What do you make besides murphy beds?
Because we are a division of Closet Factory we can organize any space in your home. Our products include closets, home offices, entertainment centers, garages, bookshelves, pantries and more! We invite you to visit http://www.closetfactory.com to view our full line of custom home storage products.
How much do your murphy beds cost?
Because our Murphy bed cabinets are customized to your needs and space, the cost depends on what Murphy bed mechanism, cabinet components and finish you choose. You are able to control the cost to fit your budget. We are happy to send a Design Consultant to your home for a free design consultation. Once your design is completed, we will be able to provide you the total installed cost.
How experienced are your designers?
Our Design Consultants are well-trained professionals. In addition to their previous experience, they complete a thorough designer training program when they are hired along with bi-weekly training on new styles, products and space planning options. They are constantly updated with what is new and innovative.
How long is the initial appointment?
A consultation with a Murphy Bed Lifestyles Designer lasts about 1 to 2 hours. During that time the Design Consultant will show you all of our product options, photographs of work that we have done and samples of the materials and finishes. The Design Consultant will take a complete inventory of the items you want to store in that area and, working with you, design the perfect wall bed system to meet your needs and desires.
May I fax or email my designs and get a price quote?
Yes, you can fax or email your designs and we'll give you a quote. However, it may be better if we send a design consultant to your home to check your design and offer suggestions that may improve it. This visit is without fee or obligation.
Do you offer fianancing?
Most locations offer financing however finance options vary from location to location. Please contact the location in your market for more details.
How long after the appointment can we get an installation?
The average wait time is 10 to 21 days. If the lead-time is longer, then you may have selected custom finishing or unique accents and moldings that require a longer wait. However, your installation dates are reserved at the time of purchase.
Do you attach the unit to the wall?
We attach our Murphy beds and cabinets to the wall for your safety. This allows us to use the wall, instead of backing, to provide the required structural rigidity.
How many days will it take to install my new system?
Most installations can be performed in 1-to-3 days. This may vary depending on how large your room is and the design elements you selected.
Do you install before or after new carpeting?
We can install our systems before or after the new carpet is installed. It makes no difference in the unit’s functionality or appearance. We can also install over your existing carpet, however, wood flooring and tile however should be installed before your new units arrive.
What kind of wood do you use?
We are a true custom manufacturer, so we can use any wood material. To ensure the best result, we prefer a board material that is dimensionally stable and does not warp or crack. We normally use industrial grade particleboard as a substrate. The finish is melamine, wood veneer or paint-grade. We also offer a complete line of green products.
How does particleboard compare with solid wood?
Particleboard is one of the best substrates. Unlike solid wood, it is dimensionally stable and does not warp or crack. The surface is finished with wood veneer or melamine in solid or wood tones. The resulting system is both functional as well as beautiful.
Do you put backing on your systems?
In most cases backing is not needed for your new Murphy bed system, for structure or support, because our systems are attached to the wall. If used, it is only for aesthetic purposes. Backing hides any imperfections in the wall and eliminates the need to paint. Freestanding systems use backing to provide structural rigidity. Backing is offered in a number of colors and finishes to match your system, and it’s best to speak with your Design Consultant about this option.
What is the difference between a wall bed and a Murphy bed?
A Murphy bed is a wall bed and it is also a brand. There are many brands of wall beds and they come in a variety of sizes and price ranges. To determine the best type for your project we highly suggest you meet with one of our custom designers and they can explain the difference in person.