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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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Transforming Rooms With A Murphy Bed

Often have guests over, but don’t have a lot of room for them? A Murphy bed is the perfect solution. With a Murphy bed, any room can be easily transformed into a bedroom. Whether it’s an office, craft room, or even a guest bedroom, a small space can be transformed with ease. If you’re looking to get more functionality out of your space, a Murphy bed is the perfect solution for you.

Transforming An Office

Using a Murphy bed in an office allows you to get the function of an office during the day, but the function of a bedroom at night. More Space Place offers a variety of Murphy beds that include both a desk and a bed. By using an all-in-one unit, a Murphy bed can easily transform any office into a dual-purpose room. Whether you have a small office or a larger one, a Murphy bed will create and utilize more space for your office.

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Transforming A Craft Room

Another room that can easily be transformed is the craft room. A commonality between craft rooms is that they often need plenty of storage for craft supplies. Murphy beds can provide additional storage to the craft room creating both storage for supplies and space for a bed. Not only do Murphy beds provide functionality, but they will also create more decor for your craft room. By using a Murphy bed, you can get more functionality and decor out of your craft room while being able to transform it into a bedroom at any time. 

Transforming A Guest Bedroom

Guest bedrooms are a perfect room to use a Murphy bed in. By using a Murphy bed in a guest bedroom, the space can easily be transformed into any room you want while still being a guest bedroom. This will create an almost entirely new room in your house. Whether you need an additional storage room, living room, or another office, the guest bedroom can become whatever you want. 

Murphy beds give you the option to create a guest bedroom wherever you want while still maintaining the functionality of another room.

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Here at More Space Place Sarasota and Bradenton, our expert designers can help you find the perfect Murphy bed for your space. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more!

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If you’re interested in getting a custom service done by More Space Place Bradenton, you might be wondering: how does this process work? Take a look at this in-depth explanation from one of our designers, Peter, of how our process works from start to finish including renovating and renewing. 

The Idea: 

This customer is a longtime customer of More Space Place with a home on Anna Maria Island. This customer had a gorgeous 50-year-old home that was newly renovated. This home had three small bedrooms and low ceilings so they felt a Murphy bed with storage cabinetry would be perfect for their space. 

The Process:

Upon receiving notice of a custom request we usually discuss the details of the project via a private appointment. During this appointment, we make an inventory, take measurements and decide what type of Murphy bed would be best for the space. 

This time the customer went with the Cosmopolitan Queen Side Bed with finished storage. The cabinetry for the bed would go up wall-to-wall from floor to ceiling. In this room, after the renovations were completed in the house there wasn’t a closet. Because of this, we also determined that hanging bars in the wall units on the outer left and right would be beneficial for guests to hang clothes.

As for the design, the customer was at first leaning towards a wood grain or darker finish for the cabinetry. However, since the floors were a darker wood, this designer suggested going with a white shaker painted profile for the doors, trim, and facia, to provide contrast and bring more light into the room. The customer was very pleased with the final project, when completed, and commented that “It was giving us two rooms out of one”. 

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Thank you very much to our designer Peter and our lovely Bradenton team for completing this project!

If you’re interested in a custom design project, call your local More Space Place in Sarasota, and Bradenton and speak to a designer about creating a storage system that best suits your needs today! We’ll start by providing you with a free in-home consultation where you can talk through your storage needs with one of our experts. 

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Do you have a lot of guests who come to your house? If so, you may have a dedicated guest room. What if you have too many people? In this case, you may be thinking about getting a Murphy bed. A Murphy bed is a bed that folds down from the wall when you need it. Then, when you no longer need that bad, you simply fold it up against the wall, putting it away. What are a few of the signs that indicate you could benefit from a Murphy bed? Here is what you should look out for according to the experts at More Space Place Sarasota

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You Are Always a Bed Short

If you consistently find that you are one bed short, then you need a Murphy bed. A guest room is great, but it can only hold so many people. If there are times when you find yourself to be short by one bed, then a Murphy bed could be the right move. It does not have to take up space in your home all the time, but you can fold it down when you need it. That way, you don’t have to worry about people always sleeping on the couch. 

You Need More Space in Your Home

Next, if you are looking for a way to create more space in your home, then a Murphy bed could be beneficial. Do you find the people are consistently stubbing their toes on items and tripping over things? If so, you need to create more space. Even though you don’t want to eliminate your guest bed, there is a way you can have the best of both worlds. You can use a Murphy bed when you need it, and fold it up to create more space during other times.

You Need a Multifunctional Piece of Furniture

Finally, if you find yourself looking for something to conserve more than one purpose, a Murphy bed is helpful. Of course, you can use a Murphy bed to give someone a place to sleep, but there are modern Murphy beds that serve other purposes as well. For example, there are some Murphy beds that fold out into a sofa when they are up against the wall. You can even find a Murphy bed to provide you with extra storage. If storage is what you were looking for, then you need an expert to help you.

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Contact More Space Place Sarasota Today!

Are you in need of a place for guests to sleep but are limited to space in your home? Consider installing a wall bed! Call More Space Place Sarasota today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll help you find the perfect space-saving wall bed for your style and 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!

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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!

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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!

Modern Murphy Bed Ideas for Your Home

Wall beds, also known as Murphy beds, are an excellent inclusion to any home that wants to save space while establishing a dual functioning room. There are many wall bed styles ranging from contemporary to traditional, and they can become nearly invisible or serve as additional storage depending on the design. Here are some ideas from More Space Place Sarasota for choosing a Murphy bed that serves your purposes without taking up square footage.

Desk Wall Beds

Growing in popularity, desk wall beds typically feature a fold-out desk segment in the front or along the side of the installation. Ideal for extra rooms to serve as a home office, crafting space or study zone, these systems are ideal for smaller spaces. Many place these in bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms to reduce clutter and increase surface area.

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Sofa Wall Beds

Did you know that you can add a sofa to a custom wall bed cabinet? This concept establishes a place to sit and watch TV, entertain or read. By night, it becomes a bed for guests or for personal use while serving double duty as a cozy seating option. These are great in tiny homes, dorms and small apartments that are short on space.

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Table Wall Beds

Small tables can be included in a Murphy fold out bed that can serve as nightstands that take up no floor space or even become a dining table in the kitchen or living room. These are perfect for children’s rooms where they can draw and study with ease, yet still have ample room for playing without excessive furniture. Tables are securely anchored to the bed’s casing, and are safe for use even with smaller kids.

Cabinet and Storage Options

There is no denying the appeal of having extra storage in just about any room in the house. Having a custom storage solution incorporated on the sides of a fold up wall bed can enhance space and create a more aesthetically pleasing room overall. In dining and living rooms, storing books or extra dishware in the cabinets can display them with glass inserts or tuck them out of side with solid door options. The same concepts can apply in bedrooms with drawer and shelving selections for clothing or other goods to be kept nearby at night. Be sure to carefully measure the area or consult with a professional wall bed designer before ordering.

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A wall bed can offer a multitude of household solutions for homes both large and small! With so much versatility in styles, design and materials, be sure to contact a reputable company like More Space Place Sarasota for a free consultation that can help you explore your options and find the perfect Murphy bed to meet your family’s needs.

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Murphy beds are a modern and practical solution to many home storage and space concerns. Could a Murphy bed be the right fit for you and your home? Keep reading to find out! A Murphy bed could be the perfect fit if you…

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Need to Transform a Spare Room into a Guest Suite

It can seem daunting to transform a spare room into a guest suite, especially if it’s been fitted with a different purpose such as storage or hobby space. A Murphy bed from More Space Place is a great way to easily transform a spare room into a comfortable guest suite! Our team will take care of design and installation with your unique space in mind. Our Murphy beds also come equipped with storage systems that can help you get your spare room organized.

Are Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing can be difficult when you’re used to having more space and extra rooms. Downsize effectively with a Murphy bed! This will give you the flexibility to create a space that serves multiple purposes. If you’ve downsized because your kids are leaving the nest, a Murphy bed is also a great way to give them a bed to sleep in when visiting without needing to preserve an entire bedroom that’s empty most of the time.

Need to Create a Dedicated Home Office Space, But Lack Extra Room

Many people have switched to working from home more often these days. While a temporary office setup might have worked for you when work-from-home days were sparse, you might be in need of a more permanent office space now. Create a home office space without sacrificing a guest bedroom with one of our Murphy bed and home office combinations! We have a variety of Murphy bed models that combine desks, office furniture, and storage space with a comfortable bed.

Want to Upgrade From Uncomfortable Temporary Sleeping Solutions

Ditch difficult, uncomfortable sleeping arrangements such as air mattresses or fold-out couches and upgrade to a Murphy bed! If your guests complain of aching backs or neck cramps, surprise them in their next visit with a comfortable bed!

Need to Create Room for Activities

A Murphy bed gives you plenty of open floor space, providing room for activities and hobbies. Give yourself space to exercise, do yoga, or give younger kids a place to play by switching to a Murphy bed!

Contact More Space Place to Get Started With a Murphy Bed

Ready to switch to a cozy, practical, and space-saving Murphy bed? Contact us today! We’ll help you discover the best model and customized design for your home and needs.

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You might be surprised to learn how a Murphy bed fits within home office design – but these two are actually a perfect pair! At More Space Place, we help homeowners across Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte by creating functional and customized home office designs. Keep reading to learn how Murphy beds and home offices work together!

Murphy Bed Designs for Your Office

Our Murphy beds come in a variety of models perfect for home offices. Let’s start with Murphy beds that include built-in desks! These models combine an essential office feature with a comfortable option for guests. The Murphy bed itself remains a simple and subtle design element when folded up and won’t detract from your office. 

We also have horizontal Murphy bed options, which fold up lengthwise instead of vertically. This option is great for smaller spaces or offices that are a component of other areas rather than existing in their own room.

Creating a Multipurpose Room

No longer do you need to sacrifice the usability of one space to create another. A Murphy bed allows you to transform any office room into a multipurpose room for guests, family members, or yourself. By adding a Murphy bed to your custom office design, you’ll be able to create your dream office space as well as a comfortable and stylish bedroom. Our beds are easy to set up when in use, and fold up seamlessly when it comes time to work. You won’t even notice it’s there until you need it! 

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A Murphy bed can be used to create a private space that has it all – a room to work, to rest, and to be productive and creative. 

A Space-Saving Essential

A Murphy bed is an elegant solution to your space-saving woes. By combining the functions of a bedroom and home office, our custom storage designs will allow you to make the most out of our available space. Free up a guest bedroom and turn it into a home office, or give your guests a comfortable place to sleep without sacrificing your office space. 

Kid & Teen Study Solutions

A Murphy bed can also be a great way to give kids and teens space to study and play in their own room. It can be a struggle to get kids to focus on schoolwork or be productive, so having a dedicated study space is important. A Murphy bed and desk combo for their own room is a great way to provide them space to learn and grow.

Get Started on a Custom Home Office Today!

With custom solutions tailored to your needs, we’ll help you achieve the home office of your dreams. Contact the team at More Space Place today to get started, or visit one of our convenient showrooms in either Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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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!

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custom storage solutions for 2020

We’re almost at the end of 2019! To wrap up this year, we’ve compiled our favorite organization tips and tricks below. These ideas will help you get – and stay – organized in 2020. Follow these organization hacks to make the next year your most organized one yet!

Maximize Space With a Murphy Bed

For small homes, cramped rooms, or multi-purpose areas, there’s no better way to maximize your space than with a Murphy Bed. Murphy beds open up tons of floor space, and our models also provide additional storage! Our beds are also more comfortable than a lumpy fold-out sofa or difficult air mattress, making them the perfect addition to guest bedrooms.

Find The Right Type of Storage

The first step in staying organized is having the right type of storage available. Which type of storage meets your needs? Is it open shelving, cabinets, filing drawers, or a specialized storage system, like shoe racks or jewelry drawers? The experts at More Space Place can help you find out. We’ll work with you to design the perfect storage system to suit your lifestyle – whether you need storage for your entryway, bedroom closet, kitchen, mudroom, or more.

Create Good Feng Shui

Feng Shui is all about harmony and flow: creating spaces that optimize good vibes and tranquility. When organizing your home, it’s important to take feng shui into consideration. In the end, a well-organized home should feel harmonious and intuitive. This means paying attention to furniture placement, lighting, practicality, and the flow of movement through a room. Get started by reading our handy guide to good bedroom feng shui.

Built-Ins Are Better

For optimal organization prowess, invest in built-in furniture. A built-in media center, closet, pantry, or storage system will serve your needs better than a store-bought option ever could. A built-in furniture piece is perfectly suited for your home, space, and exact needs – solving all your storage concerns while also adding style to your home.

Contact More Space Place to Get Started!

To maximize your space in 2020, contact the experts at More Space Place! We’ll help you explore our wide variety of storage solutions and make the coming year your most organized one yet. Contact us online, or visit us at one of our showrooms in Sarasota, Bradenton, or Port Charlotte!

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