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Whether you are someone who likes to get up early or someone who likes to sleep in, it’s important to have a kitchen you can feel comfortable in. The setup of your kitchen should accommodate your needs so that you can maximize the space and minimize the feeling of being stressed when you can’t find what you need. Read on to find out More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton’s tips for organizing a breakfast nook and coffee station. 

Sturdy Shelving:

To properly begin organizing your space, it’s important to consider what your morning routine looks like and how your organization can best accommodate it. For example, do you like your morning coffee with syrups and flavors? Maybe you like having honey or sugar in your tea? Either way, you might be worried that heavy cans and containers will cause your thin flimsy shelves to sag and at worst, break and fall down. Luckily, our custom pantry shelves are thick and anchored to the wall for maximum safety. By working with a local company like More Space Place Sarasota, you can ensure that your units will be built and cut specifically for your home. We use durable materials in all of our projects and we even offer a lifetime warranty!

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Similar item Storage:

One of the best ways to organize your breakfast area is to place similar items next to each other in the pantry itself. This might seem like a simple solution but you could be surprised with how much time you save in the morning by grouping your items by use or step in your routine. For example, if you start with coffee or tea, have your mugs, syrup, and some extra spoons close to your coffee machine or hot water kettle. For toasts and other snacks put those close to your plates near to the beverage station so you can grab and go if you need to. 

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Work with the experts:

Choose More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte for all your built-in storage needs including a customized pantry system. Our Staff is here to provide you with a FREE no-obligation design consultation, quotation, and 3-D design drawing of your project. Call or stop by our showroom today! 

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Kitchen pantry organization comes in handy when it comes time to start cooking and you’re looking around your kitchen pantry for the right ingredients. Instead of wasting time and energy trying to find where you put the oregano or arguing with your family about where they last saw the flour, it could be time to evaluate and find a solution. Our experts at More Space Place Sarasota have some common fixes to pantry problems. 

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For ingredients bought in bulk and transferred from their original packaging, labeling is key. When transferring flour or sugar into new containers, make sure to add a sticker or create your own label, even if the containers are different sizes. You wouldn’t want to accidentally use sugar instead of salt!

Poor Shelves

Ensuring you have strong shelves can save a massive headache down the road. Heavy cans and containers can cause thin flimsy shelves to sag and at worst, break and fall down. Upgrade pantry shelving with thick shelves and better yet, make sure it is securely anchored to the wall. By working with a local company like More Space Place Sarasota, you can ensure that your units will be built and cut specifically for your home. We use durable materials in all of our projects and we even offer a lifetime warranty!


Pantries that are disorganized with no rhyme or reason are hard to navigate, especially when you have a guest help you prepare dinner. Having everything in a logical place will help speed up prep times and reduce stress. For example, baking ingredients like flour, sugar, and baking soda should be stored close to each other. Vinegar and oils should be kept together and spices should be easy to find. 

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Pots and Pans

Now that your ingredients are organized, it’s time to make sure your utensils are taken care of. Pots, pans, a blender, and mixers take up valuable space. Not remembering to create a place for it in your pantry or somewhere in your kitchen can lead to cluttered countertops. Dedicate a pantry or shelf for your most used appliances and store appliances you don’t frequently use farther from reach.

Once your Kitchen Pantry is fully organized, consider drawing a little map and taping it on your pantry door. It may save some time down the road for your friends and family. Choose More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte for all your built-in storage needs including a customized pantry system. Call or stop by our showroom today!

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decluttering space saving solutions sarasota floridaThe post-Spring clean is so satisfying. Everything in your home is neatly organized, your floors and surfaces are sparkling clean, and your home just looks beautiful. In a few months, however, the Spring clean glow is likely to have faded. Slowly, our home returns to chaos, cluttered drawers, and dusty corners.

At More Space Place, we’re here to help you find a custom organization system that works year-round. For every area of your home, we can help you find an organization system that makes every day look like a post-Spring clean.

Closet Organization

A poorly designed closet can make staying organized difficult. Every person has unique storage needs when it comes to hanging space, drawers, and accessory storage. At More Space Place, we’ll work with you to design a custom closet perfect for your lifestyle. Personalize your closet with adjustable drawers, plenty of shelf space, and versatile closet accessories. We have custom closet add-ons such as jewelry drawers, shoe racks, built-in laundry baskets, and more! 

Pantry Organization

An organized pantry is more than just a pleasing sight. It can also streamline meal prep and encourage healthy habits. As you’re organizing your pantry, take stock of your storage needs. Do spices often end up shoved behind boxes of cereal? Are you finding forgotten cans of beans and stale snacks? With a custom pantry, we help you eliminate food waste and keep your pantry organized. Pullout baskets ensure that nothing ends up lost in the back of your pantry. Spice racks will make meals easy, fun, and delicious. Snack bins, custom shelving, and more will help you create the perfect pantry.

Laundry Room Organization

Doing laundry can be frustrating as-is, let alone doing laundry without the right storage or counter space. Make things easier on yourself! We can install custom shelving in your laundry room that will provide ample storage and counter space. Built-in hanging racks will give you the perfect place to hang clean clothes or hang wet clothes to dry. Contact our team today and we’ll help you create a stress-free custom laundry room.

Storage Solutions by More Space Place Sarasota

At More Space Place, we customize storage solutions to fit your exact needs. Whether you need a new pantry system, more closet space, or just want to upgrade your home, we can build it for you. Contact More Space Place today for a free in-home design consultation!

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Do you want to start eating healthier in the new year? What better place to start in your Sarasota home than the place where all of your food lives – the pantry! Our experts at More Space Place Sarasota have compiled some of our favorite tips and tricks for organizing a healthy pantry below.

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Stock up and Start Cooking

All good organization usually starts with a big cleanout. Take this opportunity to stock up on staples like healthy flours, grains, nuts, and spices. Then start using them! Cooking your own meals is one of the easiest ways to incorporate healthier foods into your life.

It doesn’t need to be bland or boring, either. We love adding spice racks to pantries, so you always have flavors from all over the world at hand. Different sized shelves and wire bins are also perfect to store your healthy pantry staples. When you have an organized, functional pantry you have the tools at your fingertips for fun, successful healthy cooking.

Label Everything

In a custom pantry, everything has a place. Built-in baskets are perfect for fresh fruits and eliminate the need for annoying plastic bags. Keep all of your ingredients in labeled, air-tight glass jars on open shelves for you to easily access. If you know exactly where healthy ingredients are you won’t have to spend time looking for them. Eating healthy will be more inspiring and less of an inconvenience!

Location, Location, Location

The most dangerous time for a healthy diet is when the cravings hit, and you open the pantry ready to devour any and all sweet treats – we’ve all been there. Trick yourself by keeping all of the less-healthy snacks at the very top of your pantry, perhaps tucked away in bins.

Then always keep the healthy snacks, like fruits or nuts, in the middle of your pantry at eye level. They will be so easy to reach for you won’t even think twice about the ones up top. Try to remember the saying “out of sight, out of mind” when it comes to those guilty pleasure snacks. We also like the saying “in sight, in mind” for your healthy pantry alternative!

Starting with the basics is a perfect first step in leading a healthier lifestyle. At More Space Place Sarasota, we can help you craft a custom healthy pantry solution. Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!

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custom kitchen pantry storage SarasotaIf you feel like you’re constantly reorganizing your pantry, it might be time to rethink your storage. It doesn’t take much for a pantry to become disorganized, and this isn’t unique to homes across the Florida Suncoast. Kitchen pantries everywhere are easily cluttered, especially in households with larger families. If you’re ready to say goodbye to clutter and hello to a neatly arranged and tidy pantry, the experts at More Space Place are here to help!

Start With Shelving

There are many storage solutions you can employ when designing a custom pantry, and configuring your shelving is a good place to start. Adjustable shelves are perfect for creating flexible storage that can change along with your needs. Take inventory of what types of food and kitchen appliances, such as blenders, mixers, and toasters, you’ll need to store in your pantry. This can help guide your shelving design and make sure you incorporate enough space to accommodate everything.

Drawers & Cabinetry

In addition to the shelving system, drawers and cabinetry are great things to consider as part of your pantry’s design. Drawers work well for storing smaller items that tend to get lost or kitchen linens you want to stay clean. Cabinets contribute to a tidy appearance, as you can store things in them you want out of sight. You can also incorporate shelves inside your cabinets for further utility. You’ll be able to customize the look of your storage by choosing from a variety of colors and finishes, as well as different hardware for your cabinet handles and drawer pulls.

Fun & Useful Additions

Once you’ve decided on your main storage framework, you can start thinking about the smaller components that will really make your pantry special. Wine and spice racks, wire baskets, and hanging systems all add stylistic elements, but they also enhance the effectiveness and productivity of the space. These extra storage solutions help round out your pantry and help create a cohesive unit that will ensure you love spending time in your kitchen.

To learn more or to schedule a free in-home design consultation with one of our storage experts, contact More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte today! Let this be the year you make your custom pantry dreams come true.


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