As many of you know Erik's been in his new condo for just over a year. His 408 square foot studio meant he had to be creative to turn 1 room into an office, kitchen, living room, dining room, theatre (we'll save that for next month... stay tuned) and of course a bedroom. To make all of this possible Erik decided to go with a Murphy bed.
There are many amazing Murphy beds out on the market today some even become love seats and desks when the bed is up. Erik decided to go with the standard single function piece, because of both price and lifestyle. Two people living in one studio, makes a bed/desk combo difficult when one person is tired.
Murphy beds may not be for everyone, and most people with more space may not think anything of them. However there are some big pros to them. They save a lot of space allowing you to have an exercise room or office as well as a wonderful guest room. You can also clean underneath the bed with ease by simply putting the bed up and out of the way.
There are cons to them also, more moving part means more things to break. however Erik's is still working perfectly and it goes up and down a few times a week.
They are also more expensive than a "normal" bed frame... but a heck of a lot cheaper than a bigger house (especially in Toronto).