What Exactly is a Murphy Bed?
The Murphy Bed is not a new concept and is once again gaining popularity. It was in 1900 that William L. Murphy, a single man, invented the Murphy Bed because his sleeping quarters was also the same place in which he entertained women. Back in 1900, it wasn't appropriate to entertain a woman in the bedroom, so he had to come up with a solution.
For those who are not familiar with the Murphy Bed, it is a bed that flips up on its end into a closet. It stores completely out of sight, which is very handy for bedrooms with limited space or for apartments in which the living quarters are rather small.
It was in the 1920s that Murphy moved his business to New York and the business remains there today. The business was flourishing because of the increase in apartment dwellers. Many of the original beds in New York City apartments are still there, so if you visit a New York City apartment that was in existence at the time Murphy moved his business to New York and the beds were being installed within these apartments, you just might encounter an original Murphy Bed.
Now, the concept is finding its way into apartments once again where space is a necessity. There is no better way to make space within a bedroom than to install a Murphy Bed that can simply be folded into a closet. That will clear up a considerable amount of room and make the apartment seem bigger.
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