There are a variety of solutions to maximize space in your home, especially during a remodel. Some common bedroom space solutions include trundle beds, additional shelves and multi-functional furniture items. While all those options provide a small amount of extra room, installing a Murphy bed in your home can save a large amount of space.
Sometimes referred to as a wall bed or fold-down bed, a Murphy bed easily fits inside a closet, nook, cabinet or just against the wall. It pulls out from the wall and provides full floor access when not in use. These beds are commonly seen in small apartments or college dormitories, where space is limited.
Benefits of a Murphy Bed
-They provide extra storage space. When not in use, just put the bed up and you instantly have a few feet of extra space for activities, lounging or whatever you want. Most Murphy beds fold vertically, however there are horizontal versions which allow extra storage above and around the bed.
-They save you money. When compared to purchasing extra floor space or a larger home, a Murphy bed seems like a cheap alternative.
-They can make any room a bedroom. Murphy beds transform any space into a temporary bedroom. This is a great option for small, one-room apartments or for renters/homeowners who often have guests sleep over.
-They are easy to use. Most Murphy beds will either come with a set of instructions or could be installed by your contractor. In addition to the simple set-up, these beds are easy to use. Just simply raise and lower them yourself with their spring-loaded mechanisms.
-They are customizable. Murphy beds feature the same comfort and functionality as a regular bed. While some critics may compare them to a futon or couch, these pull-down beds feature a regular mattress that would be used on any other type of bed. You can choose the size of bed and mattress you would like- from a single all the way to a King.