When I think of secret passages and hidden rooms, old movies with large old mansions first come to mind.
There are currently re-runs of shows like Dark Shadows . When I was younger, I would dream that someday I would have a big old house with a secret passage that I could hide in. Well now I have the old house but a hidden room is still on my to-do list.
Historic homes with safe rooms for slaves or secret panels for whiskey during prohibition – although most people think of Hollywood, these secret passages and hidden rooms can be added to any house today.
There is a company called Creative Home Engineering that specializes in hidden passageways. You would be amazed at what they can do.
Click here and scroll down to see some videos of all the cool things they can do. Pretty impressive!
Creative Engineering Secret Passage & Door Design
How about a Do-it-Yourself secret door.
Click here to learn how to build a hidden bookcase yourself.
Hardware to Build a Secret Door
Did you stumble upon a secret room or hiding place when you were restoring your house? Is there a hidden room in your house? Do you plan to add a hiding place? We would love to hear from you!
Awesome information! A dual purpose bookcase would provide needed storage & still allos accesss to the private living space in our historic home. Now all we have to do is find someone with the skills to build it.
Some of the really old houses in Mt. Pleasant IA have these. My home had one and all the locks were skeleton keys. My friend has old jail cells in the basement. & this b**** from my middle school had a small tunnel hidden behind a little door in her closet.
Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
Ken Roginski says
Wow – didn’t even know I was on there. I have no idea how this all works although I should.