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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. 

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. 

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!

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.

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.

As sunny days and eased restrictions on gathering with friends and family to engage in outdoor activities approach, changing seasons provide an ideal opportunity to declutter and organize your spare room, garage, or storage shed. More Space Place Sarasota has expert ready to help you keep your spaces organized!

Despite having garages, basements, and attics in their homes, 68 percent of all self-storage customers rent storage units for their belongings. Using home, garage and storage shed organization items such as labeled storage racks and shelves with slide-in bins, color-coded by season will help eliminate clutter and reduce your monthly budget by at least $360 per year, allowing you to spend that money on gasoline, state and national park memberships and fishing, hunting and boating licenses instead.

Consulting with an organization expert at More Space Place Sarasota allows you to customize your storage needs. Your individualized organization plan might include loft platforms and hooks to hang bicycles, kayaks, canoes, and camping equipment in the unused space near the ceiling of your garage instead of using the entire garage as a storage unit.

If your home suffers from CHAOS (can’t have anyone over syndrome) or you always find yourself with at least one room devoted to storing seasonal items, adding a loft with pull-down stairs to your garage or storage shed could double or triple your available storage space.

In addition to keeping the available floor space clear for the family car, lawn care equipment, and items too heavy or bulky to raise into the loft, pull-down stairs prevent passers-by from seeing what you have stored in your garage or storage shed. This discourages thieves and prevents your homeowner’s insurance rates from rising whenever theft forces you to make a claim.

Furthermore, keeping the sides of the garage or shed clear creates safe aisles, preventing slip and fall accidents and reducing combustibility, a vital consideration in areas prone to fire. The professional organizing consultants at Closets and Storage Concepts will help you design a pegboard system to keep your hand and power tools out of those aisles and off the floor.

Floor-to-ceiling wall storage further increases the efficient use of available space.Add color-coded slide-out bins to shelving units and larger toys and craft items will cease making the room look like a tornado just passed through your home. Moreover, by labeling the bins with photos of the items inside, even toddlers can return their toys to the correct bin when finished playing.

Create a custom storage solution for any area of your home with help from the experts at More Space Place! Contact us today to get started.

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.

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.

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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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murphy bed sarasotaSpace-saving and convenient, a murphy bed could change your lifestyle for the better. Our Murphy beds are custom-built to your exact preferences, ensuring a bed that’s comfortable, personal, and tailored to your needs. Read on to learn how a Murphy bed could benefit your life!

One: Room for activities

Is exercise one of your New Years Resolutions? How about picking up on neglected hobbies? With a Murphy bed, any room can be transformed from a bedroom into a multipurpose room of your choosing. Create a dedicated yoga room, a dream craft room, or the perfect play space for your kids.

Two: Your home becomes the perfect place for guests.

Having guests over is delightful, but having guests over and no place for them to sleep? That’s less fun. Having guests stay overnight on your couch can be awkward and uncomfortable – for both you and your guest. A Murphy bed is the perfect solution! Transform any room into the perfect guest bedroom when you have family or friends over. Guest bedrooms are great – but do you really want an empty bedroom in your home for most days out of the year? That’s no problem with a Murphy bed. Transform your guest bedroom into a home office, craft room, or playroom whenever guests aren’t staying over. You have endless options.

Three: Style

We custom-build your Murphy bed to suit your exact tastes and styles. From modern finishes to a rustic touch, we’ll give you a Murphy bed that’s both functional and stylish. Our Murphy beds also come in a variety of convenient models. For the book-lover, there are Murphy beds with built-in bookshelves. In need of a home office? We have a variety of Murphy beds that come equipped with desks and more.

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Get Started in Sarasota!

A Murphy bed is a great way to add space and function to any room. More Space Place Sarasota is happy to help you choose the perfect model for your home. If you have any questions about selecting and installing one of our beds, we’re here to help! Get in touch with our team today. You can also visit our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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You probably have preferences about the type of wine you enjoy, but are your opinions about wine storage just as strong? At More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, we think they should be! If you’re not storing your wine properly, you may be compromising flavor and missing out on the full experience. Create your ideal custom wine storage solution with our team of experts! Read on to learn the basics of wine storage.

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Light Conditions

To keep your wine in good shape before you can drink it, be sure to store it in a place where it won’t get too much light. As a start, all wine should be stored out of direct sunlight. A closet or storage room with low-level lighting is ideal for maintaining wine freshness for as long as possible.

Humidity

Without sufficient humidity, the cork in a wine bottle can dry out. When this happens, your wine will oxidize, altering the flavor and ruining the wine. In order to maintain the integrity of the cork and wine, store your wines in a humid location. A storage system that can be kept at 50% humidity or more should do the trick.

Temperature

Heat is highly destructive to the flavor compounds in wine. Exposing your wine to high temperatures, even for short periods of time, will wreak havoc on the flavor. It’s important to store your wine in a cool, temperature-stable place. Ideally, you should keep your wine between 40° and 65° F, in a location where the temperature never changes by more than about 5° F.

Accessibility

What good is following wine storage best practices if the storage system you develop is inconvenient? When considering your wine storage options, make sure that you find a system that makes your life easier. Like all storage solutions, wine storage should maximize organization and visibility, so that you’re never opening up a chardonnay when you meant to get out the pinot noir.

Get Started in Bradenton Today!

More Space Place is here to help discerning wine lovers in the Bradenton area develop custom wine storage systems. Work with our experts to find storage solutions that work with your budget, lifestyle, and tastes. Visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Port Charlotte, or get in touch today to schedule a free in-home estimate!

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custom garage storage - SarasotaHow do you feel about the current state of your garage? Are you happy with the way it’s organized? Are you able to find what you need? Is there room for you to park you car? If you answered no to any or all of those questions, you’ve come to the right place. More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte specializes in creating smart custom solutions to all your storage needs, including those in your garage. If you’ve never considered a custom storage solution for this area of your home, we’re here to share with you some of the ways in which it can truly transform your space.

Keep Track of Your Belongings

It’s incredibly common for a home’s garage to become the dumping ground for anything that doesn’t have a place inside the house. This includes holiday decorations, old clothes or toys your kids have grown out of, hobby equipment, or other things you either don’t use often or don’t use at all. With all the clutter, it’s easy to lose track of the things you do need. Custom cabinetry and shelving can be a great way to help you organize your items in a way that makes sense to you that will help you keep track of them better.

More Floor Space

Getting things off the floor and into storage spaces leaves room for the things that actually belong on the ground–things like your car! If you haven’t been able to park inside your garage because there’s too much stuff, we can help change that. Utilizing organizational solutions, such as adjustable shelving, hanging racks, and workbenches, can transform your space into something that both looks great and functions the way you need it to.

Keep Things In Better Shape

A common issue with cluttered garages is the tendency for things to get dirty or broken. If items don’t have a safe and secure place to be stored, they can easily get damaged. By customizing a storage solution around your available space, you guarantee a perfect fit. Designing your storage components around your personal storage needs ensures that everything has a place.

Easy Access

Another way in which custom storage can transform your garage is by making all of your items easily accessible. No more climbing on top of boxes to reach other boxes or having to dig through old dusty bins to get to what you need. With everything arranged in a strategic and sensible way, you’ll be able to quickly find what you’re looking for and access it with ease.

To learn more about how More Space Place can help you transform your garage into an attractive and functional space, contact us about a free in-home consultation. Give us a call or visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, or Port Charlotte today!

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laundry room storageHave you ever felt frustrated by your laundry room? Lacking the right amount of storage and counter space can turn laundry into a frustrating and annoying chore. Make things easier on yourself with custom laundry storage solutions from the experts at More Space Place Sarasota. You live a unique lifestyle, and the best way to reflect that is with custom storage solutions that make your life simpler. Consider the laundry storage ideas we’ve compiled below!

Cabinets Above Your Washer and Dryer

Add both space and storage with cabinets installed above your washer and dryer. Leaving space between the bottom of the cabinets and the top of your washer and dryer will give you both counter space to fold clothes and storage space for clothes and supplies.

Cabinets With Built-In Space for Your Washer and Dryer

It’s incredibly frustrating to have your washer and dryer feel cluttered with ill-fitting cabinets and storage. Custom storage for your washer and dryer is a simple fix. Having a designated space where your washer and dryer live is the perfect way to give your laundry area a neat, clean feel. This also gives you a flat surface above your dryer to utilize.

Pull-Out Drawers for Laundry Baskets

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Keep dirty laundry neat and concealed until it’s time to load your washing machine. Use pull-out drawers with a customized amount of space for laundry baskets. You’ll feel less stressed and more organized when dirty clothes aren’t simply out in the open.

Built-In Drying Rack

A built-in rack to dry clothes on will simplify the routine of doing laundry as well as save space. A built-in drying rack can also double as a space to hang clean clothes.

Get Started Today

For all your closet needs, the experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here for you! Get in touch with our team today for a free in-home consultation. We’re always happy to help you create the perfect storage solution. Give us a call or find a location near you! We have three convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.

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kids custom closet storageIf you’re a parent, you are probably all too familiar with the constant struggle to keep your child’s bedroom neat and tidy. Between science projects, soccer practice, and the general mess kids can cause, having an organizational system for your child can be helpful for both of you. Here at More Space Place Bradenton, we specialize in creating customized storage solutions for all different lifestyles and home organization needs. Here we’ll explore different closet design options for kids who live life on the go.

Easy Access Storage

One of the main causes of a messy room is something not being put away once it’s done being used. This applies to clothes, toys, sports equipment, and schools supplies. Creating storage systems that allow for easy access can make it easier for your child to put things away, thus preventing things from accumulating on the floor. Incorporating designated closet shelving and drawers for your child’s respective activities can ensure everything always has a place, and that it can be conveniently put away without requiring extra time or effort.

Clothing Storage Within Reach

Another culprit of messes in kids’ rooms is the piling up of clothes. If your child has a hard time reaching the clothes that are hung from the closet rod, they’re less likely to spend time putting them away. Installing hanging rods and some built-in drawers at a low level allows your child to be able to reach everything easily, making grabbing their clothes and putting them away a simple and doable task. You can also include a built-in laundry hamper for dirty laundry. If you’re pressed for closet space, you can create a double-hanging system that allows for two levels of clothing rods stacked on top of each other. Put your child’s frequently accessed clothes on the bottom level, and reserve the upper level for more seasonal items they don’t need every day.

A Place For Everything

Active kids often have a lot of items to store in their bedrooms. Whether they need cubbies for their baseball uniform, shelving for their books, or ample drawers for their Lego collection, supplying your child’s closet with custom storage for their things can help reduce clutter and messes. Making sure everything has a place will make cleanups a breeze for them and reduce headaches for you.

At More Space Place Bradenton, we build all of our custom furniture in our own factories, making a variety of designs possible. We offer many color and finish styles, so the closet components can match your child’s room décor. No space is too small for our design experts. To learn more about custom closet storage for your Bradenton home, contact us today and schedule a free in-home consultation!