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THE WHAT AND WHY OF SECRET / HIDDEN DOORS

 

WHAT? 

Secret / hidden doors are sometimes called concealed doors or flush doors, all these terms basically refer to a door system that does not use door jambs or architraves to create a more simple contemporary feeling. Modern production technology allows the cold rolling of steel into many complicated shapes and forms, this has allowed the development of steel door frames that have an ‘edge’ that can be plastered into so eliminating the need for jambs and architraves. The invention of invisible hinges and their expanding use over the last 15 years has meant the hinge disappears from sight also. The end result is a door which is completely flush and level with the wall and can be made to ‘disappear’ or become ’secret / hidden to a greater extent by merging its design with that of the wall.  

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To achieve this the small gaps between the door and the wall around each side of the door must be kept exactly equal and so it is of absolute importance that the hinges themselves are adjustable in 3 ways - up/down, left/right, in/out. This gives you the certainty of a great finish so if you are looking for a secret / hidden door system in our opinion it is worthwhile ensuring the hinges are adjustable.

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WHY?

a host of reasons, all of them are design motivated. The first reason for the increased use of secret / hidden doors is that they complement any contemporary interior design by eliminating architraves creating smooth lines of sight along the walls and across the door without the ‘interruptions' of architraves.

Secret? Hidden? These are terms that evoke thoughts of mystery, that there is something that you are not meant to see. The reality is a little more practical than that, especially for interior design. For many years the door has been the bane of an interior designers life. Finding the right design of door to match the interior design has never been an easy thing to do and is very much down to individual taste and the availability of door designs.

 

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By using a flush, secret, hidden door it can be incorporated into the interior design. This can be done by simply painting the door the same colour as the walls or you could even apply the same wallpaper as the walls. The door no longer sticks out like sore thumb and becomes part of the design. 

Taking this a step further, by incorporating a specific wall picture or wall design onto your door you can extend that design further, extending your possibilities, a bit like adding an extra bit of canvas to a painting.

Secret / Hidden doors, extending your design.