While your laundry room is designed to be a functional space, that doesn’t mean you need to live with exposed pipes. There are a few ways you can make the room more attractive by hiding its plumbing. Even better, you can do these yourself without hiring an expensive contractor.
Hide Plumbing With Your Appliances
If your home is being built for you, ask that the plumbing be low enough on the wall that you can hide it behind the washer and dryer. If you can see the plumbing between the appliances, put a small table there to conceal it. This will also hide cords and vents.
Install a Fabric Curtain
You can buy and install a fabric curtain to conceal unsightly plumbing. You can either attach the curtain to shelving over your appliances or on a tension rod you put between the walls on both sides. When you need to use your appliances, simply lift the curtain out of the way. This works best with side-by-side washers and dryers.
Install Sliding Doors
You can install sliding doors in front of your appliances to conceal the plumbing. This requires some basic carpentry skills, though. You need wood panels, tracking, a top shelf, and hardware. You can paint or stain the wood panels to make them more attractive. You just slide the wood panels out of the way when you need to use the washer and dryer. To prevent denting the walls, install rubber stops.
Box Them In
You can box in exposed plumbing. This means building a small box around them. Ideally, the pipes are grouped together. Use 1/2-inch plywood and cut it to your desired length using a circular or chop saw. You’ll need four pieces to build the box.
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