Hidden and secret rooms can be a lot of fun. They can be used for a variety or reasons. In order to help you decide what kind of secret room you’d like we found this article with ideas. We hope it helps you design your perfect secret room!
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If these walls could talk, the secrets they could tell.
Builders are getting requests to create hidden rooms in private homes, to serve as home offices, reading rooms, home theaters, wine cellars, children’s play spaces or security zones.
“People are realizing they’re not just for the movies, anyone can have one,” said Steve Humble, president of Creative Home Engineering in Arizona.
His company designs and creates disguised entryways to hidden spaces — everything from stone walls that open up, armoires with a trap back door, and of course, the bookcase that unveils a concealed room.
Entry into a clandestine spaces can vary, including pulling off the homeowner’s favorite book from a shelf, touching the right spot on a wall, or even having to play the right series of notes on a piano or moving chess pieces in the right order to get a wall to move.
Adding a custom secret room can be pricey, but it can also boost a home’s value when it increases square footage.
A simple bookcase that conceals a hidden room runs around $3,000 to $4,000, while a more shelter-like space could cost $10,000-$15,000, according to luxury home builder Greg Alford of Alford Homes in Texas.
Homes listed and sold that included a secret room from 2010-2014 in 48 markets had a median sale price of $409,400, well above the $235,000 for homes without a clandestine space, according to Redfin.
Wine cellars are also going underground — literally. The ground helps keep the cellars at the right temperatures and humidity levels for wine storage, according to U.K.-based Spiral Cellars.
Hidden spaces can also be used to protect other collectibles like a guitar or gun collection, to keep children’s play spaces out of sight or to create extra space in a smaller home.
Alford recently constructed a 10×15 walk-in gun vault with a hidden touch-open door that held 2,000 guns.
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Look at all the ideas here: http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/20/real_estate/secret-hidden-rooms-homes/index.html?section=money_realestate