How to Make a Comfortable Office at Home

Whether you’re a student, professional, entrepreneur, or hobbyist, having a working area at home can definitely help in your productivity and development. The problem in having one, however, is learning how to balance the comforts of home and the discipline of work in one area. Below are some quick and easy tips for you to get started in case you are in the mood for fixing an old room, basement, or garage.

Utilize Mirrors, Windows, and Light Source

First, consider your light source. It is extremely beneficial to the room’s atmosphere if there will be one or two windows for natural light. From there, you can position your table near or parallel the window; just be careful of your computer screen catching glare. Next, you can position your mirrors in a way that it will bounce the natural light all over the room. A common mistake is having a mirror reflect the dark areas or reveal the clutter in the room.

Of course, you still need light sources other than the window. Try to play around with different designs of table lamps instead of going for all the way overhead house lighting.

Have Fun Organizing!

One of the biggest problems when working at home is getting lost in the clutter of papers, equipment, and other materials. On the other hand, you wouldn’t want a place with filing cabinets, dividers, and drawers that resemble a cubicle. We recommend that you take a look at wall storage first, and then have fun looking around for colorful and efficiently built shelves.

If you’re planning to double a work and sleeping area, you can also try Murphy Beds that can be customized with shelves.

Get a Desk AND a Bed.

Murphy beds are great for transforming spaces into multi-functional rooms. Best of all, their designs are made for saving space without sacrificing comfort, utility, and aesthetics! You can have a Murphy Desk Bed installed so you can “crash” in your very office at night or when you’re pulling an all-nighter.

Visit our blog again for more space saving ideas and information on wallbeds. You can also call us or visit us here at Wallbeds n More in Keller, TX and we would be happy to personally assist you with your needs and inquiries. Thank you.

Can Kids Enjoy a Murphy Bed?

Murphy Beds are often seen in guest rooms and working areas usually occupied by adults as they are highly efficient in storage and space saving. However, can they cater to children?

There is really no specific age recommended for someone who would like to use a wallbed. Others recommend 12 years old and above, while some even attest to kids not going below that 6 years old. Murphy Beds, especially bunk beds, are definitely great ideas for parents who want both a bed and additional storage space. They have also proven to be quite fun for kids.

Still, the often question here is safety. There have been cases of accidents among children falling or getting stuck in wallbeds, mainly due to roughhousing or the actual materials used. Here at Wallbeds N More, we understand a parent’s concern of their child’s safety above anything else. This is why before we recommend a kind of Murphy Bed, we need to make sure that it is a match for the home and is made of the safest quality for a child.

Here are some tips that we can offer for a child-friendly Murphy Bed.

  • There is No Specific Age Advised for When Children Can Start Using Wallbeds - The age of 12 and above is generally safe. The key here is to see if your child can be mature and responsible enough to understand safety reminders.
  • It Is Vital to Let Your Children Know & Understand that Accidents Can Happen - From horseplay, running, and jumping on the bed can lead to accidents. Although bunk beds can be fun, especially when with siblings or friends, your kids should still be careful even inside their bedrooms.
  • Take Time to Find the Right Kid of Bed - Check if the bed should be made of plastic, metal, or wood. If it’s wood, inspect the wallbed thoroughly to avoid splinters or potential cracks.
  • Examine Your Storage Options - Visit our store at Wallbeds N More in the Fort Worth, Keller, TX area or contact us so we can help you determine the right accessories for your child’s Murphy Bed. We can add a desk, bookshelves, or cabinets.
  • Let Professionals Install the Wallbed - While they are installing it, keep a watchful eye. It is better to have expert hands take over this process to avoid overlooking any detail.
  • Consider Using a Lock - Ask us about how to add extra protection on wallbeds when not in use to keep children from accidentally accessing its parts.

Please visit our blog soon for more information on Murphy Beds. Thank you and have a nice day!

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Murphy Bed

Here at Wallbeds N More, we are often asked for recommendations on which kind of Murphy Bed is right for our clients. Our answer will always depend on various factors, especially on our clients’ needs and preference and the space’s size and design.

If you’re on the lookout for a new Murphy Bed, there here are some tips you can consider before you make your purchase.

  • Find the Right Kind of Material and/or Finish - Murphy Beds are now made of different kinds of wood or metal, it is important to check which kind will match the tone of your room. For instance, if your room is smaller, we recommend a wallbed with a lighter finish to help it look larger.
  • Think of Maximizing Your Bed's Purpose - Where will you have your Murphy Bed installed? The fact that you’re getting a wallbed means that you want to save space, but which room? People can get the wrong size of bed because of not estimating the size of the room and its purpose. Before thinking if you’re getting a queen size mattress, consider first if it will have enough room and if you’re going to use it. If it’s intended for guests or family who can settle with less space, then you can also consider that.
  • Consider Storage Solutions - Nowadays, Murphy Wallbeds are no longer just beds. They can serve as bookshelves, desks, table tops, cabinets, and other working or storage options. For those who are after a work area where they can crash anytime, we can give you various options on how you can have both drawers and desks!
  • How Safe is a Wallbed? - Here at Wallbeds N More, we can happily say that you are no longer confined to vertical or horizontal wallbeds. There are mobile beds, chest beds, desk beds, and other kinds to choose from. If you’re going to have it made for a senior citizen or someone with certain needs, then we can help you make sure that it is safe and easy to use.
  • Select a Trusted Company - A quality Murphy Bed greatly depends on its construction, style, materials used, and its actual installation. Schedule an appointment with us and we would be happy to help you.

For more tips and insights on space saving wallbeds, visit our blog from time to time. For more professional and personal advice, schedule an appointment with us at Wallbeds N More here in Fort Worth, Keller Texas area. Have a great day!