What better way to keep calm? Save space in your spare bedroom by installing a Murphy bed from More Space Place. Open it with ease. Close it and make the most of every square inch of your home. Choose from several different styles and finishes to suit your personal taste, complete with sliding bookshelves or custom lighting. Make an appointment for a free consultation today!
More Space Place inspires organized living. Draw inspiration from this quote by William Morris as you consider and reconsider the items in your closet.
It’s all about space, and large spaces are not always better. The arrangement of the horizontal surface is the key. In this discussion, I want to talk about the space between the horizontal surfaces.
There are always horizontal spaces in our world that either work, or cause us to work harder. Examples are the kitchen or bathroom counter tops, the dining room table, dressers, the desk, even the sink. Even the bed is a HS raised to a level easier to access. All these items increase functionality by bringing the horizontal surface up to a better altitude.
When I go into a home, regardless of its square footage, if the horizontal surfaces are not utilized or inadequate, there is waste and disorganization. This, ultimately, leads to chaotic living.
In storage spaces such as the bedroom closet or the kitchen pantry, the key to a more manageable organizational system is maximizing horizontal surfaces. If the shelves we place items on are vertically over-spaced, things get stacked and lost. Other examples of chaos, found in the closet, are the clothes folded and stacked and lost or the shoes piled on the floor.
In summary, don’t skimp on horizontal surfaces. Whether it’s shelving, drawers, or any of the other numerous options More Space Place is able to work into your design, maximizing horizontal surfaces is key to creating an organized space. We’re passionate about maximizing space. We work with clients with homes of varying sizes, but we are always ready and able to design an organized space, regardless of size.
Americans have become increasingly interested in green living and learning how to be more green. From recycled coffee sleeves to upcycled clothes to green home design, furnishing one’s home is no exception. There are many simple ways to be green. More Space Place is committed to reducing its environmental impact with innovative initiatives such as recycling, conservation and manufacturing reduction strategies. Living green is doable with More Space Place.
Increasing the value of your home is wise whether you’re considering selling or just hoping to improve your living space. From inexpensive to an investment, More Space Place presents three of the best ways to increase the value of your home:
1. Organize Your Space:
Clutter not only takes up physical space, but visual space. Creating a place for everything and putting everything in its place makes your home appear larger and cleaner. These two factors increase the value of your home and are attractive to home buyers. Custom garage and closet solutions both increase the value of your home by keeping things neat and organized. Home buyers will pay extra bucks for a unique closet or garage workspace. For organizing ideas, we’ve compiled some fun, inexpensive pins on Pinterest.
2. Visually Increase Square Footage:
The quickest way to increase the value of your home is to increase space. To increase the value of your home without the expensive project of adding extra square footage, consider custom cabinetry and shelving units to hide your clutter and make a room look larger. Oak and walnut are great finishes that make a cabinetry unit look pricier. Custom storage design ensures that the space can be fully utilized to fit your needs.
3. Create Dual Purpose:
Space is attractive to home buyers. Giving a room dual purpose is almost like adding an extra room to your home. Custom furniture such as a desk, shelving and cabinetry with a Murphy Bed can turn a small home office into a combination home office and guest bedroom without sacrificing space.
More Space Place can do great things for your closet and garage. Stop by our showroom for a complimentary consultation to find out how we can help you increase the value of your home.
We invited members of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) to a luncheon in the showroom this afternoon. It was great to connect with talented Dallas area designers and redesigners, and give them a demonstration of our space-saving furniture. At More Space Place, we’re passionate about making the most of the space in every room, whether it be a home office, spare bedroom, garage, laundry room, or any other room. It was wonderful to connect with professionals who are excited about implementing our furniture designs as they help their clients optimize and beautify their home.
Thanks to all who attended!
We’re thrilled to have worked with Anna Saxon, home staging professional, on this Dallas home office – guest bedroom design. Function meets space-saving meets uncluttered design in this room. This is a Jefferson Library Bed and custom entertainment center in Chocolate. The shelves glide apart, and a Murphy bed folds down.
Does your car fit in the garage? Or has it been banished to the driveway because of a clutter and disorganization? More Space Place has some creative garage organization ideas that will take your car garage from a messy storage nightmare to a functional and organized storage area.
As with any home organization project, the first step to freeing up space for the car in your garage is to eliminate clutter. Create two piles: keep and donate. As a rule, if it hasn’t been used in 3 years, donate or dispose of it. The number one problem in home organization is the accumulation of useless stuff, and the garage is no exception. Purge ruthlessly, and you’ll be well on your way to a functional storage and car garage.
Items that make the “keep” pile need to be stored in labeled containers. Ditch cardboard boxes in favor of clear storage bins. This makes it easier to see the difference between a box of Christmas decorations and extension cords when the holidays come around.
The next step is to build shelves and cabinetry to house what has been kept and organized. Get everything off the floor, and make a place for everything. This is where More Space Place can help. Our designers can create custom organization systems, perfectly suited for your storage needs. Transform a workshop dumping ground into attractive tool organization.
We go beyond cheap wire shelving to custom, quality, adjustable shelving that changes with the times. Consider creating zones for different areas of your garage. More Space Place can help with brainstorming in this area, as we create a custom plan for your garage or workshop. Designate one area for sports equipment, another for seasonal decor, another for gardening gear, and another for tools. Storage dilemmas become opportunities for creativity with More Space Place.
A few design components we offer:
Swing by our showroom in Headquarters Village Shopping Center in Plano, Texas for a complimentary consultation.
The New Yorker panel bed is More Space Place’s contemporary take on the classic space-saving wall bed. This bed is perfect for a city loft apartment bedroom or as a stylish addition to your home office design. This model is shown with black 1 1/8″ verticals and shelving, with cross-grain Zebrano Legno finish.
We’d love the chance to show you how this bed works. Stop by our showroom in Headquarters Village Shopping Center in Plano, Texas to see this lovely, space-saving bed in person.
Kitchen pantry organization is one of the most neglected tasks. Yet a disorganized kitchen can hinder even the most confident cook. When spices are shoved to the back, cans are stacked and hidden, and grains are left in their original plastic, precious space is wasted and ingredients can go to waste. How uninspiring!
Putting the pantry cupboard in order is the first step to create an inspiring and functional space. Creativity flows freely in an organized kitchen.
The best way to begin any home organization task is to declutter. Go through each and every ingredient, spice, and canned good to make sure that it is still usable. Check expiration dates on canned goods. Spices that are faded in color or lack their original aromas should be tossed. Consider how often you use certain ingredients. An infrequently used ingredient is a waste of space and ought to be either donated or tossed.
Next, make sure ingredients are properly stored. Purchase clear, air tight containers for grains and pastas. Be sure to affix labels. We love these and these. Pantry organization should not only be functional but pleasing to the eye.
Consider your storage surfaces. Is shelving deep enough? Is it properly positioned to offer the greatest amount of storage space? Staples ought to have their own dedicated spaces. Sliding baskets are perfect for potatoes and winter squashes which require air flow to stay fresh.
Properly store non-food items. Some keep non-food items in the pantry, such as kitchen appliances and food storage materials. Are those items appropriately stored so that they are easily accessible, but out of the way? Sliding shelving in the pantry can even create an alternative work space. Who couldn’t use an extra work surface?
Once the kitchen pantry is organized, keep it organized! The best way to keep it that way is to keep a constant eye on pantry inventory. With a well-organized pantry that showcases ingredients in well-displayed, easily-accessible dedicated spaces, it’s easy to make sure ingredients aren’t being shoved to the back, out of sight and mind.
A well-organized kitchen is more fun to cook in! We’re custom closet, laundry, and pantry organization specialists, able to consider the individual needs of our customers to design perfectly organized storage spaces. Consider More Space Place, a family-owned and operated business, for your kitchen organization needs.