Hey all...I'm trying to find ways to create hidden storage (for money, food, water, medicine, etc) in my house. I have a couple of ideas, but I'm not sure if they're feasible (nor do I know how to create them myself), so I'd love some input. I've tried internet searches and haven't come up with much, but I know you guys often have good ideas.
1. My home has a crawlspace foundation. I was thinking of creating a trap door in the laundry room and putting some kind of box (metal?) underneath it. Alternatively, would it be possible to dig out some kind of safe room/basement/storage room under my house?
2. I have a three-step staircase that needs to be remodeled, also over the crawlspace (it goes down to the garage). Would it be possible to incorporate some kind of storage (box under the landing, or drawers in the steps) into my remodeling plans? If I were to do drawers for food storage (apples, potatoes, etc), what kind of materials should I use?
3. My front entry floor is 3 inches lower than the dining room floor that it connects with. I plan to build up the entry floor to the same level as the dining room. Would there be enough space in between the current floor and the built-up floor to store anything?
4. I have an unused, but still wired, junction box in my kitchen. What would I need to do to get it out of the wall safely? I don't know if there's power to it or not; the door was fastened shut when the new junction box was installed in the garage.
TIA for any advice you can give!