All too often, you walk into a home and discover exactly what you expect. A tidy living room, well-decorated dining room, and a tasteful bathroom greet you. Whether you’re overly impressed by the decor or not, you’re rarely surprised. That all changes when you integrate a secret passage or hidden room into your home. Suddenly, your home has that special element of surprise that keeps you — and your visitors — on your toes.
There are many different ways to hide a room or passage, and your choices will depend on the amount of space you have, your personal flare for the dramatic, and the overall style of your decor. Here are several secret room ideas to use as inspiration:
The bathroom is a common room to hide because, well, it’s natural to want to visit this room privately. A good way to “hide” a bathroom is to camouflage the door into the wall in which it sits. You could do this with an intricately painted mural. It’s easy to point guests towards the bathroom when they ask, but they won’t be focusing on it otherwise.
A pair of sliding bookcases can easily camouflage a small room. The bookcases look like they are just sitting against the wall, but when you push them apart, they reveal a laundry room, half bath, coat closet, or whatever other little room you want to hide.
Under the Staircase
A central staircase climbing up the center of a room not only looks classy, it creates the perfect space for a hidden under-staircase room. This is the perfect place for a small office or a walk-in closet.
Contact Gelotte Hommas Architecture for help integrating these secret room ideas into your new floor plan.