Furnishing a home is not complete without a bed. When buying a bed for your home, there are list of beds that you can choose from, depending on the space you want to put the bed. For a room with limited space, a Murphy bed will be the best option.

A Murphy bed also called or known as a wall bed, is a type of bed that features three major components; the cabinet, the lift mechanism, and the bed frame. You can call this type of bed a space-saving bed. They are often used in a room where the space for a complete bed is limited, such as in a guest room that you hardly use. A Murphy bed works fine in a guest room that is rarely used, in order not to spend or better still waste the space in the room with a bed, you can consider using a wall bed for such an area. Murphy beds only take significant space in a place when they are opened for use, but when in their upright position, they cover little or insignificant floor space in a room.

Since a Murphy bed can be folded into cabinets when they are not in use, they offer an excellent option for people that need extra beds in their home but don’t have the space to store them. Such type of bed is ideal for limited space situations, and they are often suitable for any room. Though they offer good space capability, Murphy beds are relatively expensive; however, you can save some money when you want to get a wall bed if you can make one for yourself. Making a Murphy bed can be a straightforward job if guided rightly. However, don’t get it wrong, the process can be tiring and time-consuming, so if you decide to go through the route of making a Murphy bed, be prepared for the stressful and tedious job that will be involved.

When constructing a Murphy bed, the basic materials that are needed include: Various sizes of wood which may include fibreboard, heavy duty hinges, casters, screws, saw, wood glue and few other tools needed for the construction. A wall bed retracts into a cabinet with the aid of a piston or spring system, and due to the force that is exerted; this system should be considered properly when choosing one for designing purpose.

Murphy bed DIY Starter kit ease up the construction process. Buy a starter kit and study the instructions carefully to guide you through the construction process. Most starter kits come with step-by-step pictures to help you visualize the progress of the construction.

The biggest challenge that people face when making a Murphy bed is getting good enough space to work. A flat surface is required when constructing a Murphy bed, and since when the bed is finished, it will be large, you have to consider the stairway or hallway you tend to move it through. You build the bed in a garage and assemble in the room you want to use it.

Author's Bio: 

Cristina Herrera has a BA in Journalism. And she is an independent Journalist. Her passion in life is to write meaningful stories and help others through the research and content. She truly believes that knowledge is power. So, she wants to share her experiences through content.