How to Hide Eyesores Around the House

From messy cords to HVAC grills, here are some clever ways to hide those necessary eyesores:

  • Conceal laundry hampers in an easy-access drawer

Hide laundry hampers in extra deep drawers.

Whether you upgrade an old piece of furniture or design a custom closet system from scratch, make room to hide your laundry baskets to keep the bedroom clean and clutter-free.


  • Dress up basement columns with crown molding

Dress up basement columns with crown molding

A simple column can add architectural interest to a finished basement with an added detail like crown molding. To add extra character, consider painting the column with a bold accent color.


  • Camouflage the thermostat

Hide the thermostat in plain sight

Hide your thermostat in plain sight by surrounding it with small framed art and family photos!


  • Disguise those distracting cords

Hide lamp cords

Use Command hooks to run the lamp cord along the back of the table to keep it tucked away. Also works well for phone chargers and other gadgets!


  • Hide lesser-used kitchen appliances

Hide appliances

For those heavy appliances that aren’t used every day, install a swing-out shelf within a cabinet. It keeps the counters free for workspace, while helping avoid heavy-lifting!


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