Outside gray hydro box
taypeg
June 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I live in Ontario Canada. Is it ok to paint the ugly hydro box on the outside of our house the same colour beige that we are painting the house? If not...and ideas for disguising it but still making it accessible to the hydro company. Many thanks.
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dalma darling
I would most definitely paint it if you can. We have a utility box that we painted and it just blends into the house as opposed to sticking out as an eye sore. I don't know about specific laws in Ontario, but I imagine as long as the hydro company still has access and can see it, you're fine.
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Fred S
Your utility company may have different ideas, so call them directly. Around here, disguising is bad, but painting is good.
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Sharon Charboneau, RESA Pro, Interior Stylist
I found some small shutters at garage sale, and my husband placed them over utility boxes. Looked great, painted shutter same colour as body of house.
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Fred S
A clear space with NO obstructions is REQUIRED around the utility box.
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Sharon Charboneau, RESA Pro, Interior Stylist
in BC, we had no complaints from hydro
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Fred S
OK.
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