When you were a child, did you ever read books or watch movies about adventure stories about castles or mansions with secret rooms? They were very interesting and the idea that a dwelling could have a space that was hidden from some of the residents was a very exciting one.
Now that you are an adult and have a home of your own, your motive for having a hidden room or space would be quite different from that of the story line in a book or the plot of a movie, but you can still have a secret room in your home. They can be found in the back of a wardrobe, behind a bookcase or in children’s rooms. The space under the stairs usually ends up as “wasted” space in a decorating design, and you can put it to good use by making a hidden space in your house.
Today’s large walk-in closets can also be used to create hidden rooms or spaces in your home. Your attic can be a source of extra square footage that can lend itself into hidden space as well.
What To Do With A Hidden Room Or Space In Your House
Now that you know that it’s possible to construct a hidden room or space in your house, you are probably wondering why you would need one. If you are thinking of the plot of a thriller movie or a bestselling novel, you may be wondering whether you should think about building a “panic room” in case you are targeted by intruders. This is not why you should create a hidden area in your home.
Your hidden space is where you can store valuable and private papers where no one would immediately be able to access them. You may have designer clothes, expensive shoes or jewelry that you would prefer to keep separate from your regular clothing. A small, hidden room off your closet would be a place for you to keep these special items safe.
Depending on the dimensions of your hidden space or room, you may want to keep your gun cabinet in there. It will be away from curious visitors of all ages, but still accessible when you want to access your firearms.
A hidden space can be used to secure private papers. You’ll still want to keep them in a fire-retardant box.
No matter what types of items and papers you decide to put in your hidden room or space in your home, you’ll want to make sure that it is secure. Consult with an experienced locksmith about ways to make sure that even if it is discovered, no one will be able to enter it without permission.