Making 4 Bedrooms out of 3 in a Carson Valley Home!
That would be a novel trick, wouldn't it? Well, we did it at our Carson Valley home and here's how:
I always wanted to have my own exercise room. I taught group fitness for years but now I find real estate doesn't permit me to have such a structured time pattern. But in order to have that exercise room in our three bedroom/three bath home, I would have to give up either the guest bedroom or the office. Needless to say, the office has to stay. And even though the guest room only gets used a few days out of the year, I was hesitant to do away with it.
We found a solution with a throw-back from San Francisco history - the Murphy bed! William L. Murphy developed and patented the "Murphy Bed" around 1900 when he found his bed took up too much floor space in his one room apartment. These hinged beds that folded into a closet were popular as space-savers in small homes until the 60's when homes increased in size when the demand declined. The original Murphy Bed Company is still in business today, and is a wonderful alternative when space is restricted.
We purchased our bed from Wall Beds by Wilding, as we did not want to give up closet space and wished to have a piece of furniture that coordinated with our maple hardwood floors.They offer a myriad of bed styles that accommodate desks, cabinets and kid's furniture, like bunks and trundles. Check out these pictures.