Murphy beds are incredibly versatile. They can be folded up and down to create room in any space. Because of this versatility, the idea of installing Murphy beds has become hugely popular. Well, it’s one thing to buy the beds online and another to install them. 

In fact, setting them up requires some time and special expertise. This is why for many it often makes sense to hire a DIY handyman to help you with this. 

But how much money will a Murphy bed installation service cost? Keep reading to find out! 

Why Installing Murphy Beds on Your Own is Not a Good Idea 

It is okay if you are feeling a big headache from the idea of paying someone to install your Murphy bed. Although you could still install it on your own, it is definitely not a good idea, and there are several reasons for this. 

  • To begin with, in order to install these beds, you will need to remove the baseboard trip on your walls. This is a very delicate process and it will require a lot of elbow grease and special cutting tools. 

  • In addition to this, some of the cheap options available in the market don't typically have a spring or pivoting mechanism. You would need to buy this separately on your own and install them. This can be very hard. 

  • Finally, when you read the setup manual of any Murphy bed, you will notice that it says it takes two people to get the job done. This goes to show you just how much work is needed. Even if two people were available for the job, it would take up to a day. Imagine how much time it will take you if you did this alone. 

This is why the idea of getting a pro to help with Murphy bed assembly is very important. These folks typically have experience in installing murphy beds. They know what to do and how to do it. They also have the right tools for the job.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire Professional Installers?

Now that we have established that indeed the idea of hiring a pro Murphy bed installer is the  best way to go, you may wonder how much money this will cost. Well, this will depend on a few factors. 


The size of the bed in particular is a huge determinant of price.  As you know, Murphy beds are not sized the same. Bigger pull down beds will require more money to install. 

For example, let's say you decide to go for a bed that measures 44.5" x 84" x 16". Although this is not a small bed, it is smaller than the bigger beds that measure roughly 59.5" x 84" x 16". For the former, the cost of full installation will average around $2,170. 

The latter on the other hand, which is the bigger option, will require about $2,330 to install. Although the pricing does not differ that much, you still get to save some good money with a smaller bed. 


Some people would prefer to add a decorative touch into their Murphy bed with couch. Remember the bed will be part and parcel of your living room so it needs to look decent to blend with your decor. 

Nonetheless, these decorative touches, including the idea of adding fresh new paint on the wood will cost more money. 


In some cases, some people may want to add more functionality to their beds by adding a desk as part of the bed. This is typically down when you install a Murphy bed but as you can guess, it is an added expense. The good thing is that at least you get to enjoy so much from the bed.

Contact a local handyman to help you with this project, and request a free quote!