47 Smart Ways To Hide Mess And Household Eyesores

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Every home has lots of eye sores that may spoil the whole look. I’d like to share some super easy and cool life hacks that will help you to cover these eye sores or fix them somehow without spending plenty of money or time, most of these ideas can be easily DIYed.

Laundry Hampers And Trash Cans

Usual laundry hampers are rather ugly and can spoil any bathroom look. Stash your laundry hampers in extra deep drawers that will perfectly match your bathroom, laundry or even bedroom décor and you’ll forget about it.

The same can be done with an ugly trash can. You can make a special cabinet for it or hide it in one of the kitchen’s cabinets, or just cover it somehow to match your interior.

tilt-out laundry hampers in neat white drawers

tilt-out laundry hampers in neat white drawers

hamper in an industrial-style cabinet to fit the room decor

hamper in an industrial-style cabinet to fit the room decor

IKEA Branas is hand-woven rattan piece, which can hide your laundry hampers

IKEA Branas is hand-woven rattan piece, which can hide your laundry hampers

 flat cutting board-type pull outs between the upper and lower cabinets

flat cutting board-type pull outs between the upper and lower cabinets

simple laundry room pull outs

simple laundry room pull outs

simple hampers installed into drawers are always a practical

simple hampers installed into drawers are always a practical built-in hampers not to spoil the refined bathroom look

built-in hampers not to spoil the refined bathroom look

dark wood laundry hamper with a cover

dark wood laundry hamper with a cover

tilt-out trash can hidden in a wooden cabinet

tilt-out trash can hidden in a wooden cabinet

adding a pull-out trash

adding a pull-out trash pull-out trash cans hidden in one of the ktichen cabinets

pull-out trash cans hidden in one of the ktichen cabinets

a kitchen trash-can cabinet with a tilt-open-door

a kitchen trash-can cabinet with a tilt-open-door

trash bin right under the cutting board installed is  a quite

trash bin right under the cutting board installed is a quite

pull-out double trash cans in the kitchen island

pull-out double trash cans in the kitchen island

hidden trash cans that can be pulled out

hidden trash cans that can be pulled out

Routers, AC units, Electric Panels And Alarm Systems

Routers and alarm systems may be rather ugly, and who wants to look at them all the day? Realize a couple of very simple DIY projects to hide them. For example, you may take book spines and glue them to each other creating a secret storage space, place your router inside. Alarm systems and electric panels on the walls may be hidden with various memo boards, paintings, gallery walls and just photos and paintings you like.

We are pretty sure that you’ll easily cover your AC unit outside with some screen or box but what about inside? It’s more difficult because you shouldn’t prevent it from working and it should be looking cool. Make a carved veneer screen, frame it with a cabinet, add a chalkboard on it or a magnet or sliding panel to remove it when needed.

glue old book spines to a box for router

glue old book spines to a box for router stylish patterned box to cover your router

stylish patterned box to cover your router

use an old book to cover and hide your unsightly router

use an old book to cover and hide your unsightly router

a picture frame that hides an alarm system

a picture frame that hides an alarm system

a picture to cover the alarm system

a picture to cover the alarm system

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 1, 2013: Interior designer Kyle Schuneman demonstrates his project, an air conditioning cover and planter in an apartment in Los Angeles on August 1, 2013. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 1, 2013: Interior designer Kyle Schuneman demonstrates his project, an air conditioning cover and planter in an apartment in Los Angeles on August 1, 2013. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)

veneer panel to cover an air conditioner

veneer panel to cover an air conditioner

ombre ocean-inspired pallet wall art to cover an electrical box

ombre ocean-inspired pallet wall art to cover an electrical box

sliding memo board and a chalkboard to cover an electric panel

sliding memo board and a chalkboard to cover an electric panel

rustic framed chalkboard to hide an electric panel

rustic framed chalkboard to hide an electric panel

wallpaper hanging to hide the electric panel and the alarm system

wallpaper hanging to hide the electric panel and the alarm system

an oversized framed painting to hide the electric box

an oversized framed painting to hide the electric box

framed chalkboard to cover the ugly panels

framed chalkboard to cover the ugly panels

Appliances

If your appliances don’t look the best way, you can always spruce them up with some tape or chalkboard paint. Stainless steel contact paper can make any appliance stylish, and wallpapers or washi tape can make them look more cheerful, just let your imagination go wild.

use tape to cover your washing machine and dryer to make them look cool

use tape to cover your washing machine and dryer to make them look cool

wall decals is a great idea for decorating any appliance

wall decals is a great idea for decorating any appliance

washi tape striped fridge decor

washi tape striped fridge decor

chalkboard fridge finish and rope covered handles

chalkboard fridge finish and rope covered handles

Cords And Wires

Cords can be hidden in lots of different ways, here everything is up to you. You can place them in some bin, box or a drawer. If it’s impossible to hide the ugly cords, turn them into gorgeous ones covering them with large wooden beads, fabric.

Turn wires into wall art with wire blooms clips. You can create a whole wall art with cables if there’s no way to hide them, and they will add a modern flavor to your interior.

baskets are a great solution when dealing with an abundance of wiring

baskets are a great solution when dealing with an abundance of wiring

cables imitating wainscoting

cables imitating wainscoting

cords and chargers may be hidden in one drawer

cords and chargers may be hidden in one drawer

fabric cord cover that matches the space decor

fabric cord cover that matches the space decor

oversized wooden beads to make the cords pretty

oversized wooden beads to make the cords pretty

turn your wires into a cool modern wall art

turn your wires into a cool modern wall art

Bathtubs

An ugly built-in bathtub may be easily covered with air stone, wood, plywood, tiles or anything else that you consider proper.

wood coverings for an ugly bathtub

wood coverings for an ugly bathtub

air stone bathtub cover won't take much money or time

air stone bathtub cover won't take much money or time

reclaimed wood to cover a built-in bathtub

reclaimed wood to cover a built-in bathtub

concrete covered bathtub is an easy hack

concrete covered bathtub is an easy hack

Pet Feeding Stations

Hide your pet feeding spot and all the necessary things into one cabinet to make it all look neat and stylish. You can use your kitchen island or any other kitchen cabinet to build in a feeding station there.

pet-feeding hutch from a salvegaed dresser with a built-in food drawer

pet-feeding hutch from a salvegaed dresser with a built-in food drawer

dog feeding station with a tilt-out drawer for food and bowls

dog feeding station with a tilt-out drawer for food and bowls

a pair of bowls can be pulled out from beneath the kitchen island

a pair of bowls can be pulled out from beneath the kitchen island

in-cabinet dog food bin

in-cabinet dog food bin

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