A Different Way to Build a House: Secret Passages &Hidden Rooms

by | Mar 25, 2010 02:42 PM ET

How cool would it be to have a secret passage or a secret room in your house? This video shows you several different options:

There are several ways for you to do something like this:

1) Design in the passageway or the room when building a new house

2) Find a void in your existing house and convert it (many existing homes have voids under staircases, next to fireplaces, etc.)

3) Create a room or passage by adding a new wall

4) Hide an existing room by replacing its existing door with a disguised door, like a bookcase. The following video shows you how (relatively) easy this conversion could be:

DIY is one option. There are also plenty of companies that will sell you solutions:

1) Hiddenpassageway.com

Example - the rotating fireplace:

2) Reversica.com

3) Hiddendoors.com

4) Hideadoor.com

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