Horizontal Units

The vertical bed’s limitation as that it needs a full height room to operate. When ceiling height is lower, we use the horizontal bed system to get over the issue. The horizontal bed system is exactly the same as the vertical system except that  it folds or hinges from one site instead of the head of the bed.  Obviously, this means that only one side of the bed is accessible in the down position, but this is common in any situation where a bed is pushed against a wall.

The other situation when a vertical bed may be preferable is when you need to have as little of the bed encroach into the room as possible, either to avoid other furniture or to fit into smaller spaces. Because the bed folds out from its narrowest dimension, it comes out less far and can be easier to accommodate.

Due to the wide doors with this type of installation, all horizontal systems are necessarily Panel Wall Beds rather than Murphy Beds.


These dimensions are approximate and depend on various factors. They are included for basic information only.

  • Twin- 80″ wide, 51″ high, 15″ deep, 49″ open.
  • Double- 80″ wide, 66″ high, 15″ deep, 64″ open.
  • Queen- 85″ wide, 72″ high, 15″ deep, 70″ open.


Obviously, the bed is only one of the elements that go into a complete design. There is also the cabinetry to consider. There are almost limitless options for cabinets, space-saving shelving and more. We can custom build any space or use a standard system to fit right in. We will look at your requirements and ensure you have the best solution to fit all your needs – sleeping, storage and space use.

Give us a call or email us for more on our great space-making solutions. We can give you great new space in your home, for a lot less time, money and stress than nearly any other option.

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