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Traditional Beds Are Boring, You Deserve A Custom Bed!

Traditional Beds Are Boring, You Deserve A Custom Bed!

Taking the bed out of the traditional bedroom might sound like a foreign concept, but there are plenty of reasons families and singles alike are choosing to do just that. The problem with that, though, is that traditional beds don’t always fit with the function of the rooms they’re moving into. This is why it’s important to look for options that allow the space to function as needed during the day and then, can be brought out for use at night.   Why Bring Beds…

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Is a Murphy Bed Dangerous?

Is a Murphy Bed Dangerous?

We at The Closet Works, Inc. discovered that “can a Murphy bed kill you?” is the most frequently asked question on Google regarding space-saving beds, and thus, we felt compelled to provide a responsible and informed answer to this common query. Our answer? When a Murphy bed is custom-made and installed by experienced experts, and used properly according to the provided instructions, it is a space saving asset, not dangerous, and certainly not a death trap! Having said all of that, we’d like to share…

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Top 5 Blog Posts From 2020

Top 5 Blog Posts From 2020

This is it everyone, our last blog post of the year! Can you believe 2020 is almost gone? We cannot thank each of you enough for all of your support. It is because of you that we have been able to do what we love everyday for the past 30 years, helping clients create organized and functional spaces that are beautiful and customized for their individual storage needs. We took a look back at our most popular posts over the past year and came up…

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How Much Does a Murphy Bed Cost?

How Much Does a Murphy Bed Cost?

The cost of a murphy bed is dependent upon numerous factors, including items such as the following: The size of the actual bed – i.e. twin, full, queen or king The orientation of the mattress – vertical or horizontal Whether or not the project includes adjacent cabinetry The materials and style selected for the cabinetry The type of decorative hardware that is selected Lighting, if desired These items are dependent on available space, personal style and taste, the intricacy of the desired design and, of…

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The Value and Benefits of a Space Saving Wall Bed

The Value and Benefits of a Space Saving Wall Bed

Wall beds, better known as Murphy beds, were patented by William Lawrence Murphy in the beginning of the 20th century. Murphy was hoping to transform his one room apartment with limited space into a room that could function as both a bedroom for himself, and as a parlor for his guests. Hence the creation of what is now known as the Murphy bed. Murphy beds have evolved over the years from the initial simple wall bed. Designers have embraced the basic concept and developed units…

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Top 5 Blog Posts From 2019

Top 5 Blog Posts From 2019

This is it everyone, our last blog post of the year! Can you believe 2019 is almost gone? We cannot thank each of you enough for all of your support. It is because of you that we have been able to do what we love everyday for the past 30 years, helping clients create organized and functional spaces that are beautiful and customized for their individual storage needs. We took a look back at our most popular posts over the past year and came up…

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Organization Inspiration: 8 Superb Space-Saving Beds

Organization Inspiration: 8 Superb Space-Saving Beds

Space is often at a premium, regardless of the size of your home. That is why it is so important to find solutions that are designed to optimize any available areas and ensure that they are as functional as possible. Rooms that are multi-purpose often wind up cluttered with furniture, and floor space can disappear all too quickly. For such rooms that double as a guest room for visitors, it is especially difficult to create a comfortable place to sleep while maintaining a place for…

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Murphy Beds: A Summer Guest Room in Disguise

Murphy Beds: A Summer Guest Room in Disguise

Summer has essentially arrived in earnest, and that means you might be welcoming more house guests. Maybe the kids will have friends sleeping over, or perhaps relatives from far and wide will stop in for an overnight visit or longer. This is a busy time of year that might call for extra sleeping arrangements. But how can you be a gracious host if you don’t have a spare bedroom? The answer is simple: a custom Murphy bed. Murphy beds can live practically anywhere that you have…

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Overnight Guests with No Guestroom? Sure… With a Space Saving Murphy Bed

Overnight Guests with No Guestroom? Sure… With a Space Saving Murphy Bed

If you need a guest room but don’t have enough space to dedicate a separate room solely for overnight guests, a Murphy bed is the perfect solution. A wall bed, as they are often called, free up floor space and allow a room to be utilized in a dual capacity for everyday tasks or a comfortable place to sleep. They might be just the right choice if you have a studio or very small one bedroom apartment where maximizing your space is really critical. You…

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Top Questions About Murphy Beds Answered

Top Questions About Murphy Beds Answered

Whether you live in a single-family home or a condo in the city, you likely need room to host guests overnight from time to time. Rather than asking them to spend money on a hotel or subjecting them to the unique hell that is a sleeper sofa or air mattress, you could accommodate them in your own home with a space-saving Murphy bed.

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3 Creative Ways to Accommodate Extra Guests This Summer

3 Creative Ways to Accommodate Extra Guests This Summer

Summer leaves more time to travel, which means you might be entertaining overnight guests at your home—whether your family is staying with you or you’re hosting out-of-town friends for a weekend. But creating a permanent guest room in your house may not always be realistic. You might be short on room or hesitant to dedicate an entire room to guest quarters you’ll use just a handful of times each year. Unfortunately, the other sleeping options, such as an air mattress that will no doubt deflate…

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Why Your Guest Room Should Serve More Than One Purpose

Why Your Guest Room Should Serve More Than One Purpose

We buy a house to have more space. To have a dwelling we can call our own. Ideally, most of us buy homes with enough bedrooms for the whole family. And if we’re lucky, we have an extra room or two for mom’s visit over the holidays or a place for a friend from out of town to stay. The last thing you want to do is force your friends, family, and loved ones to shell out $200 a night to sleep in a hotel nearby…

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