Murphy bed neatly made for guests

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 space for a slim, tall cupboard. They are sleek furnishings that stay closed up and out of sight and when you need them, they lower easily to create a complete and comfortable bed.

If you’d love to have a guest room but just don’t have the space, here’s why a Murphy bed is the perfect solution.

Sliding bookcase Murphy bed open and bed pulled down

Wall Beds Create A Multi-Use Space

If you have a home office, you probably have the space for an occasional guest room. Murphy beds are the ideal way to create a multi-purpose room that’s completely appropriate for either work or rest. They are functional and look fabulous at the same time.

Instead of setting up an inflatable mattress and wedging it between your home office desk and a filing cabinet, a wall bed lowers to transform a bookcase or other furniture piece into a proper bed with headboard and a real mattress. You can even add additional storage on either side of the cabinet that is specifically customized for the items you plan to store, whether it be additional pillows and blankets or office supplies.

Murphy Beds Design

When you work with a Designer from The Closet Works, everything will fit the way that it should. You won’t have to move your desk to use the bed because the whole room’s design is taken into consideration. And if you’re concerned about your personal business and home records sharing a room with an overnight guest, there is no need to worry. We create custom furniture and are able to add locks for any drawers that contain personal files.

Organized office with Murphy bed open

A Murphy Bed Really is Comfortable

If the idea of a Murphy bed makes you think about a restless night’s sleep, we’ve got terrific news. The custom beds that we design can accommodate practically any mattress that you like. Whether you need a twin, full, queen or even a standard king for your guest room. The cabinet won’t tilt or wobble, the bed won’t sag, and your guests and their backs will appreciate a comfortable and good night’s rest after their travels.

Wall bed hardware is rugged, long-lasting and it functions well. There’s no wrestling involved with the setup as there is with a sofa bed. Your bed can be tucked away inside bookshelves which will easily pivot or slide out of the way to provide access to the bed. You could also have a panel façade to conceal the bed, or even bi-fold doors.”

Hinged swing open bookcase with Murphy Bed

When you add a Murphy bed to your home, you maximize your square footage. This valuable space saving solution does not require a permanent guest room commitment, which is perfect for a small house or apartment where space is at a premium. Wall beds are also an ideal solution for busy homes where you don’t want to sacrifice the library, office, home gym or any other room full-time just to have a part-time guest room.

Measure the width of your space. If you have enough room for a cabinet, you have room for a Murphy bed. And our Designers at the Closet Works are experts in creating custom beds that are both beautiful and functional. Schedule a free design consultation and get started on a guest room that suits your home and makes all your guests feel welcome. It is more affordable than you think!

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