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Now You See It …Now You Don’t! New Advances In Murphy Beds

By: Bidmyreno Admin | Mar 16, 2016

Trends Small Spaces


Small spaces require organization and smart storage solutions, and so do rooms that serve a dual purpose. In my search for the best way to make the most efficient use of my guestroom, I fell in love with the murphy bed and was blown away by the options available. I found out that murphy beds have come along way over the past decade, not only style-wise but also in functionality. Check out these amazing shape-shifters! 


Free Standing

Some houses and apartments may not always allow you to bolt anything to the wall, and most murphy beds require that for safety and functionality. With free standing murphy beds, that isn’t an issue. Murphy beds are also available with desks attached or shelves for storage.

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I’m super excited about the shelving unit that revolves into a murphy bed. It reminds me of that scene in “Young Frankenstein” when the library wall revolves to reveal a secret lair.  In one moment you have a library or office space and the next moment you have a comfy guest bed.

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The murphy bed we all know is one which folds down from the wall. But, the latest fold down beds are even more impressive: they can incorporate desks, tables, or even couches! Talk about maximizing a space!

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Some of these more complex units can be quite pricey, but the good news is murphy bed hinge mechanisms can be purchased separately. This means you can have a custom unit built to incorporate any size of bed!

Over to you -- What's your space-saving go-to?


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