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Are you living in the United Kingdom? Then, your boiler is probably your most precious possession – especially now that autumn is here, and the weather is changing. Gone is the warm summer sunshine. Now there’s cold winds, cloudier days and falling leaves.
Are you cherishing your boiler more than ever? Well, it is that time of the year when you appreciate it the most.
No matter how much you need your boiler, you may not want it on display. If you are one of those lucky few whose boiler is in a cabinet – that is awesome!
However, if it is an eyesore, then you may want to consider ways to hide it. Here are some ways you can conceal your boiler within the existing design of your kitchen.
Ready to get started?
Hang a Chalkboard
Take a chalkboard and hang it in front of it. Not only will this hide your ugly boiler, but it’s functional too.
Use it to write your grocery list, schedules, or even as a chore chart for your kiddos.
The good part about using a chalkboard is that if you need to access it, for whatever purpose (perhaps servicing), the chalkboard can easily be removed.
Put Up Your Painting
Got a bit of Picasso in your blood? Add your creative touch to your boiler.
You can paint it, so it’s a decorative piece of art instead of an eyesore. Go for a pretty pattern or mural.
The boiler cover is your canvas and a chance for you to tell your kitchen story 🙂
If you go for this option, make sure to check what kind of paint is boiler friendly. Our recommendation? Get paint that is capable of resisting both moisture and heat.
However, we trust that you have already invested in a good boiler insurance policy.
Camouflage Your Boiler
Maybe you don’t want your boiler to stand out. In this case, paint it the same color as your kitchen.
This way, it fades into the background and gives your kitchen a more cohesive look.
Place in a Cupboard
Want to put your boiler inside of a kitchen cabinet? Just a few tips.
- The cabinet should have enough space that it can be fully accessed for repairs, maintenance, and annual checks.
- There should be ample ventilation for cooling air and combustion.
- It should also surpass the local fire standards.
Change the Boiler’s Position
Want to move your boiler completely? Well mate, this may not always be possible.
There are various reasons for this: perhaps it’s is too big for the area you have in mind. In this case, you might want to check out a compact gas version.
These will usually fit into a small bathroom, a bedroom, or an unutilized cabinet. These gas boilers are perfect for cozier, smaller sized homes.
Place Curtains or Blinds
If you do not want to make a cabinet from scratch to surround your boiler, you could place blinds or curtains in front of it. This is one of the budget friendlier alternatives many residents opt for.
There is no reason to suffer and be embarrassed by your ugly boiler. Use these tips to make your home truly yours. Best of luck!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.