Need a good place for house guests to sleep when they visit? You don’t have to turn friends and family away just because you don’t have a guest room – simply install a Murphy bed and your guests are all set! Sound too good to be true? Here are five Murphy bed benefits that will help you understand why Murphy beds are making a comeback.
MURPHY BEDS LOOK GREAT
There are many styles of Murphy beds to choose from with features that make it a great decorative addition to any room. You might choose a version with sliding bookshelves that completely camouflage the bed, or faux cabinet doors that make the folded-up bed look like a beautiful, modern armoire.
Some Murphy beds even have features that increase functionality when the bed isn’t in use. For example, some Murphy beds come with a fold-down desk or side shelves and cabinets you can store items in to de-clutter the room.
MURPHY BEDS CONVERT ANY ROOM INTO A GUEST ROOM
If you need a place for guests to sleep only a few weeks out of the year, it’s a waste to dedicate an entire room to this purpose. That’s where a Murphy bed comes in. Install one in your craft room, office, gym or playroom and give your guests a place to stay when they need it. Then when your guests go home, you can return to using the room productively for the rest of the year.
MURPHY BEDS LET YOU THROW AWAY YOUR FUTON
You know that old futon from your college days? It worked as a makeshift bed when you were younger, but unless your guests are under 30, they probably hate sleeping on it. Murphy beds are much more comfortable than futons and are sure to provide a better night’s sleep for your house guests.
MURPHY BEDS ARE EASY TO USE
Getting a Murphy bed ready for your guests is easy. A spring-balanced mechanism makes the transition from folded to unfolded a breeze, even for a single person setting up a large queen-size Murphy bed. Plus, built-in bedding straps and pillow storage compartments available with some versions mean you don’t have to remake the bed every night.
MURPHY BEDS ARE PERFECT FOR RENTALS
If you’re interested in renting out your home, or even individual rooms, Murphy beds are an excellent space-saving solution. The person who rents your home will feel like they have plenty of space when they fold the bed up and out of the way during the day.