Create a Multi Functional Room with a Murphy Bed

If you are someone who is needing more space let me show you how to create a multi functional room with a Murphy bed.

There are not many people who have more then enough space in there home.  Usually we are looking for ways to create additional space.

What is a Multi Functional Room

A multi functional room is a space being used for more then one thing.  For example an office may be used as a guest room on occasion.  If you have a guest room but need a playroom you can create a space that works for both.

It’s a lot easier to create a multi functional space then add onto your home or move.  It can be exciting to figure out what you can do with a space to fill more needs.  

Why a Murphy Bed

A Murphy bed is a perfect way to create a multi functional space.  It can be the perfect solution to a problem.  When guests are in town it is always nice to have a place for them to stay that doesn’t interrupt the family dynamics too much.  

But having a room set up strictly for guests can take up valuable space that isn’t used too often.  Installing a Murphy bed frees up valuable space but also gives you somewhere for your guests to stay comfortably.

How to Build

A Murphy bed can be very expensive to purchase.  It is a little pricey to get everything you need but substantially less expensive then if you’d purchased it.  Plus you’ve created a multi functional space.  We built a Murphy bed for our son and daughter in law.  They had a guest bedroom but needed more space for the kids to play.  By building a Murphy bed they were able to keep the space as a guest bedroom when they had company but they were able to use the space as a playroom the rest of the time which was more often.  

A key piece to creating a beautiful Murphy bed is purchasing the hydraulics kit.  The kit will come with the instructions and supply list to build a beautiful bed. 

My son had all the pieces cut to size which made the building process so much easier.  Save a lot of time when they started putting it all together.  

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Putting the Pieces Together

This is one of those projects that you want to follow their directions without venturing too far off.  It is always tempting to put it together how we think it should go.  But this project is dealing with hydraulics and needs to function properly.  

The hydraulics makes the opening and closing the bed easy enough for one person.  We also wanted it to look like a beautiful piece of furniture that looks amazing whether it is open or closed.  

Check out this blog post or this one with more information on building a Murphy bed to create a multi functional room.  

Adding Stylish Shelves

They had the space and a need for additional storage so it worked perfectly to add shelves.  It was the perfect solution.  

The shelves was something we created on our own and built them to fit the space in the room and look good with the Murphy bed.  We extended the trim on the top and bottom so it looks like a gorgeous piece of furniture.  

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Creating a Multi Functional Room

This beautiful Murphy bed is so pretty and looks like a built in piece of furniture but it scores major points in the function department.

You open up the whole room when you don’t have guests but also have a very comfortable place for guests to stay when needed.

Having guests is a real treat but it can be complicated and difficult when you don’t have adequate space.  Especially if they’re staying for more then a night.  If your guests have a comfortable place to stay it makes the experience so much better for everyone. 

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Upside to a Murphy Bed

This is a smaller room which was filled when it had a queen bed set up.  Making it unusable when guests weren’t in town.  By building a queen Murphy bed its still a comfortable place for guests to stay but opens up so much valuable space the rest of the time.  

It was the perfect solution to a problem and it looks amazing.  Creating a beautiful multi functional room with a beautiful Murphy bed and shelf.  

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