Murphy Beds and Wall Beds

Wall Bed Murphy Bed Toronto Shaker LightsMurphy Beds, sometimes known as Wall Beds, are a great solution for a multi-functional space that needs to be able to accommodate a bed, be it for occasional or everyday use. Consider Murphy Beds for your home office, den, a family room, even an open-concept space without a defined bedroom – a custom Murphy Bed offers you a real bed, with a real mattress and real comfort, that may be concealed when not in use.

We start with genuine Murphy® hardware – the lightweight steel frame provides unmatched reliability and strength, is rated to hold up to 2000 lbs, and is designed for everyday use. The patented fold-over steel leg not only keeps clear when open to prevent stubbing toes, but when closed, rotates in to hold bedding in place. The spring mechanism counterbalances the weight of the mattress to allow gentle “fingertip” raising and lowering. Our trained installers will adjust the springs to ensure smooth, easy operation, and guaranteed installation. And our solid 3/4” cabinet construction simply can not be beat. You supply a standard-size mattress (single, double or queen, with a maximum thickness of 10”), and we mount your Wall Bed against the wall – so your floors stay intact, and your cabinet is safe and secure. Most often, you can close your Wall Bed fully made-up with sheets and blankets, instantly ready for use.

Side Tilt Wall Bed Murphy Bed desk table TorontoHave a low ceiling or other height restriction? Consider a side-tilt Murphy Bed – with the mattress oriented sideways, you can still make use of the space’s full height with storage for your bedding. Small room and only expect to need the bed once in a blue moon? We can mount a fold-away table to the closed bed exterior, which you can close up before turning your work area into a sleeping space. Converting a windowless den in your condo and concerned about light? We can add LED lighting to your Murphy Bed cabinet, providing low-energy/low-heat yet bright light for you to read and work by. We can help you solve your situation, and it all starts with our complementary in-home consultation. Or drop by our showroom to try out a Murphy Bed in person!

Like all of our projects, our Murphy Beds are custom-designed and fitted for your space and style – add-ons available include profile exteriors, mouldings, endless finish options (including factory painted MDF in the color of your choice) and as usual we will manufacture drawers, shelves, desks and wardrobes to make your Wall Bed, or Murphy Bed Solution a total Space Solution.


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.


A Murphy Bed With A Drop-Down Desk

Side Tilt Murphy Bed Open - Space Solutions - Toronto

This is a Murphy Bed that we recently installed for a customer.  What we have here is what we call a Side-Tilt Murphy Bed; the bed is oriented length-wise along the wall, so that it a) does not come out as far into the room and b) does not require as much vertical height on that wall. (We also build them with a regular orientation.) In this case, we built the cabinet to accommodate a Queen-size mattress, but we can also build for Singles and Doubles.  The room is in the basement, which is where we often find Side-Tilts to be ideal, and the room functions also as a general storage space as well as a a music room for the family.  So occasional use as a Guest Room makes a Murphy Bed a great solution for a mixed-use space.

Side Tilt Murphy Bed Closed - Space Solutions - Toronto

When the bed is closed, you can see that we have provided storage to the left and above the bed cabinet.  The lower section is covered with doors to hide loose clutter, and the upper shelves provide great storage for the family’s boardgame and jigsaw puzzle collection.  This cabinet was built primarily using Hardrock Maple melamine, with White doors.  The structure is accented with thick Hardrock trims to frame the look and matches nicely with the home’s flooring. On the outside of the bed door, we ordinarily will install handles, but in this case, there’s a structure that becomes a drop-down desk, and you can simply grab on to that framework.

Side Tilt Murphy Bed Closed with Side Table - Space Solutions - Toronto

When the desk is not in use,  it is locked shut, with a combination of latches and locks, so that it does not come down accidentally. When unlocked, the legs swing out, and you lower the desktop on a piano hinge, and now you have a solid desk top, which this customer intends to use as art space.  When you need to use the bed, simply clear the desktop, fold it up and lock it, and lower the bed normally.

Update March 30, 2011: Here is a video demonstration of this Murphy project and its features. You can also of course visit our youtube page for other Space Solutions projects!  And, you can see another Murphy Bed on display at our showroom.