How to Hide an Electrical Panel While Keeping an Easy Access

5 Materials
$500
1 Week
Advanced

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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?

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
15 Pieces Of Furniture That DIYers Built From Scratch
17 Faux Brick Ideas For Your Home
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
30 Fun Way To Brighten Up Your Backyard This Summer
30 Brilliant Things You Can Make From Cheap Thrift Store Finds!
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
20 Easy Concrete Projects You Absolutely CAN Do!
18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
NeliDesign

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Sharon Gehrke Wolf
    on Jul 17, 2019

    Very nice! But my question is how do you get to the access panel when it is behind the tv?


    • Karen
      on Sep 13, 2019

      POST a large note in the obvious closet that usually hides it and tell them where to find it.

Join the conversation

2 of 22 comments
  • Dee Ann Kennemer McFalls
    on Dec 1, 2019

    It looks really good. But, I’d be concerned with covering up the electrical panel in case of fire. Firefighters would need to access that panel and wouldn’t be able to find it 🤷‍♀️

  • Carol
    on Dec 29, 2019

    Brilliant!

Your comment...