What are the things you want people to notice most when they first look around your home? The period features. Impressive stone fireplace. Original wooden flooring. It probably isn’t your heating system.
Even though a lot of modern boilers are much smaller and sleeker than their predecessors, you’d probably prefer it to be out of sight. If you are fed up looking at an unsightly boiler and decided it was time to get a new boiler installed in a more attractive spot, then this guide is for you.
MOST CREATIVE WAYS TO HIDE YOUR HEATING SYSTEM
“Hiding a boiler could increase the value of your home.”
We will look at some clever and creative ideas for covering it up or hiding it from view.
BUILD A BESPOKE KITCHEN CABINET
Hiding your boiler away in a kitchen cabinet is fine if your boiler is only small but what about a boiler that takes up a lot of wall space and has visible pipework on the show? In this case, you could have a bespoke cupboard built to house the boiler and any pipes that run to and from the unit. Get it made to fit the exact size of the space and in whatever style you want – from industrial chic to rustic farmhouse.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
A simple curtain can be used to cover the unsightly pipes below your boiler. A spring-loaded curtain rod will allow you to hang the curtain without drilling into any walls. Then you can hang a curtain made from a fabric that matches the rest of your kitchen. If you have kitchen curtains or blinds, a matching fabric would help your curtain to blend in. You’ll also be able to easily remove it for access for cleaning.
BUILD A BOOKCASE
Your bookcase can be as simple or as elegant as you like. Assemble it yourself or hire a carpenter to build a bespoke unit that perfectly fits the space. Build the bookcase around your heating system, or even create your very only secret panel. House the boiler in a cupboard but fix bookshelves to the front of the panel – it will look just like part of your library!
Why not simply hide your heating system in plain sight? If you don’t have sufficient space to install a cupboard, then you could try painting your boiler. Paint it the same colour as your wall to blend in with the rest of the room, or create a clever design so it looks like a wooden panel or brick wall.
“These are just some of the ways to hide your boiler and give your house a more refined look without spending a lot of money.”
So, there you have it – lots of clever ideas for covering up the heating system. We hope we’ve given you some inspiration to try one of them out, and don’t be put off spending a bit of time and money on this activity. Taking some care and attention to spruce up your boiler’s surroundings, or relocating it to another part of the house, can not only improve the style of your property but can also help with its value.