Whether you live in a small condo or a larger home to accommodate a growing family, it’s important to utilize space properly to ensure your lifestyle needs are met. The general contractors and experts at Lancaster Custom Cabinets and Closets has been building custom cabinetry products for clients since 1998. Dino Colozza tells us about improving small spaces with a Murphy Bed.
Why the Murphy Bed is making a comeback
The concept of a Murphy Bed – or wall bed unit – is simple.
“Basically, it’s a fold-away bed that goes inside of a cabinet,” says Colozza.
Wall bed systems have been around for years, but Colozza finds they’re becoming increasingly popular. “Room sizes, especially in condos, are getting smaller and smaller,” he says.
Even if you’re not living in a condo, a Murphy Bed adds more storage space to any room. “We do a lot of Murphy Beds in condominiums, small spare bedrooms in homes, and basements,” he says. “The nice thing about it is you can accessorize that cabinet to meet any specific storage needs inside of a room.”
Lancaster has designed wall bed systems to integrate different segments. “We have a wall bed, an entertainment unit, a home office and a wardrobe all within that one large cavity,” Colozza explains.
Have fun with customization
The system can be vertical or horizontally configured based on how much wall space we have to work with, he says. That’s determined when his team visits a client’s home to measure the space in question. As part of the design process, Lancaster will provide clients with a 3D rendering of what the cabinetry could look like.
The cost of a wall bed system starts at $2,000 and can cost upwards of $10,000 based on customization and cabinetry choices.
“There’s the material finish, then there’s the style of cabinets chosen,” says Colozza, adding a wall bed unit can be constructed to include lighting inside the unit. The Lancaster showroom at 225 McNaughton Road East, Unit 4, in Vaughan, showcases the many options and choices available to suit your home décor and personal taste.
Lancaster uses authentic construction materials
From a construction stand-point, Lancaster works with authentic Murphy Bed hardware that’s made in Canada and carries a lifetime warranty.
“In any mechanical wall bed system, there are springs and small mechanics that allow that bed to be pulled down and put away,” he says. To accommodate the weight of the mattress and bedding, the unit requires a quality mechanism.
“The warranty covers any wear and tear on that mechanism.”
If space is limited in your home, consider having a wall bed unit installed. Lancaster Custom Cabinets and Closets can help you use space efficiently by building a multi-functional unit that combines a bed, home office and added storage space. They’ll provide you with a 3D design upon visiting your home and determining where your state-of-the-art Murphy Bed can be installed.