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Common Questions About Murphy Beds

murphy bed sarasotaFor most Sarasota homeowners, the decision to get a new piece of furniture is a big one. There are all sorts of variables to consider before committing to anything, and at certain points you might feel like you’ve forgotten what was really important in the first place: enjoying a functional, beautiful addition to your home.

The experts at More Space Place are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of common questions to help you get familiar with one of our most popular space-savers, the Murphy bed.

What Is a Murphy Bed?open murphy bed Sarasota

Murphy beds (sometimes called “wall beds” or “pull down beds”) are foldable beds that can be concealed and stored against a wall, within a closet, or inside a freestanding cabinet. The purpose of a Murphy bed is to save space by allowing the homeowner to use or store the bed depending on their needs at the moment.

Murphy beds get their name from William Lawrence Murphy. According to legend, Murphy was courting a woman in San Francisco, but customs at the time wouldn’t allow a man to entertain a woman in his bedroom. Therefore, Murphy designed a bed that could be easily stored, allowing him to entertain in his small apartment.

Who Uses Murphy Beds?

closed murphy bed SarasotaMurphy beds are excellent for guest rooms, children’s rooms, or any room where the homeowner would like more freedom, versatility, and space.

Are Murphy Beds Difficult To Open & Close?

Certain DIY versions of the Murphy bed attempt to cut down on expenses by removing springs and other mechanisms, resulting in a bed that can be difficult to open and close. For this reason, we strongly recommend avoiding DIY Murphy beds and opting instead for one that’s installed and constructed by the professionals at More Space Place Sarasota. All of our beds are designed to be easy for people to operate, no matter your age or height.

Why Are Murphy Beds Better Than Futons or Air Mattresses?

When it comes to convenience and comfort, Murphy beds are in a completely different league. Air mattresses and futons might be okay for a night or two, but if your guests want to get a good night’s sleep, choose a Murphy bed. You can take it out and put it away in seconds instead of messing around with air pumps – and unlike a futon, it won’t make you feel like you’ve been sleeping on a rock. 

What Do Murphy Beds Look Like?

The Murphy beds at More Space Place come in a variety of finishes and styles. We have something for any budget and design requirement.

Get a Murphy Bed for Your Home

More Space Place is here to help you find the perfect Murphy bed for your Sarasota home! Contact us today, or visit one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte to check out all the different styles and get help from our expert team.

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