How to Hide a Safe in Your House


    Millions of homes rely on home safes to keep important documents, jewelry, and money safe. However, the security of your valuables is determined not by the safe itself, but by the location in which the safe is stored. If you're thinking about buying a new home safe, here are some of the greatest places to conceal it.


    The Best Places to Hide a Home Safe


    So you just got a safe to store your valuables, but you're not sure where to hide it. Here are some secret hiding places to store your safe:


    1)  Below the Sink


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    A burglar has no reason to look under the sink. This is why the sink is an excellent hiding spot for your safe. You can use any sink in your home, including the bathroom and kitchen. Simply insert the safe behind the cleaning supplies and chemicals in the cabinet.


    2)  In an Attic


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    A thief is more likely to check the main levels of your home than the attic. Keep your safe in the attic if you don't have a proper spot for it. To keep it out of plain sight, position it at the farthest section of the attic and place some furniture in front of it.


    3)  Behind a Hidden Door


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    Building a hidden door is not the cheapest way to conceal a safe, but when done correctly, it can be incredibly effective. You can do this by replacing a regular closet door with a concealed one, but be sure the new door blends in completely. If the hidden door is visible, it will immediately attract the attention of burglars who break into your home.


    4)  Under Your Flooring


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    When a robber comes into your home, they look for the most popular hiding places for safes. If they are unable to locate the safe, they may give up and leave before any valuables are stolen. As a result, placing a safe beneath the flooring is one of the best and most practical ways to hide a safe.

     If you are building a house, you can consider making a storage space for a safe under your flooring. Otherwise, you'll have to work with existing flooring. These hiding places are not suitable for flood-prone areas or for people who live below sea level.


    5)  The Laundry Room


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    A thief is unlikely to investigate your laundry room for cash or valuables, making it an ideal location for hiding a safe. To conceal a wall safe in your laundry room, place it within a cabinet with laundry items.


    6)  In the Garage or Basement


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    Basements and garages are usually messy and need a lot of digging to find anything of genuine value. As a result, they are a perfect site for a safe. If at all feasible, conceal your safe under a vent or an electric box to make it even more difficult to find. If not, bury it beneath a pile of mundane old boxes marked "clothes".


    7)  Under Your Staircase


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    You can conceal your safe in a secret compartment beneath your staircase. To do this, you will need to remove the stair tread, insert your safe and reattach it with a piano hinge so that you can lower or raise the tread. If you're handy with a saw, you could remove the riser. For this alternative, you should seek the advice of an expert. In either case, a burglar will not consider checking the stairs.


    8)  Behind a Drawer 


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    If your safe is small enough, you can conceal it in a drawer. To do this, you will need to make a false bottom to the selected drawer. The faux board will be difficult to see among all the clothing in the drawer.


    9)  A Child's Room


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    Thieves rarely search a child's room making it a great option for a hidden safe. While deciding on a location within the room, you can place the safe in a far corner of your child's closet, where it will not be disturbed by toys. As a safe cover disguise, you can also build a false wall.


    10)  A Fireplace/Mantle


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    Many fireplaces are neglected these days, but that doesn't mean they can't be used to conceal your safe. Hide your safe behind the mantel trim or behind a fireplace for a secure storage location that thieves will never find.


    Factors to Consider When Hiding a Safe


    Here are a few things to think about when concealing your hidden safes:


    1)  Consider the Contents of the Safe


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    Before you can choose the ideal hiding spot for your safe, you must first decide what will be stored in the safe. If you intend to keep a gun in the safe, you'll want it to be in a spot that you can easily access in case of an emergency. If you simply intend to use the safe to safeguard personal items and do not intend to use it frequently, you can place it in a less accessible location.


    2)  Consider the Dimensions of the Safe


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    The size of the safe influences your hiding spot. If you have a larger safe, be sure you have enough space in your home to store it out of sight. Smaller safes are easier to conceal since they can fit into smaller areas.


    3)  Make Sure That You Can Open the Door to the Safe


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    Another factor to consider when installing the safe is the door. Some safes open at a 180-degree angle while others open at a 90-degree angle. You must ensure that wherever you hide your safe, you can unlock the door.


    Tips and Tricks When Hiding a Safe


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    Before you start searching for the ideal hiding spot in your home for your house safe, keep the following points in mind:


    • When selecting a hiding place, avoid the most obvious locations such as the master bedroom. Additionally avoid storing a safe behind bed frames, pull-out drawers beneath the bed, under mattress storage, etc. These are obvious storage locations for hiding valuables and precious items.
    • Consider installing a decoy or diversion safe in a visible location and filling it with cheap jewelry. A thief may be misled into believing that he has discovered your treasures when the genuine safe is concealed away. Travah is a great place to look for diversion safes.
    • Avoid using portable safes with locks. Even if the thief is unable to access the safe in your home, he will just take it elsewhere to break the lock.




    We hope this post has shown you how to hide a safe in your house. Don't want to go to the trouble of finding a safe hiding place for your safe? Fortunately, there are a variety of household items that can be used as safes to conceal valuables. To shop for such a safe, check out Travah.