How do I cover this furnace up?

Krista Beck
by Krista Beck

My furnace in my laundry room is an eye sore. I’m looking for a creative way to cover it up. I know I can use a curtain or shutters but I’m looking for something different and functional for my laundry room.

Any ideas?

  10 answers
  • Jab32366431 Jab32366431 on Sep 01, 2018

    A three sided box that would be easily removed if needed with a photo

  • Make sure whatever you chose to do, there's easy, unrestricted airflow to your furnace otherwise it will impact its performance along with a host of other issues.

  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Sep 01, 2018

    A sturdy sliding barn door with a cola single rack for drying/hanging clothing might be nice. Salvage doors can be quite interesting for this.

    A mirrored hanging door will add dimension. Or a plain door that is painted a fun color or with an artistic mural. If you don't want to notice the door then paint it the white of the other cupboards.

    From the the picture I would build it to slide over the cabinet for easy access. That leaves the blue wall blank and ready for storage.

    Youll ll decide what works best in the space. There are some great choices.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Sep 01, 2018

    You can frame in an ‘L’ shaped wall, but don’t attach it to the surrounding walls so you’ll still have access to the furnace when needed. Just remember your furnace needs to ‘breathe, and vent.

  • Tammy Tammy on Sep 01, 2018

    Put a door on it perhaps as bi-fold

  • Chaz Chaz on Sep 01, 2018

    Be careful on what you decide to do? There could be a building code violation on this. To be safe I would check with the codes on this procedure or the manufacturer of this furnace for the air space needed.

  • William William on Sep 01, 2018

    I go with Jab32366431 idea. A three sided wall with a grill vent along the bottom for air flow. Easily moved for servicing.

  • Krista Beck Krista Beck on Sep 02, 2018

    Thanks everyone. The furnace sticks out farther than the cabinets do so a door won’t work. I feel a trip to my local salvage store coming up!

  • Wanda Joy Brock Wanda Joy Brock on Nov 04, 2018

    Vented plastic or wood shutters. Or make your own. Sort of a room divider that can be easily moved.

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 02, 2023

    Hi Krista, why not use a folding room divider in front of it? They come in a variety of styles and you could even make one yourself to fit perfect.