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5 Hacks to Hide Plumbing Pipes


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5 Hacks to Hide Plumbing Pipes

Bathroom5 Hacks to Hide Plumbing Pipes

You may have purchased an old house with an equally aged structure. Despite completing renovation work over the years, it’s still likely that the household plumbing pipes are visible. So, the question is, how can you make exposed piping more aesthetically pleasing? Here are five hacks to conceal your plumbing or make it a little more visually appealing. 

Concealing Plumbing Pipes

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1) Install pipe-concealing moulding

You can purchase moulding to conceal the pipes. There are types of moulding specifically made for horizontally-laid piping, like those running between the top part of the wall and ceiling, and for vertical ones too. The benefit of moulding is that it’s both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

It can also serve as a decorative piece while concealing numerous pipes. It’s easy to install and makes for a cost-effective project. You can find moulding in various hardware stores, or you can also hire a contractor to install it if you’re not too handy with home improvement projects. 

2) Build a custom-made casing

Another option is to build a custom-made casing around the piping. Start by measuring the area to allow for clearance between the pipes and the casing. Next, affix support battens to the wall to make it sturdier. Then, install the boards atop the battens. Finish off by applying putty over the seams and screws, followed by paint. And there you have it! Your pipes are concealed. 

3) Paint the pipes to fit your décor or blend with the walls 

On the other hand, if you want to leave the piping visible, you can always paint them in a bright colour to showcase them even more. This look is well-suited for open-space layouts, like lofts or industrial-style homes. If you’re artistically skilled, why not use your talents to improve your décor? It can actually add value to your ceiling and add a more personal touch to the room as a whole. Doing so will make the piping more appealing. 

Another option is painting the piping the same colour as the walls to help conceal them. This is a very common method and it’s rather simple to execute when you’re already doing some paint-related work. If you want to add a touch of colour, painting the plumbing is a worthwhile option. You can also change the colour at will. Just find out what type of paint is best used on pipes. 


4) Makeshift towel bar

Consider using companies that sell towel rail radiators. That way, the piping becomes an aesthetic element that blends into the bathroom’s design. There are various models available on the market. 

5) Paint in characters

If you’re skilled at drawing and have a head full of ideas, you can always turn your pipes into characters. Otherwise, you can look on Pinterest or Instagram to get character ideas. This can add a certain playfulness to the room, and you get to explore your creative side.

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