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Sneaky Hidden Doors You Wish You Had in Your Home!

December 21, 2021

Now you see it, now you don’t!

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Concealed or hidden doors are a popular interior design trend due to their functionality and aesthetics. They are useful for concealing unsightly entrances caused by poor layouts, but they can also create a seamless look.

Chic & Chill, Kuala Lumpur by Doubble Interior Associates
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Plus, it's always nice to be able to wow your guests with this unique feature. If you need a bit of inspiration, check out these ‘secret’ door ideas that you might want to incorporate into your own home.

1. Out of sight powder room

There are a number of surprise elements found in this urban abode. The first thing you'll notice as you enter this condominium unit is a pristine marble island and a small kitchen through a glass door. But what many people didn't realise is that there is a secret door right around the corner that leads to a powder room. Can you find it without us pointing it out?

Fera Residence, Wangsa Maju by Pocket Square
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Fera Residence, Wangsa Maju by Pocket Square
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Besides the powder room, Pocket Square used wood panelling to conceal the master bedroom and the living room entrance. The hidden rooms give the impression that this condominium has a bigger space despite only 662 square feet! Meanwhile, the sleek panels provide the ideal flow for a hidden door to blend in without disturbing the visual continuity as a standard door would.

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2. Built-in storage solutions disguised as a feature wall

Can you spot the near-invisible doors that open up as storage space somewhere in this image? Yes, many people would miss that there are actually hidden storage cabinets disguised as a panel wall behind the living room's freestanding TV!

Sunway A Marine by Line2pixels
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The built-in cabinet's exceptional craftsmanship is not only pleasing to the eye, but it's also a great feature for creating a clean look in the living area and hiding clutter from prying eyes.

Sunway A Marine by Line2pixels
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3. A secret door leading to a bedroom

In this PINS Studio-designed condominium, the black custom-built 'secret' door that leads to another room looks like a panel wall when viewed from the living room or the kitchen. When you get closer, you'll notice that it's actually a sliding door leading to the condominium's master bedroom.

The Robertson Soho, KL by PINS Studio
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Despite being just 526 square feet in size, this condominium unit has a spacious walk-in closet adjacent to the bedroom. To save space, the designer installed a floor-to-ceiling glass translucent sliding door, which is ideal for separating the bedroom from the walk-in closet without interfering with the walking flow as a regular door that swings outwards would.

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4. A mysterious entrance to the bathroom

The mysterious element in this master bedroom is one of our favourites. The door that leads to the bathroom entrance is flushed with the wall by having the same finish as its surrounding cabinet doors, so unless you are the homeowner, you will never know where the door is!

Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation
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The concealed door's brilliant design adds a nice finishing touch and an extra design detail to the space.

Happy Garden, Kuala Lumpur by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation
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5. An obscure walk-in wardrobe

Don't be fooled by this panel wall! To the untrained eye, it appears to be a continuous wall with no breaks, but it actually serves as an entryway to a spacious walk-in closet when the wall unit is pushed open.

Tropicana Aman, Kota Kemuning by The Grid Studio
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Because there is no hardware or handles to indicate a door, this room is ideal for keeping your valuables safe from unwanted guests. It can be a fun secret entrance to your wardrobe too!

Tropicana Aman, Kota Kemuning by The Grid Studio
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6. A discreet workspace in the living room

To the unsuspecting eye, nothing appears out of the ordinary in this living room, but there is a hidden workspace in plain sight. When the secret swing doors are opened, it reveals a folding desk, shelving unit, and table lamp hidden behind the white wainscoted walls. If you don't look closely, you might miss the door handles too, which is painted in white to match the fake walls.

Dolce Shorefront, George Town by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd
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With ample work and storage space, the homeowner can neatly store work documents and return this space to a normal living room after work is completed!

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7. A camouflaged door that leads to the storeroom

You can be forgiven for thinking that this floor-to-ceiling blackboard is just a decorative feature wall to doodle on. Slide it open and you'll be surprised to discover there is a large storage room hidden behind it.

Domus Semi-D, Twentyfive.7 Kota Kemuning by MIL Design & Construction
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This design feature is a great way to hide clutter from guests' eyes as well as a fun hideout spot!

Domus Semi-D, Twentyfive.7 Kota Kemuning by MIL Design & Construction
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