Murphy bed plans are an easy and space-saving way to have the comfort of whichever size bed you may want, but without the space problem. This bed plan is very useful for saving and conserving space in a small room or space and is used in many fine hotels worldwide.
These types of beds are stored up in a cupboard vertically against the wall. When it is used, it is collapsed into a horizontal position. Murphy beds plans are commonly used for those living in a studio as it is a quick and easy way of creating space in a small area. These bed plans are easy to assemble and usually come with a DIY kit and user’s manual so anybody can perform the task at hand.
A frequent complaint about Murphy beds is that it is unattractive in a room. However there are creative solutions to this problem. This bed often comes in a closet so it cannot be spotted while in its upright position. One can build cupboards around the closet to make it look like the area is solely used for storage space. Murphy beds can easily be camouflaged in this way and no one will even recognize that a bed is behind the closet doors!
Murphy beds have been in use since 1916 when it was patented by William Lawrence Murphy. There have been allegations that this type of bed may be dangerous by trapping people while in the vertical position. However this has been proven incorrect as Murphy beds have a counterbalance system installed so it is almost impossible for somebody to get trapped. All depictions of this problem occurring are in movies, usually in the old black and white slapsticks, used to create humor.