I need advice about wall beds.

Carmengg
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edited 12 September 2021 at 1:28PM in I wanna buy it or do it
Hello!!! 
I need advice! I'd like to buy a double bed for my guest room, but I would like to be able to use the room, for what im looking a hideaway bed or something similar. I like the style of Murphy's bed thinking in comfort and space saving, but my walls are plasterboard and im  not sure if would hold the weight  in the wall.  I found a great solution with a Lori wall bed design in EEUU, so I wonder if there is something similar in UK but I cant find it? Any other guest's comfortable bed? As im planning to bring my parents and I Need good quality in a reasonable price.
Any help???

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  • Sofa !!!!!! Bed will help to save your space.
  • tacpot12
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    Whether the wall will take the weight of the bed is down to the construction of the wall, and how the hinges work; the load on the wall is not very much. If there is a brick wall behind the plasterboard, you need "Core-fix" fixings. If it is timber studs, then you might need to fix a board across the studs, before fixing the bed to the board (this is the technique that the Lori wallbeds uses; the back of their cupboard is the board that is fixed across the studs).
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • tacpot12
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    For very occasional use, you could prably get away with a regular mattress and bedframe and just stand these on their side when they are not needed. 
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • maman
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    It depends on what you want to use the room for. In our guest room, we have one of those single beds with a further single underneath which pulls out. It can be used as single, twin or pushed together as a double so very versatile.

    We use the room as a dressing room when no guests so still plenty of floor space. 
  • Definitely wall bed with sofa! Thus you will have a bedroom and a living room in one. There is a model "3 in 1 sofa wall bed" that is free standing, no need to be fixed to the wall. It also has a a coffee table that doesn't have to be moved when lowering the bed. Very practical. 
  • wolfehouse
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    My son has this one https://www.studybed.co.uk/ 

    a desk that rotates underneath the bed so you can leave things on it when the bed is up.  

    Some considerations though:  it is fairly expensive, the bed is quite high up, my other child complains that she hears the bed sort of ‘shake’ because of the items underneath.  
    I have slept in it just fine.
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