All it takes is a camouflaged door and a little bit of architectural trickery to create these unique escapes in your Minnesota home. Stone adds a sense of solidness and structure to the custom home building process, so it’s the ideal material to use if you’re hoping to lower suspicion. Although a stone wall may seem difficult to move, it can be engineered to automatically open and close with a secret switch.
The great thing about panels is that people expect them to have seams around the edges, so your doorframe fits right in with its surroundings. A built-in bookcase is a wonderful addition to any home, but one that provides an entrance into a hidden space takes this piece of furniture to the next level. Volumes of imaginary worlds may fill each shelf, but the hidden room behind a bookcase is a bit of fantasy in real life.
Sure, some people hide their valuables inside their cabinets and drawers, but the real secrets sometimes lie behind these furnishings. Your guests are unlikely to attempt to move your cabinetry around, ensuring that the only people who enter your room are those who are supposed to.
Whether you’re the fairest one of all or not, a mirror door offers a magical way to enter a secret room. With a full-length mirror, your guests will be too focused on catching a glimpse of themselves to ever suspect the hidden passage just feet away. Concealing your theater helps to enhance the sense of immersion for every film, and it can be the perfect spot for a date night with your significant other. You can turn it into a hidden castle, a secluded train station, or a lost land of dinosaurs with toys that match the theme.
If you want to create a secret man or woman cave, think about getting a pool table, dart boards, or a large TV and comfortable seating to bring your room together. So long as you hide your entry point and use a heavy barricade door, intruders will never find their way inside. Instead of waiting for bathroom hogs to finish their business, you could live like a king or queen with a throne to call your own.
Our team recently completed a two-story home in Eagan with a hidden poker room behind a bookcase.