If you’re looking for a way to save space in your home, a hidden wall bed will help you maximize all the square footage you have to work with. Also commonly referred to as a Murphy bed, folding bed, pull-down bed and a hide-a-bed wall unit, a hidden bed is an ingenious storage solution that has been around for over 100 years! They have stood the test of time and have become more and more popular in recent years as the rising cost of housing has made many homeowners choose to renovate their houses instead of buying a larger property.
Here’s what you should know about hidden beds, how they maximize your space and the rooms they work the best in:
What Is a Hidden Bed?
During the day, a hidden bed is just that – hidden. It fits seamlessly into a wall unit built to house it when not in use, appearing as a large storage cabinet. You’d never know there was a bed behind it until you’re ready to use it. When you’re ready for bed at night or just need an afternoon nap, simply pull down the bed – after checking that the space beneath it is clear – and lower it until it’s parallel to the floor. Once you’ve pulled the bed down, the weight of it will keep it stable on the floor.
The addition of a hidden wall bed will instantly make a space multifunctional – it can be a bedroom one minute and something else the next. Hidden beds have a wide variety of designs and styles, and they are just as comfortable as traditional beds while being more convenient and space friendly. Additionally, they can accommodate any mattress size – twin, queen, king and even California king.
What Rooms Are Best for a Hidden Wall Bed?
While just about any room in a home can have a hidden bed added, there are a few spaces where it makes a lot more sense to add one. Both home offices and guest rooms are ideal for adding a hide-a-wall bed unit.
Home offices are great because you can work in more comfortable and familiar surroundings, but you don’t need to use them after 5 PM or on the weekends. So, why not add a hidden bed to the space so it doubles as a bedroom when needed? A hidden wall bed unit can even include a desk, with the desk area doubling as an extended nightstand when the bed is pulled down.
Guest rooms are often used sparingly, and having an entire room in your home that only gets used a few times a year when friends or family stay with you is impractical. It’s not the best use of space, but you don’t want to make your guests sleep on the couch. With a hidden bed, you can quickly transform the space into a private bedroom whenever you have company staying overnight, but the rest of the time, it can be whatever else you need it to be.
Why Use a Hidden Bed?
A hidden wall bed helps you maximize the space you have, but that’s just one of the reasons why you should seriously consider adding one to your home. A hidden bed is also incredibly easy to use, super versatile, stylish and comfortable.
Hidden beds will enhance your home in many ways, and Closet America is the best place to design something custom that’s perfect for your space. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our organization and design experts!