There is always something fascinating about hidden spaces and rooms. In fact, your kid must be looking forward to having a secret room of his own someday. Why not make that little dream into a reality? Some of the best houses have a secret room where your child can go and play in peace, away from the prying eyes of parents.
Here Are Some Of The Best Ideas:
Room Behind A Wall
You can feature a room behind a wall and camouflage with a book case. This room will make it difficult for your babysitter to find your kid.
Maybe you are not the kind of parent who cuts through the wall of your house to make a secret room. You could take inspiration from the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film and create a secret room through an armoire.
You can create a cool study room for your kid behind the room wall. Add a study desk and a laptop and your kid will get the necessary peace and quiet she needs to study.
The stairway that leads to the upstairs bedroom can also double as the entrance to a secret room where your kid can play.
While a wine cellar has plenty of natural space as it is, it can open up to reveal an entire new storage wall for valuable which no one will ever detect.
Just like in the movies, you can use art or movie posters to hide a hidden compartment which stores AV components and a collection of your favourite movie DVDs.
Hidden Gun Case
Hide your personal gun collection to avoid a burglary behind a heavy duty door that can be locked and camouflaged with a book case.
Install sliding panels at the side of your walls as a storage space for your valuables. Also, the wall compartments add a certain aesthetic appeal too.
You can also use a decorative metal panel to conceal a hidden bedroom which can be used when guests come to visit. A sense of privacy is automatically created when the bedroom is hidden behind two layers.
Secret Wall Treatments
Wall treatments which are maintained on both sides of your fireplace at home may look seemingly innocuous but it serves as the entrance to a secret room.
Why don’t you make the entire wall in a certain section of your house the entrance to a secret room? Let the entire wall slide back to form a passage to a secret room for you to relax and unwind.
Using bookcases to hide a secret room is one of the most common solutions. This works best if you have a large library room to ensure that no one suspects a hidden room.
You can always use a display case to shroud a hidden room. It is also less likely to arouse suspicion. Make use of museum wax to ensure that the objects remain glued to the display.
You can build small compartments under your staircase which can be pulled out to reveal drawers which can store household items.
Have a brick wall fitted in to create a cool wall section. However, the surprising part would be the reveal which then showcases another room.
A large ornate mirror could also serve as the entrance to a secret vault which could serve as the place where you keep your valuables.
A wooden fireplace could conceal a secret passageway to a hidden playroom for your kids.
If you need a secret storage for your cash, you could always camouflage a vault like that of a drawer. However, it does not actually serve the function of a drawer because it can be opened to reveal a vault.
Wine Cabinet Reveal
A wine cabinet which serves as a display unit for your personal collection of vintage wines can also be opened just like any door to reveal a secret storage room.
Billiard Table Passageway
Your billiard table can be opened to reveal a secret storage for valuable items that need to be concealed.