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21Feb

4 Reasons a Murphy Bed Deserves to Be In Your Home

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Here at More Space Place Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, Murphy beds are our business, but don’t think that that makes us biased! We’re true believers in the space-saving and life-improving qualities that come with installing a Murphy bed in your home. From more space to more time, you’ll never regret the decision to install a Murphy bed from More Space Place. Here are our top 4 reasons to invest in a top quality Murphy bed for your home.

1. Friends and Family

Whether it’s a friend swinging through town for a business trip or family coming over for the holidays, having a Murphy bed means they’ll have a place to stay and a reason to come visit.  As travel starts opening up, not having to pay for a hotel will be a huge incentive to get children to come visit. And your Murphy bed can provide a great place for old college friends to crash when they’re in town. More Space Place values the importance of family and friends, and we know how important family can be in the lives of our clients, so we want to nurture those connections with our high quality Murphy beds!

2. Easy to Use

One of the most common misconceptions people tend to have about Murphy beds is that they’re complicated and difficult to use. In reality, it’s the exact opposite! Murphy beds are incredibly simple for the average person to pull down or put back, and our high quality Murphy beds are easier to use than ever. Forget the hassle of pulling out creaky sofa beds or blowing up inflatable mattresses! Pulling down a murphy bed provides the ease you need to get a quick and easy night’s rest at a moment’s notice.

3. Space Savers

This is one of the most obvious merits that the Murphy bed has, but we really want to emphasize just how useful it will be for you to have an entire extra room in your house, which is what you get when you invest in a Murphy bed! Rather than a guest bedroom that would barely be used, you instead have a whole extra room at your disposal, that can be used for any number of activities. Turn it into a home office so that you can work remotely without having to set up your office at the dining room table. Make it a home gym and commit to getting fit! Stretch your creative wings and turn the extra space into an art studio or craft room. By saving you space, Murphy beds will also help you to expand your mind and improve your health!

4. Stay Trendy

While some might have the misconception that Murphy beds are meant for 1970’s bachelor pads, the reality is that Murphy beds are coming back into style, and are more on trend than ever. With the rising rent prices in many cities, and the precarious financial situations of many millennials, the money and space saving qualities of a Murphy bed are the answers to the living needs of many modern young people. Retailers and manufacturers like More Space Place have leapt to the challenge of providing stylish and modern designs that live up to the modern aesthetic of our younger clientele. Don’t worry about finding a murphy bed that fits your décor and style, More Space Place has custom solutions that will fit with any home.

To learn more about the Murphy bed options available from More Space Place Sarasota, or to schedule a free, in-home consultation, give us a call, or drop by our showroom today!

21Dec

Modern Murphy Bed Ideas for Your Home

At More Space Place, we have a variety of modern and contemporary Murphy and wall bed options. With smart design choices and high-tech manufacturing, our beds provide style, extra space, and comfort to your home. Keep reading to discover a few of our modern Murphy bed options and ideas.

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Sleek Cabinetry Combined With Comfort

Our Murphy beds come equipped with a variety of storage options, including shelving, drawers, and cabinetry. Pair your Murphy bed with custom-designed cabinets in a sleek, simple style to give your Murphy bed a modern look. When designing modern cabinets, we also love utilizing neutral colors like white, gray, or black.

A Murphy Bed & Desk Duo

Combine a guest bedroom with a home office or give your child a study-spot with a Murphy bed and desk duo! This option combines the functionality of a comfortable sleeping spot with the perfect work-from-home desk. A Murphy bed and desk duo is the perfect modern solution for those who have transitioned to working from home.

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A Transitional Studio Space

Create a modern and transitional space by pairing a studio with a Murphy bed! This is a great way to make a smaller space more functional by providing a place to both entertain, lounge, and rest. This is an excellent option for anyone who lives in or rents out a small studio apartment!

Horizontal Murphy Beds

When you picture a Murphy bed, you most likely think of a bed that folds up against the wall. While this tried-and-true bed style works for many homes, others might benefit from a horizontal Murphy bed solution! Concealed as a stylish drawer set, a horizontal Murphy bed is an unassuming and space-saving option for smaller rooms.

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Murphy Beds With Built-In Displays & Storage

Wow guests with your collection of tasteful decorations or book collection with a Murphy bed that includes built-in display shelving. This bed option includes shelving that can be easily pulled to the side, revealing an easy-to-operate and cozy bed.

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Contact More Space Place Today to Get Started on a Modern Space-Saving Solution

Ready to upgrade to a modern, space saving Murphy bed? Kick-start the process by contacting the More Space Place team today! We’ll work with you to design, build, and install a customized product for your home.

20Feb

Murphy Bed Design Options

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The Murphy beds and wall beds at More Space Place are much more than your ordinary fold-out bed. With a variety of sizes, styles, and storage additions, these beds integrate seamlessly into your home with thoughtful and practical design. To create the best Murphy bed for your lifestyle, there are a few different design elements to consider.

Custom Storage Options

What type of storage does your home need? Our beds come equipped with a variety of potential storage options, from simple open shelving to wrap-around cabinetry. Shelving along the sides of your Murphy bed is a simple addition that provides practical storage. Our wall beds can also be incorporated as part of a larger built-in storage system, equipped with cabinetry, corner shelving, and more. For a stylish home office, we can even install a built-in desk and workspace alongside your Murphy bed.

Horizontal vs. Vertical

Which suits your space better: a horizontal or vertical Murphy bed? At More Space Place, we have a variety of both styles. A horizontal bed can be installed to include additional storage above the bed, and can even double as a desk. On the other hand, classic vertical Murphy beds take up minimal floor and wall space.

Material & Finish

We allow you to customize every element of your bed, right down to material and finish. Wood, melamine, and metal are all options for your bed as well as its accenting storage options and style elements. We can match your bed to the other decor in your home, or create a stand-out piece that draws attention and admiration. 

Customized For You & Your Family

When considering the design of your Murphy bed, it’s important to think about who the bed is for. For those who are hard-at-work even when home, a Murphy bed and home office combination could be perfect. For rambunctious kids who need more space to play, we even have Murphy beds designed for children! Of course, our classic models are perfectly suited for guest bedrooms and even master bedrooms.

Schedule a Design Consultation or Visit Us Today!

Our team of expert designers, builders, and installers will work with you to design the perfect Murphy bed for your home. Contact us today or visit us at one of our convenient showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

23Oct

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying A Wall Bed

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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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24Jul

Choosing The Right Murphy Bed For Your Space & Needs

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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.

29May

Maximize Your Space With A Murphy Bed & Desk

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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!

28Feb

How A Murphy Bed Can Make Your Life Easier

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murphy beds sarasotaMost of us want the things we keep in our homes to help make our lives easier and more comfortable. Universal remote controls, soft blankets, and plush rugs are testaments to this. At More Space Place of Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, our goal is to provide brilliant and beautiful custom space-saving solutions for your home that also improve your life. Our most popular product, the Murphy bed, is one that offers a variety of benefits that can make your life easier in more ways than one.

Don’t Stress the Guests

One way in which a Murphy bed can make your life easier is to relieve the stress often caused when out-of-town guests come to stay. If you have a place designated for guests to sleep at the ready, you can avoid the stress that comes with preparation. Murphy beds are safe and easy to operate, and you can even store them with the bedding made. This makes even the accommodation of last-minute guests a breeze. Without having to deal with the hassle and disruption of finding extra pillows and blankets for the living room couch, you can focus on enjoying the company.

Save Space In Your Home

Making the most of your available space is important, especially in smaller homes where space is particularly precious. Murphy beds are great space savers, as they can be stored away when they’re not needed, thus freeing up valuable room on the floor. Many wall bed models can even be enhanced with additional storage components like cabinetry, drawers, and shelving. This is a great solution for areas of your home where your storage may be lacking. Trying to find sufficient storage space for your belongings can oftentimes be very frustrating. Make your life easier by installing a two-in-one Murphy bed and storage solution!

Create A Functional Dual-Use Space

The ability of Murphy beds to create dual-use spaces can significantly increase the functionality of your home. Adding a Murphy bed to your spare room to create a home office and guest room combo is a common way to achieve an efficient multi-purpose space. If you don’t have a spare room, you can even install a Murphy bed in your family room as a part of your entertainment center. This solution allows your family room to stay open for movie nights, social gatherings, and relaxing while also holding the potential for accommodating overnight guests.

If you want to learn more about how a Murphy bed could enhance your home and make your life easier, contact your local experts at More Space Place today! We have three convenient locations in Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte, and we also offer free in-home design consultations.

20Sep

Common Questions About Murphy Beds

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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.

22Feb

Get To Know The Murphy bed

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More Space Place is your premier Murphy bed retailer in Sarasota. With 11 stylish designs and dozens of customizable options, we can build the Murphy bed that is right for you. We also carry Serta mattresses specifically designed to withstand the vertical storage conditions that are either 8” or 12” in width.

Murphy Beds

Many Sarasota homes disregard the idea of a Murphy bed because they think of a squeaky, uncomfortable mattress in a cramped city apartment. While original models may not have been the most desirable option, modern Murphy beds have come a long way since then. Get to know some of our favorite models and find out why a wall bed is a great option for your contemporary home.

The Classic Murphy bed

At the most basic level, the Murphy bed unit is still incredibly useful and stylish. It has two bi-fold doors that hinge at the middle and overlap to the sides of the unit. It is available in every mattress size from twin to king. You also have the option to add cabinetry for extra storage.

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Rooms that need to double as a living space and a guest room should consider this model. Instead of folding to the side, the Jefferson Library Bed has bookshelf doors that slide on a smooth tracking system. The 30” side shelving and bookshelf doors have a very elegant aesthetic great for a modern home. This option is available for full and queen sized mattresses only.

 

Madison Bi-fold Bookcase Bed

If you like the Jefferson Library Bed but have limited space, the Madison Bi-fold Bookcase Bed is a great substitute. When closed, it looks nearly identical to the Jefferson but instead of tracked doors, these hinge at the middle and fold without requiring extra space on the side.

 

Panel Beds

The following panel beds have unique designs that maximize the space and opportunities available in your room. The key difference between Murphy beds and panel beds is instead of doors opening to reveal the mattress, the door is part of the bed frame. This saves space and adds more support underneath your mattress.

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For homes with low ceilings or those wanting a more contemporary look, consider the Cosmopolitan panel bed. Instead of storing the mattress vertically, the mattress is stored horizontally. If you are looking to put a panel bed in a child’s bedroom, a cosmopolitan will be easier for them to reach and use without relying on you each time.

New Yorker/Manhattan

This panel bed includes 16” side cabinets for extra storage in your room. It has built-in drop down nightstands that can be stored when you aren’t using the bed and pulled out when needed. This is an excellent option for a part-time guest room to give your friends and family the feel of a fully functional room. It is available from twin to queen.

 

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This panel bed is the best design for a small multi-use room. The key benefit of the Chesterfield is a stylish and customizable sofa attached to the unit. However, there is no need to move furniture when you need to use the bed. Simply remove the cushions and allow the mattress to rest comfortably between the armrests. This panel bed option beats that clunky futon you’ve had in every way. It is available for full or queen mattresses.

 

Modern Murphy and panel beds offer stylish, comfortable, and practical designs to make the most of your room. If you would like to see the Murphy bed designs in person and check out more of our customizable options and models, come visit us at More Space Place Sarasota!

 

28Dec

Benefits Of A Murphy Bed

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murphy beds SarasotaWhen looking to increase the space in their homes without knocking down any walls or completing a home renovation, many Sarasota homeowners look for alternatives. Here at More Space Place, we are big believers in the power of a Murphy bed. Murphy beds are versatile wall beds that bring many benefits to a home. Here we’ll explore some of these benefits that make Murphy beds great additions to any space.

More Floor Space

One of the greatest benefits of a Murphy bed is the extra floor space it frees up when installed in place of a traditional bed. Since Murphy beds fold away when they’re not needed, they don’t take up any space on the floor, making the space available for other uses. Whether you live in a small studio apartment and your bedroom doubles as your living room, or you have young kids who enjoy extra floor space for playing, a Murphy bed is a great space-saving solution.

Easy Operation

Another great thing about Murphy beds is they’re easy to operate. The counter-balanced design allows for easy folding of the bed that can usually be done with just one hand. Unlike futons, sofa beds, and other alternatives, Murphy beds are operated using a simple and safe maneuver and can be folded up and down with ease. You can also store them with the sheets and bedding on the mattress, allowing for even more convenience and quick access.

Multipurpose Rooms

Achieving multipurpose rooms in your Sarasota home is another wonderful benefit of Murphy beds. This is especially true of smaller homes where space is limited. Some common combinations include the home office and guest room arrangement. Many of our custom-made Murphy beds can include a built-in desk on one end with the folding bed on the other. That way you can have a home office for your day-to-day use while also having a comfortable guest room when friends or relatives come to visit. Another versatile setup is the child’s bedroom and playroom combo. If you don’t have an extra room to devote entirely to your children’s toys and play time, adding a Murphy bed to their bedroom can double it as a playroom.

In addition to the benefits discussed above, there are many other great perks of installing a Murphy bed in your home. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact your local experts at More Space Place Sarasota today!

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