5 LED Applications to Elevate Your Home

5 LED Applications to Elevate Your Home

One of the simplest ways to amp up your home’s appeal is through lighting. Often times we barely notice the effect our lighting has on the spaces we occupy. With the recent innovations in LED strip lighting, it’s now easier than ever to add an elegant...
How to Remodel Your Closet- Without Remodeling Your Closet

How to Remodel Your Closet- Without Remodeling Your Closet

Whether it’s a few built in shelves with a small hanging rod, or an elaborate second room dedicated to the careful storing of slacks, shoes, and slips- here are 5 ways to remodel your closet without remodeling your closet! Lighted closet rods  Almost all closets have...
5 Savory Kitchen Solutions

5 Savory Kitchen Solutions

We all know you shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you, so why would you neglect the room that homes those sweet and savory snacks that curb your hangriness. Secret Spice Racks Spice racks are like the socks of kitchen items. Most often they end up getting shoved in...
WTF…MDF??

WTF…MDF??

When it comes to choosing building materials for word working and cabinetry it can sometimes feel like the debate between MDF, plywood, and hardwood is part of a Trump campaign agenda. Let’s not lose our heads here. Below is a simple breakdown of some pros and cons of...
Why We’re So Pinterested

Why We’re So Pinterested

Connecting without connecting has become a near obsession in today’s society. One social media app however is taking an entirely different approach to the “why and how we use social media” app game.  Pinterest is a “visual discovery tool” social media app that allows...
Five Ways to Take Your Man Cave To The Next Level

Five Ways to Take Your Man Cave To The Next Level

About 30 percent of new single-family homes built later than 2013 have at least a partial basement. Other than being the area of the house people don’t see, (and, therefore, usually the place you’re allows to leave blankets strewn about,) what are people doing with...
Pinterest Worthy Storage Solutions for Your Small Space

Pinterest Worthy Storage Solutions for Your Small Space

Pinterest Worthy Storage Solutions for Your Small Space While most of us would love to have a huge basement or attic full of custom shelving to store our treasures (and the junk we can’t bear to let go), the truth is that not every home has that kind of space...
Styling Your Bookcase And Concealing Your Murphy Door

Styling Your Bookcase And Concealing Your Murphy Door

Styling Your Bookcase And Concealing Your Murphy Door Creating visual interest in your bookshelves can add style and function to your interior space. If you are looking for a few ways to incorporate artwork, decorative objects, plants, and of course books into your...
6 Hidden Passageways in Castles, Manors, and More

6 Hidden Passageways in Castles, Manors, and More

6 Hidden Passageways in Castles, Manors, and More If you’ve ever come across one, you probably know how that fantasy-like addition to your home becomes a true craving. The mystery and intrigue that comes with discovering or experiencing a secret passage inspire the...
Dazzling Decor Trends of 2016

Dazzling Decor Trends of 2016

It’s time to remodel, and you need to know what design elements are trending. Why make the investment in a kitchen or bath design that’s only going to be obsolete within the year? Or worse — one that was never in vogue at all. This year’s...
Six DIY Decor Projects Your Living Room Will Love

Six DIY Decor Projects Your Living Room Will Love

Sometimes, the most difficult part of creating a cozy, cohesive space lies in accessorizing. Living rooms, especially, need that little added touch of personalization to tie them together. But after maxing out your budget on the remodel, purchasing a roomful of...
Trendy Doors for Your Home

Trendy Doors for Your Home

Trendy Doors for Your Home When it comes to design, highlighting the entrance (or exit) to a room can be a knockout focal point in your space. So much of architecture and design focuses on the sense of entry into a building or space, because it sets the tone and the...
7 Amazing Hidden Gun Storage Solutions

7 Amazing Hidden Gun Storage Solutions

The right to bear arms is one every homeowner in America enjoys. But if you’re one of the millions of responsible gun-owners in this nation, you know that how you store your weapons is just as important as how you carry them. Keep children, family members and...
2016’s Trendiest Interior Design Paint Colors

2016’s Trendiest Interior Design Paint Colors

A nicely designed home interior encompasses a number of elements, including flooring choices, window treatments, and lighting. The element that packs the biggest punch by far, however, is color. Your wall colors set the mood of your entire room, whether you’re...
Trendy DIY Bookends for Your Hidden Bookcase Door

Trendy DIY Bookends for Your Hidden Bookcase Door

Your new Murphy Bookcase door is a stunning addition to any home, but there’s an artful science behind filling it. Sleek and classy can become cluttered if you fill every shelf to its capacity. Opt instead for displaying just your favorite books — those...
Adults Playing Hide & Seek

Adults Playing Hide & Seek

  The Magic of Hide and Seek Hide & Seek is a widely known, typical children’s game, where a number of players hide to be found by one or more people seeking for them. The game, even if we haven’t played for years, is one that we instinctively know the rules...
Remodeling Small Spaces: Making More out of Less

Remodeling Small Spaces: Making More out of Less

The key to efficiency is making the most out of what you’ve got. Small homes don’t have to feel small if you know how to maximize your space. The Murphy Door, hidden door bookshelf is a huge help when it comes to these kinds of remodels. They allow you to save space...
Because “Hardware” Shouldn’t be “Hard” to Use

Because “Hardware” Shouldn’t be “Hard” to Use

Here at Murphy Door Inc. we pride ourselves on bringing professional quality materials to the novice. The instructions that accompany our products make them surprisingly easy to assemble.  So with just basic carpentry skills you can put together your hidden door...
Using Pinterest In Your Home Remodeling

Using Pinterest In Your Home Remodeling

Pinterest in the last 3 years, has reached all new levels of success. The fact that millions use Pinterest for personal and business use shows how far Pinterest has come from a humble niche. Today we are going to break some of the worries you may have about Pinterest,...
Famous Homes with Secret Passages

Famous Homes with Secret Passages

There is just something about secret passageways that never gets old. We are pretty sure secret passageways date all the way back to the time of the pyramids. For some reason people love the mystery that comes with hidden door bookshelves, or hidden passageways. The...
Winchester House

Winchester House

Hidden door bookshelves are often equated with mystery and intrigue. The case of Winchester House is no different. Located in beautiful San Jose, Calif., this mansion has 160 rooms, including 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 40 staircases and three elevators. Sarah...
Secret Passages with a Bizarre Twist

Secret Passages with a Bizarre Twist

  There is something that innately draws humans to create secret passages and tunnels. For some it’s the thrill of adventure and others it is mainly for survival. In this post we are going to look at two secret passages that have interesting stories associated...
Anne Frank and the Hidden Annex

Anne Frank and the Hidden Annex

  Hidden door bookshelves are an amazing addition to any home. Whether you need a private getaway or a place to keep your valuables. It is important to remember that bookshelves at one time were the difference between life and death. The following is an excerpt...

Scooby Doo and the Hidden Door Bookshelf

I know you’ve seen this video before. And not only once, you’ve probably seen it a lot. Scooby Doo may have made the bookshelf door famous! It’s used several times in their intro video and every good episode of Scooby Doo involves a hidden door bookshelf. It could be...