Most people don’t know what to do with their cold room – it’s usually just a small, cramped space in the basement that gets used as a storage room. But did you know you can convert your cold room into an actual vault? By making a few simple changes, you can turn your cold room into the perfect place to store your hunting equipment – and it won’t cost you a fortune!
A gun room is a way to go if you enjoy being a gunsmith or a hunter. A well-organized and well-stocked gunroom can make life a lot easier – and more enjoyable – for enthusiasts of all experience levels.
Benefits of Transforming Your Cold Room Into a Gun Room
First and foremost, a gun room can provide a safe and secure place to store your firearms. This is especially important if you have kids or other people living in your home who shouldn’t have access to guns. A vault will keep your firearms out of reach of household members, guests or potential burglars, and help ensure they are always stored in compliance with the law.
You Get to Have a Fancy Collection Display!
Second, a gun room can be used as a display case for your collection of rifles. If you’re a hunter or a gun enthusiast, chances are you have a few rifles that you’re particularly proud of, so why not put these on display in your vault? You can use the walls to create a beautiful rack of your rifles, and you can also use the space to store other hunting equipment, such as ammunition, scopes, and binoculars.
It Saves You Money on a Conventional Safe
Every “man-toys” collector knows there’s never enough space in a gun safe. More barrels, more ammo, and equipment – at some point, you need a larger safe for your precious toys. When you tell a safes expert it’s a gun safe you need; you would be advised to get a larger safe in advance.
But if you use your cold room as a vault, you don’t need a safe at all. And you don’t need to split between jewelry, docs, and gun storage – you have a real vault now, isn’t it cool ☺
You Get to Increase the Value of the Property With a Special Feature
If you’re looking for a way to add value to your home, converting your cold room into a gun room or safe room is a great idea. These days, more and more people are looking for homes with unique features, and panic room could be a huge “wow”, especially for women (who decide in 75% time). With this project, you can significantly increase the value of your home.
How to Convert a Cold Room Into a Firearms Room
So you’ve got a cold room that you want to convert into a place to store your hunting equipment or firearms collection. Here are some suggested practices for building, finishing and maintain it:
Choose a durable flooring material.
When it comes to protecting your guns from the elements, a cold room is a great option. But what flooring should you use to protect your guns from moisture and temperature changes? Here are a few things to consider when choosing a flooring material for your gun vault:
- Wood floors could be a good option for gun vaults, but choose a type of wood that is naturally resistant to moisture and temperature changes. Hardwoods like oak and maple are good choices.
- Carpet might be a good choice if you’re looking for a softer flooring option. Many types of carpets are specifically designed to resist moisture and temperature changes, making them ideal for gun vaults.
- Laminate is another moisture-resistant flooring option that can be a good choice for gun vaults. It’s also easy to clean and maintain, making it a low-maintenance option.
Whatever type of flooring you choose for your gun vault, make sure it’s durable enough to stand up to the elements. Concrete, hardwood, carpet, and linoleum are all good choices.
Make sure the walls are well insulated.
When doing this project, one of the most important things you can do is ensure the walls are properly insulated. This will help to keep the temperature inside the vault consistent, which is critical for preserving your guns and keeping them in good condition.
There are a few different ways you can insulate the walls of your gun vault, so talk to a professional to see what would work best in your situation. With proper insulation, you can rest assured that your guns will be safe and sound – and in excellent condition – for years to come.
Install shelves or racks to store your gear on.
By installing shelves or racks, you can store your guns in a safe and secure location. This will also help to keep your guns organized and out of the way so they’re not taking up valuable space in your home. Plus, it’s a good idea to have a dedicated space for your gun collection to access them when needed easily.
Install a dehumidifier to help control the humidity levels in the room.
When converting a cold room into a gun vault, it’s important to control the humidity levels to prevent rusting. Installing a dehumidifier is an easy way to do this.
Dehumidifiers pull moisture out of the air and collect it in a built-in reservoir. You can then empty the reservoir when it gets full. Dehumidifiers come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one perfect for your space. Just be sure to get one rated for the size of your room.
And once you have your dehumidifier up and running, check the humidistat periodically to ensure it’s working properly to ensure your gun vault stays dry and rust-free.
Consider adding a security system.
Regarding gun safety, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You should consider adding a security system to your gun vault. This way, you can rest assured that your guns are protected from thieves and intruders.
There are a variety of security systems on the market, so you can find one that fits your needs and budget. But at the very least, you should consider adding a security camera to your gun vault. This way, you can keep an eye on your guns even when you’re not home.
Converting Your Cold Room Into a Safe Room
If you live in a neighborhood with high crime rates or if you’re a wealthy family that kidnappers could target, consider building a “panic room” in your home. The idea is very similar –- this could be easily achieved by installing a vault door in your cold-room. By doing this, you can level up the security of your home – and if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, you’ll have a safe place to take refuge.
Residential Vault Door by INKAS Safes
Whether you want to safeguard your valuables, securely store your firearms, or protect your family from harm, Residential Vault Door by INKAS Safes is the perfect solution.
The door comes with all the components necessary for installation, it’s modular and easily transferred to the basement. It takes two people about 30 minutes to install the vault door using a simple toolbox available in every household. Because of the “modular” door mode, it could be delivered in secrecy so that your neighbors won’t know that your household has a vault.
And have we mentioned it has a ballistic steel plate? It does; this product is produced by a leading North-American armored car manufacturer, INKAS® Group.
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