Home hides incredible secret behind bookcase after woman spent £9,000 transforming basement

A HOME is hiding an incredible secret behind a bookcase after a £9,000 transformation.

Its owner did not want a conventional living room so she came up with a different idea- can you guess what is it?


Libby Freeman, from Brighton, has transformed her previously dark and spooky basement into a glamorous cocktail bar that is accessed by a secret bookcase door.

The 39-year-old jewellery designer didn't want the room to be centred around a TV and she says that she wanted to have a cool space where she could hang out and play music.

Libbey added: "The basement was the selling point of the house. I saw it and immediately thought I could do something really cool with that.

"I wanted a living space with a twist. I call it the secret underground cocktail bar.

"I would describe the room as tropical 70's chic.

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"Apart from having the bookshelf door made, the room plastered and the electrics and radiator installed, I did all the decorating myself.

"It was hours of painting so that was hard work, but luckily I’d already done a fair bit of decorating in the past, so it helped loads with the basement.

"The project cost £9,000 including all of the furniture and the secret door."

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