A More Convenient Way to Host Guests

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.

With these Murphy bed benefits in mind, come explore our modern Murphy bed styles and contact us for a free Baltimore Murphy bed installation quote.

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4 Top Home Improvement Trends

The verdict is in: Desired trends among today’s home buyers include closet space, laundry rooms, and multipurpose rooms, according to the National Association of Home Builders 2018 survey. Send your home’s value soaring by making these popular storage-related home upgrades.

  1. CUSTOM GARAGE CABINETS

Today’s home buyers want a secure place to store their car. They expect a one- or two-car garage to offer enough storage space for their verhicle(s) plus anything else they wish to store in there. A great way to keep the garage clean and attract buyers looking to maximize the storage space in their homes is through custom garage cabinets.

We recommend cabinets that mount off the floor instead of cabinets that sit on the floor. This way, home owners can easily sweep and mop underneath the cabinets, which keeps the garage clean. To complement garage cabinets, and further keep the floor space free for car storage, add an overhead storage system.

  1. CUSTOM CLOSETS

Storage space is in demand all year round – for winter coats and boots, spring and summer sports equipment, and much more. To add value to your home and command a better price, think custom closets. Rather than just offering a large square footage with a token closet rod, custom closets deliver tailor-made storage solutions that make organization easier. A custom closet designer can help you maximize your storage space throughout the home.

  1. PANTRY & LAUNDRY ROOM CABINETS

The pantry and laundry room tend to attract clutter. You might find you spend more time cleaning up these spaces than you do using them. To nix the clutter, maximize space, and make your home as attractive to buyers as possible, install custom cabinets that truly meet your needs. For a pantry, consider pull-out shelves or custom tall pantry cabinets for cleaning equipment. In the laundry room, try laundry room cabinets that double as hampers or hide a pull-out ironing board.

  1. MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMS

Instead of making that third bedroom a home office, then putting guests on a lumpy pull-out sofa, make the most of your unused bedroom by turning it into a multi-purpose room. Invest in a Murphy bed that folds out to a bed and converts to a desk for daily use. Stylish, sleek, and comfortable, Murphy beds can help you make the most out of limited space – without sacrificing style.

Want to talk more about any of these in-demand home upgrades? Are you convinced it’s time to move forward and seeking a quote for your home? Contact us –  we would be happy to help!

Not your Grandmother’s Murphy Bed

Murphy beds have come a long way in recent decades. Far from the rickety contraptions of decades past, modern Murphy beds combine space-saving technology with a stylish design that can fit any décor. These five Murphy bed styles allow you maximum choice for your room makeover.

  1. BI-FOLD MURPHY BED

Most Murphy beds are concealed behind a cabinet of some kind. The Bi-Fold Murphy bed uses bi-fold doors for the cabinet. They open wide and lock open so you have no worry about them moving around. The cabinet can accommodate a queen matresss, a full-size mattress or twin.

  1. FLIP-UP DESK MURPHY BED

One of the greatest benefits of a fold-out bed is the ability to utilize the extra space. The Flip-Up Desk Murphy bed makes adding a desk super simple. When the bed is open, you have a lovely, comfortable place to rest. To bring out the desk, just fold up the bed into the cabinet and flip-up the desk. Aluminum legs are easy to put into place and give a unique, modern look to the room.

  1. LIBRARY MURPHY BED

Have you always wanted a great place to store your many books, but could not find the room? A Library Murphy bed might be just what you need. No worries about books falling when you fold up the bed, though. Just slide the shelves apart on a track to reveal the bed. When you are done, you fold the bed into the cabinet space and roll the shelves back into place. This leaves you with a wall of elegant, useful storage.

  1. MURPHY BED & OFFICE

Many people like to use Murphy beds to give extra sleeping space in additional rooms. Adding a Murphy bed to your home office is an easy decision to make. You do not have to contribute an entire wall to the endeavor. Just select a half-size cabinet. Pull-down a twin-size mattress in a day bed style, for more seating or space for one person to sleep.

  1. DESK BED

For very small areas or children’s rooms, the Desk bed combines utility and space-saving without using much space. By day, the desk provides plenty of workspace, with room on top to put decorations. By night, the desk folds into a twin bed, with space underneath for temporary storage.

With today’s Murphy beds, you get style and practicality in one package. All five of these Murphy beds are simple to operate and come in a variety of colors and options. All you have to do is pick the one that solves your unique needs and suits your home’s design.