WHAT IS A SIDE BED?
The Murphy Bed is hinged on one side so it can be folded up and stored vertically against a wall or inside of a closet. Similarly, a Side Bed is a type of Murphy Bed that folds down horizontally rather than vertically and it is a great solution for spaces where there are height limitations or restrictions. Studio apartments, dorm rooms, mobile homes, and office space can benefit from this convenient folding furniture.
Murphy Bed History
The Murphy Bed has been around for a while and is named after William L. Murphy. Murphy applied for his patents around the 1900’s. There are claims that he was courting an opera singer and the moral code during this time did not look kindly on a woman entering a man’s bedroom. Since Murphy was living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco, his invention of a bed that folded into the wall turned his bedroom into a parlor, which allowed him to entertain. His clever invention can be found in many multi-use spaces today.
How can I use a Side Bed to save me space?
If you need more space, a Murphy Bed or Side Bed could be the solution you are looking for because they fold into a recessed space or cabinet. Options such as a library bed, bi-fold bed, panel bed, and side bed will free up space when it is stored.
Many people wish they could add a guest room, an office, or a gym to their home, but it might not be feasible to add more rooms to your house. A multifunctional space can provide the best of both worlds. An office could double as a guest room simply by adding a bed that can be folded away when not being used. Murphy Beds work especially well for spaces that have more than one function. For example, an office area that doubles as a bedroom could benefit from a Side Bed or Murphy Bed. The bed can fold up during the day, which allows floor space to be utilized.
Fort Myers Murphy Beds
Home Office USA has two showrooms in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida where you can see different options for Murphy Beds and Side Beds. Free home quotes and consultations can be arranged without any obligation to buy. Furthermore, they offer certified custom designs and installation guarantees for adaptable furniture that will help you get the most out of the space you have. Visit one of two showrooms in the Ft Myers and Naples areas of Southwest Florida to get some ideas for custom bed designs.