r Frank Murphy just wanted to save space. He’d already discarded ideas for a micro-sofa and the Flat Stanley dinette when he struck brilliance: a bed that folded into the wall during the day when it wasn’t in use.
Unfortunately, even though the design was popular during the early part of the 20th century when housing space was limited, the Murphy bed wasn’t taken seriously. Hollywood made slapstick comedies in which the villain would open what he thought was a wardrobe and get bonked on the noggin by a bed.
Times have changed.
“It’s easy to fall in love with the Murphy bed designs of today,” said Kyle Olsen, owner of Murphy Wallbedzz of Utah, a business located in Mapleton. “Technology has made the timeless product an elegant, hassle-free furnishing for any home.”rMurphy beds have experienced a tremendous comeback as today’s homeowners appreciate open floor plans with multi-use areas and recognize the value of a well-utilized space that maintains stylish design. Murphy Wallbedzz’s designs are completely custom and hand-crafted in order to accommodate any home’s footprint and style. Buyers can choose the wood – alder, pine, maple, cherry and others – and the finish. Styles and sizes range from twin to California king.
The most popular style ordered from Murphy Wallbedzz of Utah is traditional cabinetry with crown molding. Other popular styles include Southwest, country pine and contemporary white.
“Since we’re custom designing these Murphy beds, we work with customers to create just about anything they want. If they can imagine it, we can do it. I enjoy visiting with individuals or families and then delivering a fabulous product to be enjoyed for a lifetime,” Olsen said.
One of the more popular features of Murphy beds is that they use traditional mattresses, even pillow tops, so there is no rolling or folding to spoil the comfort level of the mattress.
Olsen said he has worked with customers with all sorts of needs in mind, from multiple beds in a loft to a single bed tucked away in a home office. Customers have a long list of options from which to choose including clothing wardrobes, side cabinets, drawers, crown molding, lighting features and many others.
“It’s all about collaborating with the customer,” Olsen said. “Customers invite me into their home where I show them samples, measure the room and discuss exactly what they have in mind. The point of sale is right there in the home.”
Murphy Wallbedzz of Utah offers a lifetime warranty on all of its products, which can be installed in existing and new homes.rMore and more people are learning that Murphy beds offer a perfect sleep solution and are a pleasing addition to any living space. To find out more, visit www.murphywallbedzzofutah.com.