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Planning For A Murphy Bed

Before you can add a Murphy bed, you should know a few things. This blog post will go into detail about how you can best prepare for Murphy beds, how to pick the best bed for you, and more! 

Things To Consider:

Wall space:

The biggest thing to know with Murphy beds is that you’ll need to add a foot or two of thickness onto a wall to accommodate the fold-up mattress and housing mechanism. So the first thing to plan is where that extra foot or two will come from. The housing mechanism can include side cabinets, a desk, or bookcases, depending on what model you choose. This means you don’t have to worry about lost wall space since you’ll be gaining storage space! 

You’ll also want to plan for a space about 5 to 6 feet out from the wall for when you pull the bed down. However don’t worry about having too much space around the bed in the room when it’s pulled down, since you can easily put it up again during the day and use the entirety of the room! 

Purpose & Comfort:

After you’ve considered where you want your Murphy bed to go and accounted for its size, you’re going to want to consider the purpose of your Murphy bed. Is it going to be a guest room and home office, or a TV room, playroom, or yoga space? Depending on what you want your Murphy bed for, it’s important to pick the right model for you. Our available model brochure can give you an overview of each of our products, with photos and dimensions. 

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If you’re worried about comfort, our Serta® mattresses are also specifically designed for vertical storage and manufactured for More Space Place. Options range from firm, plush euro-top, to cool action™ gel memory foam. Murphy mattresses are typically much more comfortable than pull-out sofas because they don’t have a folding bar in the middle. We recommend stopping by our showroom so you can try the Murphy beds and find one that best will suit your needs.

If you’re ready to start looking for a Murphy bed don’t hesitate to call or contact us today! 

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