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Trend Alert: Hidden Doors

October 07, 2021

Whether you're trying to maximize your square footage, create an uninterrupted design plan or just love having a little secret of your own, hidden doors are the perfect way to achieve the design you want.

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Photo: Michael Hunter. From: Nicole Arnold Interiors.

Say Yes to Pocket Doors

Pockets doors are a simple way to make the most of your home's square footage, since you don't have to account for the space of an open door. You actually gain an average of ten square feet of floor space. They conveniently slide into your wall, creating a more minimalistic design, and are particularly handy in small spaces.

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Photo: Michael J. Lee. From: Ana Donohue.

Make a Grand First Impression

Though this rustic home may be built into the mountains of Park City, Utah, it's interior packs a punch of personality and character. Step into the foyers to be instantly surrounded by brightly colored floral wallpaper, vivid blue walls and antique mirrors trimmed in barnwood. The entryway has little secret though. The middle panels open up to reveal doorways to other spaces, including the powder room.

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Photo: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography. From: Tiffany Brooks.

Create a Secret Space

In the HGTV Smart Home 2018, designer Tiffany Brooks designed an innovative flex space. Upon first look, the room is a cozy reading nook with a comfy armchair and built-in window seat. Hidden behind the bookcase though is a virtual reality room for playing video games and enjoying the latest technology.

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Photo: Tre Dunham. From: Jenkins Custom Homes.

No Wasted Space Here

Maximize every square inch of your home by using the space normally allocated only for a doorway. In this pantry, shallow shelves provide much-needed storage but also open up to reveal the entry into the laundry room.

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