Secret Spaces

Monday, September 10, 2012 | Category: Bed and Bath, Design Inspiration, Furniture, Kitchens, Living Rooms

As kids, we loved finding “secret spaces” around the home or in the backyard to call our own. Well it turns out those special spots are definitely not just for the little ones. Check out some of these very cool secret spaces for the home—and be sure to comment and let me know which ones are your favorite!!

Take this one for example: who would have thought to use steps themselves as storage?! Think of the endless options!

Last week I wrote a post about wine storage and how storage can be a part of your home’s design element and let me tell you, I found some very cool wine storage options. This secret space reminds me of a wine celler in my last post except a little more “undercover.”

Clever, clever!! You know that dead space under your cabinets that just collects dust? This is a very cool way to use that space in a bit of a mysterious way. Who would ever think to look under there? Now what would you put in these drawers?

Is this not Narnia or what?! I can just imagine how this would become a kid’s favorite space in the house. It would make for such a special reading room!

An ordinary looking dresser “magically” opens up to contain a hidden safe! My only question is: Don’t robbers usually look in drawers anyways? I wonder if this adds an extra security or if it’s just for fun!

A bookshelf that pushes back to reveil a secret room! The owner of this home has left the space unfinished for the moment, but wouldn’t that make for an awesome library or a home fitness space?

I know many people that use this little trick to their advantage already! Ordinary looking cabinets pull back to show numerous storage options. Clever and clean looking, don’t you think?

This has got to be one of my favorites and it reminds me of something I was discussing with my Facebook fans a few days ago.  Laundry rooms are a necessity, but not all of us necessarily want this space to be prominent in the home. This cabinet, turned laundry room is such a great idea to hide that little space away from the rest of the world!

Simple and clever indeed. For those of you with little ones running around, you understand the usefulness of this one!

The last one I found was another stairs option. What a great secret space, and a great way to use often-wasted space!

Which secret spaces are your favorites? Do you have any secret spaces in your home? Please comment and share your thoughts and experiences below!

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5 Comments to 'Secret Spaces'

Amanda Weitzman 10 Sep 12 at 4:09 pm

What a great post!
The one under the kitchen cabinet is for a step ladder…we have it.
So so wonderful!
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xxAmanda

Carolyn Weaver 10 Sep 12 at 10:04 pm

I love all of these ideas but the cabinet turned laundry room is definitely the best! I can use this on the project I am working on right now!

Sofia 11 Sep 12 at 3:34 am

I love these ideas, they save so much space, especially the stair-drawers.

Tara 16 Sep 12 at 9:08 pm

love these pictures–hidden spaces add so much character to a house!

||| tara | planned spontaneity |||

stone supplier 28 Sep 12 at 7:16 am

Nice post! Although all of these are great but my favourite would be the storage under the staircase as you can fill in all the unused stuff in there.That would make extra spaces in your house.

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