Hiding ugly bathroom plumbing?

by JanCan

Anyone have an idea to hide the ugly toliet plumbing? I'll replace the rusted plate but still would like it hidden.

  15 answers
  • Hi there. I have seen people cover them using a chandelier chain cover...you could also fashion a small basket box that fits around it (opens in the back with a hinge) and put a fake plant in it. It doesn't really need a bottom...

  • JanCan JanCan on Oct 02, 2018

    Hey! Great idea with the basket!! I'm going to try it!

  • 17335038 17335038 on Oct 02, 2018

    A common solution to 'hiding' these often unsightly pipes is to build a box surrounding them. Here are a couple of examples. Not having the box permanently attached will allow it to be quickly lifted up or slid across to access the shut off tap.

    Building a little door, as the second picture shows, or having a section hinged, will also allow easy access to the tap should you need to shut off the water in a hurry.

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    • 91505701 91505701 on Oct 16, 2023

      what a neat idea. I have a small tight bathroom but gonna see if this is something I can try. Not worried about the ugly pipes, but the extra spot to put something on is cool.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Oct 02, 2018

    Great, but make sure the faucets are easy to get at when you have a flood in your bathroom!!!

  • Carol Cole Carol Cole on Oct 03, 2018

    try scrubbing it.

  • Shary S,oth Shary S,oth on Oct 03, 2018

    I painted mine silver in my last home. Did not hide them but sure looked better!

  • Tj Tj on Oct 03, 2018

    A temporary fix = cut a pool noodle to fit the length and slice open one side to fit over the eyesore.

  • Jan32065531 Jan32065531 on Oct 03, 2018

    Get decorative basket cut the side and the bottom fit over unit and put phony ivy or any pant flower. Paint the basket to the color you want.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 03, 2018

    Or try painting them the same color as your bathroom wall so it blends in more and looks cleaner.

  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Oct 03, 2018

    4 inch PVC pipe. Cut it in half longways. Tape back together using 1 strip of tape at the top & 1 at the bottom. While holding it, put some tiny gold hinges on one side where you've cut it. On the other side, place a small latch to close it. It will now open & close like a clamshell. Open it & slide it around the pipes, then latch it shut. HERE's an example:

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  • Janice Janice on Oct 04, 2018

    Use a round cardboard box such as an oatmeal container, cover with an attractive paper or contact paper. Cut out the bottom and slit the side so it will fit over the inflow water pipe. This can easily be done with scissors and glue and costs next to nothing.

    • Deb K Deb K on Oct 06, 2018

      Great minds think alike, I was thinking the same thing, oatmeal container decorated nicely and slit at the rear

  • L. Creative L. Creative on Oct 06, 2018

    I wonder if you could find a cute toilet brush holder that is notched down the side and slide it over the plumbing upside down.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Mar 22, 2021

    All the box ideas address the “you can’t replace the rusted chrome trim ring, without removing the shut off valve” problem.

    That’s a chore that will likely make the valve leak, if it were my project. 😆

  • Rogalik Rogalik on Mar 29, 2021

    ou should definitely put something useful to cover it, like also get some usage out of a cabinet or something.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 16, 2023

    Either a basket or a container over it, if you build a box or a small cabinet and the toilet tank has condensation, it will be another mess to clean,