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12 Secret hiding places to keep household treasures

Galit Breen is a Minnesota writer.On any given day she can be found juggling three kids, one husband, one puggle and her laptop. Galit has had essays published in several anthologies, is the editor of Pens and Paint, a series anthology o...

The best secret spaces

Hidden spaces are surprising, whimsical and ridiculously clever. They can also become fabulous hiding places. We've found 12 amazing secret spaces in homes. From small drawers to whole rooms, check out these 12 fabulous secret spaces.
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Secret passageways

Secret passageways

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Little ones love small spaces to hide their treasures — or themselves. Unused cupboards can become their very own nooks or secret passageways.

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Secret rooms

Secret rooms

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The space under the stairs is often forgotten, but savvy homeowners know that secret spaces — and even small rooms — can be built beneath staircases.

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Secret tiles

Secret tiles

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Everyone needs more bathroom space to store lotions, soaps and washcloths. A secret bathroom tile can keep bathroom goods on hand, but hidden and out of the way.

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Secret doors

Secret doors

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Hidden passage doors aren't just for the movies anymore. They not only come ready made, but provide fabulous looking extra storage space.

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Secret storage

Secret storage

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More storage space in the kitchen is on every homeowner's wish list. So hidden walk-in pantries are a cook's — and a mom's — dream come true.

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Secret doorways

Secret doorways

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Mirrors are pretty decor items with the added bonus of making spaces appear larger. Multipurpose "wall mirrors" not only look classy, but you can push them open and they become a doorway to yet another space.

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Secret fireplaces

Secret fireplaces

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Fireplaces are warm and inviting. But if you happen to have one that you aren't using, it can become cleverly hidden storage or even a secret passageway.

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Secret paintings

Secret paintings

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Large paintings can dress up a room with splashes of color and style. They can also cover large holes created to be clever hiding places.

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Secret drawers

Secret drawers

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Hard-to-reach places are easily forgotten and can become unused spaces. But pull-out corner drawers solve this problem by creating a wealth of secret space.

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Secret holes in floors

Secret holes in floors

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Secret holes in floors can be covered up with latch doors and carpeting. These holes can be used to store things small and large — even whole wine cellars.

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Secret corners

Secret corners

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Secret behind-the-door spaces can be transformed into organized storage that's out of the way and still easy to access.

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Secret deck storage

Secret deck storage

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Secret deck storage is clever and keeps bulky outdoor items safe, clean and out of the way.

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