As you spend summertime outdoors, it’s fun to spruce up and lounge in your garden until you see your air conditioner jutting out of a wall. It would be difficult to deprive the indoors of it, with the hot summer days before you. The best news is, as long as you let your AC box to work uninterrupted, you can make it less unsightly. Read on to learn how to hide air conditioner units outside your house in so many ways.
Some Tips on How to Hide Air Conditioner Unit Outside
Here are some tips to consider on how to hide the air conditioner unit outside:
Creatively Conceal Your AC Unit Outdoors, But Don’t Hide It Permanently
Ensure that whatever you use to hide your AC box can easily be dismantled so your unit can easily be accessed in case of repairs.
Let Your AC Unit ‘Breathe’
Hide it, but provide a vent or breathing space for the air conditioner to absorb air and heat to perform its cooling function properly.
With these two rules in mind, there are so many ways to do the hiding so that you’re not just keeping this gadget out of sight. You’re also styling and enhancing your yard. Here are some of them:
Wood or Bamboo Fence
This is the most common way of hiding your AC unit. Build a three-sided box with just enough space in between the wood and the AC. Be sure to leave an opening or hinge on one side of it for easy access. Using bamboo for the fencing would also give it a more tropical touch.
You can also transform and jazz up your wood or bamboo fence as a planter box and add pots of blooms and ornamental plants. Another option is to cover the AC unit with a tall wooden wall then attaching a planter box. The wall becomes a great backdrop for your plants.
Or bushes that are thick enough to camouflage your AC box. You may guide the bushes to cover neatly and sufficiently by building a framework around your AC. This framework could also keep your greenery from touching the hot unit. It is equally important then to choose the right kind of plants, especially those withstand heat. Finally, trim regularly.
When strategically placed, lawn ornaments could add a lot of character aside from just camouflaging the area where your AC unit is. Lawn ornaments are decorative pieces like ceramic, wooden or metal animals, gnomes and other garden sculptures, stone formations, etc. It’s like having installation art mounted in your garden.
Are you thinking of how to hide your air conditioner unit outside in a dainty way? Try vinyl fences! They come in various patterns that are chic, clean, and stylish. Vinyl fences are also a great way of updating the look of your yard.
You can use old shutters as a centerpiece of a vintage garden tableau, without them ever knowing what you’re hiding behind these beauties.
Using a lattice wall for vines to crawl up to and conceal is a lush addition to your lawn. Seeing patches and walls of greenery and foliage are always relaxing.
For something more secure and weather-proof, you can go for aluminum slats to encase your AC unit. They are not as ornamental as the other options, but they make for a neat, industrial look.
Painted Wood Pallets
Enclose your AC unit with something a little more organic and artisanal like wood pallets. You can either paint them or polish them and stare at them satisfied.
Outdoor Storage Sheds
The smaller shed can work as a neat hiding place for your AC unit as well. A shed is also easier because it has a door or opening that makes the unit more accessible for repairs, cleaning, etc.
Pool Pump Covers
These are sheds specifically for pumps and other pool-related equipment, but since they are as big as AC units, pool pump covers can double as an excellent protector for your air conditioner box.
It’s fun to know how to hide the air conditioner unit outside your home as possibilities are endless and never limited to just eleven! Just be sure to know the proper care and maintenance of the camouflage of your choice, concerning the properties of an air conditioner. Should you decide to use plants, place them at a safe distance, and trim them often.
Also, remember that there are materials that may not stand the heat that an air conditioner unit blows out. Here’s to you enjoying your concealing and styling project. Whatever design or option you choose, may your work inspire, attract, entertain others, and bring you many good things in return. Here’s how to learn more about positioning appliances.