Murphy Beds sometimes called wall beds are like any other furniture product. Murphy beds come in a variety of materials and styles, and prices depend on a variety of criteria. We’ll give you actual pricing for sample Murphy bed projects later in the post. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the different aspects that determine pricing.
First, you have to decide if you need just the bed and the cabinetry that encloses it, or the bed plus a desk, or if you want the works: desk, bookshelves, covered doors, etc. Most people are interested in shelving, drawers, wardrobe cabinets, or other storage alongside their new Murphy bed to add to the rooms overall versatility. The prices of these cabinets vary depending on the materials chosen and the design of the cabinets. Simple, paint-grade shelving might be only $200 each section, while a deeper wardrobe cabinet made from cherry veneer with glass doors might be $3000, all by itself.
Next you need to decide what materials you would like to use and the style these materials will be. The lowest price is usually a cabinet made from paint-grade MDF material, with paintable flat slab doors on the front of the cabinet. Laminates would be next, and finally real wood veneers would be the most expensive, with profiled doors, like raised panel or shaker style.
Don’t forget about the mattress! Try to do business with a company that includes the mattress – it’s simply more convenient for you. However, if you want to use your own mattress, this option should be available to you. On the day of installation, it is critical to have the mattress present so the installers can balance the mechanism. If the mattress comes later, or you just don’t get around to ordering it in time, the installation may not be able to be completed. Companies that include the mattress know exactly what is required to balance the mechanism. Also, the mattress is usually of pretty good quality since these companies know that people spending the money on a Murphy bed expect a decent sleeping experience.
SpaceMan Home & Office in Houston, TX prices their Murphy beds as follows (all beds come with mattress and installation included:
Twin bed – flat slab front in paint grade or laminate – $1800, Profiled laminate front – $2350, Wood front – $2825
Double (Full) bed – flat slab front in paint grade or laminate – $2200, Profiled laminate front – $3000, Wood front – $3700
Queen bed – flat slab front in paint grade or laminate – $2350, Profiled laminate front – $3200, Wood front – $3900
To get a more specific idea of what Murphy bed might cost, visit our Murphy Bed Costs Case Studies page.