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The Versatile Murphy Bed

A retro and charming piece of furniture is making a big comeback.  The versatile Murphy bed, which can be flipped up inside a closet or cabinet, when not is use, provides alternatives to city dwellings or the trending “tiny homes”. Once a favorite prop of comedians in the early 20th century silent film era.  Many [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:34:28+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Creative, Design|Comments Off on The Versatile Murphy Bed

Bringing Outdoor Sports Inside – Home Work-Outs

Home work-outs can get boring and monotonous. Especially if you are someone who enjoys being active outdoors, the winter months can feel like a form of deprivation. It is difficult to get motivated for a bike ride or a run when temperatures are hovering in the 30’s and 40’s. Throw in the winter clouds and [...]

By | 2018-02-08T10:16:55+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bringing Outdoor Sports Inside – Home Work-Outs

5 Ways You Can Get Organized for the Holidays

You might already have a plan for your holiday baking or tree decorating. But some of the most satisfying preparations for the holidays involve more less exciting tasks: making order in a small corner of your home, stocking what you’ll need for a seasonal chore, or decluttering unneeded or worn out items. Here are 5 [...]

By | 2017-12-08T10:37:23+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make Your Dog Comfortable

Your dog may be as cute as a button, but the typical dog bed—bulky, obtrusive, matted with fur—not so much. Instead of banishing his sleeping spot to the basement, leave it front and center in your home.  You can buy a pint-size Murphy bed that stows a sleeping pad inside a handsome built-in cabinet. The flat [...]

By | 2018-03-29T16:04:32+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pillows: Why we Need to Invest

Pillows have more effect on the way you sleep than you think. Resting your head on a pillow when you sleep serves two basic functions. A pillow provides support to the sleeper’s neck and upper back when they are resting and they provide a better level of comfort than can be had without a pillow. [...]

By | 2018-03-29T16:04:32+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why YOUR Child Needs a Murphy Bed

What if you could turn your child’s playroom into their bedroom as well? Think about it, this would mean the toys could all be in the same room! A one room clean up sounds a bit easier to control. There’s only one problem, your child wants more space in their room to play in! That’s [...]

By | 2017-06-12T12:08:20+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Picking Out the Perfect Mattress

Read over these helpful tips to pick out the perfect mattress for you!   • Do some research! Go online and search for brands and comfort levels within your price range. You want to understand price before you walk into a store.   • Talk to your doctor If you have back problems or any [...]

By | 2018-03-29T16:04:32+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make The Most of Your Tiny Condo!

Researcher constructs 230-square-foot home in lab to show future of living (from http://www.metronews.ca) Tim Antoniuk’s prototype tiny condo re-defines what most would consider a ‘cozy' living room. The University of Alberta industrial design researcher has built a 230-square-foot living space in his university lab--including a kitchen, bathroom, sitting area and a fold-down bed--as part of a [...]

By | 2018-03-29T16:04:33+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Creative|0 Comments

The History of the Murphy Wallbed

Since the late 1800s, Wallbeds have had a place in the homes of those looking for more space without sacrificing their sleeping quarters. Joseph Caputo, who writes for Smithsonian Magazine online,  has backtracked the history of the Wallbed: Inventor William Lawrence Murphy (1856-1957) began tinkering with hideaway beds while living in a one-room apartment in [...]

By | 2017-03-28T15:25:27+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Creative|0 Comments

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