Twin murphy bed – is designed to fold up flat against the wall to save floor space. The original Murphy bed was developed and the term now used to refer to any type of bed those folds up flat. When measured after a twin murphy bed in your home, you must take into account not only the dimensions to install it against the wall, but also the dimensions of the bed when it opens in the room.
Go to the wall where you want to install a twin murphy bed and measure the width of the bed. If you install a single bed, you need 42 inches of space on the wall. Full beds require 57 inches of space, queen beds require 63 inches of space, king beds requires at least 79 inches, while the California king beds require 75 inches.
Find out if your roof is long enough for the bed by measuring from the floor up to the following dimensions, depending on the size of your bed. For twin, full and queen beds measuring 80 inches high. Note that if you have an extra-long bed, additional height is required.
Place the end of the tape measure against the baseboard on the wall where you are installing a twin murphy bed. Stretch out in the middle of the room with 7 foot, which is the minimum clearance for the bed to open up. If you do not have this amount of trades, consider moving some furniture that is in the way or find another location to install the bed.