For residence halls looking to make rooms feel more spacious, Hiddenbed offers an interesting alternative to standard issue beds.
For residence halls looking to make rooms feel more spacious, Hiddenbed offers an interesting alternative to standard issue beds. The patented desk-bed combo allows residence halls to effectively double the size of their rooms by combining the bed and desk into one area. Because of its patented design, when the bed is lowered, the desk is lowered at the same angle, meaning students do not have to clear the clutter on the desk before lowering the bed. The 18-inch gap between the bed and desk ensures there is enough space for a computer. The Hiddenbed fits neatly against a wall.
“You don’t even need to unplug any of your electronic accessories,” says Paul Rodriguez, president of Hiddenbed USA, the licensed distributor of Hiddenbed in the U.S., which is based in Cape Coral, Florida. The product design has arrangements for all the necessary cables and wires, along with optional shelves and storage units.
There are five models of Hiddenbed — Splendid Twin, XL Twin, Splendid Double, Majestic Double or Majestic Queen, the largest model. The Splendid XL twin model with matching cabinetry is the best selling model of choice for universities. Hiddenbeds are currently installed at The University at The Virgin Islands, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and Portsmouth University in the United Kingdom. There are also trials now going on at Tarleton University and Texas Tech.
“The Hiddenbed doubles the space students had before and the extra storage gives them plenty of room for their personal items,” says Sean Georges, director of student housing at the University at The Virgin Islands, who recently renovated a women’s residence hall using XL Twin Hiddenbeds with extra cabinetry. “This solution has really opened up these small rooms.”