A Murphy bed is an excellent way to make the most of an underused room. Its ability to fold up gives wall bed units many advantages compared to traditional bed frames, mostly notably newly found bonus space!
With many options on the market, it can be challenging to know where to find the right model. A Google search supplies millions of search results for websites and a handful of showrooms where you can buy a Murphy bed. But not all are created equally.
This guide will walk you through where you can buy a Murphy bed to simplify the purchase process.
Popular big box stores, such as Costo and Walmart, as well as online retailers like Amazon and Wayfair offer several types of wall beds, ranging in size, orientation, and price point. There are also several other online retailers that sell everything from $400 barebones DIY Murphy bed kits to high-ticket customizable units that can clock in at $6,000.
Let’s clear up a common misconception. A quick internet search for Murphy beds may give the impression that the Swedish furniture company Ikea offers a choice of Murphy beds. They do not. There are internet “hacks” out there that describe how to use an IKEA bed to DIY a Murphy bed. The company, however, doesn’t have a comprehensive product line of ready-to-install Murphy beds.
There are a few brick-and-mortar showrooms to try-before-you-buy. However, they are typically not commonly found chains and tend to be regionally specific storefronts.
The Lori Wall Bed Difference
There is also a sweet middle where affordability and quality meet the wants and needs of most buyers. Lori Wall Beds stand apart from other Murphy bed models. The prime difference is in the design.
While traditional Murphy beds operate by using metal spring mechanisms, all Lori models can easily be lifted by hand without the aid of cumbersome springs or gas pistons. Instead of using the force of springs or pistons, the Lori Wall Bed can be lifted and lowered by hand using your and your lifting partner's strength.
Getting rid of the old-school metal springs not only simplified the design, but it also saves money on the unneeded lifting mechanism. Models start at less than $800, and can be bought online at LoriWallBeds.com.
It’s the most affordable wall bed on the market, but it’s not cheap. The beds are crafted from 100 percent cabinet-grade Baltic birch plywood and manufactured, packaged and shipped by a dedicated team right here in the USA. It is a feel-good purchase. For every order you place on LoriWallBeds.com, we partner with the Eden Project to plant 10 trees in Kenya.
Most importantly, Lori Wall Beds is a family-operated company that focuses solely on creating wall beds. We care deeply about how our business impacts your life and family. We value the opportunity to connect with each of our customers, help answer your questions, and celebrate your success.