FAQs about Wall Beds

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Choosing a wall bed, also sometimes referred to as a Murphy bed, can be difficult. Learn everything you need to know by reading through some of these frequently asked questions (FAQs).

  • Is there a difference between wall beds and Murphy beds?

Most of the time these terms are used interchangeably and are the same thing. The main difference comes in terms of the “Murphy bed” and “panel bed” style. Both would be considered a wall bed or Murphy bed, but there is a difference in how they operate. Panel beds, for example, offer a streamlined look as the casework is on the underside of the bed and pulls down with the mattress. With a traditional Murphy bed, the doors slide or swing out to reveal the bed inside.

  • I want to maximize my space. How can these help?

Murphy beds are great for maximizing space in small or multi-functional rooms. They can come with additional storage built around it such as with a desk, shelves, cabinets, or even a couch! Talk with one of our designers to explore your storage options.

  • How big are wall bed units?

Wall beds can be manufactured in different sizes depending on the configuration and limitations of your space. Additional casework that creates more storage space will affect the size of your units as well. In our free design consultations, our designers will carefully measure your space and provide you with a 3D image so you can visualize the size and style with no obligation from you.

  • Does the mattress need a box spring?

To properly fit into the depth of the unit, a box spring is usually not recommended. The frame is very sturdy so your guests can still be sure to sleep comfortably. The frames can accommodate mattress sizes in twin, full, queen, and sometimes even king.

  • Are they safe?

When installed and operated in the proper fashion – yes! Our installers will make sure your unit fits perfectly and is safe to operate before we leave your home. Many wall beds can even be operated with one hand!

  • Are they durable?

Our units are custom made for your home, and use the finest materials and mechanisms so you can rely on and enjoy them for years to come. We even offer one of the best warranties in the industry.

  • Where can they be installed?

Nearly anywhere you have a need for it. They are most commonly installed in bedrooms, offices, and living rooms. Learn more, by checking out our blog post about this topic here.

  • How long does the installation take?

Because each of our units is designed for a specific home and project, the installation and project timeline can vary. However, most installations can usually be completed in a day.

  • How can I get started?

Great question! We’d love to help you find out if these space-savers are right for your Philadelphia-area home. Give us a call, or fill out the form and we’ll set you up with a free design consultation!

Not ready to commit? Learn more about our wall bed units.