For as much charm as older homes can have, they also include some downright unfortunate features. Case in point: water heaters! Great for keeping warm. Not so great for home appeal or usage of space. I’ve done some deep hunting and found some perfect solutions. Here’s how to hide an exposed water heater.
Low radiators are commonly found in older homes. It can be difficult to completely cover these long metal vents, but a window bench is the perfect way to dress it up. I could see this working especially well in a kitchen nook! Image.
Box out ugly metal heaters with a show-worthy server. Include functional drawers to make good use of the space. Be sure to include a metal grille to allow air to ventilate. What a brilliant way to take an ugly eye sore and turn it into a unique highlight of the room! Image source.
Not only are water heaters just plain ugly to have exposed in a bedroom but they’re safety hazards as well. The heated metal can reach up to 140° F., creating potential for third degree burns. Bookcases are a brilliant solution to covering clunky water heaters AND protecting against hot, exposed metal. Two problems. One solution. Love it! Image.
Built-In Window Seats
I love how natural the heater looks in this charming gathering room. The built-in window seat looks as natural as the rest. Via.