23 Nov

Planning for a Murphy Bed Part II

This article is the second installment in a two-part series about everything you need to know when planning for a Murphy bed to be added to your home. In the first article in this short series, we discussed how an installed Murphy wall bed adds about a foot or so to the thickness of the wall, requires space in front of the cabinet to pull the mattress out, mattress quality and different ways you will use the room until you have overnights guests. In this installment, we will further discuss how a custom wall bed system can help you reclaim your space, how long it takes to receive your custom order and the importance of accurate measurements.

Start with the Basics: Measurements

custom designed Murphy wall bed system
This CAD rendering shows that you can do nearly anything with this custom designed Murphy bed system, which includes a sectional sofa, bookcase and closet. Just be sure your room and the wall can accommodate the installation.

Before planning for a Murphy bed, take a good, long look at the space where you will be putting it. Identify the wall where it will be installed and ensure that it can handle the weight of the bed. Then walk off the area in front that is required for the mattress to be pulled down in place to ensure it will be useable.

If you are considering a custom installation, please contact our sales professionals by calling one of our location numbers listed above this post and schedule an appointment in your home to discuss the possibilities. One of our team members will take accurate measurements and determine if the room will accommodate a Murphy wall bed and side piers or other added cabinetry of your choice.

Custom Wall Bed Systems

When it comes to designing a custom wall bed system for your home, the sky is the limit. At Murphy Beds of San Diego, we can design and create a complete room makeover that melds seamlessly with any existing casework.

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This horizontal Mirage Desk Wall Bed includes a disappearing desk.

Start planning for a Murphy bed by finding the perfect model for your home. Think about the size (see the measurements section above) that would work best within your room’s constraints. For instance, a horizontal wall bed may be a better choice than a vertical model if you have more room across the width of the wall than up to the ceiling.

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Adding a sofa or sectional to your wall bed is a great way to gain more space and functionality.

Next, determine if you would like an added feature, such as a desk, table, or sofa and if the Murphy bed model you chose already comes with that option. If not, don’t worry as our design team can sketch out the specifics, such as adding a pair of desks on either side of the wall bed or perhaps a built-in TV/entertainment cabinet.

large custom wardrobe closet
We can create the wardrobe closet of your dreams with storage for clothes, shoes and accessories, such as this large custom wardrobe closet.

Finally, decide if you would like the entire room to be filled with matching casework. Murphy Beds of San Diego can custom design cupboards, wardrobes, bookshelves and more in addition to a dedicated work or hobby area. It all depends on how you will be using the room. These additions will make it truly multifunctional.

How Long Will It Take?

bi-fold custom wall bed system
Our custom built-in wall beds look great and increase the value of your home.

When ordering a custom wall bed system, the total time from purchase to installation depends on several factors. The most important is the schedule of the manufacturer but the extent of your total project also makes a difference. After the Murphy wall bed is ordered as specified, we will work hard to get you on your installation list as quickly as possible. Because we do the measurements for custom wall bed systems, the end result is guaranteed to fit your space perfectly.

Now that you have all the information you need, it’s time to start planning for a Murphy bed in your home.

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