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Murphy Beds vs. Wall Beds: Clearing Up the Common Misconceptions

Murphy Beds vs. Wall Beds: Clearing Up the Common Misconceptions

Murphy beds sound too good to be true. A space-saving bed that doesn’t compromise comfort or quality? That bed really does exist—it’s called a Murphy bed.  Today we’ll clear up some common misconceptions about Murphy beds and answer a few common questions like, What’s the difference between a Murphy bed and a wall bed? What types of lifestyles are Murphy beds good for? How affordable are Murphy beds? And what customization options are available? What is the difference between a Murphy bed and a wall…

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3 Fresh Ideas for Incorporating a Murphy Bed into Your Space

3 Fresh Ideas for Incorporating a Murphy Bed into Your Space

In the current economy, scoring a multi-bedroom home for a fair price can feel like a challenge. But what do you do when you need more space and it feels like you’ve already maxed out every square foot of your home?  Murphy beds can make any room in your home a multi-purpose space. Before you take on the huge task of packing up your home and upsizing to a new one, determine if you’re utilizing all of the space your current home has to offer. …

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2021 for Home Organization

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2021 for Home Organization

2021 has been a year defined by change and adaptation. Our clients have changed the insides of their homes, and we have adapted our services and products to fit the new normal we now exist in. What hasn’t changed, however, is how we end the year. With that said, we carry on our tradition of counting down our top 5 blog posts, these being the best of 2021. Thank you 2021 for everything you have given us, but here’s to 2022 and the hope it…

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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 comfortable, useable…

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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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