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    • pathtofreedom
    • By pathtofreedom 27th Jan 16, 8:57 PM
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    murphy beds / pull down beds
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    • 27th Jan 16, 8:57 PM
    murphy beds / pull down beds 27th Jan 16 at 8:57 PM
    I'm trying to plan out a new house I'm moving too. The current owners have a bed / desk (think sofa bed but it changes into a desk rather than a sofa). They are very expensive though and I think I'd need a deeper desk.

    So I'm thinking of a horizontal murphy bed instead. There seem to be quite a few people selling them, at a range of prices depending on how posh the cupboard looks.

    Does anyone have one of these or have any real life experience? This would just be for a spare bedroom so I can still use it as a study most of the time, but still have somewhere for people to stay.
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    • JuzaMum
    • By JuzaMum 31st Jan 16, 7:00 PM
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    • 31st Jan 16, 7:00 PM
    I used to live in a studio flat with one so it was used daily. It wasn't the prettiest but was simple to get out/put away and comfortable
    • mapcr77
    • By mapcr77 30th Mar 16, 11:21 AM
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    • 30th Mar 16, 11:21 AM
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    • 30th Mar 16, 11:21 AM
    I'm interested on these types of beds for a spare room, but can only find a few options on eBay. Can anyone recommend suppliers - or note who to avoid?
    • Hoploz
    • By Hoploz 30th Mar 16, 3:47 PM
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    • 30th Mar 16, 3:47 PM
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    • 30th Mar 16, 3:47 PM
    We were looking into getting a Studybed for a while but have decided against it for the moment. They look fantastic. The desks vary in size according to whether it's a single or double bed, by the looks of it. I think they are a great option, and one or two do come up on eBay. Listings often say that the original company will install it all for you for a cost of course but would still end up cheaper than buying new.
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