Space Solutions at the Interior Design Show

Interior Design Show logo

Space Solutions is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2012 Interior Design show later in January. This year’s show takes place at the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, on the 300 Level. You’ll find us at booth #2147, along the south wall of the exhibit hall.

Space Solutions will be exhibiting Closet solutions, a Murphy Bed and exciting new colours and options for our sliding door and room divider program. The 2012 Interior Design Show runs from Thursday January 26 through Sunday January 29. Please come visit us and see what’s new for 2012 – we look forward to seeing you!

Update January 27: here’s a photo from last night’s opening night event. From left, owner Barb Larocque, Senior Designer Christopher Willems and showroom manager Andrew Wencer with a double Murphy Bed. More pictures of the show to come!

Space Solutions Interior Design Show double Murphy Bed


New Showroom Murphy Bed Display

Glossy White Showroom Single Side Tilt Murphy Bed closed

We now have two Murphy Beds on display at our showroom, and can now show you two different sizes, as well as two different orientations, in completely different looks. Both beds use the patented Murphy mechanism, which is rated for 1200 lbs, and carries a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty. (Like all of our installations, however, we will guarantee your installation for the lifetime of you owning it.)  We already had a Queen Size bed on display, with a traditional (sometimes called “vertical”) orientation, which you can see by clicking here. We have now added a Single Size (also known as a “twin”) Murphy Bed cabinet, with a Side-Tilt orientation.  Singles are great for small spaces, and are popular for students, as well as any space for which a larger mattress isn’t required.  A Side-Tilt orientation is a great thing for a couple of reasons; one, if it is a narrow room, having the bed tilt out sideways means it won’t come out as far into the room, providing more passageway around it. Secondly, even a single bed, in a regular orientation, requires the cabinet to be 80″ tall (Doubles also need 80″, and Queens 85″) – if you have a height restriction, due to a bulkhead, a vent or window, or simply a low ceiling as in a basement, orienting the bed sideways is the solution, as it needs far less height.  A Single Side-Tilt Murphy Bed requires only 48″ in height for the bed section (a Double requires 63″ in height, and a Queen requires 69″ in height), and in many cases this means you can add additional storage above the bed area.

Glossy White Showroom Single Side Tilt Murphy Bed open

For this display, we have built a Side-Tilt Single bed, with a depth of 16″, which is the minimum depth required for a Murphy Bed. Above the bed, we created a row of three open “cubby” spaces, and above them, we have added enclosed storage, which is covered with doors that lift up. To the left of the bed section, we have put in a small desk area, with a pullout drawer. Above the desk we have added closed storage behind two swing-out doors, and illuminating the desk top we have installed an LED light, with a three-stage dimmer switch. Framing the entire structure are 1 1/2″ built-up trims, covering seams in the construction and making the overall cabinet more robust and giving it a very modern appearance. The entire structure is fabricated using white melamine board, and all the exterior surfaces – doors, drawer front, trims and outside side panels – are in a High Gloss White thermofoil finish. The cabinet is completed using long stainless steel handles, with an extra large one on the bed – we often call these handles “towel bar handles” due to their appearance.

We would love for you to come in to our showroom and see these cabinets in person, so you can see how a genuine Murphy Bed operates, and see the possibilities for yourself. You can see more images of Murphy Beds by visiting the Murphy Beds page on our site, or by clicking the Murphy Beds category to the right on this page. And as always, you can request a complimentary in-home consultation by using our convenient online form, or by calling the showroom.


Space Solutions at The Zoomer Show

This coming weekend we will be exhibiting a Queen size Murphy bed cabinet at the Zoomer Show at The Direct Energy Centre at the CNE grounds.  The show runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov 1, and it’s a fabulous lifestyle show with lots of great booths and exhibits and information.  For more on the Zoomer Show, visit their website: http://www.zoomershow.ca/2009/media/  From Wednesday October 28, through Monday November 2nd, we will not have a Murphy Bed on display in our showroom – as we are sending it to the show.  Admission to the show starts at $8.00 + gst for one, with cheaper rates for bulk purchases – but if you come by our showroom, you can pick up a free pass for admission for two!  Thank you to the great folks at Classical 96.3 FM for putting this on – and click here to listen to the fantastic radio spot they’ve put together for us: Classical 963fm spot 

We’ll also be presenting a simple closet at Marilyn Wetston‘s booth at The Zoomer Show.  Marilyn’s show, From A Woman’s Perspective, runs every Saturday morning from 8 to 9 am on their sister station, AM740.  Barb Larocque, the owner of Space Solutions, is a frequent guest on Marilyn’s show, and is happy to contribute to her booth as well.
Queen Murphy


Come Visit Us At The Sunnybrook Plaza

Well, our great exodus has come full circle, and we are now re-open at our original location at Bayiew and Eglinton, in The Sunnybrook Plaza.  Our Castlefield location is now closed.  At Bayview, we have reassembled our showroom, which while smaller, gives you a chance to view first-hand our custom storage solutions, with examples of:

  • Walk In Closets
  • Reach In Closets
  • Mudroom Cabinets
  • Murphy Beds
  • Element-System
  • Entertainment Centers
  • Home Offices
  • RedLine garagegear Cabinets, StoreWALL and Schulte systems

We look forward to seeing you here!