Secret Bookcase Doors, Always Fun And Always Mysterious

I’m sure you remember those movies when someone entered an office or library and suddenly a secret door appeared and the bookcase opened to reveal another room. It’s a detail that, for some reason, is very appealing for everyone. Maybe it’s the mystery or the suspense that is created when the door is opened or maybe it’s just the fact that everyone likes to have something that they feel is only theirs, a secret space that nobody knows about.

A secret bookcase door under the stairs, cleverly hidden from everyone

But secret bookcase doors are actually not that difficult to incorporate into a home’s design. You just have to find the opportunity to make the transformation. For example, if, at one point, a certain door in your room needs to be replaced, preferably a door somewhere underneath the stairs or a door that leads to another room, then you can use this opportunity to transform it into a secret bookcase door.

Stairway hidden behind secret bookcase doors in a traditional home

Traditional wall bookcase hide a door

A beautiful arched entry with a secret bookcase door

Cleverly hidden bookcase door in a traditional basement

A large home office featuring an extensive wall bookcase with a secret door

Hidden bookcase door with storage shelves on both sides

Cleverly-incorporated secret bookcase door under the staircase

Modern media room featuring a secret bookcase door revealing a relaxation area

Hidden door at the bottom of the stairs, leading to a hallway

Contemporary family room featuring a wall bookcase with a secret door

Exposed brick accent wall incorporating a secret bookcase door

Traditional living room with a sliding bookcase that hides the laundry room

Large wall bookcase with a secret door that reveals a hidden bathroom

You can either make it disappear into the wall completely or allow it to stand out one way or another. If the internal structure of your home allows you to, you can even find a small room and hide it behind a bookcase with a secret door. That tiny room can be your quiet place, where you can read, listen to music or simply relax and get away from everything whenever you need some peace and quiet. There are lots of ideas and possibilities. We’re only going to explore a few and hopefully you can use the following examples as inspiration for your own project.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Published by in Best Of, on December 29th, 2012


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