We just moved into our new place and the washing machine sticks out. Do you have any suggestions on how we can hide it?
Helena - Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Cleverly masking large home appliances requires a little imagination! Here are some inspiring techniques to integrate your appliances into your decor.
1. Installing a counter over the washer and dryer as well as hiding them with a decor matching curtain is an attractive solution that will also give you more surface to work on.
2. Rather than trying to hide your appliances, why not enhance all the surrounding decor? A bright paint colour or a wallpaper with a dynamic pattern, can turn the laundry area into an attractive part of your home.
3. You can also consider giving up some cupboard space in order to incorporate your laundry appliances directly into your kitchen! Be sure to match the storage unit to the other cabinets in the kitchen, for delicately hidden applicances.
4. Finally, with the help of a plumber and electrician, you could move the laundry area to a completely different location in your home. An oversized closet in the bathroom or an entire room in the basement might be a good long-term solution for your needs.
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