Wall Bed With A Desk

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Wall Bed – Murphy Bed – With Studio Desk Installation

Here is a great testimonial from a happy client with their wall bed with a desk.

“I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you for all your help in getting our wall bed installed earlier this year. We initially wanted to make a small room more functional for our daughter but this room has now become her classroom while schools are doing remote learning.
 
We are so pleased with the bed and now more than ever really glad we decided to buy this product (especially with the desk).
 
Thanks again for so patiently answering all my questions!”

Regards
Suzy Dailey – Parkville

During isolation many of our clients come to realise their old bed takes up way too much room and the space is under utilised especially if their bedroom  is small. A wall bed or Murphy Bed with a desk attachment is a great solution and adds functionality immediately to the bedroom.

The wall bed with a studio desk doesn’t need to be cleared off when you wish to pull the bed down. The desk stays parallel to the floor so nothing will fall off the desk when you need to use the bed. The desk attachment is not available with our horizontal bed.

If you have purchased an Aplha Wall Bed from us previously you can buy the complete studio desk separately from us. Or you can buy just the mechanism and fit your own desk top to it. Remember there will be an installation fee if you aren’t comfortable fitting it yourself.

The studio desk is a fantastic accessory to your wall bed purchase. You get more space and you can use that reclaimed space with a desk for study or a home office. Call Leigh today for more information and he’ll answer any questions you may have. A big thank you to Suzy for her kind words.

Wall Bed Studio Desk Measurements

Bed SizeDesk WidthDesk Depth
Single1036560
Double1415560
Queen1568560
King1973560

Corona Virus & Installations

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We Are Currently Open For Business

The corona virus has sent many businesses into a spin but because of the nature of our business we are still trading. If you are ordering a bed without book cases or shelves then a visit from our sales consultant might not be necessary.

Here’s how we operate during this crisis

  1. For quoting and measure up we arrive at your property and use hand sanitizer and don’t touch any of your surfaces by hand. We keep at least 1.5 metres away from you and if you can also engage with us from a safe distance then it all helps.
  2. If we do touch any surface such as walls or skirting then we will endeavour to wipe them clean.
  3. Measuring and quoting will be done as quickly as possible.
  4. From there we can email you a quote.
  5. Upon accepting the quote an installation time will be booked with Leigh and his installers. Installation in most cases can be done with one installer and Leigh present but if it’s a complex install them two installers maybe required. Installers will be using hand santisers and cleaning up after them. Please keep a safe distance from everyone and our team will do the same. This may seem a little bit silly but we will work with you to make sure the end result is perfect and we all remain virus free.
  6. We do suggest you clean all surface with a mild disinfectant just to be sure after our team have left.
  7. No one will enter your property if they have been infected with the virus.

There are no guarantees in life but if we all act as if we are in isolation then we can reduce any chances of accidentally spreading the virus.

If you do require a wall bed especially if you feel cramped then call Leigh Robinson today! Ph: 0412 525 137

More Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Top Five Murphy Bed Questions Answered

Is A Wall Bed Comfortable?

This is by far one of the most popular questions we get. A Murphy bed or wall bed with a standard size mattress (ie thickness approx. 30 cm) is as comfortable as a normal bed. Its much better than a thin futon mattress or lumpy trundle bed. In fact you may be able to use your favourite existing mattress but you’ll have to check first. We do supply fantastic mattresses in case you need a new one.

Do I Have to Have A Tall Ceiling?

Our wall beds fit in any standard size home with ceilings approximately 2.4 metres high. The average size of our wall beds plus the surrounding unit is just over 2 metres so there is normally plenty of room.
The only thing to watch out for are ceiling fans and lights that could get in the way of the bed’s operation.

How Strong Do You Need To Be To Operate A Murphy Bed?

Our wall beds are easy to operate and don’t need a lot of muscle power to open or close as they have a spring loaded mechanism that is counterbalanced.

How Long Does It Take To Install?

It takes between 3- 6 hours to install a bed depending on the following four criteria:

1. The type of wall bed chosen. A wall bed with a desk or our library wall bed might take a little longer to install.
2. How much cabinetry is required. Remembering you can have as many book shelves and cupboards that will fit your space.
3. How level your home is – there are installation techniques that we use to make absolutely sure the wall bed is level.
4. How easy is it to access your home. Loading takes a lot longer if you’re on the top floor of an apartment block for example.

Can I Buy A Bed A Get My Cabinet Maker To Install It?

Yes we supply the bed without installation. Make absolutely sure your installer =understands how the bed needs to be installed and the importance of getting the bed level.

Can I Pay By Credit Card?

Yes you can pay by credit card or bank transfer.

If you have any more queries contact Murphy Bed expert Leigh Robinson directly Ph: 0412 525 137

Wall Bed For An AIR BnB

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Alpha Wall Bed Installation

We recently installed an Alpha Wall Bed in a new Air BnB property in Curlewis a suburb close to Drysdale in the Greater Geelong area.

The property was a studio style property and the wall bed had to match the existing decor especially the kitchen area.

This meant the wall bed had no handles to pull the bed down with as the kitchen area’s style was also handle less.

The wall bed could still be pulled down from the top however.

Wall beds are a popular item for Air BnB properties as they allow more space to be utilised in any given room. This was a very simple installed and had no book shelves or side cupboards installed. In a property such as this one it’s quite common to have two or three wall beds of different sizes installed to cater for extended families.

This property is on the coast next to a beautifully appointed main home where we installed walk in wardrobes and a sliding door.

Wall Beds – 3 Commercial Examples

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Wall Beds Can Be Used For Commercial  Purposes

We sell most of our wall beds to home owners who are looking to gain back space in their home and use this space more effectively. This especially applies to couples who have downsized and have family come to stay regularly. Saving space can also be a bonus in a commercial environment as well. Here are three examples that we have installed over the past 12 months.

Air BNB Wall Bed

We have a client that bought a property in a popular beach side town and converted this family home into an airbnb business. The home was huge and was a hit for large families or two families at once that could share the costs. It’s difficult for larger families to find accommodation that includes rowdy young children who want to play all the time. The owner , realising that they needed to maximise space for their guests installed a wall bed in one of the lounge areas. Even smaller airbnb properties could benefit from a wall bed. The more guests you can squeeze in the more bookings you get so a wall bed for accommodation purposes is a great business investment.

Hospitals & Hospices

Hospital almost always have space issues over time as the population grows and a wall bed can help. Many times parents of sick children or hospice patient visitors need temporary sleeping arrangements that aren’t a clumsy , pull out trundle bed. Horizontal wall beds are a great solution here.

Home Office or Studio

These days there are some serious home offices where a truck load of business is done but by early evening the room remains unused. Installing a wall bed can make the use of the space more productive especially in small studios, second bedrooms or apartments. We have even installed wall beds in artists studios and musicians recording studios to better utilise the space.

If you are compromised with space on a commercial level then installing a wall bed could be the answer. Even if you have a large , swanky office downtown you could install a book shelf wall bed or a horizontal bed for a quick afternoon nap and no one would know!

Leigh Robinson can help you here: Ph 0412 525 137

Horizontal Wall Bed

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Horizontal Wall Beds Take Up Less Room

I think everyone understands the concept of regaining valuable floor space by installing a wall bed. This is so what little room you do have is not wasted by a clumpy bed taking up the whole room.

With a horizontal bed you can actually save on space when the bed is folded out. Here’s how this works. A normal queens size bed and a wall bed are usually two metres long and about wide so the bed sticks out by two metres. Often, in a smaller room this makes it a challenge to walk around the bed.

With a horizontal wall bed it opens up the other way so you only have 1500mm of wall bed to contend with. Horizontal wall beds are great for smaller spaces because they give you an extra half a metre of space.

Another win with a horizontal wall bed is the height is about 1500mm and gives you a useable shelf that isn’t so high it can’t be used. The horizontal wall bed enclosure sticks out from the wall about 400mm (most wall beds do this, horizontal or vertical) giving you a decent shelf (400mm x 1500mm).

As I have mentioned in previous blogs this type of wall bed can be used in smaller rooms but also in hall ways and rooms with low ceilings.

Bed Size Guide

Here’s a bed size guide:

Single    92 x 188 cm 3’0″ x 6’2″
Double  138 x 188 cm 4’6″ x 6’2″
Queen   153 x 203 cm 5’0″ x 6’8″
King      183 x 203 cm 6’0″ x 6’8″

The horizontal wall bed is a great solution if you are really struggling with space and comes in all sorts of different finishes to match your existing decor.

For commercial applications horizontal wall beds can be installed in hotels as additional beds in a room, in hospitals as overnight beds for visitors or for carers who look after clients temporarily or permanently.

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Wall Beds & More

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Two More Ways We Can Help Save Space

As you can ascertain we do wall beds and wall beds are an excellent way of saving space in your apartment or home. BUT there are two other ways we can help you save space thats with room dividers or sliding doors and walk in wardrobes.

Saving or Gaining Room Space

We may appear to be separate entities but founder and owner Leigh Robinson has brought together Wall Beds R Us, Wardrobe Systems and Room Dividers R Us under the banner Indeco Australasia. That may seem a bit confusing but the tie in is space saving.

Leigh Robinson explains

“That often when people are looking to renovate they are concerned about using the available space they have in their home efficiently. Many times we are quoting on a wall bed and the owner needs a sliding door installed or a walk in wardrobe. If they are installed at the same time or shelving is manufactured together then there is a saving in cost and space solutions are solved quicker.

The same thing happens with a new build. If we can get in early is super convenient for the home owner and they can nail two (or three) birds with one install.

If we can find ways that suit our installers we can save time and money for the client.”

Building or Renovating?

As with shelving for the wall beds the walk in wardrobes are customised to suit the space you have. The room dividers are also custom made to suit your decor and room size. It’s quite rare to find this kind of space saving convenience with bespoke offerings.

If you are renovating or building then get in contact with Leigh as soon as you can in case the building work affects installation. Or if you need a wall bed, or walk in wardrobe or room divider then contact Leigh for a free measure and quote and a ton of advice.

Call  Leigh TODAY! Ph: 0412 525 137

Wall Beds Frequently Asked Questions

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Wall Beds Five Most Popular Questions Answered

If you’re thinking of installing a wall bed that’s great many have gone before . Here’s some of the questions we get asked on a regular basis.

  1. Can You Use A Wall Bed Everyday?
    A wall bed can be used just like a standard floor bed. There is no problem using your wall bed everyday for years. The quality of your regular sleep however is based on how good your mattress is. We sell a great mattress perfectly suited for your wall bed and a good night sleep.
  2. Do I Need To Remove Duvet, Blankets & Sheets?
    There is a convenient strap that holds all your bedding to the mattress so nothing will flop around when you close the wall bed.
  3. Does It Take Big Muscles To Close The Bed?
    You don’t have to be Arnie to close your wall bed. In fact it’s easy to close because of our unique spring system. Any adult that has no arm or shoulder issues can close the wall bed easily.
  4. What Does The Wall Bed attached To?
    There are two ways the wall beds are attached. 1. Is to the skirting (normally for small rooms or apartments where there is steel wall framing) and no room for side shelves or cupboards. 2. To the wall studs when side book shelves and cupboards are required. Either way its a strong hold!
  5. Are Wall Beds Great To Sleep On?
    A good nights kip is based on the quality of a mattress and most mattresses are ok to use with the wall bed. The wall bed is not one of those dubious pull out trundle beds or sofa beds that may give you a rotten sleep. The wall bed is as good as a floor based bed with the added convenience of folding away and giving you more room.If you have any more questions contact Leigh Robinson TODAY!

3 Ways A Wall Bed Can Make Your Life Easier

Horizontal Wall Bed

Do you know we have a horizontal single wall bed that can be installed easily into a bedroom or a hallway. In our modern society often families are divided so instead of having a bed that remains permanently fixed, taking up room a single wall bed can temporarily accommodate a visiting child, maybe even used for sleep overs. Heck you could even use for when Grandma comes to stay or for the baby sitter. You don’t even have to have it in a bedroom as I’ve mentioned in earlier blogs we have installed a horizontal wall bed in a hall way before.

Wall Bed Shelving & Cupboards

It’s going to make your life easier with book shelves. Most homes don’t have a decent set of book shelves and the good thing about our wall bed bookshelves is they are custom made to suit your available space. Not only will a wall bed save you space but so will the book shelves or cupboards either side of the wall bed. These will tidy up a room and are to designed to work together to give a polished finish tip your rooms layout.

The shelves also solve the issue of having limited furniture and storage opportunities in a smaller room such as an apartment. The shelves and wall bed line up against one wall so you won’t need other furniture that is cumbersome and difficult to fit in a smaller room. (Did I mention we do reach in wardrobes as well that can match your wall bed – No? Oh we should be talking then!)

 

Wall Bed Closed And Forgotten

The Wall Bed comes with a strap that holds the mattress on and this helps secure blankets or duvet and sheets to the bed so you don’t even have to make the bed to close it up. Its fast and easy. Don’t you like the idea of closing the bed, the room looks larger and tidier immediately and you can rush off and start your day? When you get home you don’t see a messy bed filling up the room but a tidy space leaving you with no anxiety or mess stress. By the way the bed is quite easy to make but if you’re time poor who cares.

Wall beds can make your life easier and it’s important that where you live is a sanctuary and gives you peace without clutter and that feeling like you’re hemmed. Even a normal size house is full of under utilised bedrooms that could significantly change with a high quality wall bed installation.

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3 Wall Bed Customers And Their Stories Pt 1

The Stories Behind Our Wall Bed Installations

Wall beds are still a relatively new concept here in Victoria although they have been around for about a hundred years starting out as Murphy beds in the USA. It all has to do with space and need and for many years houses in our state have been big enough to accommodate normal beds without the need for wall beds. This is changing and changing fast as people’s life styles are evolving from the increase in apartment living to retirees down sizing.

Wall Bed With Fold Down Desk

Di and her husband downsized and moved to the coast as they loved the beach and their small coastal town, Ocean Grove. They didn’t need a huge house as it was just the two of them in retirement. They did have adult children who came to visit with grand children occasionally and they needed somewhere to stay. Di was also an accomplished artist that needed room for her watercolours.

They decided on a wall bed with a fold down desk to satisfy their requirements for visitors and Di’s art. This also included book shelves and cupboards installed either side of the bed. You wouldn’t even know there was a bed installed especially with the desk down.’

Wall Bed With Extended Shelving & Cupboards

David’s partner was heavily pregnant and they decided that David partner’s mother should come a stay to help with the newborn baby. The problem was space as they lived in a tiny apartment in the popular suburb of Prahran. Prahran is a bustling cosmopolitan suburb full of low level apartment living and most of the apartments are small, unique and built many years ago.

In Davids case if you put a normal sized (queen) in their apartment bedroom you couldn’t fit any thing else in there so they opted for a wall bed with extended book shelves either side. This meant the room could be used during the day for activities like yogo or for the baby’s crib when it slept during the day. If they didn’t have a wall bed the room would be under utilised but also cluttered and the apartment would feel smaller.

Wall Bed With A Satin Black Finish

Mandy’ sister hit some hard times and had three children. Mandy offered her sister her house in Grovedale  to live in with Mandy moving into her garage. This might sound a bit drastic but Mandy had a huge double garage that was insulated. All that was required was the garage door removed and windows and doors installed and the garage magically transformed into a large room. Mandy decided that her bedroom would more like living quarters so she investigated getting a wall bed so she could use the room during the day and get some peace from her nieces and nephews.

Behind every wall bed there is a story and its not just the wall bed – it’s about living and improving and utilising space the space you have. Everyone has slightly different needs whether its book cases, shelves, cupboards or fold down desks. This goes the same for aesthetics. Our most popular finish is white but we have installed wood grain, black and dark purple finishes that match everyone’s existing decor and taste.

Now I bet you have a great story behind your need for a wall bed. Let us know, Leigh Robinson Ph: 0412 525 137