If you’re looking to make the most out of an underused room in your home or gain more square footage without major renovations, a Murphy bed is an excellent solution. Its fold-away capabilities make wall beds much more versatile compared to a traditional bed frame. Who wouldn’t love a little extra breathing room?
Finding the right model can be a challenge with so many options on the market. There are millions of search results for websites and a handful of showrooms where you can buy a Murphy bed kit. But not all are created equally.
This guide will walk you through where you can buy a Murphy bed kit to simplify the purchase process.
DIY Kits vs Prebuilt Murphy beds
There are two main options on the market: DIY Murphy Kits and fully assembled Murphy Beds. You’re most likely to find DIY kits when you begin your search.
They are popular for a reason.
For starters DIY kits are typically much less expensive than pre-assembled models, which can cost thousands of dollars. DIY kits tend to be delivered quickly to your home. You can even pick one up in-person at certain retailers.
On the other hand, some DIY models — particularly units that rely on complicated metal spring lifting mechanisms —can be difficult to construct when you’re going it alone. Cheaper metal frame units have a reputation for skimping on quality to keep costs low.
That is why many companies who sell metal spring Murphy beds recommend hiring a handyman to assemble the kit. If you choose to have a handyman install a wall bed kit, the cost ranges from $100 to $200 on average, depending on the kit’s complexity, according to Fixr.
There is also a sweet middle where affordability and quality meet the wants and needs of most buyers. Modern Murphy bed models by Lori Wall Beds are truly ready-to-install. A step above DIY models, you don’t need to hire a handyman or even be a home improvement guru to successfully install a Lori Wall Bed unit.
Without the spring mechanism, it is easy to install thanks to the simple step-by-step plans provided by the company. One person can install the bed in less than four hours, with a partner it could take as little as two hours.
Popular big box stores, such as BJs and Sam’s Club, as well as online retailers like Amazon and Overstock offer several types of wall bed kits, ranging in size, orientation and price point.
There are also several other online retailers that sell bare-bone kits for as low as $400. Just beware. Cheaper models are typically made with flimsy materials such as particle board.
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
The ready-to-install Lori Wall Bed kits are simple to install. Getting rid of the old-school metal springs not only simplifies the design, but it also saves money on the unneeded lifting mechanism. 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. Models start at $799, and can be bought online at LoriWallBeds.com.
Unlike other kits, Lori Wall Beds are made to last. The beds are crafted from 100% cabinet-grade Baltic birch plywood and manufactured, packaged and shipped by a dedicated team right here in the USA.
Its quality can be trusted and we’re here for you every step of the way. Lori Wall Beds is a family-operated company that focuses solely on creating wall beds.