Creative Home Engineering Tag

Working with Creative Home Engineering gives you creative freedom over the custom door process. Whether installing a bookcase or mirror hidden door, you’ll have professionals by your side each step of the way.  What does the customization process look like? Creative Home Engineering leaves no stone...

Deciding where to place a custom secret door to a hidden room in your house can be a fun experience. You can draw inspiration from countless photos on the internet and fascinating examples from pop culture and imagine how to recreate them at home. Floor Plan...

Adding a fully customized door to your home makes it a more personalized space. You can make your house more modern since secret door ideas are growing more popular each year. Check out how the Creative Home Engineering team makes hidden passageways possible so you...

Have you ever watched a movie where people got trapped behind a door and wondered if it could happen in real life? Understanding how the locks work for a concealed room is crucial when planning to install or upgrade your hidden door. Learn the facts...

It’s no secret that hidden doors are gaining popularity. There are countless clever ways to create a passageway to a secret room, but achieving a truly discreet portal requires meticulous craftsmanship and effort. The mechanical systems necessary for automated concealed doors are both heavy duty...

Secret doors are so popular that they’ve become a social media trend for homeowners who want to take their interior design creativity to a new level. Personalizing your home is exciting and Instagram-worthy, so homeowners are getting more creative with their renovation projects by making...

Panic rooms used to be hidden in upscale homes, high-security buildings, banks, mega mansions, and mysterious historical buildings. However, increasing popularity and decreasing costs have meant that these products are moving away from luxuries for the elite and into the mainstream. As people look into...

Bulletproof windows are growing in popularity, especially considering the rise in crime in the US. According to statistics, there are 2.5 million burglaries annually in the US. Home invasions account for more than half of these burglaries. With the world rife with criminal activity it’s...

Movies inspire viewers in so many ways. From fashion to catch phrases and beyond, the list of ways that films impact everyday life is a long one.  As a company that specializes in secret doors, and was inspired to start building secret doors after seeing one...

The use of smart home technology is on the rise. From smart speakers to smart doorbells, thermostats, lighting control and whole-home automation, the trend of integrating smart technology is not only taking hold, it is expanding. In fact, industry statistics indicate that at least 63 million...

A home’s layout and architectural design is what gives it its footprint, its function and its overall feel. Home design trends in recent years have included open layouts that flow from room to room, multifunctional spaces that work for a variety of purposes, and transitional...

Panic rooms are designed to provide homeowners with a certain peace of mind, knowing family members will be protected in the event of an emergency or home intrusion. And they’re growing in popularity. What was once reserved for the ultra-wealthy — from CEOs to politicians to...

Gun ownership is an American right, but it also comes with the responsibility of safe and proper storage. Whether you own a gun for personal protection or find joy in collecting different types of guns in admiration of their craftsmanship, the necessity of secure storage...

Security means different things to different people. Where some families only feel secure with a state-of-the-art security system and a guard house, others feel totally protected by a family dog that won’t let anything unfamiliar go unnoticed.  Somewhere along that home security spectrum lies security doors,...

The popularity of open floor plans has facilitated airy, spacious layouts that flow from one room to the next, but they also leave little room for privacy — which can be a need and a want for families, individuals and business owners.  Certain business conversations require...

Inspiration for secret rooms and hidden passageways is in great supply, especially when referencing Hollywood. From James Bond to The Matrix to Batman, Captain America, The Goonies, Indiana Jones and beyond, there is no shortage of cinematic examples from which to draw concepts for smaller...

Wine cellars, and even less formal collections of wine, have grown in popularity in recent years. Industry analysis reveals that wine sales are up more than 17%, and with that growth has come a need for storage.  Once wine connoisseurs graduate to a level of having...

The best hiding spots are the ones that go unnoticed. Everyone remembers that from their youthful, hide-and-seek days. And when it comes to home security concerns as adults, a similar mantra applies.  Secret doors that seamlessly blend into a home’s design and decor can truly go...

Homeowners need or want secret doors and hidden passageways for their own unique reasons. Some are designed and installed to shore up security while others are for pure entertainment. From the switches to the appearance to the access panel to what’s behind it, secret doors...

The idea for hidden passages isn’t a new one. While modern passageways have a contemporary flair, thanks to advancements in technology and design, the concept has been around for thousands of years.  Consider the secret passages below the famed Colosseum in Rome, the secret tunnels hidden...

Noise can be a profound distraction, as many professionals learned throughout the height of the work-from-home season of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dogs barking, kids rough-housing, and doorbells ringing became a consistent presence of online meetings, leaving many to wish for a soundproof space. But, the actual...

Bookshelves require dusting. Silver requires polishing. Floors require mopping. Regular cleaning and upkeep is part of being a homeowner, or at the very least, an adult.  So, when a secret door comes into the picture, it’s a fair expectation that an investment in upkeep and maintenance...

Sustainability has become a priority for consumers. In fact, a recent survey found that 78% of American consumers value and prioritize a sustainable lifestyle. To achieve that, consumers are making choices that reduce their impact on the planet, from being particular about packaging to choosing...

Hidden doors are fixtures for most homeowners. Even though they’re hidden, they’re a point of pride due to their novelty and their secrecy.  Knowing that, it’s easy to understand why choosing from the wide variety of options available for hidden doors is an important decision. A...

As surprising as it may sound, the demand for panic rooms is on the rise. And those who are fueling it are ordinary people, no longer exclusively the ultra wealthy or those affiliated with professions that put them at risk. In fact, a recent story published...

Hidden doors, very often, conceal something of value for homeowners. From high-profile collections to exquisite jewels to a safe, secure outpost — the investment a homeowner makes in a hidden door is only wasted if the quality of the door doesn’t measure up to its...

Secret doors have a certain novelty all on their own. Not everyone has one, each one can be different and only the owner knows how to access it — unless he or she has let the cat out of the bag.  Accessing or “unlocking” a secret...

The beauty of a secret door is its design. In order to remain effectively hidden, a secret door must blend in with its surroundings and — we think — be integrated into a decor or design element that a room would realistically include. Put simply, the...