There is always a need for additional space, especially when the kids are growing up or when there is a new addition to the family. Space also becomes of utmost concern when there are houseguests that need to be accommodated for a length of time. Fortunately, this is the 21st century, and man has devised home furniture, which can be used to make the most of the available space. Homemakers need not worry about raising a family in a cramped house because they can opt to use wall beds instead of conventional beds.
The main benefits of wall beds
Why choose a wall bed over a conventional bed? For one, wall beds or Murphy beds are the economical choice. When these beds are installed in the house, there is space freed up, and they can be used for other activities or functions. Because they can be folded upward and tucked into the wall there is no need to resort to costly house renovation just to provide the occupants with the space that they need for certain activities. A conventional bed only gets in the way when they are not used for sleeping and lying down and if this is the only kind of bed in the house, a remodeling is the only solution for much-needed additional floor space.
Wall beds are very simple and design, and are very utilitarian. With a Murphy bed tucked into the wall, it is possible to make a home office into a guest room. In a studio apartment, a Murphy bed can have a desk attachment which unfolds when the bed is folded up, eliminating the need for another piece of furniture that takes up space in an already limited floor area. Wall beds are also great space savers for children’s rooms. There is no better organizing solution in teens and kids’ bedrooms. When it is time for bed, they can pull it down. But, during the day, the space that the fold-down bed takes up at night becomes a wide play area. Since many wall beds provide storage space as well, the room can easily be made clutter-free when playtime is done. With conventional beds, the space available is finite and the room cannot be adapted to the requirements of its users.
Murphy bed design
The basic structure of a Murphy bed is quite simple. One end of the bed is not permanently attached to the wall so that that end can be pulled down when the bed is going to be used. Meanwhile, the other end is hinged so that the bed can be bent at that point, folded against the wall for vertical storage. Some beds are designed to fit into a cabinet so that from the outside, there is no obvious sign that there is a bed hiding behind the doors.
In order for the bed not to sag while the bed is placed vertically, there are mechanisms in place to keep the mattress in position. Because of the general design of the Murphy bed, there are no box springs. The design of the bed features a wire mesh or a platform made of wood, serving as the base where the mattress lies. There is no need to work out with weight in order to lift one up and put it down easily. These pull-down beds are light enough because they are made with the convenience and comfort of users in mind.
Wide range of choices
Perhaps the other great thing about a Murphy bed, aside from the fact that it is a wonderful space-saver, is that there are so many varieties of it available out there. There are wall beds that come with custom-built shelving and cabinets. Many types of finishes are available as well. These beds also come in every size imaginable. Like conventional beds, wall beds are available in King, Queen, Twin sizes, Twin XL, and other traditional and contemporary bed sizes. Surely, there is a Murphy bed that fits any type of floor plan and any room size.
A Murphy bed is a logical choice when the availability of space inside the home becomes a primary concern. Why make do with a conventional bed, when a practical choice is available?