Meet Our Expert Design Consultants
The professional designers at More Space Place will save you time and money by helping you choose from hundreds of options to create a one-of-a-kind solution. We have furniture systems to compliment any decor, whether traditional, contemporary or transitional. We’ll even provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation and CAD drawing, so that you can watch your own personal vision come to life.
And when you’re ready to unleash your home’s hidden potential, our highly skilled, experienced installers will custom build each piece at our factory and install everything to your exact specifications.
When your design is complete, the result reflects your personality, not ours.
An American Success Story
More Space Place was officially founded in 1987, as Murphy Bed Centers of America® in Jacksonville, Florida. But you could say our vision began in 1894. William L. Murphy wanted to invite women into his one-room apartment in San Francisco, but during that time, society frowned upon women keeping company with bachelors in any room where a bed was in sight. So Murphy invented a bed that disappeared.
And some things never change; people need more space in their homes. We are dedicated to creating modern versions of Murphy beds and wall beds with intricate cabinetry and customizable styles, colors and finishes. We also offer a complete line of custom built furniture, including: custom closets, home office furniture, media centers, garage organizers, and more.
More Space Place was established in 1987 as a single retail location to modernize the 1890’s concept of the Murphy bed. With seven locations and a growing space-saving furniture product line, the company officially changed its name to More Space Place in 1995.
In 1998, More Space Place began its own manufacturing in a new 26,500 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Largo, Florida. By 2005, More Space Place exceeded the capacity of the Largo facility and moved to a larger location in Clearwater.
Today More Space Place is a brand of Closet & Storage Concepts and has locally-owned retail locations across the country, and is America’s #1 Murphy bed retailer. Additionally, we offer our customers the widest selection of custom built space-saving furniture solutions available.
History of the Murphy Bed
William L. Murphy was a bachelor living in a cramped studio apartment in San Francisco in 1884. At the time, it was not socially acceptable for single men to socialize with women in a room with a bed. Since Murphy had to constantly maneuver around the furniture when entertaining, he decided to design a bed that could rest against the wall when it wasn’t in use.
He began experimenting with a folding bed, pivoted on the doorjamb of a dressing closet and then lowered into its standard position. By the early 1900’s, Murphy’s idea was patented and the Murphy bed was in production. Murphy bed sales rapidly increased as city life gained popularity, and space was at a premium.
The Murphy Bed Door Company moved its headquarters to New York City in 1925. During its heyday, the company produced more than 50,000 Murphy beds annually. Production was limited during World War II. Post-war, families began to move from cramped city apartments to houses in the suburbs. The Murphy bed gained more popularity again in the 1970’s during an economic recession, forcing many Americans back into smaller spaces.
Originally installed in a closet, today’s Murphy bed models are sold customized with cabinets, bookshelves, desks, and more. This space-saving furniture is a great solution for retirees moving from larger homes to smaller condos, adult children staying at home, and guest rooms doubling as home offices.