Smart Spaces uses the Murphy Wall Beds Hardware, Inc. spring-loaded lift mechanism that allows the bed to move up and down. All of the beds can easily be operated with a single hand. It is attached to the bed’s vertical panels, and nothing is mounted into the floor. It is adjustable for different bed weights by simply adding or removing one or more of the springs. When comparing our mechanism with others, it is understood that everything mechanical is subject to wear and tear: The advantage of our spring-loaded mechanism is that any necessary repairs are simple and inexpensive – just replace the springs! With one of the only ISO 9000 certifications of 10,000 repetitions, though, this should be minimal.
Our mechanism has several important advantages. First, the mechanism is a major component of the total bed cost, and ours can be significantly less than the alternative models. Second, the bed cabinet can be as little as 15 inches deep, making it less obtrusive in the room. Third, the mattress is recessed 10 inches into the cabinet so that when the bed is in the down position it will take up much less space on the floor. In smaller rooms this fact alone can be the deciding factor.