The plumbing is a vital part of the home. Although the plumbing pipes are essential, they do not offer much in the way of attractiveness. Sometimes they can draw attention away from the design and appeal of a room. Whether it is exposed pipes, ceiling pipes, or wall pipes, there are a number of ways that you can hide the pipes.
1. If you have pipes running down the side of the wall, consider a decorative curtain. All that you need to do is install a curtain rod and acquire a stylish curtain to attach to the curtain rod. The appealing curtain will drop down over the pipes. Another way of covering pipes running down the side of the wall is to wrap ribbon all the way around the pipe moving from the top to bottom. Make sure you wrap it tight as you work your way down the pipe and secure it at the bottom. Then, you can add decorations on the pipe such as vines and silk flowers.
2. When hiding fixture pipes such as the pipes coming from the bathroom sink to the wall, there are many stylish cabinets that can be installed under the sink that will completely hide the pipes until you open the cabinet door. The exposed pipes can also be painted with an attractive colour.
3. Another method of hiding pipes is to build a box around the pipes. You can then paint or drywall and decorate the box so that it matches the design of the room. You can even build a box that goes all the way up to the ceiling for pipes that run down the side of the wall. You can use either wood or sheet rock. To build a box, you just have to first cut four pieces of plywood or sheet rock. Then, cut four pieces of 1×2 furring strips to correspond with the height of the box. Screw the furring strips to the edges of two of the box sides. This will allow you to secure the entire box. Screw the back of the box into the wall studs. Attach the two sides of the box into the furring strips. Attach the front piece of plywood. For bigger areas that have a lot of piping such as the basement, you can add some hinges to top of the panel so that it can be lifted up and moved when you want to access the pipes.
4. For pipes that hang from or are attached to the ceiling, you can lower the ceiling to hide the pipes. This takes a bit of work, but it is a very effective way of covering the pipes.
If you have exposed pipes, you may be unhappy with how they look, particularly when compared to the rest of the room. Fortunately, with a little planning and creativity, you should be able to cover the pipes and make the room much more attractive. If you need assistance, it is always helpful to contact a plumber or contractor. They will be able to offer some helpful and expert advice on covering your plumbing pipes.