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Murphy beds are a creative and convenient way to add more useful space to your home. Your Monday to Friday home office can be a cozy guest room on the weekends when you add a Murphy bed. Enjoy using your home gym space as a family retreat during the holidays by simply lowering a twin, full, or queen size bed in the same space. A den, craft room, playroom, or learning space becomes a bedroom in a snap if you have a space-saving Murphy bed hidden in the wall.

twin Murphy bed

So, if you're looking for a way to maximize space in your home, a Murphy bed might be just what you need. A Murphy bed, also known as a wall bed or fold-down bed, is a space-saving bed that can be stored vertically (or horizontally) against a wall when not in use. Installing a Murphy bed is a great DIY project that will not only save you space, but can also add value to your home.

Why Install a Murphy Bed?

Save Space One of the biggest benefits of a Murphy bed is that it saves space. When not in use, a Murphy bed can be easily stored vertically or horizontally against a wall, freeing up valuable floor space that can be used for other purposes. This is especially useful in small homes or apartments where space is at a premium.

 Murphy bed with desk

Add Value to Your Home Installing a Murphy bed can also add value to your home. Homebuyers are often attracted to space-saving features like Murphy beds, because they make a home feel more spacious and functional. Install a Murphy bed and increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers and maybe even increase its resale value.


How to Install a Murphy Bed

A Murphy bed is a great DIY project that can be completed in a weekend. With the right tools and materials, you can easily install a Murphy bed yourself.

Basic Steps to Installing a Murphy Bed

  1. Choose the Right Space: The first step is to choose the right space for your Murphy bed. It should be an area with enough clearance to allow for the bed to be easily lowered and raised.
  2. Measure the Space: Once you have chosen the space, measure it to ensure that the bed will fit properly. You will need to know the height, width, and depth of the space to determine the size of the bed.
  3. Order the Murphy Bed Kit: There are many companies that sell Murphy bed kits that include all the necessary hardware and instructions for installation. Order the kit that best fits the measurements you took in step 2.
  4. Assemble the Bed: Once you have the kit, follow the instructions to assemble the bed frame and install it in the space you have chosen.
  5. Install the Mattress: Once the bed frame is installed, add the mattress and bedding.
  6. Test the Bed: Finally, test the bed to ensure that it is functioning properly and securely attached to the wall.

How to Build a Murphy Bed Video


Todays’ Murphy beds can be part of a wall unit and have hidden panels to create a workspace, adding even more simple function to your home. Installing it yourself can be a fun and rewarding DIY project. Not only will it save space, but it can also add value to your home when it’s time to sell. It’s easy too! With the right tools and instructions, you can easily install a Murphy bed in a weekend and start enjoying the benefits of this space-saving solution.