Modern Murphy beds – If you have guests to stay overnight, or if you have a small apartment or room that prevents you from having a traditional bed, you’ll want to consider modern Murphy beds.
Now modern Murphy beds have changed, they are not the same as other sleep. There is now presented with modern Murphy beds to become one of the best of the existing bedrooms. They can interfere with, or they can make a statement as part of your decor. It’s really up to you. Most people consider a fold up bed, or sleep wall as it is also known, for lack of space or because they do not want to devote an entire room to guests who may visit only a few nights a year.
Did you know that the average American household has 11 days overnight visitors per year? It is certainly a good reason to consider sleeping accommodations can be placed out of the way for most of the year. Modern Murphy beds are available now in a variety of configurations, including twin, full, queen and king size models. Do you want to have your bed to disappear as part of a wall of bookshelves? Do you prefer that your bed to hide behind a table or desk work area flip-up? Do you want to look like a closet? You can even choose a special unit that hides behind a bar.
But now, you can make your own Murphy bed. This really depends on if you are good at woodworking and if you want to save money. Building a Murphy wall bed is more complex than some woodworking projects; however, if you are an experienced woodworker, it can be easily done. If you decide to take the plunge, the first thing to do is find someone to help you as some steps will require two people. Next, you will need a couple of things. A good set up woodworking plans to build your bed and a mechanism which will allow your bed to fold up into the wall.
Before you start, you will also need to decide which style of bed you want. Some fold from the top down, requiring less space when considering the wall width. Others fold up from the side. Both can be effective ways of conserving space in your office or extra room. You will also need to decide on the size of the bed. A full or queen size bed would be best as it will be easier for a couple who is visiting to both sleep in the bed at the same time.
Once you have decided this, you can then choose the plans you want to follow. Some popular looks include a bookshelf, cabinet look. This has a cabinet in the middle where the bed folds up into and has bookshelves made out of the same wood and colors on each side of the Murphy bed. This is especially popular if you are building your wall bed in an office. Then, you are creating even more storage for books and other small items that can fit on shelves. There are also other cabinet type beds to choose from. At the end of the day, you have to choose what will fit your needs. On the other hand, there are other spaces saving beds available as choices now as well. You may consider an Aero Bed or even a Futon as both can serve the same purpose as a Murphy bed, but both cost considerably less. Whatever you choose, we hope we have helped you with your decision.