Ugly, old window wells, how to make them less obvious!

by Jud5287888
Every house has them, but they are so ugly! Any ideas to disguise, cover, or give new life to ugly old window wells. The paintings look so nice then, ugh there's THAT thing.
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2016
    There sell Window Well covers at Home Improvements stores. Then depending where they are on your property you can always pot in portable gardens surrounding the areas.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 29, 2016
    I planted flowers and fern by my window well and we put a mesh screen over the opening to keep bunnies and other baby animals from falling in. I don't use the traditional window well bubble as I feel it brings added attention to the area and also blocks natural light from getting in my basement
  • MN Mom MN Mom on May 29, 2016
    Obscure the view with plantings. These fern come back each year.
  • William William on May 30, 2016
    Build a planter with landscaping pavers on one or both sides of the window well to pull the eye up toward the planters and away from the window well. Additional matching paver stones can be used to line the window well and direct the eye to the planters, pulling the window well into the landscaping design. Some more choices here:
  • Ruth Ruth on May 30, 2016
    An ugly window well and a renter downstairs created a solution for a house here. The owner dug out the soil around the window well, put in concrete steps and sides, installed a door with a lock and key and gave the renter his own ingress and egress to his rented downstairs room.
  • CrowEyes CrowEyes on May 30, 2016
    This may assist...
  • Jud5287888 Jud5287888 on May 30, 2016
    I just want them completely covered up and gone to the eye!!!
    • MN Mom MN Mom on May 30, 2016
      Plywood and then Wliiams idea of putting a planter on top?
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on May 30, 2016
    Frosted privacy-type Contact paper on the inside of the glass and BIG hostas or ferns around the well, maybe a few big natural-looking stones, moss, should actually look nice! Landscaping fabric with gravels on top will help to prevent plants coming up IN the well, and help keep the glass cleaner.