Tiny homes continue to trend in areas like southeast Baltimore that are known for housing additions made up of many tiny houses. However, with small homes comes small spaces—leaving little room for creature comforts like large beds.
If you need to find a way to maximize the functionality of a room—while still providing quality, comfort, and convenient access—we can show you how. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of installing a wall bed for small spaces like your bedroom, living room, or home office.
Realizing the Need for a Wall Bed for Small Spaces
When you’re in a small apartment or home and your living area is equally small, a space-efficient solution like a wall bed can feel like a lifesaver.
Wall beds save you a tremendous amount of floor room, enabling you to get the most of the limited area you may be working with—without sacrificing the quality of your sleep.
Why Custom-Built Wall Beds?
Wall beds can offer extra floor space for your daytime rituals and make more room for your guests. They are also rather attractive options if you need a new sleeping situation in your bedroom, living room, or home office while maintaining a functional and comfortable solution.
Wall beds offer a number of advantages, especially when they are custom-built:
Functionality and versatility. You can fold wall beds into the wall and tuck them away during the day or evenings when you have guests over. Then, you can open the bed out again when everyone has gone home and it’s time to get some shut-eye. It’s an ideal solution for hosting guests and family members in a small home.
Comfort and convenience. Wall beds provide the same level of comfort as traditional beds, but with the added convenience of being able to easily put them away when they’re not in use. And, if you need an easy way to entertain overnight guests, you can place an extra wall bed into your home office or loft to ensure your family or friends always have a place to sleep. (It’s also a great solution for cat-nappers who like to catch a quick 40 winks in the afternoon!)
Customization. A custom-built wall bed can be tailored to both the dimensions of your room and your specific preferences. You can customize everything from the size and style of your bed and include design elements such as:
Built-in accent or night lights
Easy cleanup. Don’t fancy making the bed every day—but don’t like a messy-looking space, either? Wall beds are one of those rare cases where “out of sight, out of mind” is a good thing. Just fold the bed up in the morning after you’re up and ready to start your day, and voila—your space looks neat and tidy once again. No sheet-folding or pillow-plumping needed!
Added home value. A wall bed can add good value to your home, making a small bedroom or office appear less crowded and more spacious. If you ever sell your home or just wish you could make your home more accommodating to your family or guests, a wall bed provides the value you hope for more quickly than other remodeling projects.
In short, wall beds maximize space and convenience while minimizing the stress that tends to fester in cluttered, cramped homes. Whether you’re hosting guests or just need a place for a cozy afternoon nap, a custom-designed wall bed can be an ideal solution for any home that could use a little more room. However, installing a wall bed is not as easy as you might think—rather than doing it yourself, you may want to consider working with professionals.
Installing a Custom-Built Wall Bed
Moving or even putting together a regular bed frame is one thing, but installing a custom-built wall bed can be quite another. Not only does it need to fit your space exactly—it needs to be balanced properly so that it’s easy to lift up, but won’t fold down so quickly that it could damage your floor (or worse, cause injury to the person opening it up). It needs to be securely attached to the wall so that it won’t fold out on its own, and it needs to be sturdy enough to last through years of daily use.
That’s why working with professional designers and manufacturers is key to creating a great wall bed for any small space. With the support of experts, you can rest assured knowing every dimension has been measured accurately, every bolt is in its proper place, and every element of your new wall bed will satisfy the requirements of both your space and the style you’re looking for. Especially in areas like Washington, D.C., where small apartments and condos are common—and commonly lacking in square footage—a wall bed can easily optimize your bedroom, living room, loft, or home office to create a multifunctional space that’s as comfortable as it is convenient. The added bonus of a fully customized design, meanwhile, will grant you a solution that’s not only fully functional but feels completely unique to you and your home.
Ready to design and install a custom-built wall bed for your own small space? Look no further than Closet America—we’ve been happily providing customers in Maryland, Virginia, and the D.C. metro area with top-of-the-line wall beds for years. Contact us as soon as you’re ready to get started—or, feel to schedule a free design consultation today.