The client came to the interior designer Laura Casey with a space dilemma: they didn\'t want to give up the room at home in the suburbs, but they needed a place for the kids to play.
Kathy came up with a solution that is often used in small urban apartments: a Murphy bed.
It takes less space than a sofa bed or futon, and-
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\"They don\'t want to damage the quality of the mattress,\" said Kathy, owner of Laura Casey interior design, Charlotte, North Carolina. C. Murphy bed
When not in use, it will be stuffed into the Cabinet
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Not only are studio apartments, many families have saved money.
\"This is an interesting trend,\" said Chris Fahy, vice president of Bedway.
In Indiana, sales of Murphy beds have increased in recent years.
Many customers, he said, are baby boomers, empty nesters, and other homeowners who want to turn their bedrooms into hobby rooms or gyms but still need a place suitable for adult children, grandchildren or other guests sleep.
The price of Fahy\'s Murphy bed ranges from $1,300 to $3,100.
Ginny Snook Scott, vice president of sales and marketing, said California Closets also produce custom wall beds, and the same upward trend has emerged.
Customers still buy Murphy beds for studio apartments and holiday homes, she said, but many others want to get more use out of the extra rooms.
The company has designed vertical and horizontal Murphy beds, usually incorporating them into Cabinet units in the Home Office or craft room.
The price of simple wall beds and desks ranges from $3,000 to $20,000 for custom items with extensive cabinets.
The support varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but usually the mattress is wrapped in a frame pulled out of the Cabinet attached to the wall.
Fahy said the improved mechanism for lowering and increasing beds today makes the process easy for one person.
Beds designed by Kathy for her clients do not include piston or spring mechanisms, which are used by most manufacturers to lower the beds to the floor.
\"It\'s just falling slowly,\" she said . \".
She has a carpenter building and her design doesn\'t look like a cabinet.
The bed was carved in by a man-made wall.
When not in use, the bed looks like a sofa with a shelf on it.
In order to reveal the bed, the homeowner removed the sofa mat and pulled it to the shelf, which caused the man-made wall to fall to the floor.
This wall is really the Queen\'s platform. size mattress.
The shelf becomes the support of the foot of the bed.
This is the first time Kathy has recommended Murphy bed to clients.
She wrote the project on her design blog www.
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She said the post attracted inquiries across the country.
She\'s not the only one to think of a new twist on Murphy\'s bed.
Some manufacturers have also designed beds that are hidden on artificial walls like her rather than in traditional cabinets.
Interior designer Nicole Saskman of Century City, California says Resource Furniture in New York sells a wall-mounted bed that goes over to the top of a sofa attached to a fake wall
\"The whole bed came up and down from the sofa and it was a suitable bed,\" she said . \".
\"This is great.
\"Sassman recently designed a room and she and the client gave the room a nickname because it has a lot of uses, including rooms, meeting rooms and home offices.
Including a Murphy bed;
They are just more versatile and comfortable than the sofa bed, she said.
\"People are designing more --
\"They need multi-functional rooms,\" Sassman said . \".
\"There are many reasons for Murphy\'s bed to work in so many places.