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  1. #1
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    Default Finishing Basement with Hidden Doorway

    I'd like to finish our basement but I'm not sure where to start. I have a basic idea of what I'd like. I'd like to split the basement in two creating a utility area on one side (water heater, boiler, washer dryer, sump & well) and then living area on the other side. I also thought it'd be kinda neat to have a hidden doorway through a book case. Any ideas on that? Should I have it swing with casters on the end or push in and slide over... what's the best way?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Finishing Basement with Hidden Doorway

    Swinging out would be the easiest to do and conceal.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Finishing Basement with Hidden Doorway

    spruce is right but you can buy kits that you put together. look ****** for them.

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    Default Re: Finishing Basement with Hidden Doorway

    Its such an Important part I think you should get proper idea from any professional!!!

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    Default Re: Finishing Basement with Hidden Doorway

    i worked as a custom cabinet maker and designer for 12 years full time and built 8 or 9 hidden passages. the easiest is to build it into a paneled wall. then just have one ov the panels swing out of the room away from the moulding. i found bookshelves work best swinging also. i think it is easier to conceil swinging away from the finished room. we always used casters under the whole cabinet and a floating hinge that would let the cabinet rise and fall with changes in the floor

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