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25 Home Features Experts Say Have a Secret Purpose

Of course you know that your home's front door serves as an entryway, the air conditioning system keeps the place cool, and those double-paned windows keep street noise to a peaceful minimum. However, your house has countless features that do things you probably never even knew about—and may even find surprising. From the secret benefit of dormer windows to the original reason for picture rails, here's a definitive list of just what the components of your home are really there for. And to make the most of any space, make sure you've considered these 20 Home Maintenance Tips Everyone Should Know.

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25 Home Features Experts Say Have a Secret Purpose

Those design elements in your house aren't just one trick ponies. We've compiled all the home features with secret purposes you won't believe.