Horizontal Murphy beds can be purchased readymade or in a kit that requires some assembly, or can be custom made by a carpenter or built yourself. Sometimes Murphy beds are also available second hand through classified advertisements or furniture consignment stores. Designs may be as simple as a metal frame or as elaborate as integrated cabinets with motorized mechanism for raising and lowering the bed.
In order to find the right horizontal Murphy beds for you, start by measuring the space intended for the bed.
Measure its width, height, and depth to determine the size of bed you can accommodate. If the bed will be used for children, a twin size will suffice, but adults will be more comfortable on a full or queen size bed. Next, consider the surrounding decor. If you choose a Murphy bed which has a cabinetry encasement, it should match the room’s style.
Some horizontal Murphy beds have additional features like shelves, storage cubbies, and integrated desks and tables. These types of beds are typically more expensive, but in small residences, the extra storage and the functions of the bed are worth the extra cost. Decide whether you prefer a manual bed, which is raised and lowered by hand, or a mechanical bed, which is electrically powered.
Lastly, determine your budget. Horizontal Murphy beds can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the brand, design, and features you choose. If you find that you need multiple features, which are expensive in readymade designs, consider hiring a carpenter or building the bed yourself. In some cases, a carpenter can build a custom horizontal Murphy bed for less than the cost of a readymade unit
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