Asked on May 29, 2020

How to hide the gas meter?

Becky at Flipping the FlipLifestyles HomesPeggy Burnette


6 answers
  • Plant a bush or put a trellis in front of it.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 29, 2020

    First, check with the gas company to see how they obtain the reading. Ours uses satellite so they have to be able to have a clear shot of it. You could put up lattice or picket fencing on 1 side. Then decorate that with seasonal decor. That's what I"m working on doing for our farmhouse, where we have the HVAC unit & the propane gas tank out front.

  • Annie
    on May 29, 2020

    How about a lattice screen to hide it from view? It would still be accessible to the gas company.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 30, 2020

    Hi this is Peggy. Hope this information helps you hide your gas meter. How can I hide this ugly gas meter? | Hometalk

    Maybe the area with the potted plant and the meter can be planted with a hardy ground cover like pachysandra. It won't get very high, but it will at least take attention away from the meter. Maybe you can get a fairly inexpensive wall-mount holder to hang your house from, as well. Then you can extend the pachysandra in that area also. Have fun!

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on May 30, 2020

    If it can be read remotely, then I’d build a “light bollard” box, to put over it like a hat.

    The light(s) could be dollar store solar lights.

    the box could be exterior plywood or siding on a 2x2 frame.

    if this interests you, I’ll try to find some pics

  • Check with your utility about what can and can’t be done. Try the search bar at the top left — you’ll get a whole bunch of great ideas.

Your comment...