Mind Blown: 7 Genius, Secret Ways to Hide Everything at Home
Maybe you’re looking to cover something unsightly. Or, you simply want to keep prying eyes from invading into your private space. Whatever your reasons, hidden features are a fun (and functional) way of spicing up an otherwise predictable layout.
So, don’t just wow guests with jaw-dropping décor; from swiveling walls to camouflaged doors, these 7 ‘secret’ spaces will keep them on their toes – and perhaps get them wondering, ‘where's everything?’.
1. It all looks very clean-cut and respectable on the surface; but hold up, is that a pair of handles by the foyer’s feature wall? Completely camouflaged, a concealed door opens up into this sleek home’s kitchen area, effectively keeping smells from wafting out.
Interior Designer: Space Atelier
2. Proving once again that wardrobe doors do not have to (actually) enclose wardrobes, this innocent looking piece tucks away a full-length dressing table, complete with a Hollywood-style lighted mirror and side shelving for makeup. A smart alternative, we think, to getting a loose vanity which might visually clog up its compact space.
Interior Designer: Agcdesign
3. Imposing ceilings and impossibly plush décor aside, this expansive landed home even has its own ‘trap’ door installed within. Okay, not the kind in dungeons or castles, but here, this feature wall doubles as a swivel door that leads into a secret walk-in-wardrobe (and private changing area).
Interior Designer: Weiken.com
4. Complete with plush cushions and convenient storage cabinets underneath, this built-in daybed in the living room is the perfect spot for chilling with guests in. More of a Netflix and binge person? Fret not – give the wooden backing a slide to transform the bench to a TV console. And voila, a communal room that can do you both.
Interior Designer: Edge Interior
5. Wrapped in a pale, wooden finish, this feature wall may seem more like a decorative accent than a functional one - but looks can be deceiving! Reach in between the wall gap to reveal a frosted-glass partition that can be extended to keep pesky eyes from looking in. And, we would never have guessed that chunk of 'wall' beside it can actually be pulled out as a sliding cabinet. Oooh.
Interior Designer: KDOT Associates
6. Here’s one for the wannabe detectives – can you find the hidden door to the ‘secret’ bedroom? Save for the suspicious-looking hinges and slight gap, the concealed doorway is almost impossible to discern on first sight. But more than just a mere gimmick, by building over the existing door, the extended feature piece helps to elongate the living area.
Interior Designer: Edge Interior
7. Finally, another ‘spot the hidden door’ feature that’s downright genius. That inconspicuous pair of cabinet doors by the refrigerator? Does not open up to tons of canned food or other foodstuffs. Instead it’s a camouflaged folded door that leads to – you won’t expect it - the bathroom. Besides adding an additional layer of privacy (because one door isn’t enough), the enclosed walk way in between the two even works as a handy storage area for household items.
Interior Designer: Ascenders Design Studio
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