Whether you’re newly-married and exploring creative ways to get the most space out of your new urban dwelling in San Antonio, TX, or you’re empty nesters who have decided to downsize and move into a more manageable home in Austin (yet you still seek room for when the kids or the grandkids visit), you’ll definitely want to consider having a comfy, Murphy bed installed in your home.
Stored away vertically, and surreptitiously hidden inside what looks to be simply a beautiful cabinet to the unsuspecting visitor, Murphy beds are meticulously designed to ensure a comfortable experience for multiple reasons.
Just How Comfortable Are Murphy Beds?
Unlike other space-saving bed alternatives, a Murphy bed does not require you to sacrifice a good night’s sleep. That’s because sleeping on a Murphy bed is equivalent to sleeping in the cozy bed you use now. Here’s why:
Sleep on the mattress of your choice.
Most importantly, unlike other bedroom space and storage solutions, a Murphy bed does not require you to exchange your comfortable mattress for the extra space. Murphy beds accommodate traditional mattresses. If you sleep well on your current mattress on a conventional bed, you will sleep just as well on it in a Murphy bed. If it’s time to upgrade your mattress, a Murphy bed can handle that too. Whether your preference is innerspring, air, gel or memory foam, simply choose a mattress that fits your Murphy bed cabinet and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
A Murphy bed mattress never gets folded. Although pull-out sofa beds or futons that convert into beds also offer a type of flat mattress on which your guests could sleep, the mattress on the comfortable Murphy bed never gets folded in half or in three. Counterbalanced and mounted on spring-loaded mechanisms, they lift in one piece for storage in the wall cabinet. As a result, the mattress sustains its integrity – even if it is not used for an extended period of time.
The comfortable Murphy bed mattress uses regular sheets. Whether you opt for a Twin, Full, Queen, or even a King for your Murphy bed’s size and design, its mattress can still be made using your favorite bed sheets and bedding fabrics. From cotton and flannel to silk or a blend, you can make your Murphy bed with sheets as welcoming and comfortable as the sheets and bedding you select for your everyday bed. Unlike sofa beds, air mattresses, and futons, that are typically much thinner and thus make it difficult for traditional bedding to stay in place, you’ll never have to worry about your guests having to deal with the sheets not fitting correctly or becoming undone every time they move with a Murphy bed!
No uncomfortable bars. Anyone who has ever slept on a sofa bed knows that the mattress is supported by metal bars that poke and gouge across the back and legs. These bars under a thin folding mattress usually result in a very uncomfortable sleeping experience. Sleeping on a Murphy bed, you’ll find there are no support bars. When the bed is lowered for sleeping, it functions and feels exactly like a conventional bed.