. Similarly, a lagging internet connection will make it difficult to complete online tasks and communicate with your team. We recommend finding a room in your home that has good internet connectivity, or investing in another router to be placed in the room with you. We can help you design a home office that makes space for all your essential gadgets, is smartly laid out to take advantage of outlets, and keeps wires and cords well-concealed and out of the way.
The Right Chair
Never underestimate the importance of a comfortable, ergonomic office chair. Having a chair that supports your back and neck will prevent short-term aches and long-term problems. Working in comfort will also help you focus on tasks and eliminate distractions.
Create Your Dream Home Office With More Space Place!
Working from home more often these days? This is the perfect time to reach out to the team at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a FREE design consultation.
Staying organized is a common New Year’s resolution. Even if your goal is something else, organizing your home can help you keep it! Below, our team of organization experts has shared how organizing your home can help you stay true to your 2020 resolution.
There are a variety of ways that an organized home can benefit your goal to have healthier habits in 2020. Let’s start with the kitchen! Re-organizing your kitchen with healthy food in mind will help you stick to a new diet. Place junk food in hard-to-reach places, and give healthy food – like fruit, granola bars, and whole-grain snacks – center-stage in your pantry. Having an organized kitchen can also inspire you to cook more. Consider a spice rack, which will make home-cooked meals more fun and delicious. Putting pots, pans, and cooking utensils in easy-to-find places will also help meal prep feel less stressful.
Being More Active
If your goal is to be more active, then having a neat and organized home can help with that, too! First, of course, cleaning requires more movement than simply sitting still. A neat home can also benefit your mood and energy levels, helping you feel less down in the dumps.
Being More Productive
As mentioned above, an organized home will improve mental clarity. This is especially true for the areas of your home that you typically work from – whether that’s your home office, den, living room, or even bedroom. When everything is cluttered and messy, your mind feels the same way. In a clean environment, with everything you need to be productive right on hand, it’s much easier to get in the groove of work.
Learn A New Skill
How can keeping a clean home help you learn a new skill? The process of cleaning will help you clear space in your home – space that you can dedicate to other activities. Clearing and sorting your belongings will also help you re-learn what’s important in your life. You might even discover some forgotten craft materials, notebooks, or instruments that you had purchased for the same resolution at the beginning of last year.
Improve Your Home With More Space Place!
Our organization & space-saving experts can help you improve your home with custom-built furniture for every room. From bedroom to garage, we’ll help you design the perfect storage solution and Make Room for Life. Get in touch with our team today to learn more, or visit us at our showrooms! We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, FL.
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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This custom home office was built for a homeowner in Sun City Center! Sleek and contemporary, these cabinets are composed of white-chocolate melamine. The versatile drawers, desks, and cabinets provide all the storage and working space you need. We took advantage of the natural light in the room by building a window seat. This home office also features a drop-down table and LED lighting system.
If you ever work from home, you likely have some kind of home office set up. Does that space suit your needs, though? If you find your home office lacks storage space or if you struggle to focus, it might be time to upgrade to a custom home office. Below, we’ve compiled some of the many elements that can be personalized to create your perfect home office.
The desk is typically the center of any home office: the place where stuff gets done. Each person has distinct needs when it comes to what style, size, and type of desk work best. For example, if you’re an avid crafter, you might need a desk that has a lot of practical space to work and is accompanied by additional storage. If you typically use your laptop, you still might require additional space for an extra screen.
What kind of storage space do you wish your current desk included? How much space do you need? Do you prefer a standing or sitting desk, or both? Whatever your preferences are, we can create the perfect desk for your office.
Your storage needs will vary depending on many different factors – your profession, your hobbies, and what you plan to use your home office for. We can design and install the perfect amount of storage for your unique needs, with customizable shelves, drawers, filing cabinets, and more. We can create an office with enough book storage to double as a home library, a built-in Murphy bed that allows your home office to be converted into a guest bedroom, storage that works for both your job and your hobby, or a simple and sleek storage system that fits seamlessly in your space.
Our style options are as endless and customizable as our storage options. Whether you prefer a timeless dark wood finish, bright white cabinetry, or sleek glass accents, we’ve got you covered. You can also personalize the layout of your desk and storage systems, as well as the lighting we install in your home office. We can work with your space to ensure that your office fits beautifully and naturally into your home.
Get Started in Sarasota Today!
Let the experts at More Space Place work with you to create your dream home office. Our team will help you design a custom home office that maximizes creativity, productivity, and peace of mind. Get in touch with us today, or visit one of our showrooms to view our home office models. We have three locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.
Sometimes, after a long day at school, it can be difficult to convince your kids to do their homework. Getting your kids to sit down and focus can feel next to impossible. But just as adults rely on an organized office space for productive work, so do the busy minds of children! With a custom study space, you can help your student feel organized, focused, and inspired when it’s time to open those books. Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to share our top tips and tricks for customizing the perfect study space below.
Your young scholar might love collecting colorful school supplies, but all of those rogue pencils and papers might simply drive you crazy. Plus, your kids are likely to involve you in the search when they can’t find something! Creating dedicated school supply storage is the perfect solution. With elements like open shelving, pull out drawers, and filing cabinets, everything will have a place. Not only will this save both of you the hassle of digging through cluttered craft drawers, but it will give your kid an extra dose of inspiration. All of their materials are right in front of them and at their fingertips for their next creative masterpiece.
It’s pretty obvious that studying in front of the tv with cartoons on isn’t the most productive way to study. The lack of distraction in a dedicated study space makes it all the more valuable. You can craft a big open desk, hide any distracting chords, and even make space for a computer when needed. Your child will know it is time to focus on studies when they sit down here. With less distractions, they will learn more efficiently and probably finish their work quicker, making more time for the other fun things they have on their mind!
Inspiration Driven Space
For every student, young and old, there comes a time when they simply do not want to do their homework. We understand. That’s why it’s important to consider the unique personality and learning habits of your child. Do they learn better with bright lights? Dimmer lights? Do they like to surround themselves with bright colors or relaxing ones? Our custom home offices can be crafted exactly to your student’s personality so that the space truly feels like their own. For this reason, we love the idea of including your student in on the design process of their custom study space!
Multipurpose Study Space
While you might love the idea of giving your young student their personal study space at home, it can be hard to find the room to do so. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution! Transform your child’s room into a spacious place to study with a custom Murphy bed. With a custom-made wall bed, your child can have a built-in desk, plenty of storage, and a folding bed. Our Murphy beds are easy to use, ensuring that your child can set their bed up by themselves. They’re also ultra-comfortable, with a built-in high-quality mattress.
Are you ready to craft an organized, focused, and inspirational study space for the kids in your home? Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to help! Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!
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At More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, we’re all about creating beautiful spaces that work to solve storage and organizational needs in homes across the Sun Coast. A Murphy bed and desk combo is a prime example of one of these space-saving solutions, and it’s one that’s as versatile as they come. In this post, we will explore just how versatile one of these combinations is and how it could benefit your home.
Creating a Multipurpose Room
One of the greatest things about a Murphy bed and desk combo is that it can be used to create a multifunctional space in your home. If you don’t have multiple spare rooms to devote to serving various purposes, such as one for a guest room and one for a home office, how about combining the two into one efficient room? A Murphy bed alone is flexible and offers many benefits. It can fold up off the floor when not in use, which opens up more floor space for other things. Adding a desk to your wall bed brings the unit’s utility to the next level. You’ll have a comfortable bed to offer overnight guests while also maintaining a productive home office space for your daily use.
Customized to Your Style and Storage Needs
Just like all of the storage solutions we offer, our Murphy beds and desk units are customizable to suit your personal style and the aesthetic of your home. We offer a variety of colors and finishes, as well as storage add-ons and hardware for you to choose from. For example, this award-winning design features a nautical themed home office with a Murphy bed attached. The white laminate finish combined with custom color match paint and traditional crown moulding resulted in a one-of-a-kind project customized for this Sarasota condo on the bay. When designing your unit, you can choose from a lot of different styles of Murphy beds to properly suit your storage needs and work with the configuration of your space.
If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help improve your space, contact us at More Space Place to schedule a free in-home consultation! We have three convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Port Charlotte where you can see some of our floor models on display. We look forward to working with you!