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murphy bed sarasotaSpace-saving and convenient, a murphy bed could change your lifestyle for the better. Our Murphy beds are custom-built to your exact preferences, ensuring a bed that’s comfortable, personal, and tailored to your needs. Read on to learn how a Murphy bed could benefit your life!

One: Room for activities

Is exercise one of your New Years Resolutions? How about picking up on neglected hobbies? With a Murphy bed, any room can be transformed from a bedroom into a multipurpose room of your choosing. Create a dedicated yoga room, a dream craft room, or the perfect play space for your kids.

Two: Your home becomes the perfect place for guests.

Having guests over is delightful, but having guests over and no place for them to sleep? That’s less fun. Having guests stay overnight on your couch can be awkward and uncomfortable – for both you and your guest. A Murphy bed is the perfect solution! Transform any room into the perfect guest bedroom when you have family or friends over. Guest bedrooms are great – but do you really want an empty bedroom in your home for most days out of the year? That’s no problem with a Murphy bed. Transform your guest bedroom into a home office, craft room, or playroom whenever guests aren’t staying over. You have endless options.

Three: Style

We custom-build your Murphy bed to suit your exact tastes and styles. From modern finishes to a rustic touch, we’ll give you a Murphy bed that’s both functional and stylish. Our Murphy beds also come in a variety of convenient models. For the book-lover, there are Murphy beds with built-in bookshelves. In need of a home office? We have a variety of Murphy beds that come equipped with desks and more.

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A Murphy bed is a great way to add space and function to any room. More Space Place Sarasota is happy to help you choose the perfect model for your home. If you have any questions about selecting and installing one of our beds, we’re here to help! Get in touch with our team today. You can also visit our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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Sometimes, after a long day at school, it can be difficult to convince your kids to do their homework. Getting your kids to sit down and focus can feel next to impossible. But just as adults rely on an organized office space for productive work, so do the busy minds of children! With a custom study space, you can help your student feel organized, focused, and inspired when it’s time to open those books. Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to share our top tips and tricks for customizing the perfect study space below.  

Clutter-Free Storage

study space SarasotaYour young scholar might love collecting colorful school supplies, but all of those rogue pencils and papers might simply drive you crazy. Plus, your kids are likely to involve you in the search when they can’t find something! Creating dedicated school supply storage is the perfect solution. With elements like open shelving, pull out drawers, and filing cabinets, everything will have a place. Not only will this save both of you the hassle of digging through cluttered craft drawers, but it will give your kid an extra dose of inspiration. All of their materials are right in front of them and at their fingertips for their next creative masterpiece.

Distraction-Free Zone

It’s pretty obvious that studying in front of the tv with cartoons on isn’t the most productive way to study. The lack of distraction in a dedicated study space makes it all the more valuable. You can craft a big open desk, hide any distracting chords, and even make space for a computer when needed. Your child will know it is time to focus on studies when they sit down here. With less distractions, they will learn more efficiently and probably finish their work quicker, making more time for the other fun things they have on their mind!

Inspiration Driven Space

For every student, young and old, there comes a time when they simply do not want to do their homework. We understand. That’s why it’s important to consider the unique personality and learning habits of your child. Do they learn better with bright lights? Dimmer lights? Do they like to surround themselves with bright colors or relaxing ones? Our custom home offices can be crafted exactly to your student’s personality so that the space truly feels like their own. For this reason, we love the idea of including your student in on the design process of their custom study space!

Multipurpose Study Space

murphy bed study space SarasotaWhile you might love the idea of giving your young student their personal study space at home, it can be hard to find the room to do so. Fortunately, we have the perfect solution! Transform your child’s room into a spacious place to study with a custom Murphy bed. With a custom-made wall bed, your child can have a built-in desk, plenty of storage, and a folding bed. Our Murphy beds are easy to use, ensuring that your child can set their bed up by themselves. They’re also ultra-comfortable, with a built-in high-quality mattress.

Are you ready to craft an organized, focused, and inspirational study space for the kids in your home? Our design experts at More Space Place Sarasota are here to help! Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation!

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Wall beds, also known as Murphy beds, are a convenient space-saver for many Sarasota homes. Is a wall bed the right choice for you? There are a few important questions to ask yourself before installing a wall bed. Once you’re ready, More Space Place is here to help!

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How often will I use my wall bed?

Our modern wall beds make storing your bed and pulling it out for later use a simple, easy task. For studios and small spaces, your wall bed might be moved up and down daily. In this case, it’s smart to avoid decorating your new space with heavy furniture – that furniture will have to be moved whenever you want to use your bed. For a guest room, your wall bed could remain hidden most of the time. This gives you more freedom with decorating.

What will I do with the extra space?

Wall beds open up a lot of space, and it’s smart to consider how you’ll take advantage of that extra room. Are you designing for a small home or studio? Transform your bedroom into a living room by day! Are you considering a wall bed for a guest room? Give your guest room dual purpose: transform it into an office, living space, reading nook, or game room when it’s not in use. If you’re thinking about a wall bed for a child’s room, consider how they might use the extra space. It could be the perfect play spot for a younger child, or desk and study spot for teens.

What style of wall bed do I want?

More Space Place Sarasota offers a wide selection of wall bed styles. We allow you to personalize your wall bed with custom-built shelves, cabinets, and more! From traditional and classic to sleek and modern, we can create the perfect wall bed for your life and style. Consider how a wall bed could enhance the look of your home. A classic look is bi-fold doors, which appear to be a closet when folded up. Shelving is an excellent way to add even more storage space to your room. If you love to read, we can design the perfect bookshelf wall bed for you!

Get Started in Sarasota Today!

Are you ready to upgrade your life with a custom wall bed? Get in touch with our team today for a free design consultation! Create and customize the perfect bed with our team of experts. We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.

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A guest bedroom is a great addition to any home, particularly with the holidays approaching. However, completely allocating an entire room to potential guests may feel like a misuse of space. At More Space Place Sarasota, we want you to get the most out of your spare room. Keep reading to discover our favorite uses for multi-functional guest bedrooms.

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Having an office in your Sarasota home is a great way to separate your work life from home relaxation. You can set up your office to reflect your style, allowing you to enjoy the space while working as efficiently and effectively as possible. At More Space Place, we can install custom home office furniture that will combine a desk and a Murphy bed. When guests come, your office can transform into a bedroom and you’ll maximize space in your home.

Library

If you love reading, but don’t have space to dedicate an entire room to books, then a multifunctional library is a great decision. Your Murphy bed can be accompanied by a set of shelves. Fill the bookshelves up and add a comfortable chair and your library is complete.

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Finding time to go to the gym can be difficult. Make it a little bit simpler: convert your guest bedroom into a home gym! A Murphy bed will give you space for a treadmill and your yoga mat. Getting into an exercise routine will be easy with a home gym.

Craft Room

Do you love arts and crafts but lack space to store fabric, paints, and thread? Add custom shelving to your spare room, so all of your supplies can be properly stored. As your collection of craft supplies grows, you can install a Murphy bed to provide even more shelving and space! Your spare room is now a great multifunctional crafts room.

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Between having access to toys and an area that can always be turned into a makeshift fort, every child has dreamed of having their own playroom. A playroom will make your children happy and reduce the amount of toys left stranded throughout the house, a true win-win situation. With the installation of a Murphy bed, the playroom will be great for sleepovers and guests.

Find Your Custom Storage Solution Today!

With some creativity, your guest bedroom can be the perfect multi-functional space in your home. To start using your spare room, call More Space Place today. Our expert designers will help you create the perfect multi-functional room.

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Parents, do you ever feel like as soon as you finish picking up your kids’ toys in one room, you leave to find an even bigger mess in another? Children have the unique skill of turning any room into a toy- and clothing-strewn disaster within a matter of minutes. Keeping your child’s room organized can feel like a losing battle. Keep the chaos at bay with custom storage solutions brought to you by More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! Keep reading to discover our favorite tips for keeping your child’s room organized.

Get on Their Level

When creating storage solutions for kids, it is essential to understand their point of view. Ideally, your kids will eventually be cleaning up their own messes. Designing storage solutions that suit their needs will make this process easier. Avoid shelving in high places – if they can’t reach, they won’t be putting things back.

Get Creative with Their Bed

Bulky furniture can make a room feel cramped and cluttered. Beds, in particular, take up a huge amount of space. Cut down on clutter with a wall bed. Wall beds open up a huge amount of space, providing extra storage space and play space. You can also create extra room and storage with built-in desks, drawers, and cabinets. This helps consolidate furniture while also creating a unique and interesting setup for your child. 

Create a Play Space

Play space is an important component in any child’s room. Giving your child adequate play space will prevent your child’s toys from ending up in the living room. We suggest creating designated play areas in your kid’s room. This space should provide clear organization and structure when clean-up time comes.

Create The Perfect Custom Storage Solution Today

Keep your child’s bedroom organized and neat with custom storage solutions, brought to you by More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte! Contact our team of experts today to get started with a free in-home consultation.

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panel bed - SarasotaIf you’re considering a Murphy bed as a space-saving furniture solution for your home on the Sun Coast, you’ll have a number of different options to choose from. Before you decide, it’s good to know what needs you’re looking for the bed to fill, as well as have an idea of what your space allows for. More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte offers a wide variety of styles that also come with customizable options that make it so you end up with the perfect solution for your home. What are some of those styles and how do they function? Let’s take a look!

Murphy Beds

The Murphy bed is a tried and true space saver. It’s easily maneuvered using a spring-loaded mechanism that’s safe and secure. There’s a support leg that extends and retracts automatically as the bed raises and lowers, as well as a sturdy support for the mattress. There are many models of Murphy beds depending on what you’re looking for.

Standard Murphy

The classic style features a pull-down bed that’s hidden behind attractive bi-fold doors when stored upright. This bed can be customized to fit your space and style, including with different colors and finishes, as well as optional side cabinets.

Library & Bookcase

Bookcase and library Murphy beds are worth considering. They’re great options if you have a book collection or other items you need stored on shelves. You can choose from different shelved door models, including those that glide out to the sides, bi-folding doors that take up less space, or doors that swing open to reveal the bed inside.

Pocket Door Bed

This style features bi-fold pocket doors that collapse into the side cabinets to help save space. Like the classic model, it also can be designed in your choice of finish along with optional side cabinets for additional storage.

Panel Beds

Panel beds are ideal for maximizing space with their sleek and clutter-free design. They are made using front panel doors that drop down with the bed and stay hidden under the mattress and out of the way when the bed is in use.

Metropolitan

A standard panel bed, the Metropolitan saves space without the bi-fold doors. The panel drops down with the mattress to act as its support. This style also includes the option to add side cabinets for more storage.

Manhattan

This panel bed model is contemporary and sophisticated in its appearance. It features side cabinets that are included in the design, as well as drop-down nightstands for enhanced utility and style.

Horizontal

Ideal for spaces with limited vertical space, such as those with low or slanted ceilings, the Cosmopolitan panel bed is a horizontal model. It comes in varying sizes from twin to queen. Its solid panel doors add an attractive element to the room when the bed is stored away, and the bed can also include side cabinets for more storage if you so desire.

Get Started Today!

Whether you’re looking for a solution that will save space in a room where space is limited or you want to maximize storage in your home, we have the perfect Murphy bed solution for you! Contact us today to learn more. You can also visit one of our More Space Place showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte to see some of our floor models in person.

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murphy bed and desk - SarasotaAt More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, we’re all about creating beautiful spaces that work to solve storage and organizational needs in homes across the Sun Coast. A Murphy bed and desk combo is a prime example of one of these space-saving solutions, and it’s one that’s as versatile as they come. In this post, we will explore just how versatile one of these combinations is and how it could benefit your home.

Creating a Multipurpose Room

One of the greatest things about a Murphy bed and desk combo is that it can be used to create a multifunctional space in your home. If you don’t have multiple spare rooms to devote to serving various purposes, such as one for a guest room and one for a home office, how about combining the two into one efficient room? A Murphy bed alone is flexible and offers many benefits. It can fold up off the floor when not in use, which opens up more floor space for other things. Adding a desk to your wall bed brings the unit’s utility to the next level. You’ll have a comfortable bed to offer overnight guests while also maintaining a productive home office space for your daily use.

Customized to Your Style and Storage Needs

Just like all of the storage solutions we offer, our Murphy beds and desk units are customizable to suit your personal style and the aesthetic of your home. We offer a variety of colors and finishes, as well as storage add-ons and hardware for you to choose from. For example, this award-winning design features a nautical themed home office with a Murphy bed attached. The white laminate finish combined with custom color match paint and traditional crown moulding resulted in a one-of-a-kind project customized for this Sarasota condo on the bay. When designing your unit, you can choose from a lot of different styles of Murphy beds to properly suit your storage needs and work with the configuration of your space.

If you’re ready to learn more about how we can help improve your space, contact us at More Space Place to schedule a free in-home consultation! We have three convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Port Charlotte where you can see some of our floor models on display. We look forward to working with you!

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With so many different options to choose from, it can be a challenge to decide on the perfect wall bed style for your home. The experts at More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte can help you decide. To help get you started and thinking about what qualities you might prefer for your wall bed, we’ve highlighted some of our popular and diverse styles below, each one designed to serve the varying needs of the homeowner.

Bookcase & Library Beds

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Jefferson Bookcase bed

The bookcase bed comes in a few different models. The Madison bookcase bed is a classic choice for those looking for both a stylish bookcase and a cozy sleeper. The shelved doors swing open to access the bed behind them. Similar in look is the Madison bi-fold bookcase bed. The difference here is the bi-folding doors take up less wall space when open. Another wall bed beloved for its storage is the Jefferson library bed. This model is ideal for book lovers needing plenty of storage space, as it offers ample shelving for your collectibles. The doors glide smoothly on sturdy tracks to each side, opening to reveal the bed. Unlike either of the Madison bookcase bed models where they’re optional add-ons, the Jefferson bed includes side cabinets.

Panel Beds

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Chesterfield Panel Bed

At More Space Place, we carry a number of different panel beds. However, here we’re going to explore a couple options that differ quite a bit from each other. One of those models is the Cosmopolitan bed. This style is unique because unlike the more common and traditional Murphy and wall beds, this one opens horizontally. It’s a perfect space saver for rooms with low ceilings and is well suited for homeowners who enjoy a more contemporary look. Another panel bed option is the Chesterfield, which not only can offer extra storage via the side cabinets, but it also boasts additional seating! This panel bed includes a sofa that sits in front of the unit. When it’s time for bed, all you do is remove the seat cushions and the bed rests comfortably between the arms. The Chesterfield panel bed is a perfect example of the incredible efficiency and versatility of the wall bed.

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Cosmopolitan Panel Bed

Hopefully we’ve been able to help aid in your decision on which Murphy or wall bed style is the preferable option for your lifestyle. If you are still unsure or have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your local experts today! More Space Place has three convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte where you can also feel free to come visit us and view some of our floor models. We look forward to working with you!

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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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Back in April, we attended the Top Shelf Closet Design Awards in Chicago to celebrate More Space Place’s own Bob Barthman who was the overall winner of the 2017 contest.

In addition to being awarded the overall winner of the contest, Bob took home the top prize in the category of “Home Office: Over 150 square feet.” The project that won Bob first place was Condo on the Bay – Nautical Home Office. It features a white laminate finish, as well as custom color match paint on traditional medium density fiberboard (MDF) door and drawer panels. For an added special touch, traditional crown moulding was fitted all around the top of the bed and upper cabinets.

Project Details

The Sarasota condo in which the custom home office was installed is on the third floor of a building that overlooks Sarasota Bay. The nautical theme fit perfectly in the seaside setting, and the overall project came out beautifully. The customer wanted the space to be open, and they wanted the design to include plenty of effective storage. Bob’s storage design combined cupboards, drawers, and open shelving to create a versatile and well-rounded system. A matching Murphy bed was installed beside the desk to provide a comfortable extra bedroom. The space-saving bed further heightened the function and efficiency of the room, and it will allow the home office to pull double duty when necessary.

Take a tour of the Nautical Home Office below!

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It was a lot of fun attending this year’s Top Shelf Closet Design red carpet event. It was also very inspiring to get to see many great home storage designs from other professionals in the industry. We’re fortunate to have an award-winning designer on our More Space Place team. Congratulations, Bob, on a job well done!

Schedule A Free Estimate

If you’d like to learn more about having your own custom home office designed and installed, contact us today for a free in-home consultation. You can also visit us at one of our three More Space Place showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte.

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