Parents surprise son by turning secret attic into gorgeous playroom

He may have wanted a lego set or a remote control car, but the gift this Californian boy received for his birthday was beyond anything you could buy in a store. His parents had prepared a real once-in-a-lifetime surprise...

There's a big secret hidden behind this innocent-looking dresser. Two whole years after they'd moved in to the house, they decided it was time to reveal it.

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A hidden door leads up to a secret attic.

It was in terrible condition at first but this boy's parents knew it wasn't going to stay that way. 

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If their son had known that such a dark, creepy room was hidden right there behind his dresser, he would probably have been terrified.

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Would you want to crawl in here?

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They spent an entire year renovating the room. They had to keep it completely secret though, so he would get the full surprise on his birthday!

Finally the day arrived and they arranged a wild scavenger hunt, luring him with clues through the secret doorway... 

He was stunned!

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With lights, bright colors, and a gorgeous map of the world, they'd turned a gloomy hole into a fantastic secret playroom: the perfect place to hide your treasures, retreat to and relax — or to make lots of noise in! 

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Every evening one of his parents reads him a bedtime story in the secret playroom... 

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Don't the pictures make you want to be a kid again? Or maybe to check your home for any secret doors you hadn't noticed...?

What fantastic parents to turn a musty attic into a little kid's paradise. Plus, it's a pretty good place to hide their valuables. No burglar is ever finding this secluded spot! Simply one of the best home improvement projects ever. 

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