All About Hidden Doors

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One of the most popular ways to update the look and functionality of your home is to install a hidden door. There are a wide variety of uses for a hidden door in your home. These doors can conceal a room that you rarely use, create a room that you want to keep hidden from guests, or turn the door into a functional storage or display area.

Since storage space is a top complaint among homeowners, these doors provide a simple solution. Common storage uses include a pantry or linen closet, your own private wine cellar or an entryway to an attic. Hidden doors can conceal something that would otherwise make your home look cluttered or messy. Examples of this include a hidden mechanical room, a room for the furnace, a laundry room or gun storage. There's no need to worry about keeping this storage area extra organized or clean, since it will be hidden by the door.

Another problem homeowners may have is a lack of privacy. A hidden door conceals a private space from the rest of the house. This private retreat can be a home office, a room for your hobbies, a panic room, a place to safely store your pricey valuables, a home gym or even a secret playroom for your children.

Hidden doors also simply provide a nice aesthetic to your home. These doors also can create a beautiful space in your home to display your trinkets, prized possessions or collections. Even if you don’t have a secret room to conceal, these doors will add a designer’s touch to your home.

Hidden doors can be customized to your liking with a variety of details. Doors can be hinged on the left or right as an inswing or outswing. You can choose the wood type and color or stain to match with your home's decor. You can add decorative molding, cabinet doors and customize the shelving units if you'd like as well. With the advancements in the construction of the doors, most are easy to install with basic directions and diagrams.