You know you want one. It might be for safety, for storage, for making better use of space, or just for good old fun. It could be something as simple as a door that blends in seamlessly with the rest of the wall or part of a staircase that lifts up, or it could be something as stealthy as a bookshelf that swings open when a certain book is pulled or a framed painting that opens when the hands on a nearby clock are moved to a certain time.
One of my fondest memories as a child was playing at my grandparents’ big house, where in one of their wardrobes, if you pushed through behind the clothes, there was a small door to a hidden storage room. I was also lucky enough to live in a house when I was a kid that had a secret tunnel connecting my closet to a closet in another room. I’ve had an insatiable taste for these kind of things ever since.
TLC has a great article on some of the companies that specialize in constructing secret rooms and passages with no questions asked. And there are plenty of how-to’s on the Internet if you’re more of a DIY kind of chap.