By Deborah Bostock-Kelley

Is your new year’s resolution to get out from under the clutter inside of your home or garage without the hassle of a remodel, costly addition, or outside storage unit?

More Space Place has attractive, affordable, and functional solutions that will help you declutter, create more space, and get you organized in 2020.

Founded as a single retail location in the early 1980s, today, More Space Place is a nationally recognized and trusted company. The business continues to expand due to its high level of attentive customer service and quality organizational products, with over 28 stores, both nationwide and locally-owned and operated.

Clark Williams and Bob Schmidt are the owners of the three Tampa Bay area showrooms and Design Centers, located in Palm Harbor on US 19 N., St Petersburg on Gandy Blvd. and Lutz on State Rd. 54.

More Space Place offers complimentary in-home design consultations, as well as three showrooms where clients can go check out the superb quality and options of style and finishes.

“When someone visits one of our three Showroom Design Centers, they’ll find trained and experienced professionals who will introduce them to a full array of wall beds and cabinet options,” says Williams. “They will also find complete furniture collections for beautifully functional offices, media rooms, closets, garages, pantries, laundry rooms, Murphy wall beds and so much more. We have seen some very innovative designs created when a client comes in with an idea, and our designers work with them to make it a reality. It makes the business both fun and exciting.” 

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Making the most out of the space you have is essential, whether your house is small or large.

At More Space Place, it’s not too much to ask for furniture that’s both stylish and functional. Whether you are converting an ample or a small space, the company offers traditional, transitional, and contemporary styling.

An extensive array of solid colors and warm wood tones allow customization of your furniture so that it fits into and enhances any home décor. More Space Place’s experienced designers will maximize your space with functional furnishings that can work for you. Your experience is further enhanced with 3-D software, allowing clients to see how various furniture designs would look in their homes.

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A messy workspace can cause unnecessary stress. Don’t be discouraged by papers and files needing storage and organization. Optimize your office with custom storage cabinetry installed to eliminate clutter and arrange miscellaneous items. Hide a printer or computer desktop and create storage for all of your office items and return your clean, tidy, and organized home office back to you.


Your workspace doesn’t have to take up the entire room. The smart home office designs at More Space Place feature options to keep you organized and maximize your workspace. Your office will be professional and suited ideally to your unique needs, to help you get work done more efficiently. More Space Place will do the hard work for you. A knowledgeable designer will design the perfect solution, and present it to you in 3D software. After your approval, it will be installed by one of their professional installation teams. For desk space, file cabinets, open shelving, drawers, computer space, they will work with you to create the storage solution of your dreams. No matter your style, you can personalize your storage space precisely to your liking.

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A large office space can quickly convert into a guest bedroom, with the addition of a custom Murphy bed. More Space Place is the number one Murphy bed retailer in America and offers the largest collection of durable, high-quality Murphy beds in the Tampa Bay area.  Today’s wall beds provide the same comfort as standard beds and also have the choice of firm to extra plush mattresses.

“The people at More Space Place went beyond in customer service, suggestions and execution. Their installers were amazing and we are 100% satisfied. The guest room/office looks spectacular, and I get compliments on it on a regular basis,” “says recent customer Karen Q of her Murphy bed experience.

Williams recalls that 20 years ago, there were minimal choices of furniture and closet solutions and very few options for finishes and materials.

“More Space Place now proudly offers the largest selection of wall bed styles available, and in addition, a massive line of complimenting space-saving and organizational furniture. Also, we are one of the only companies offering the ‘Invisa-line’ boring system. This new technology makes the adjustment holes in the furniture for shelf adjustment almost 60% smaller than what others offer,” explains Williams. 

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More Space Place can transform a cluttered garage into one well-organized, that you’d be proud to show off. Frustrated by untidiness in your high-trafficked laundry room? The experts at More Space Place can create a hidden space for laundry detergent, fabric softener and other laundry room items – instead of stacked on top of your dryer. If you’re tired of parking your car in the destructive Florida sun when you own a garage, let More Space Place create the ideal solution. Use the garage space to its fullest capacity with custom cabinets, a supply cabinet to hide untidy mops, brooms, dustpans and other cleaning supplies for an orderly appearance.

Garages in Florida all too often become our most concentrated catchall space. As a result, the garage becomes the most natural large storage location. But these often become so stacked up that car storage is impossible. The inability to find stored items causes us to buy more and more, also adding to the storage issue.

Unless you have recently moved into a brand new home, you likely have the problem of an overstuffed garage. But, no matter the storage situation, everyone needs to prevent future storage problems, and everyone wants to drive into an immaculate garage when they come home. Reduce clutter and think about what you really want to accomplish with your properly organized garage. Would you like a workshop, tool shed, laundry room, single or multi-vehicle storage, or even a Man Cave?

With the help of skilled designers, you will discover numerous options which include but are not limited to shelving and cabinets as well as a world of hooks, racks or baskets.

Unlimited height options are available for floor or wall mounted cabinet or shelving systems. Workbenches are available in both standing and sitting heights, as well as worktops with extra tough surfaces. More Space Place also offers slat wall systems where tools or other equipment like bikes, garden tools and other garage items can be easily stored and accessed.

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Sometimes it’s just pushing through a jammed closet to find an item that needs an immediate resolution. The local experts at More Space Place can makeover your wardrobe with a wall-hung closet systems, floor-based closet systems, or even a combination of both. Professional designers will help you create your design in your finish choice to make a one-of-a-kind highly functional closet to fit your needs and budget.

“Selecting furniture is a very important decision and one that requires time, energy and a lot of “touching,” yes… touching. I have personally bought a few pieces of furniture online after reading great reviews from other clients, only to be completely disappointed after receiving my product, because the quality of the materials was not what I was expecting. Having the opportunity to go into a store, to see the quality and TOUCH and FEEL what you are looking for cannot be beat,” Williams says, “We believe that if people have the opportunity to see all the various options, they get a better understanding that this can be an incredible creative experience, instead of just hanging some rods and shelves. This process also makes the purchasing decision easier. Since there are so many colors, finishes and materials available, seeing these in person also ensures they’ll find the best combination of styles and finishes to match the aesthetics of their home and lifestyle.”

More Space Place has three convenient showrooms in the Tampa Bay area: Palm Harbor, US 19 N just north of Tampa Road (727.773.9888), and St. Petersburg on Gandy just west of the Gandy Bridge (727.507.9799) and in Lutz a few miles west of I-75 on State Road 54 (813.935.8432). Hours for all locations are Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with additional hours available by appointment. They are closed on Sundays. Visit  www.MoreSpacePlace.com for more information.