Some people put safes behind paintings. Me, I just want to put my home entertainment accessories behind a secret wall panel. How hidden is it? Here's what it looks like closed:
Forget the Blu-ray player and cables, I'm stashing my
valuables slightly less crappy possessions there as well.
Architect Dan Herchenroether put together this sweet set-up to save space in his cottage home:
Dan mounted the TV on a board that he hinged with gas springs so it would be easy to open and close when necessary. Additional space in the compartment is accessible from a panel on the other side of the wall that's totally inconspicuous when closed.
Dan, you're welcome over to my apartment any time. Just please bring a set of tools and some gas springs with you.
UPDATE: Reader Matthew (and several commenters) point out that this would be a major code violation in many areas. So know that before you start knocking down walls. [Apartment Therapy via Lifehacker]