Safety Features of Modern Cabinet Beds
Once upon a time, there were many references made in comedy movies to the dangers of a Murphy bed. And those early models were anything but safe. Cabinet beds, a type of Murphy bed that doesn’t require permanent installation, are a popular choice for homeowners because they are space-saving and versatile. Luckily, there are many safety features of modern cabinet beds that ensure they are always reliable and safe to use.
Safety Features of Modern Cabinet Beds to Look For
We have outlined here some of the safety features of modern cabinet beds.
Hydraulic supports for the top of the cabinet keep it open while you are pulling out the bottom drawer and the front panel of the cabinet in preparation for folding the mattress out. This ensures that no one’s fingers will get pinched by the top piece accidentally swinging down.
The hinges used for folding out the front panel of the cabinet are heavy duty and meant to withstand lots of opening and closing. They are sturdy enough to last throughout the life of the cabinet bed.
A safety chain keeps the cabinet in one piece when not in use for sleeping.
All the modern cabinet beds offered at Murphy Beds of San Diego are made from solid wood. No cheap or flimsy particle board is incorporated in the high quality cabinet beds we carry. Because they are built so sturdily, they are equipped to safely handle a sleeper of up to 500 pounds.
Modern cabinet beds are easy to operate. They should be easy to open and close, even for children and the elderly. Look for tight joints and
When choosing a model for your home, it is important to look for the safety features of modern cabinet beds listed above. It is also important to read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to ensure that you are using the bed safely.
Cabinet Bed Safety
Here we offer some additional tips for using a cabinet bed safely.
Make sure that the bed is properly assembled and installed securely. Placing it against a wall means it will be less likely to tip over – although the weight of the piece should prevent this from ever happening.
Do not overload the top of the cabinet, which can accommodate a large TV screen. Do not exceed the weight capacity of the mattress.
Be careful when opening and closing the bed. Make sure that there are no obstacles in the way and that no one is standing in front of the bed where the mattress will lie.
Supervise children and pets when they are using the bed.
By following these tips, you can safely use a cabinet bed to create extra sleeping space in your home.
These safety features of modern cabinet beds should put your mind at ease that you have chosen a dependable and well-made piece of furniture for your home.