A Murphy bed, also called a wall-bed, pull-down bed, or fold-down bed, is hinged at one end to store vertically against the wall or inside a closet or cabinet. To achieve this, the mattress is attached to the bed frame, often with elastic straps. Like trundle beds, Murphy beds are used for space saving purposes – most don’t even have box springs. Instead, the mattress usually lies on a wood platform or wire mesh and is held in place so it doesn’t sag when closed.
Benefits of Murphy Beds
Murphy beds are popular where floor space is limited, such as small homes, apartments, mobile homes, and college dormitories. In recent years, Murphy bed units have included options such as lighting, storage cabinets, and office components. Murphy beds include horizontal oriented beds that flip up from the side and even bunk beds. Piston-lifts and torsion springs make modern Murphy beds easy to lower and fold back up.
Unlike sofa beds and futons, Murphy beds don't use a folding mattress so there are no bars or uncomfortable lumps when you lie down. Use any mattress up to 11 inches thick for a comfortable night’s sleep. No box spring is needed. Velcro straps are provided to hold bedding in place when it’s closed. The folding support leg is angled to prevent stubbed toes, and the powder-coated aluminum mechanism is lightweight, rated to support up to 2,000 pounds.
Murphy Bed Dealers in Delaware
At Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center, we can create your own Murphy wall-bed customized to fit your needs and space with the creative freedom of Showplace cabinetry. Your options are wide open. Whatever the need or the space, Murphy beds can open new options in your home. Offered in many sizes and configurations, these versatile workhorses can be completely customized in your choice of wood, style, and finish. You can add display or storage spaces and dress it up as much or as little as you please. Showplace wall-bed cabinetry has top-quality wood construction backed by a limited lifetime warranty. We can even provide you with matching dressers and end tables to complete your bedroom add-on.
If you live in Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Eastern Maryland, contact Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center today about a Murphy bed for your home!
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