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Ideas to Help You Hide an Air-Conditioning Unit

A/C units are definitely a modern necessity, especially in humid summer months, but they are not necessarily the most attractive parts of our homes. If that air-conditioning block has you cringing every time you walk outside, take a look at some of these easy ideas to help you hide it in plain sight.

Buy or DIY Screen.

An outdoor screen (or divider) is an easy and immediate way to hide any unsightly yard element. They come in many varieties from metal or plastic to wood and as a bonus it also gives climbing plants something to hold onto. If you’re up to a weekend project, here is a simple do-it-yourself wooden screen.

Think Vegetation.

If you have the time to wait for a garden to grow, vegetation is probably the most attractive and neutral cover. We recommend ornamental grasses or small shrubs that will not have a tendency to grow into or onto the machine.

Create a distraction.

We don’t mean to literally create a distraction every time you have a guest over. Instead think about the overall design of your back yard. You can highlight a focal point that will lead the eyes away from the unsightly, like lush vegetation or a decorative garden path. The overall aesthetic of your backyard can be just as camouflaging as anything else.

Don’t fence me in…

but you could fence that a/c in. For a cohesive look, you will want to take a cue from the rest of your yard. Select materials that are already present in or around your house. If you are unsure where to start take a look at these fence ideas that fit every need.

And some final words of advice.

Keep in mind, that huge piece machinery has a very important function. To keep it happy and efficient be sure it has enough breathing room and you should check the manufacturer’s specific recommendations on distances before installing anything permanent. If you’d like our help with this, or any other project to make your home as inviting and attractive as possible please give us a call.