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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! 

Photo credit: Istock © Gpointstudio

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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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Contact Us:

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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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.

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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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custom home office with murphy bed

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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This stunning wall bed is built from North Hampton Cherry, topped with crown molding, and designed with a traditionally styled foil. Stainless steel pull bars make this comfortable bed easy to operate, too!

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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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Get Started in Sarasota!

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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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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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.