Laundry room makeover

by Cindy
I have water and sewer pipes and electric outlet in back of my washer and dryer. How do I disguise the mess?
  9 answers
  • Shell Shell on Dec 26, 2014
    Please post a pic of the problem area @Cindy ... might help to visualize...
  • Loretta Loretta on Dec 26, 2014
    hang a fake window above the pipes and hang pretty curtains to the floor
  • Trisha Martin Trisha Martin on Dec 26, 2014
    I am not answering, I have the same problem-just hanging a yucky curtain sounds like a dust catcher mess......any other suggestions? Thanks Trisha Martin
  • Gail Sisson Gail Sisson on Dec 26, 2014
    Build all your pipes into a cupboard and then if you ever need to get to them it will be easy and you can have them at the back of the cupboard and put a false wall in front of them and when you open the cupboard you wont see anything but the empty cupboard until you fill it up that is. Have fun.
  • D,W.TAYLOR D,W.TAYLOR on Dec 27, 2014
    Young lady, is this a trick question? Need those pipes for the washer and dryer. If you're trying to move the washer and dryer to a different location. We could probably help you. If this is copper pipe. It's really easy to sweat these joints. We got a make sure, there's no water in the pipes to sweat copper. Both the pipe and the fittings have to be cleaned very well, and then Flux brushed on the pipe and the fitting, make sure you got good gloves because the coppers going get hot. You need some Solder for the copper pipes. You need a heat source. Once you install the flux around the pipe and the fitting heat up the joint area when it hits that temperature. The solder will run into that joint. I like to wipe off the joint quickly with maybe with a wet rag, or steel wool, some of the solder will fall to the floor so protector floor if need be. If you're working with copper and it's hard keeping water out of that area, you can shove bread in their temporarily, once the joint has been soldered heat up the area and water will flush it out. Or they make a plastic like tablet that goes in the pipes once the area is soldered heat up the area and it melts, both methods work well for us. Plastic is really easy to. Let us know what exactly what you're trying to do? Electric works. Not bad either. If you do a few things prior. I don't want to get carried away until we know more about what you doing. Good luck. Happy holidays. DEL.
  • Ale805628 Ale805628 on Dec 27, 2014
    If you are handy or know someone that is, this maybe an option. Create a Shelving Unit above the washer/dryer plywood or melamine would be fine for shelving (home depot will even cut it for you). Notch the plywood around the pipes. Put in mini studs (2x4 cut to the height of the shelf) then nail on beadboard panel to make it look like the wall is built out. Makes for a pretty shelving unit.
  • Connie Mar Connie Mar on Dec 27, 2014
    Not sure why water/sewer pipes and an electric outlet behind a washer/dryer are considered a mess. Whatever you end up doing, make sure you don't cut off access to the outlet or any of the pipes. If you do put in a false wall, keep in mind you will need holes for the power cords, the water supply, the drain hose, the dryer vent ... and, if you cover up the outlet, it won't be available for plugging in a vacuum cleaner, etc.
  • Trisha Martin Trisha Martin on Dec 28, 2014
    I will take a photo of my laundry room if you promise not to faint! LOL
  • Shell Shell on Dec 29, 2014
    Please do Trish... and you, too, Cindy. I'm working on my own laundry room now... maybe I need the distraction of solving a problem for someone else to inspire me!