If you’re spending time and effort on perfecting your interior design, you surely want everything to be perfect. Part of achieving perfection is hiding away appliances that stick out like a sore thumb. It also applies to central heating boilers.
Most dwellings will have a boiler installed in kitchen, however, there are plenty of layouts where there’s limited space in the kitchen therefore the boiler has been moved to hallway or even a bedroom. That’s where you really need to be creative with hiding your boiler.
Most accredited installers will make sure they leave the installation site in a good order and you might want to ask your installer if they offer additional services of hiding the boiler. A good place to start would be to look out for boiler installers with national coverage. You could try here or here, or alternatively search Yellow Pages and find a heating installer nearby.
When it comes to concealing your heating system in a kitchen, you can get away by simply building a kitchen cupboard around the boiler. One way to save the cost is to build a dummy cupboard with no top and bottom. It’s essentially, two walls with a cupboard door on top.
Bedrooms are more difficult because you can’t simply go and box in the boiler. You’ll just end up with an unsightly box hanging off your wall. One of the best ways to tackle this interior design conundrum is to incorporate your boiler in a built-in wardrobe behind its sleek sliding door.
If that’s not practical and you’re going to be using a standalone wardrobe, you can cut out a section of its back wall and push the wardrobe to hide the boiler.
A separate issue is how to hide the pipework that comes out of your boiler. Have you ever thought why central heating systems need so many pipes? Wouldn’t it be great if they only had an inlet and outlet? Anyway, if you’re crafty at DIY, you can make a small box out of plywood and glue on tiles that match your kitchen walls. Or alternatively, make a tall kitchen cupboard that hides the whole heating installation.