Every house has eyesores, or potentially delicate items you’d prefer were kept to yourself. Every guest who uses your bathroom doesn’t need to see your dandruff shampoo, for example. Or maybe you love having a home security system, but don’t want to constantly display the panel or you hate all those cords dangling behind your computer desk. There are plenty of inventive ways to hide these items and more.
Check out this list to discover a multitude of ways to hide or dress-up everyday items both large and small. Using some of these tips, there won’t be anything in your house you’re embarrassed for your guests to see!
1. Laundry Hampers
Tuck your laundry baskets in a deep drawer to keep them out of sight of your guests. Make one yourself.
Hide your routers inside sleek, decorative boxes. Just realize that this trick may reduce the functionality of your router or make it overheat.
3. Router Alternative
If you don’t like the box look, you can always use an old hardback book cover instead.
4. Washer and Dryer
If your washer and dryer are a bit dingy, or just too boring for your tastes, use electrical tape to liven them up.
Removable wallpaper works great to liven up a dingy or dull fridge.
6. Fridge Alternative
Slapping a coat of chalkboard paint on your fridge can make an old fridge look new and add functionality.
7. Paper Towels
Here is an excellent idea for a paper towel dispenser.
8. Liquid Personal Production
Embarrassing personal products don’t need to be displayed for guests. Pour them into these pump bottles instead.
9. Wall Vents
Class up an unsightly vent with a fashionable door mat. Just realize covering important vents in your house will reduce your energy efficiency.
This is a great idea if you are going on vacation and don’t want your large, expensive TV easily seen through the windows.