Toronto Fall Home Show 2013
September 23, 2013
Fall is officially here and whether you’re just finishing, or just starting your renovations there’s no better time for a 4-day indoor home show!
What: Hiddenbed Canada at the Toronto Fall Home Show
Where: Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Booth 1243
When: October 3-5, 2013
Why: Because there’s no better time to snag a great deal!
What even better? You can save $3 on tickets by buying them online.
See you there!
I have a 27″ iMac computer which is too big for the desk. What do I do?
August 14, 2013
Mount it! All of our bed bottoms are completely solid so you can mount your monitor or better yet, your whole computer. This not only clears space on your desk, but allows you to put your monitor at an ergonomically correct height. Why not mount a corkboard, a whiteboard, or your favourite Picasso while you’re at it?
To mount your iMac you’ll need 2 things:
1. VESA adapter from Apple or an Apple retailer. Click here to view it online.
2. A small TV mount. Choose one that stays stationary so you don’t risk the monitor/computer moving while you sleep!
Both mounts will come with instructions but there are a number of tutorials on YouTube if you need help. I like this one which even shows the gentleman using his iPhone as a leveler. How cool is that?
How to pick a colour for your space-saving furniture
July 31, 2013
Choosing a colour for your furniture can sometimes feel like baking without a recipe. Here are a few helpful hints:
Take a good look at the size of the room. If the room is small, choosing a dark colour could make the room feel even smaller, especially if you stick with white ceilings and trim. Choosing a light colour will make the room feel larger and more airy.
Choose a paint colour to compliment your furniture, or visa versa. It’s up to you if you want to choose your furniture before your paint, or match your furniture to an already painted room. If your walls are busy, stick to a solid colour for your furniture. If your walls are white, don’t choose off-white furniture.
Decide if you want your furniture to blend, or if you want it to be noticed. If your floors are dark, choosing dark furniture will make the room blend into one. If you want your furniture to be noticed, choose a colour that contrasts your floors.
Don’t match your floors unless you can match them exactly. It’s like wearing red and pink together – it just doesn’t look good!
Which colours did you choose for your recent redecorating escapade?
July 15, 2013
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”
We are a family-run business committed to delivering a quality product. Compare our Hiddenbed to any other…WE DARE YOU!
The Story of the Squeaky Hiddenbed
June 28, 2013
Once upon a time Hiddenbed Canada was just starting out. They had an innovative new product that they couldn’t wait to launch to the world. A few months later they did just that, and displayed their newfound glory at the National Home Show. After over 500 revolutions a day for 10 days, their Hiddenbed was still in perfect working order…well, almost. On day 8, it appeared as though the Single Hiddenbed had developed a squeak. “It must be because this Hiddenbed has been put up and down so many times!” they thought. But after a few installations Hiddenbed Canada realized that the squeak in their bed was a real-life problem and that they needed to do something about it.
“Grease!” they yelled in excitement. So, off they went greasing all the beds in the showroom. But to their dismay the grease posed a different problem – it migrated over time and was getting all over the bedsheets! Not only that, but the squeak soon came back and they had to apply the grease again and again.
They decided the grease was too messy and required too much maintenance, and back to the drawing board they went. Then it hit them – Why not create something that is permanently lubricated? And so they did. No more mess, no maintenance, no effort, and most important, NO MORE SQUEAK!
“One should never take the easy road, but rather the right road, no matter how long the travel.” -Scott Carreta
We will continue to do just that.
Which Hiddenbed desk-bed is right for you?
May 30, 2013
We offer a wide range of Hiddenbed desk-beds with unlimited opportunity for customization, so how do you choose?
Measure your wallspace. One of the main benefits of a desk-bed is the ability to use a standard size mattress so, as a result, each one has minimum specifications. By measuring your wall you will see which models would work and how much space you have on either side for extra units. For example, if you only have 72″ you can quickly rule out all of the horizontal models.
Decide who’s going to be using it. Using a single desk-bed for two people is like trying to get an elephant in an elevator! If you’re planning on having two people sleep in your desk-bed, opt for a Double or a Queen bed. If your guests are your 90-year-old parents, you may want to go for a Vertical model where they can get into the bed from both sides, but keep in mind this leaves you with a smaller desk for the rest of the time.
If you’re buying your desk-bed for your own everyday use you can either stick with the same size as your current bed so you can re-use the mattress (as long as it’s 10″ high or less), or upgrade (you deserve it!).
Make a wish list. Decide what you would ideally like to store (or show off) in the units around your desk-bed. It could be books, CD’s (do those still exist?!), clothes, shoes, files, pictures, or even your high school basketball trophy. Then either ask for help or attempt to design your own unit. We suggest using our gallery and options page for ideas.
Always remember we’re here to help! If you’re ever unsure or want help designing your dream Hiddenbed wall unit, do not hesitate to ask.
January 30, 2011
Hiddenbed Canada has moved!
We are now located at:
250 Rayette Rd., Unit 16
Concord ON L4K 2G5
Click here for larger view
Our showroom is currently under construction but stay tuned for our grand re-opening!
Happy New Year
January 10, 2011
Hiddenbed Canada would like to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
We hope 2012 will be the best year yet!
Closing Dec. 24 – Jan. 2
December 21, 2011
Hiddenbed Canada will be closing December 24th and will re-open January 2nd.
Wishing you a very Happy Holidays!
New Hiddenbed Pictures
December 14, 2011
We have added a few new pictures of our Hiddenbed desk-beds to our gallery. No matter how big (or small) the room, Hiddenbed is a fashionable way to use the space. The pictures vary from more classic designs to super sleek modern.
See for yourself! View Hiddenbed Gallery