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 a comfortable, useable space whether it be for an office, a den or a hobby or craft room. Sometimes you need a unique and creative solution that will allow you to maximize the amount of space you have no matter how large or small.
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.
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.
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 overnight, a thin, uncomfortable sofa bed or even the floor, aren’t very attractive. Rather than offering friends and family a bad night’s sleep, there are some creative and attractive ways to accommodate extra guests and create a dual-use room.
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 when coming over for a visit.
The holidays are right around the corner, which for many of us means that aunts, uncles, parents, cousins and friends might stay a night or two. Without a designated guest room, guests end up sleeping in all kinds of rooms throughout the house on floors, air mattresses and couches. There must be a better solution!