Radiators, pillars, televisions, air conditioners… and all those things that destroy the harmony of your house can be hidden. Look how!
1. WITH TWO PANELS: TV, SIGHT AND UNSEEN
If your television is on a piece of furniture, we have the ideal idea that will hide it when you are not watching.
The solution. Hang two boards from bearings that slide down a top rail.
2. HIDE THE FIREPLACE
There is a double strategy to avoid the feeling of a chimney hole and also to hide its blackened interior …
The solution. First you can ‘fill’ the fireplace with a nice basket or with perfectly cut and placed firewood. Then put something on it that really draws attention and makes us forget what is underneath. A mirror is a very common and effective resource, especially if it reflects something beautiful like a window. The pictures also work, although in this case we have to make sure that the chimney draft is very effective so that it does not damage them.
3. I LOVE THE FIREPLACE, BUT I DON’T USE IT
We all have that ideal image of the fireplace, but its usual use is not very comfortable in small and city flats: the dirt, the space to store firewood…
4. BEAMS AND COLUMNS AS PROTAGONISTS
What do you think if instead of looking at them as a problem we see them as an opportunity? Isn’t it true that if they were made of wood you would love them? Well, you can always make them protagonists.
The solution. There are options to cover them with wood if they pay for your environment. But if you are looking for a more urban look, you can paint them in a contrasting color (even imitating wrought or oxidized iron) or, as in this case, recover their natural cement structure.
5. HOW TO HIDE RADIATORS
It is common for radiators to be placed under the window, in fact, it is much more efficient. And is that the cold air that enters through the window heats up as it passes over the radiator. Mind you, they are so inconvenient under the windows!
The solution. Some modules are sold ready-made and ready to install. They are not a bad option, because a radiator cover must be well designed so as not to lose caloric capacity. We can also design, as in this case, a piece of furniture as you integrate it, as has been done in these two twin bookcases.
6. IF YOUR HOUSE IS CLASSIC, CLASSIC RADIATORS
We don’t always have to hide them. Iron radiators get very hot and are a real gem that is becoming less and less at home. They bring that air of an elegant and nostalgic past.
The solution. If you already have some nice old radiators, paint them in a color that looks and stands out. If you don’t have them, you can look for a piece in rakes and antique dealers so that they can be seen more.
7. DRAWER GAP IS ALSO A GOOD SOLUTION
If the idea of hiding the iron in a mobile cart does not convince you, there is another very effective solution.
The solution. Dispense with one of the drawers to place a removable ironing board. The table is fixed to guides that are screwed to the inside of the furniture.
8. A HOOD IN AN OPEN KITCHEN
Kitchen hoods take up a lot of space, also visual. Like the rest of the appliances, it can also break the decorative style of the kitchen, especially if it is open.
The solution. Panel as many appliances as possible and choose a ceiling hood. They are just as effective and much easier to clean.
9. THAT THE DISORDER DOES NOT ENTER THE HOUSE
One of the main black points of a house is disorder, to keep it at bay, we have to tackle the problem from the beginning.
The solution. It begins by having a well-organized hall so that chaos does not enter the house. Unless you are minimalist and very neat, it is always better to have a closed closet than a coat rack.
10. MAKE LIFE EASY AND BEAUTIFUL
Clothes and the bedroom are another sticking point, sometimes it is not just thinking about having enough closets, but also in our customs. What can we do if our beau is collapsed or shirts are hanging from closet pulls?
The solution. We have to think of a system to be able to leave the clothes ready the day before or ventilating the day after. Find a little corner where you can put a small bar (or three or four nice knobs) to hang the hangers. Here they have taken advantage of the upper part of the dresser.