How Much Murphy Beds Cost (Full Breakdown by Features)

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Murphy beds are the ultimate space-saving solution, but are they affordable? 

The answer is that it really depends on your preferences and budget. Some DIY options can sell for as low as $400, whereas other high-end custom-made Murphy beds can sell for a whopping $10,000 or more. 

How much do Murphy beds cost? 

There is no standard price for all Murphy beds. The price depends on their size, quality, features, mattress type, and other assembly and installation costs.  

Here are some essential points to consider before making your Murphy bed purchase.  

Are DIY Murphy beds a budget-friendly alternative?

Before I dive into what does (and doesn’t) affect the cost of custom-made and standard Murphy beds, let’s consider the costs involved in DIY Murphy bed options. 

Pre-made DIY options can be snapped up for as little as $400. However, I caution you that these kits can use flimsy, low-quality materials such as laminate, which are prone to deteriorating over time. 

Then again, if you are a DIY whizz, you can save yourself a good deal of cash. You can also choose the quality and material type you use. Despite this, remember to always factor in the cost of your tools, materials, and time. 

What affects the price of your Murphy bed

If you are not a woodworking genius, consider these price factors before making a final purchase decision. 

Murphy bed size

It’s not rocket science to recognize that a larger King- or Queen-sized Murphy bed will cost you more than a twin-sized bed. In addition, a King-sized Murphy bed will be significantly more expensive due to the robust mechanism required for its safe operation

Although Murphy bed prices vary significantly due to the variation of materials used and the available added extras – here is a rough estimate of the cost of standard-sized Murphy beds.  

Bed sizeAverage Price 
Twin$1000 – $2500
Queen$2000 – $4000
King$2500 – $5000

The quality and type of materials 

More expensive Murphy beds use higher quality, durable materials and more advanced mechanisms. Although these beds are more costly, they also tend to last longer and often prevent future repair costs. They can also be more comfortable.

High-quality solid hardwoods such as Oak, Maple, and Cherry are naturally beautiful and are considered more robust. In addition, they are longer lasting than low-density particleboard, laminate, MDF (medium-density fibreboard), or plywood which can be weaker, less durable, and can wear over time. 

Lower-quality wood will make your Murphy bed more affordable. Although still relatively strong, the lack of quality may have you spending on repairs later down the line. 

Added features = extra cost

The more features or functionality a Murphy bed includes – the higher its cost. 

Murphy beds can be manufactured with built-in desks, sofas, bookcases, tv stands, lights, USB ports, and extra storage (to name a few). In addition, stacks of custom options are available, and they all come with additional costs. 

Consider a standard basic wall-mounted Murphy bed if you need a lower-priced alternative.

Where you buy your Murphy bed

If you shop at a recognized high-end Murphy bed supplier, be prepared to pay for the name and their reputation. 

There are equally good Murphy beds available online and in-store, but you must be prepared to shop around, ask questions, and make comparisons. 

Shopping in-store enables you to examine the bed’s quality and ask the right questions. 

On the other hand, purchasing online offers you a greater selection of beds and simplifies price comparisons and access to customer reviews. It may also make stumbling upon specials or exclusive deals that much simpler. 

Installation and assembly considerations

If you choose to assemble your own Murphy bed, consider the tools and equipment you may need to rent and the time you need to spend on the assembly. The cost should be substantially cheaper than a professional installation if you have the tools and the know-how.

If you don’t want to or do not have the budget for costly assemblies or installations, consider purchasing a freestanding Murphy bed that does not need to be fixed onto a wall. 

If you choose to have the bed assembled and installed for you, and the cost is not already included in your purchase price, getting a couple of quotes is highly recommended.

Who you choose to do your assembly and installation, the complexity of the installation, as well as your location all play a role in the overall cost. 

Installation can cost as little as $500 for a basic installation or upwards of $1500 for more complex, custom-made Murphy bed installations. 

Consider shipping costs

Murphy bed transport costs are often included or free if you buy locally. If not, then you need to factor in the distance. The further the shop, the higher the shipping cost. 

A larger-sized bed or a custom-designed bed often costs more to ship. 

Here is a rough estimate of the shipping costs you can expect to pay. These do, of course, differ depending on the Murphy Bed type and the transport company you decide to choose. 

LocationAverage Price 
Same city$100 – $300
Same province/state$300 – $500
Across countries$500 – $1000

Your mattress choice

Some murphy beds come with a mattress, or you can purchase a mattress yourself.  

The mattress’s size and the materials it is made from will affect the mattress price significantly. For example, a spring or foam mattress will be considerably cheaper than a memory foam mattress. 

You can pay anywhere from $200 to $1000 or more for a mattress, depending on the size and mattress quality. 

For example, a twin foam mattress will cost approximately $200 – $400, whereas a queen- or king-sized memory foam or innerspring mattress can cost anywhere from $800 to $1000 or more. 

Extended warranties and protection plans

Most Murphy beds should come with a standard warranty (this should not cost you any extra). This will usually cover you for specific defects in materials or workmanship for one to ten years. 

Depending on the amount you paid for your Murphy bed, the bed quality, its mechanical features, and the level of use it will receive, you may consider purchasing an extended warranty. 

Some mechanical features can be costly to replace, and an extended warranty may cover the repair or replacement of these parts. 

Ensure you read the warranty properly and understand what coverage you are paying for. 

Typically, an extended warranty will cost you approximately 5 – 15% of the original cost of your Murphy bed. Of course, this also depends on the manufacturer or Murphy bed brand you decide to purchase. 

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