Boilers, when left exposed, are unsightly and can ruin the overall look and feel of a room. On top of this, exposed combi boilers can knock a significant amount of money off the value of your home. There are plenty of ways to hide your boiler and box in pipes, whether your household has a small or large budget available.
Here are some creative yet easy ways to conceal your boiler and all the pipework that comes with it…
Most modern kitchens now incorporate boiler storage into their designs, using built-in cupboards to make your combi boiler blend in with the rest of your room, while also keeping it highly accessible. If you have been considering a new kitchen, making sure your supplier takes your boiler into account can allow for a seamless and functional flow.
If you have a smaller budget or have only recently refreshed your kitchen, why not build your own cupboard to hide a boiler? This way, you can paint the cupboard to match the rest of your room’s decor (more great decor tips here). When opting for DIY methods, it’s important to do plenty of research into your boiler’s regulations. Always make sure your cupboard is big enough for combustion and cooling air to circulate – too little ventilation can put your combi boiler and home at risk. What’s more, you must make sure that your cupboard is easy for engineers or your household to access. Boilers need semi-regular maintenance and care to function efficiently long term, so hemming your boiler into a cupboard that’s a nightmare to get into is setting yourself up for disaster.
BOXT offer homes all across the UK the top combi boiler brands like Vaillant boilers and Worcester Bosch, including both quick and smooth installation to suit you. They’re happy to replace and install new boilers no matter where a home has their boiler stored, and offer lengthy warranties so homes can rely on local engineers should anything go wrong.
If all your pipes don’t fit inside a cupboard, painting them to match the colour of your walls is another easy way to disguise them. You could even paint your pipes in contrasting colours to go for a more industrial feel, an interior style that is always growing in popularity. Radiator enamel is very durable and easy to use, perfect this task.
If your boiler isn’t installed in your kitchen, there are other places to create purpose-built cupboards for boiler storage. Bathrooms and hallways are other common locations for airing cupboards and shelving can be added to provide homes with extra storage for other bits like towels and toiletries. While it’s important not to store anything damp or flammable in a cupboard with your boiler, airing cupboards are ideal for keeping your towels warm!
To save money you could even opt for a curtain instead of a cupboard door to allow even easier access to your boiler unit.
For larger households that may have a more significant budget or more appliances to hide, you could even dedicate an entire room to hiding these. Utility rooms are becoming more common as a means to store boilers and keep all your ugly appliances in one convenient place, such as boilers, washing machines, tumble dryers and more.
Utility rooms are ideal as they allow you to decorate the rest of your room to your taste without having to consider your appliances and can add tons of value to your home, should you ever wish to put it on the market!