Do You Hide Or Embrace Your Home's Essential Facilities?

When it comes to interiors, we strive for beauty, clean lines, and a stylish finish. But sometimes, as you look around the room, you can find one or two blemishes that create disharmony. Boilers, toilet pipes, heaters and radiators can all become a bit of an eyesore. So what can you do about these essential facilities? Do you attempt to hide them, or embrace them as they represent the function and modern comforts of your home?


It’s not easy to hide something as large as a boiler. Sometimes the location of the boiler can help you figure out the best way to avoid it being on show. A small one in the kitchen may be hidden inside a standard kitchen cupboard. This facade means it is never on show, but essential access for maintenance is easy.

Some are situated upstairs in a cupboard. You might use this cupboard for storing linen or bedding. Why not fit the cupboard out to be functional, organized, and attractive in your home? A standard interior door will clean up the appearance of your hallway area. Inside, you can fit an additional door or panel to hide away the boiler. Shelves and drawers can then hold your items in an effective way.

Heaters and radiators can be intrusive as well as unattractive. It’s almost impossible to color-match them to the walls or skirting boards because of their unusual texture. Thankfully, some manufacturers are realizing that heaters need to be more attractive and stylish to fit well in the home. Options like the Stelpro baseboard heater provide clean lines, curves, and seductive finishes to enhance the appearance of the home.

Panel heaters and fireplaces also offer an alternative style to enjoy in the room. Many homes enjoy vented heating. This means there are no cumbersome heaters blocking up the wall. But vents can also be unattractive. They’re difficult to clean too. If you visit your DIY store, you may find a few different styles of vent to replace the cover of the one in your room. However, it may be better to disguise it. Clever placement of furniture will keep it out of view. Disguise it with a bookcase surround. Be sure not to place anything directly in front of a vent or heater.


Plumbing is essential to the comfort of our homes. It runs wastewater out of the house. And it circulates the hot water to our faucets and heating systems. Unfortunately, plastic and copper piping is unattractive and intrusive. Many bathrooms are now installed with fitted furniture that conveniently hides all those pipes we don’t want to see. It also provides more storage and cleaner lines for the room. Even toilet manufacturers have responded to our desire for more minimalist designs.

Of course, there are some occasions when you want to embrace the appearance of a period heater, radiator, or toilet. When you’re looking to restore original features like this, their presence is essential. Of course, a lick of paint may help tidy it up to today’s tastes a little! Love your home and all it houses.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.


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