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The Murphy Bed is Back

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Today’s Murphy Beds are Sleek and Functional

The Murphy bed: it brings to mind bachelor pads and stale comedy routines, doesn’t it? Well, surprisingly, this “old school space saver” is back in style!

If you’re not familiar with the Murphy bed, it’s simply a bed that folds down from the wall when you’re ready to sleep on it, and conveniently folds back up again when not in use. The cabinets are made of laminate that matches the wall, cabinets, or shelving in your home. Murphy beds come in both Queen and Twin sizes and include the mattress, providing a little more comfort in a little less space.

Saint Louis Closet Co. has seen a jump in wall bed sales, as have other custom designers. Take a look at the newer models, and it’s easy to see why. Today’s Murphy beds are an attractive, space-saving option for many of our clients. Skeptical? We’ll prove it.  

Murphy Beds Originally Solved a Space Problem – and a Social Problem

It seems that men will do anything for love.

According to historians at the Smithsonian, the Murphy Bed was invented by a man who wanted to court an attractive opera singer. William Lawrence Murphy lived in a one-room San Francisco apartment. In his time, the late 1880s, it would not have been acceptable for Murphy to invite a woman into what was essentially his bedroom. So he decided to turn his one-room place into a parlor. Eureka! The idea for the Murphy bed was born. This invention allowed Murphy to host his intended, and the ruse worked; the charming young lady became his wife in 1900. William Murphy patented his invention in 1911.

The Murphy bed gained popularity by the 1920s, meeting a need for people moving into brownstones and row houses. They were so ubiquitous, in fact, that they became a staple of popular culture. Charlie Chaplin wrestled with one in a famous movie clip, and sitcoms featured the springy, slightly embarrassing piece of furniture. Throughout the twentieth century, they became associated with cramped urban apartments or the bachelor life.

Now, they’re being reimagined for the way we live today.

Murphy Beds Maximize Space and Add Vintage Style

While Murphy beds originated in an urban setting, their influence is beginning to spread. That’s because they just make sense, for both Millennials moving into a downtown apartment and Baby Boomers downsizing to a charming bungalow.

Here are just a few reasons Murphy beds are making a comeback:

(1) It Gives You More Space!

What’s better than providing a comfortable bedroom for guests? Being able to use that same room as a home office! Designers say that even a few inches of space-saving  can make a huge difference in a floor plan. So, if you’re working with a 600 sq ft apartment, or if you’re trying to maximize space in a spare room, a hideaway bed provides a nice solution.

Imagine how your traditional guest room can be transformed from a catch-all room to a usable space.

(2) For Comfort, a Bed Beats a Fold-Out Couch

One of the biggest benefits is the honest-to-goodness mattress that comes on every Murphy bed. Let’s face it: pull-out couches are about the most uncomfortable thing in the world to sleep on. Unless you like a bar in your back all night long or creaky springs, sofa beds are out. Murphy beds are in.

(3) The Newest Models Have Style for Days

You may imagine the Murphy bed as a clunky, unwieldy piece of furniture. The truth is that, as times have changed, hideaway beds have, too. Today’s Murphy beds are smooth, sleek, and aesthetically appealing, even to the pickiest home decorator. Clients are beginning to appreciate their flexibility. Today, designers can attach tables or bookshelves to these beds for added functionality. And modern Murphy beds aren’t heavy or difficult to manage. They glide open and shut with ease. Murphy beds can be folded up seamlessly into cabinetry that perfectly complements the room. You’d never guess that a fully-functional bed was hiding behind that wall of bespoke cabinets.

Let the Designers at Saint Louis Closet Co. Show What They Can Build for You

Are you ready to take back your guest room and add a functional, stylish Murphy bed to your home decorating scheme? Murphy beds from Saint Louis Closet Co. are available in Queen or Twin size and fold easily against the wall when they’re not in use. Here are just a couple of the styles we’ve created for customers, whether they’re retirees, new families, or style-conscious singles. The possibilities are endless! Let us know if we can design a hideaway bed for you.

Visit Our Showroom to See These Modern Styles
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St. Louis Closet Co. Spring Clean-up!

Spring is the perfect time to get organized and St. Louis Closet Co.’s Spring Special is just in time to help you with your projects.  From Master Walk-in Closets to Pantries and Murphy Beds, Saint Louis Closet Co. can create More Space in your home.

Along with the new season and Summer right around the corner, it is once again time to reorganize the spaces in your home to coincide with the incoming season. If you have a Saint Louis Closet Co. system, this would be the time when you would re-adjust your shelves to be able to comfortably store your children’s growing clothing and shoe inventory.

With summer coming, shoes and accessories are one thing that are going to require re-organiaztion for this season, for example switching out your kids’ snow boots and scarves for their flip flops and pool towels. Our 100% adjustable systems give you more room for doing just that. Just add, remove or adjust a shelf to make room.

I cannot count the number of times that I have told my kids to stop throwing their backpacks and jackets on the closest piece of furniture the second they walk in the house after school or soccer practice. The solution we have found at our home is lockers and cubbies for our mudroom, so that every time my kids walk in the door, the closest piece of furniture is a cubby and hook especially designed for their belongings. This also works wonders for sports equipment and sports bags.

Teachers can even find some organization for their classrooms this school year. Getting all the pencils, markers, glue, blank paper, books, construction paper, scissors and miscellaneous supplies organized will make the school year go just that much smoother.

Saint Louis Closet Co. design every type of system to meet everyone’s organizational needs, and that includes classroom supply closets, mail centers, storage rooms, lockers and even kid’s home desks.

Call 314-781-9000 today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

 

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St. Louis Closet Co. Spring is HERE!

Spring is the perfect time to get organized and St. Louis Closet Co.’s Spring Special is just in time to help you with your projects.  From Master Walk-in Closets to Pantries and Murphy Beds, Saint Louis Closet Co. can create More Space in your home.

Along with the new season and Summer right around the corner, it is once again time to reorganize the spaces in your home to coincide with the incoming season. If you have a Saint Louis Closet Co. system, this would be the time when you would re-adjust your shelves to be able to comfortably store your children’s growing clothing and shoe inventory.

With summer coming, shoes and accessories are one thing that are going to require re-organiaztion for this season, for example switching out your kids’ snow boots and scarves for their flip flops and pool towels. Our 100% adjustable systems give you more room for doing just that. Just add, remove or adjust a shelf to make room.

I cannot count the number of times that I have told my kids to stop throwing their backpacks and jackets on the closest piece of furniture the second they walk in the house after school or soccer practice. The solution we have found at our home is lockers and cubbies for our mudroom, so that every time my kids walk in the door, the closest piece of furniture is a cubby and hook especially designed for their belongings. This also works wonders for sports equipment and sports bags.

Teachers can even find some organization for their classrooms this school year. Getting all the pencils, markers, glue, blank paper, books, construction paper, scissors and miscellaneous supplies organized will make the school year go just that much smoother.

Saint Louis Closet Co. design every type of system to meet everyone’s organizational needs, and that includes classroom supply closets, mail centers, storage rooms, lockers and even kid’s home desks.

Call 314-781-9000 today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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Let Saint Louis Closet Co. Organize Your LOFT or CONDO!!

Yes that’s right, Saint Louis Closet Co. has moved into the loft and condo organization business as more and more of their customers are making the move to the City and downsizing to condos.

While many Saint Louis Closet Co. clients are downsizing from their current homes the need for organization is a must in the new Loft-style residences. While the big open, “wall-less” space is what attracts people to the Loft district, it also poses a challenge for closet and storage issues.

Many Lofts don’t even have closets so customizing Wardrobe Units is a must!!   Also converting second bedrooms to Home Offices and extra sleeping space has been a big demand from new Condo and Loft owners.

Wardrobe Units are the perfect storage solution providing hanging, shelving and drawer space on open walls while concealing clothes at the same time.

Murphy Beds combined with a Home Office can really open up a second bedroom or guest room. Available in comfy queen size and are offered in ten different finishes to match any décor (traditional or contemporary).

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home estimates to accommodate everyone’s needs. Visit Saint Louis Closet Co. online at www.stlouisclosetco.com.

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Saint Louis Closet Co. Laundry Rooms!

The laundry room may be the most overworked and underappreciated room in your house. Very few homes have laundry rooms efficiently equipped for the task of doing laundry, from start to finish. Laundry, like many things, is done in processes; retrieval, sorting, loading into washer and dryer, removal, folding, and putting away. Ill-equipped rooms do not leave room for sorting and folding, so those jobs end up being done in other parts of the house, and the chances of the steps completely being finished, are minimal.

Saint Louis Closet Company has a solution for every stage of the laundry process. We can help you design units utilizing our chrome baskets for pre-sorted laundry, and also telescoping rods for pulling things out of the dryer to hang on and for items waiting to be ironed. You won’t have to use your bed or kitchen table to fold laundry anymore if you have a folding counter in your laundry room.

Laundry rooms often become the catchall for miscellaneous odds and ends and we have ways to store and hide it all. We can design locker units for families to utilize and store all kinds of necessities, like backpacks, coats, hats and more. Cleaning products can be stored privately behind cabinet doors and broom/mop hooks are a great way to hold longer items.

The days of laundry rooms being located only in basements, are gone. Laundry rooms can be found everywhere in the home, including off of the kitchen (mudroom), on the 2nd floor, and in Master bathrooms. Designing your laundry room for efficiency and style is a smart choice with our laminate wood finishes in a variety of colors and rods available in chrome or brass.

January is National GO (Get Organized) Month, so start off your new year with a more efficient laundry room and make getting laundry done easier for everyone.
Please come check out our closet factory and showroom in Maplewood, MO. or our website, www.stlouisclosetco.com. Saint Louis Closet Company is the ideal choice for all of your laundry needs. Please call us for your free estimate, (314)781-9000.

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Pleasing Pantries!!

Cooking up Something Super for your Pantry

Second to the Master closet, pantries are on the top of homeowners’ lists to organize with customized shelving and accessories; this is no surprise since the kitchen is often considered “the heart of the home.”

Where does everyone wind up at a party?– in the kitchen. According to Closets Magazine, when touring model homes, visitors spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the home.

Saint Louis Closet Co. has noticed that with the influx of purchasing in bulk from large box stores, there is more and more focus on storage of foods, paper goods, and even excess dishes and appliances. Saint Louis Closet Co. custom closets can truly make a difference in your pantry.

Maximizing your kitchen pantry with corner shelving, platter dividers and adjustable shelving for the varied size items stored in pantries can make overall kitchen storage simpler.   Chrome pull-out wine racks store wine bottles at a 15-degree angle to ensure corks remain moist in storage. Pull-out chrome baskets in various sizes are perfect for paper goods, chips, and recycling. And don’t forget tray shelves and basket-rimmed shelves for can goods and small boxes.

Once you realized there’s a place for everything in your Saint Louis Closet Co. pantry…then everything will be in it’s place in your kitchen!

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home design consultations for all areas of your home. Call (314) 781-9000 or visit us online at www.stlouisclosetco.com.

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National Get Organized Month!

January is National Get Organized Month! Nothing like starting in the Master Closet with a 2-toned, fully adjustable, Saint Louis Closet Co. floor-based closet system with glass doors and drawers. Add a mirror and vanity shelf to turn your closet into your private dressing room. 314-781-9000.

  

 

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Textured Legno Espresso – Thermo Fused Laminates

At Saint Louis Closet Co. we are always keeping up with the latest trends in decorating to provide our customers with the latest and greatest colors, options and accessories.

With the demand for Italian inspired wood grains we have added 2 new colors to our selection; Textured Legno Espresso and Textured Legno Slate.  Both these colors add warmth and depth to any closet or room.  The textured laminate gives the real feel and look of real wood!

In addition to our new colors, 2-toned closets are hitting the streets of St. Louis like wildfire!!  Not only can you have one color panels and shelves with different colored doors and drawers, you can also select any color laminate and have it edged in a different color to add contrast and interest.

Call St. Louis Closet Co. today 314-781-9000 for questions or to schedule your free in-home estimate.

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Custom Closets for Kids!!

“Clean Up Your Room!”

The most frequently used phrase in a parent’s day is “clean up your room.”

The most frequently used phrase in a kid’s day is “I don’t know where to put everything.”

Saint Louis Closet Co. designed a solution for this ongoing daily problem, and has developed a Closets 4 Kids department. This department takes kids of all ages and their stuff and creates organized spaces for everything.

“Kids stuff is specific,” says Jennifer Q. Williams, President of Saint Louis Closet Co., “it requires special designs, accessories and care. Babies clothes are very small, but their toys, books and necessities are very large—such as diapers, blankets, floor mats and even diaper genie refills. Toddlers have toys, toys, toys and don’t forget your teens with their sports equipment and the ‘cool clothes everyone else is wearing.'”

Due to the changing needs of kids and their stuff, Saint Louis Closet Co. designs, manufactures and installs closet systems that are 100% adjustable to grow with their needs. Specially designed accessories such as telescoping rods, baskets, and drawer dividers all help babies, toddlers, and teens “clean up their room.”

Full adjustability and safety are also a big part of the Closet 4 Kids department. Every Saint Louis Closet Co. system is “floor-based,” meaning the system actually sits on the floor—just like furniture. By having the weight of the closet on the floor there is no chance of the system falling off the wall or pulling away from the wall.

In addition to the safety aspect of a floor-based system, the adjustability is 100%! The vertical panels all rest on the floor, so the customer can have shelves on the bottom or hanging. This adjustability also makes changing a child’s closet a breeze.

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home estimates and can help with all organizational projects in the home. Call (314) 781-9000 or visit www.stlouisclosetco.com.

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