Murphy beds are multi-functional and this is something that you don’t get with a traditional bed. When not in use, they occupy wall space and only use floor space when down in use. In the upright position, the bed can easily be converted into a sofa, bookshelf, desk or table.
Having a wall bed in your home means that you have extra space to enjoy the things that matter most to you and your family. For example, let us say that your spare bedroom is 10 feet by 13 feet. A traditional bed, queen size, is about 5 by 7 feet and this will take up a tremendous about of space in a room that will be rarely used.
A Murphy bed with cabinets and shelving will only take up 17 inches of floor space (when in the upright position) and this frees up most of the floor to do whatever you want. There is no need to remodel or put an addition onto your existing home to get more space. Installing a custom made Murphy bed can easily do that without the expense and stress associated with remodeling.
This is a great option for one room apartments because the room can be transformed into sleeping quarters during the evening and a comfortable place to enjoy a meal when the bed is tucked away into its custom made cabinet.
Traditional sofa beds are uncomfortable because the mattress is thin, but with a Murphy bed you have the comforts of a regular sized mattress. When hidden away, the Murphy bed will add more seating to your living space.
With home offices becoming more popular, Murphy beds that turn into a desk are a great space saver. The great thing is that you don’t have to clean off the desk to sleep. Items that are smaller than 18 inches tall can stay in place when it is time to pull down the bed and get some much needed rest.
Even with e-readers being so popular, if you are like me, you have an abundance of your favorite books that need to be displayed. Behind a wall full of books and nick-knacks is a bed that you or your guests can easily set up and snuggle in with a good page-turning book.
A Murphy bed is perfect for a master bedroom, a child’s room and the spare bedroom you may have. In the master bedroom, you can simply put the Murphy bed away and engage in a morning exercise routine without worrying about limited space. When installed in a child’s room, it removes the temptation of jumping on the bed and getting injured.
In addition, when the bed it tucked into the wall, there is plenty of space to play dress up and set up a table for a mini tea party. Also, when the bed is down, they know that it is quiet time and this signals a good rest is in their future.