How to hide your boiler: simple ideas for all budgets
Boilers are a domestic necessity, but this does not mean that you want to make them a focal point; in fact, it can really pay to keep them out of sight. Research reveals that property purchasers may want to reduce the asking price of a home by as much as £5,000 simply because the boiler is on show.
Fortunately, there are several, easy-to-achieve ways to hide that unsightly boiler, with methods to suit all budgets. This means that just as you would book a boiler service in Gloucester to fit in with your daily life, you can choose a masking method that will ensure your boiler works best for you and your home.
If you have a relatively small budget, don’t despair. There are still ways you can conceal your boiler, especially if you like DIY. You could build a cupboard to encircle it, matching this with your décor, but make sure that you comply with airflow requirements.
As long as you do it safely, boxing in a boiler can be a cheap and easy way of hiding it. You could even employ a little ingenuity and add to the functionality of the cupboard by using blackboard paint.
If you have any doubts about the safety of your boiler, you should seek help from a registered Gas Safe engineer. You can check the Gas Safe Register website to find a business that is legally permitted to carry out gas work or seek advice from a registered company such as http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-service-gloucester.
If you have a boiler in a room other than your kitchen, you may need to spend a bit more on keeping it out of sight. If this is the case, you could consider concealing it in a bathroom cupboard or an airing cupboard and make maximum use of the space by adding baskets and shelves. Just make sure you leave access and safety room for your appliance.
If you have the budget and space, you could make a purpose-built space for the boiler and perhaps other appliances. You could do this in a utility room or by sectioning off an area of the hallways or kitchen, creating a new door and a false wall. You may need a joiner or a builder to help with this.