How to Hide an Electrical Panel While Keeping an Easy Access

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Hiding an electrical panel seems an easy enough task, but the common solutions are not always the most creative and aesthetic ones.



This is a picture a the room as it was before. I must admit that it is almost embarrassing! The room you see there was a room with built-in furniture. Can you guess where the electrical panel is?

how to hide an electrical panel while keeping an easy access

Yes that's right! I'm sure you would have figured it out even without the arrow!!


The plan was to open 3 rooms to create a room theatre. The arrow below shows where the electrical panel is and the X is the wall that was going to be demolished.

how to hide an electrical panel while keeping an easy access

Now, the electrical panel was on the only remaining wall that was big enough to install the TV. But like I always say, there are no problems, only solutions!!!


Once the demolition was done, we doubled the wall between the two windows using 2 x 3 studs.

how to hide an electrical panel while keeping an easy access

Drywal was added, except over the electrical box, where we used a masonite with plastic rails. The 2 white lines below are the rails.

how to hide an electrical panel while keeping an easy access

We then added mouldings making it look like casing and making sure the masonite will be able to slide.

how to hide an electrical panel while keeping an easy access

And this is what it looks like when the renovation was complete. There's no way to tell that the electrical panel is next to the television don't you think?

how to hide an electrical panel while keeping an easy access
how to hide an electrical panel while keeping an easy access
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  • Shay
    on Jul 17, 2019

    I applaud you for your cleverness but there are codes that prohibit covering and concealing the electrical box because the fireman may have to shut things off and don’t know where it is. Sorry.

  • Darlene
    on Jul 17, 2019

    Yep national electric code prohibits this. My hubby is a master electrician for 42 years.

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