When it comes to securing your most valuable items, you want to make sure that the safe you invest in is of the highest quality. However, a higher-quality safe means a more expensive product, and that can be an issue if you’re trying to keep your valuables secure on a budget. The solution for this conundrum? Make your own hidden safe. Every home has its own unique layout, so making your own hidden wall safe will allow you to maximize your space while ensuring that only you and those who know about the hiding spot can access what’s stashed inside of it. Plus, this project is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to shell out big money on a large heavy-duty safe but still wants their important belongings—family heirlooms, financial documents, or anything else worth keeping tucked away—to stay protected from would-be thieves or burglars.
Choose a spot for your safe before you start.
Choose a spot for your safe before you start. Choose a spot that is convenient and accessible, but also one that is not easily accessible by burglars, children, or pets. Some good places are:
- Inside the door frame of your front door
- Underneath an existing piece of furniture (like a couch)
- In the wall behind your bed
Once you have your spot picked out, measure its space and take the measurements with you to shop for your safe.
Once you have your spot picked out, measure its space and take the measurements with you to shop for your safe. Remember that the safe needs to fit in the space you have chosen. You also need to be able to open and close it easily.
Get help from a professional if you run into trouble.
If you’re not comfortable with making your own safe with the space in the wall, consider buying a ready made safe that fits the wall space. Some safes come with their own instructions on how to install them into a wall to make them hidden safes.
There are also pre-made inserts that can be placed into the wall and used as fake electrical outlets or other objects. Add some paint over these inserts and no one will see that it’s actually an opening for a hidden safe
If you have friends who know how to build/install safes professionally, ask for their advice on how best to hide yours from prying eyes. You could also hire professionals if necessary—there are plenty of carpenters out there who specialize in hiding safes behind false walls, so this could be a viable option if cost is an issue or if you don’t have anyone else who can help out
You could also disguise it with paintings or mirrors which have been known not only as good ways of disguising things but also as very easy substitutes like we saw earlier
If you’re not comfortable with making your own safe with the space in the wall, consider buying a ready made safe that fits the wall space.
- If you’re not comfortable with making your own safe with the space in the wall, consider buying a ready made safe that fits the wall space.
- There are many types of safes on the market that fit into standard dimensions for closets and other hidden spaces. They can be found at home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Lowes and cost between $200-$500 depending on size and features.
Put in shelves or books in the front so it’s hidden by bookcases or shelving units that look like they’re part of the wall.
- Make sure the shelves are sturdy. You’ll want to make sure that your shelves will be able to hold a lot of weight, especially if you’re planning on hiding any heavier items, like valuables and cash.
- Make sure the shelves are deep enough. If you’re going to put in bookshelves or shelving units that look like they’re part of the wall, make sure they’re deep enough so that your safe doesn’t get squished by them when it’s closed up in there! You’ll want at least two inches between each shelf and its adjoining walls so nothing gets bumped around when someone walks by (and trust me—you don’t want anyone getting hurt).
- Also keep in mind how much space the door will take up before measuring out all these dimensions for yourself
A hidden safe will give you peace of mind
A hidden safe will give you peace of mind. You will know where your valuables are and can access them quickly, in case of an emergency. Your children may also be able to use it for their own secret treasures (or to hide from you when playing hide-and-seek).
A hidden wall safe is also a good place to store important documents that you want to keep out of sight, like passports or birth certificates.
We hope you enjoyed our tutorial on how to make a hidden safe in the wall! Remember that this process should be done with the utmost care and precision, which means if you’re at all unsure about your skills as a DIYer, it’s best not to attempt this project. It may seem simple enough but there are several steps involved which need to be done correctly. This is why hiring a professional for help may be your best bet. However if you do decide that making your own safe is right for you, then these tips will hopefully give some guidance so that everything goes smoothly