Not every home is built with an ideal design in every room. A most frustrating design flaw is a door just plopped in the center of a wall in a fashionable living room or bedroom. This is when one needs to use their creative side in order to incorporate a doorway into the decor so that it is no longer the "elephant in the room".
A door hidden within the furnishings creates a beautiful decor as well as a secret passage way.
Ever dream of having a covert passage to a hidden room where no one can find you? By melding the ugly door in the center of the room into the decor one can have access to another room or closet that has been creatively hidden away. A bonus to your secret room is utilizing the new hidden door as if a piece of furniture to showcase books and collectables or extra storage.
In a quest to search out a way to transform an ordinary armoire into a hidden doorway for myself I came upon the hiddenpassageway.com magical website. Cool designs fabricated by Creative Home Engineering showcase uniquely designed hidden passageways replacing ugly doors with beautiful furniture. Just looking at their beautiful and ingenious work gets one's imagination going. Inspiration is important when on the quest to create a beautiful decor. Get inspired and never be afraid to dance!
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Imagine turning a beautiful armoire worthy of center stage status in the room's decor into a route to a closet. Instead of staring at a lost door from the bed one can be looking at a beautifully engraved piece of furniture drifting off to dreamland. Open the armoires' doors into a full walk-in closet. Utilize the inside of the armoire to hang hooks to store belts, pocketbooks and robes.
A library or media room with lush wood paneled walls is a beautiful site. Oops a door has just appeared as if a pimple in the middle of the wall. Take the standard door out and build the opening up to ceiling height. Hide the entire opening within the panels molding to create a seamless paneled wall.
Perhaps a wall to wall bookcase is your dream decor but unfortunately the wall that the bookcase would be perfect on has the snag of a doorway to another room. No worries, replace the door with a section of the bookcase that not only displays books but opens on hinges to reveal the hidden room behind it.
So the niche area under the stairway is collecting junk and you want to hide the unsightly storage without swapping it for an awkward looking door. Instead create a beautiful wood cubby display that secretly opens to a useful area to hideaway the stuff from company eyes.
The basement door can be an ugly blemish on the wall between a kitchen and formal dining room. Turn the door into a built-in wine rack to showcase lovely red wines ready for popping open to entertain. Now the unsightly door has become a beautiful piece of furniture for others to envy.
The kids have finally moved out and it is time to turn the extra bedroom into a dream media room. One problem is that the perfect place to mount the large screen TV is on the closet wall. Now how will you save the much needed closet space while also having the screen of your dreams. Easy, build the giant flat screen into paneled molding that looks beautiful on the wall and can flip up to reveal the closet opening.
Chest of drawers
There is a useful crawlspace off of a room but the door to the space is in the center of a short wall within an eave taking up space that is useful for needed furniture. Magically make the door disappear behind dresser drawers that swing open within the frame of the cabinet piece.