5 Creative Ways to Cover Up Those Unsightly Household Pipes!
There is nothing worse than stepping into a room and seeing exposed features
like ceiling pipes, air ducts, electrical pipes, or plumbing lines. They are necessary in order for the home to function properly,
but from a designer’s point of view, they can be a real eyesore. Exposed pipes
of any kind can make what could be a potentially attractive room look a little less attractive. Of course there are more expensive options for dealing with these exposed
pipes, for example by installing a new ceiling, putting in cabinets, or even reconstructing
walls to cover the exposed pipes. However, there are also the high costs of
having to hire professional contractors to complete the tasks. This of course
costs a decent amount of money and can take some time. So what is the middle ground? How can you find a way to cover up those
exposed pipes while staying within budget? The answer is pretty simple, get
creative! Below you will find a few innovative ideas to get you started. Home Décor Tip: Before you start working on decorating a room that
has exposed pipes such as air ducts, you should contact a professional for HVAC service repair or installation. It is
always best to have your heating and cooling system serviced to ensure that
it is working properly before you start painting and designing a room. This way
they would not have to destroy your craftsmanship later on if something goes wrong. 1. Incorporate The Pipes If you can not beat them, you might as well join them! A great way to deal
with exposed pipes is to simply incorporate them into your overall design.
Going with an industrial theme in the room can allow a great canvas for the
pipes to stand out. Going with an neutral tone color wall with either copper or
black pipes can be a great addition to the room. Incorporate a few industrial pieces, a beautiful rug and you are good to go. 2. Build A Shelf Around It Another option for exposed pipes in a room would be to build a shelf around
it. Storage shelves are always a great addition to any home décor. Not only do
they look good but they are pretty functional and can take away the attention
from the eyesore known as exposed piping in the room. 3. Use A Sink Skirt Trying to redesign your kitchen but you have a lot of pipes exposed?
Creating a neat little sink skirt is fairly easy and gets rid of the problem
with very little investment. You will need to choose a nice fabric that will
either blend in or stand out as an accent in your kitchen. If you are not too
handy with a sewing machine, the next best solution would be to purchase a
ready made sink skirt. There are several different styles you can consider that will
also match your kitchen décor. 4. Paint The Pipes If the exterior condition of the pipes is in pretty good shape, but the
color is simply throwing off the design of your room, then you could consider
paint the pipes to match the room. You can choose to paint them a color
that will match your wall or ceiling (depending on where the pipes are located)
or you can paint them an accent color to add character to the room. 5. Design Tape If you are not too handy with a paintbrush then you probably do not want to
paint the pipes as it can look more unattractive if it is not done correctly.
Fear not DIYers as there is another option that can still make the pipe’s
exterior look a lot better, you can always use a design tape. There is now a tape that comes already
colored with different patterns that you can simply wrap around the pipes
instead. This is just a few ways you can cover up those ugly pipes and bring any room
in your home to life. Updating
your home’s décordoes not have to be expensive. With a creative mind, and
a few arts and craft skills you can turn those household eyesores into
beautiful accessories that compliment the look and feel of the home. Have fun
trying these ideas in your own home, and even turn it into a fun family
Welcome to my blog. I am an Interior Decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Married and a mommy to my 9 year old son. Through this blog, I will be sharing my passion for design and my inspirations with you. Occasionally, I will also be showing you my home and some of my clients' decorating projects. I am a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through creativity and smart shopping. Currently, I am offering e-design (online decorating) service at an affordable rate to help you create a home that reflects you, a home that will make you smile every time you walk through the door. Hope you have fun following along. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!
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