How to Design a Gun Room Home Design Wiki

Gun cabinets, vaults, and safes are a great way to avoid security issues and keep everything in one place.

Does size matter? Well, the hammer rubbing against the stock, or the barrel rubbing against the barrel, is unavoidable. You have to take ten guns out of the cabinet to find the one you need, then try to put them all back. There must be a better option available. There exists a. However, few people take advantage of the option because they believe they don’t have enough space for a handgun safe, let alone a full-fledged armory room. But, a dedicated gun room is an answer to the prayers of the serious gun collector.

How to design a gun room

Location selection

Due to its dual use, an armory requires frequent access, which compromises its safety and security. Our suggestions are as follows:

  • Choose a relatively hidden location, such as a closet, basement, or mechanical room. It’s okay if the gun room is far away, unless you’re planning on going there in an emergency.
  • Make sure the designation of the room as a weapons room is practical. For example, avoid choosing a space that your family uses frequently for mundane tasks, such as a laundry room.
  • If possible, choose a location with natural fire resistance, such as an exterior concrete wall or one in the basement.
  • Consider your gun collection and make sure your chosen space can accommodate it.
  • If you are remodeling an existing room to build your gun safe, choose a location with few obstructions and entry points to allow for cost effective shielding and installation.


Once you’ve decided on your chest type, the fun begins: deciding how to display/store your weapons. First, consider buying a safe to keep inside the safe if you don’t want it displayed. The safe doesn’t need to be the most expensive since it’s already fortified. Thin metal lockers will suffice. Along with propping them up on walls or leaving them in holsters on the floor, you’ll have a few basic options for displaying your weapons in your safe.

For starters, you can create your storage solutions using your welding and carpentry skills. Second, a local cabinetmaker or metal fabricator can create your custom design. Be sure to trust this person or have them build the cabinets when they are installed. Third, niche companies sell modular storage solutions and offer sleek solutions that can be tailored to your safe size and firearms requirements. Finally, you can also look for display solutions at hardware stores and online that you can customize and install yourself.

How to design a gun room

Security levels

In determining whether the storage arrangements are sufficiently secure, the police will take into account the circumstances of each case and the overall security arrangements, including the security of the premises where the firearms and ammunition are kept. It may be useful to consider the levels of security that may be applied in a given situation. When it comes to securing firearms, three levels of security are generally accepted.

Level 1: In most cases this is applicable and can be accommodated with the help of an appropriate gun cabinet. When only one firearm is held, a gun clip may suffice. Other factors to consider include whether the property is in a low crime area and whether exterior doors and windows have appropriate locking devices.

Level 2: Where additional security is desired. This could be due to a high crime rate, repeat victimization, or the presence of a large number of guns. Exit doors fitted with BS3621 locks, an audible intruder alarm covering the area where weapons are stored and possibly the division of risk by providing more than one cabinet would provide additional security.

Level 3: Where the risk is deemed the greatest. It is best to spread the risk, especially when there are a large number of weapons involved. Additional targeted reinforcement of the storage cabinet(s) and an audible anti-intrusion alarm protecting all the premises can be considered.

Final Thoughts

Weapons room design is primarily about function and form, with some room for embellishment. The beauty of exhibiting firearms is that they become an art. The armories are as distinctive as the kitchens. Just as you consider the layout and composition of a kitchen based on the skills and needs of whoever does the majority of the cooking, the size, structure, and functionality of the gun room should be designed with home shoot function.

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