Facade to hide air exchanger?

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We are renovating our basement into a home gym with one end being used for storage and pantry. On the other end corner, we have our air to heat exchanger mounted on the wall. We thought to enclose this exchanger and have a sort of cabinet/counter underneath for extra storage and to house a small cooler. The question is what to use for doors/panel cover? over the air exchanger. It would have to be something that gives access to the unit. The lower cabinet will be espresso stained modules. We need a simple idea to cover the unit but give access and not look to out of place with cabinetry.

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  • Peggy Cox Peggy Cox on Jan 03, 2018
    A hinged shutter, stained glass panel, stained wood lattice backed with fabric, light weight ceramic tiles----any of these for a hinged door to fit a wood frame around the unit. You could use magnetic cabinet clasps to avoid door pull, or add a fancy pull or knob. Shop Hobby Lobby. You'll find most anything you need there, and print out a coupon before you go. This should be a lot of fun! You might even find a yoga poster, or work-out poster to cover a panel.

  • Deh7220306 Deh7220306 on Jan 03, 2018
    Thank you lots of interesting ideas.

  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on Jan 03, 2018
    Think "Radiator Covers". SO many options, like metal grating, wooden lattice, pegboard, etc. Build the box, give it ventilation, and match your decor all at once.

  • Deh7220306 Deh7220306 on Jan 03, 2018
    Thank you... never even thought of that.