A few years ago, most people might have been totally unfamiliar with the concept of a safe room, but they have grown in popularity, especially since crime rates constantly are going up around the country. But if you decide to make the leap, you need to realize that it is a major project, not something that is going to be cheap or simple.
The first thing to take into consideration is where the room should be located. There is no perfect location, but it is good to consider the path you would need to take to get to it and what path a prospective intruder would take. You wouldn’t want the safe room in a basement where you most likely would need to cross the path of an intruder to get there.
It is also important that there is sufficient support for the safe room, since it will add a considerable amount of weight. This is also important if it is to double as an earthquake shelter.