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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?

A secret is hiding behind the bookcase

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A secret is hiding behind the bookcase
Libby has turned her basement into an exotic cocktail bar

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Libby has turned her basement into an exotic cocktail barCredit: Caters

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.

“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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The bar's entrance is hidden behind the bookcase

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The bar’s entrance is hidden behind the bookcase
Libby said she wanted a cool place to play music

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Libby said she wanted a cool place to play musicCredit: Caters
She spent £9,000 transforming the basement

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She spent £9,000 transforming the basementCredit: Caters
I transformed my council house into something that looks modern and expensive





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