How To Hide Ugly Plumbing In Your Home

Plumbing is a necessary feature of every home; the problem is that it does not always look that great. Those pipes that keep the water flowing through your home may not look exactly fantastic as an internal décor feature. The good news is that there are actions you can take which can help disguise parts of your plumbing system so that they do not detract from the overall appearance of the property.

You may think that it’s the quality of the plumbing that really matters, and you would be right to an extent. You can click here for more information about why having an efficient plumbing system in your home is so important. That being said, you want to make sure that this great plumbing does not create an ugly environment in your home. Let’s look at some top tips about how to ensure plumbing does not detract from the look of your interior home décor.


Build shelving around pipes

Building a book shelf is often a good idea anyway; these shelves not only give you extra space to keep your books they can also be an eye catching decorative feature in their own right. If you have pipes that you want to hide it makes sense to create a shelving feature around them.


Make pipes stand out

This is the complete opposite of hiding pipes away but it can work just as well. If you choose this option you are not trying to hide the pipes from view; you are making a feature out of them. There are several ways you can do this. One option is to paint the pipes in vibrant colours to complement other lively décor in your home.

Another option is to wrap the pipes in various materials such as decorative pipe wrapping material or fake foliage. Doing this can turn an ugly piece of piping into a work of art that attracts admiring glances.


Use a sink skirt

One of the most obvious places where you will find a lot of pipework in your home is under the sink in your kitchen. These pipes can be really unsightly and they can attract attention away from attractive furnishings in the kitchen. If you want to solve this problem you may want to create a sink skirt.


Of course, you can purchase ready-made sink skirts if you prefer but it’s easy to create one yourself. All you have to do is choose a fabric that fits with your kitchen decoration. This may mean choosing a fabric that stands out, and creates a talking point, or it may mean choosing a material that blends in so you can hardly notice it.

Plumbing features in your home can often look unsightly but, as you can see, it’s relatively easy to rectify this situation. Hopefully, our tips have helped give you the incentive to get creative and solve the problem of ugly plumbing in your home for good.


Tags: home, industrial interiors, plumbing, shelving around pipes, sink skirt

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