How can I cover a gas pipe in the kitchen and make more storage?

Carolin Mancebo
by Carolin Mancebo

Hello, I live in an affordable housing. My kitchen is a good size kitchen but storage is a HUGE issue. The gas pipe is outside of the wall, right behind the stove and it goes all the way up by the cabinets. It looks ugly, I don’t know what to do with it 😢sorry, I posted this question before but I selected the resolved button by mistake and now I stopped receiving messages from that post. I did not solved this problem please help me.

Here is a picture of the pipe. My kitchen is in really bad conditions. Needs urgent care!! Helppp!

  7 answers
  • Can you paint it the same color as the wall? You coukd hang a shelf right there and cut out a notch in the back for the pipe

  • Pat Pat on Aug 24, 2018

    Put up shelves with the notch cut out for the pipe and paint the shelves the color of your cupboards and/or the pipe.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Aug 24, 2018

    Make industrial open shelves using similarly painted pipes.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Aug 24, 2018

    You can also add another pipe on the other side to match it, but only for the industrial shelving.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 21, 2018

    I think industrial shelves are they way to go. If you are allowed to hang cabinets, just notch out the area where the pipes are.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Dec 22, 2018

    Industrial shelving is good but often ugly. you could us bookcase style units. If you can use a hammer you can even make your own units. Doors are hard to install but a curtain should be no problem. Don't make shelves longer that 4 feet to avoid sagging in the middle.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 14, 2023

    If you choose shelving of any type, put it to the sides of the range, I would be concerned with a fire hazard if you hung anything over the range. Not just for a fire concern, but the items there (food) could be compromised by the temperatures from the heat given off.