Any ideas on how to conceal pipes?

by Kim32722454
1972 tri- level home w/ heat pump added years later to lower level laundry/ 1/2 bath.
  9 answers
  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 12, 2018

    I was in a home that painted their built in vacuum tank as a wine barrel. Perhaps you have paint and an imagination. Meanwhile just paint them the same color as the wall.

  • AuntQueenie AuntQueenie on Mar 12, 2018

    Those look pretty big and for that reason I don't know what you could use to conceal them, You might consider panting them to match your wall color but, if you do be cautious of that hot water heater and fumes. Ventilation would need to be extremely good, especially with it being in a basement. The other thing, that involves paint too, is to do something creative and fun that you like. Maybe make it look like a beanstalk and paint clouds where it meets the ceiling, even make it look like someone has climbed up and all your see are the bottoms of bare feet. Or do something to brighten it up like Big flowers. Other than paint, I suppose you could get the widest rolls of contact paper and wrap them like peppermint sticks. Is the room being used for anything where others are seeing these pipes? Just make sure whatever you may use (paint, tape, contact paper or something of each) that it is safe, won't melt or something like that. Those are big pipes! I'd love to see what you end up doing. Good luck

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Mar 12, 2018

    About the only thing I can think of is to build a rectangle box and fit it over them. If you are handy with woodworking, you could actually put in a few Cubby holes in the open spaces for open storage shelves.

    I would frame in 3 sections: the 2x4s in the shape of the pipe with that center section being removable if ever needed for any reason. Then frame in a "V" on the right and an inverted "V" on the left. Then you could add short straight pieces to build in cubby holes and enclose the sharpest part of the "V"!

    Or go simple and make a slanted covering for these and then add various length shelves on either side. There is always space needed for cleaning supplies and solutions!!!

    It is there...there is nothing you can do to move into it!!!

  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Mar 12, 2018

    Build a frame on the sides wide enough to encompass the pipes and screw lattice panels to the front. Then hang fun "laundry-themed" pics on the front of the panels. Build the same type frame and lattice for the heater.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Mar 12, 2018

    Build a box around them using 2x2’s, (I would make a large “box” to square up the pipes). Screw on panels of 1/4” M.D.F. board cut to fit each side, paint to match the wall. Utilize the space around the “box” by adding shelves or you could add artwork

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Mar 12, 2018

    Frame and sheetrock around the pipes. You could also add insulation assuming these are HVAC lines. Seal each of these lines with HVAC duct tape (silver) - not the normal duct tape.

  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Mar 15, 2018

    Build from hot water tank across to other side of pipes, make sliding doors with lattice as hot water heater has to have air. Good luck

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 04, 2021


    Fix a framing to the walls and box them in with or without a door.