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  • 3 Secret Features for a Fast Selling Home

    6719106_sWhen trying to sell a house, your home is being put under a microscope. It can be very difficult for you to see how people notice the smallest details that you didn't give a lot of importance to during the construction phase or when you bought the house.

    These details now become very important, not only because future buyers might undervalue your home, but by investing a little time and money beforehand, these details can help you add to the perceived and actual value of your home.

    To help you put your best foot forward and sell your home fast, we have put together three hidden secrets that will impress potential buyers and help you during the selling process.

    Invisible Hinges

    As we've said before, the smallest features matter when building or trying to sell a house.
    But how can hinges benefit that much? Invisible hinges help you achieve a clean look that can make your house seem much more elegant and modern.

    The Invisible Hinge by SOSS is a fantastic option that provides not only quality but also a premium appearance, bringing clean lines to doors, furniture, and any specialty applications.
    Many home buyers are looking for homes that are modern with clean lines and SOSS invisible hinges are an easy, affordable way to achieve that look fast.

    Integrated Home Sound System

    Another hidden secret that can help you increase the value of your home is an integrated home sound system. A hidden audio system can enable you to listen to different music in separate rooms or to have your music following you as you move through the house. It could even be a way to add a nice surround sound system to a home theater. Finally, many people keep their music collection on a home computer or even tablet and create customized playlists that can be played for parties or through the house on the sound system.

    Now, imagine the difference that this can make to a potential buyer. No more speakers with wires in your living room. No more carrying your sound speakers when you want to create a different ambient when having visitors. This is the perfect way to add value in a modern style!

    Solar Panel System

    Another hidden secret can also be an investment that will pay off in the future. Installing solar panels on the back part of your roof won't be perceptible for those who look from the streets, and once installed, can increase value by more than the cost of the whole system.

    We all know that electricity prices will continue to rise, and a solar panel system will not only reduce your electricity bill, but will also provide a rare feature that home buyers won’t find many other places. This hidden secret adds a futuristic aura making your house more modern and ecologically sustainable.

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  • Secret Rooms are Wildly Popular

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    How to Make a Secret Room

    Secret rooms are becoming more and more popular these days, and could even be considered a trend. Whether a new home is being designed, or an old one is being remodeled, secret rooms are now often included in design plans. The intended uses of these secret places are as varied as their location.

    A True Multi-Purpose Room

    Some secret rooms are not only hidden but reinforced for protection; these serve as panic rooms. Entire families can hide in these rooms if they are threatened by an intruder. Some secret rooms are small areas concealed under a staircase, often made as a child’s hideaway. Other secret rooms serve as getaway for adults.

    No matter what the purpose of a secret room, the main aim is to make sure the secret room remains well, secret. You will need to make sure to carefully disguise the entrance.

    Keeping Your Secret

    The easiest way to do this is to use invisible hinges in a door that is made to look like part of the paneling, or some other type of wall section. Because the hinge is invisible, the faux paneling fits seamlessly into the adjacent wall without betraying the existence of a door. The Invisible Hinge by SOSS is a wonderful option that provides quality and durability.

    Because these invisible hinges are extremely strong, they can be used to support another type of structure to hide the entrance to a secret room—a bookcase. A bookcase hinged along one side with several invisible hinges is an inventive way of disguising an entrance to a secret area. The invisible hinges hide the bookcase/wall seam as well as it hides the seam that is formed between a door and a wall.

    Choices, Choices

    Another option for concealing a secret room is a sliding wall or door. The sliding wall or door is supported by guides that can either go into the adjoining wall on either side or move in front or back of the wall along the same type of guides. This type of installation is much more time-intensive in addition to being much more difficult to install than the previous two choices.

    Also, if the secret room serves as a panic room, a reinforced sliding door is more difficult to conceal, due to the increase in bulk from being reinforced.

    Safe Haven or Man Cave

    The size of the secret room should be dependent upon its intended use. A panic room should be fairly large considering that it may have to provide shelter for more than one person for a possible extended length of time.

    A secret room that serves as a getaway for adults may be large as well, depending on how the person wants to get away. A writer might want to place a desk inside, and a dreamer might want a day couch for napping. Or maybe you need a true man cave, a place of no interruptions.

    Secret rooms and their designs are as unique as the people who want to build them. The one thing they have in common is that their entrance and hopefully their existence will only remain known to a few.

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