I need to cover or disquise a big cold air return

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  • Ken Ken on Apr 04, 2018
    Anything you use to cover a cold air return will negatively impact its ability to perform its primary function. Don't know why you would need to do this. Is it damaged in some way that makes it unattractive? Is there some specific high-end decorating scheme that makes the appearance so undesirable that it absolutely must be hidden? It would be possible to build a grill, but it will stand out from the wall or floor so a lot depends on the context of the location of the return.
  • DW DW on Apr 04, 2018
    it’s called a return for a reason, your hvac needs both vents and returns to function properly, so don’t cover..if you put something in front of it, leave at least 6” gap clearance.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 04, 2018
    Spray paint it to match your wall color.

  • William William on Apr 04, 2018
    Disguise it. Don't cover it like DW says.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 04, 2018
    you cannot cover it, if there is a removable vent paint it
  • Kposies Kposies on Apr 05, 2018
    SOME SORT OF RECLAIMED METAL GRILLWORK.