How to hide pipes in bathroom

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I've working on remodeling a bathroom in an older mobile home (single wide) and the plumbing pipes were covered with a box but the box was removed, as the plumbing is having to be redone a bit for the installation of the new tub.

However the pipes will still be visible. They extend about 6 inches away away from the wall and are about 5 inches in height. I hate to put another 'box' around them because when I do hardwood flooring throughout, I think it will look bad.

I've considered putting in a new double vanity vs. keeping the current one but I'll lose what limited space I have.


I've provided a photo to show you what I'm working with... Apologies for the mess.
q how to hide pipes in bathroom
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    • Car31971147 Car31971147 on Mar 13, 2018
      Thanks Janet! I hate to have them boxed in again but I think it may be my only solution.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 13, 2018
    Easy peasy since it's a mobile. Reroute the piping under the floor. Most piping is done that way in mobiles. From your picture, it looks like the piping is not original.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Mar 13, 2018
    Build shelves along the wall - we did it behind our toilet.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Mar 13, 2018
    If the plumber is coming in anyway, ask him if all that length is necessary, particularly to the left of the cabinet. If they must stay, I’d go to a Re-Store and get two narrow “upper” kitchen cabinets and paint them to suit. They will be about the right height, about 12” deep (won’t interfere with your toilet elbow room) and provide great closed storage, for tp and mouthwash. They are far more substantially built than anything else you might buy. Backs can be cut to accommodate your pipes (which you’ll paint the same color as your wall). They’re built strongly enough not to collapse when you cut the holes in the backs.

  • V Smith V Smith on Mar 13, 2018
    You could do the box again but put shelves above it to make it look like the box is the bottom shelf.