Sometimes the best place to hide is right in front of you.
Panic rooms, hidden passageways and secret rooms are some of the many things we’ve obsessed over as kids. To be honest, it’s the stuff dreams are made of and, as we reach adolescence, the intrigue and mystery never seems to leave.
Aside from being a conversation piece, hidden rooms and passageways add to the character of your home. They scream creativity, add value to your home and, above and beyond that, can become very useful. The bottom line is that these hidden rooms add a sense of security to your home defense plan.
Now whether your plans include hiding your wet bar from the kids or keeping your guns in a safe but remote location the option is yours. In light of that, we did our research, scoured through numerous companies and were able to catch up with leaders of that market segment: Creative Home Engineering.
“This initial one-man operation has grown into a thriving international business with over 500 secret passageway systems installed in homes and businesses throughout the world.”
As the leading designer and manufacturer of motorized and high-security secret passageways, Creative Home Engineering showed us just a bit of what they have to offer and their work is mind blowing.
The genius behind this company is Steve Humble. A former mechanical engineer who designed surgical lasers for the medical field, he created secret passageways for friends and families during his down time and, in turn, grew a one-man operation into a multi-national business. Since then, the company has created in excess of 500 secret passageways for celebrities, government dignitaries, tastemakers and influencers all throughout the world. In addition, he’s set the benchmark for ingenuity, design and functionality. His creative approach fuses the best of technology and exacting standards.
While others have great ideas, Humble puts science into each of his units. He treats each commission as a work of art and, along with his team of in-house mechanical engineers, they draft, plan and execute the most elegant and technologically sophisticated
pieces we’ve ever seen. His craftsmanship is impeccable, and the use of his integrated warp control system and patented five-axis pivot hinges are just a few of his keys to success.
While hidden rooms and passageways are his main focus, he also offers a line of incredible secret doors, which are designed for varying levels of protection. In short, all of his work is custom made and the details, intricacy and level of protection are all dictated by your needs and budget.
“Creative Home Engineering even offers ballistic resistance doors and armored multi-point locking systems.”
That in mind, here’s just a few samplings of what Creative Home Engineering has created in years past. These rooms are sure to spark a surge of creativity, while redefining the way we see secret rooms and passageways. HD
An ornate bookcase (above) is really a set of doors that leads to a secret room (right).
Steve Humble, the designer behind these secret rooms, is a former mechanical engineer who designed surgical lasers for the medical field.
These hidden doors swing on the company's patented five-axis pivot hinges.
Hidden doors and passageways aren't the only systems the company makes. It also creates customized panel doors, cabinets and fireplaces that lead to secret rooms.