How To Disguise Different Types Of Aircon Units
From window-types to split-types, we'll help you keep these eyesores out of sight
Air-conditioning units, while very functional, just aren't pleasing to the eyes. It can take away from the beauty of your home—especially when you own tower-types or cooling fans. To keep them from being too distracting, here's how to cleverly conceal those unsightly cooling agents in your home.
1. Window-type: Put them in "cages"
Consider having cages built—actually wooden slated screens—for taller air-conditioners. The diagonal slats make the cages look less like a prison cell without obstructing the airflow.
2. Split-type: Build shelves around it
If you can't hide it, use it. Put up horizontal shelves around the AC. You can also add a slatted sliding door in front of the unit to effectively disguise it.
3. Tower: Use a stand-alone divider
When the room is cool enough, place an accordion divider in front of the tower AC. Since the AC unit will probably be in a corner or against the wall, the divider won't be in the way, either.
4. Portable AC: Indoor plants
Portable AC units are not that big, so it will be easy to hide them behind indoor plants, say, potted palms or ficus.
This snippet originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine.
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