The last couple years have seen a huge increase in people who work partially or even fully from home, and many in this position have found great ways to change up their space and storage to accommodate for these needs. There are many accessories you might consider for this realm, and one strong consideration for those with relatively limited spaces is the installation of a murphy bed.
At Precision Closets & Garage, we're proud to offer a wide range of custom closet and storage solutions, including many home office cabinets and related themes -- including murphy beds, which can serve multiple purposes for many who work from home (and even many who don't!). What are murphy beds, and why might you consider one for a few different needs? Here's a basic primer.
For those unfamiliar with them, the term murphy bed refers to a bed that's designed to be stored vertically -- either against a wall or inside a closet or cabinet, depending on the model. This type of bed is perfect for those who want or need to use their bedroom space for other purposes during the day, as it can be quickly and easily stowed away when not needed.
Many murphy beds come with additional features and components as well, such as cabinets, drawers, and desks that can also be stored vertically along with the bed. This makes them ideal for use in smaller bedrooms or home offices, as you can have a full bed and desk set up that takes up very little space when not in use.
Our next several sections will go over the notable benefits of murphy beds for many settings, including work-from-home setups.
One of the top benefits of murphy beds for anyone who purchases one is that it can save a significant amount of space. If you live in a small home or apartment, have a relatively small bedroom, or are simply short on storage space, a murphy bed can be a great way to free up some room.
This is particularly true if you choose a model that comes with additional features like cabinets and desks, as you can use the bed for multiple purposes without taking up a lot of extra space.
Another great thing about murphy beds is that they can be installed in virtually any room, regardless of size. Whether you have a large bedroom or a small nook in your home office, there's likely a murphy bed model that will work well for you.
Another top benefit of murphy beds is that they're extremely convenient to use. If you've ever had to make a bed in the morning or tidy up a bedroom after guests have stayed over, you know how much time and effort it can take. With a murphy bed, all you have to do is fold it up into the vertical position and you're done!
This convenience is particularly helpful for those who work from home, as it can be difficult to find time to make the bed and tidy up the bedroom during the day. Murphy beds make it easy to have a clean and organized space that's ready for use at a moment's notice.
As we mentioned earlier, murphy beds are often sold as part of a set that includes additional features like cabinets and desks. This makes them perfect for use in smaller rooms or home offices, as you can have a full bed and desk set up that takes up very little space when not in use.
Murphy beds are also great for use in guest rooms, as they can be easily stowed away when not needed. This way, you can use the room for other purposes during the day and still have a comfortable place for guests to stay overnight.
Some may have had a bad experience with a fold-up bed in the past, one where they had trouble keeping things level when toggling between sleeping uses and other purposes. With a murphy bed, this is not an issue as the beds are designed to be level when in use.
This is important for both comfort and safety, as you don't want to risk injury by sleeping on an uneven surface. It's also helpful for those who work from home, as it ensures that your desk and computer are in a completely level position when you're using them.
Do you frequently have guests in your home? If so, and if a move to working from home means you have one less room available, a murphy bed can be a great solution.
This type of bed is perfect for those who want or need to use their bedroom space for other purposes during the day, as it can be quickly and easily stowed away when not needed. You can house a guest in your office, for instance, and they can sleep comfortably -- but when the time comes for you to set up shop and get to work, the bed will be out of the way and won't cause issues.
No matter what your needs are, a murphy bed can be a great addition to your home office. If you're looking for a way to save space, have a more convenient and comfortable workspace, or simply want to make better use of your guest room, this type of bed can help. So consider installing one in your home today, and see how it can benefit you!
For more on this, or to learn about any of our closets, cabinets or other storage and space solutions, speak to the pros at Precision Closets & Garage today.