The solid steel blast doors are cumbersome and ugly, but with a bit of renovation magic it can be transformed into something useful and amazing. Here are 7 ideas on how to make use of the space:

1) An outlet for your creativity
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Turn the large door into a large chalkboard for shopping lists or draw up a storm when you feel creative.
This ID turned a side of the bomb shelter into a feature wall for a cosy, creative nook for the owner.

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The chalkboard idea could make a great feature wall for a home.

2) To store your shoes
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Custom shelves, as created by this ID, can be placed within the large storage space to create a safe havan for your shoes.

3) Hidden behind a bookshelf
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This ID built a series of custom bookshelves slim enough to fit into the corridor, with a pivoting panel perfect for hiding the bomb shelter door. The storage options are endless!

4) Flaunt it with a decor feature
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This ID turned only a portion of the door into a Parisian-themed white board for the owner.

5) Distract the eye with a lighting feature instead
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This ID made use of a light from Habitat to hang over the flush door that hides the bomb shelter.

6) Hide it behind mirrors
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Not only do mirrors make your home appear larger, they're great for hiding bomb shelters as this ID shows here.

7) Hide it behind a feature wall!
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The plywood feature wall added by the ID brings a raw touch to the home, complementing the white brick wall.