Wall heater eyesore
cristina48
October 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Need creative ideas for hiding wall heater on main wall of family/entry way in beach cottage.
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
When you are not using ithe heater you can lean a tall mirror up against it to hide it. Just slide ithe mirror to the side during cold weather when you need to turn on the heat.
October 18, 2013 at 9:22am     
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
If you don't want a mirror you could lean a long tall painting up against the heater....
Unconventional, but artsy ....
October 18, 2013 at 9:24am     
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ASVInteriors
I would make a grid panel from the ceiling down and use it as a room divider. If you cannot hide it, then a make it a feature. Will look for ideas to post
October 18, 2013 at 9:26am     
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ASVInteriors
This is not a difficult design to create. It allows effective circulation. But please check with a heating specialist just to be sure!

October 18, 2013 at 9:29am     
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April Conaway
Get a custom cover made for it. Then maybe flank it with some bookcases in a similar style?
October 18, 2013 at 9:29am     
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cynamonc
You can build a shelf beside it for storage and hid it in the design like these people did with their heater:
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/cover-wall-heater-with-shelves-136349
October 18, 2013 at 9:32am     
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April Conaway
Here is another. Just google "wall heater covers"
October 18, 2013 at 9:33am     
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ASVInteriors
April's link is interesting but do read the comments below the article
October 18, 2013 at 9:47am     
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April Conaway
Yep, definitely agree with ASVinteriors. You definitely want to make sure you are being safe if you cover it. There are companies that specialize in making covers. I would stick with one of those and then make the bookcase yourself. I just wanted to show some examples. :)
October 18, 2013 at 10:30am     
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cristina48
Thank you everyone!
October 18, 2013 at 12:14pm   
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solarity
Have you thought about removing it and putting in radiant floor heat instead? We did that with our bathroom and it is much nicer!
October 18, 2013 at 12:27pm   
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DMH DESIGN
The key is non combustibility, whether the heater is tall or low profile. Is there any possibility to change it out to a less obtrusive model, in order to avoid any custom fabrication?
October 18, 2013 at 12:46pm   
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
If you do change it out eventually the easiest would be to put in forced air with the unit in the attic ( if you have the clearance ).
You can add air conditioning at the same time
October 18, 2013 at 4:21pm   
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LB Interiors
Three possibilites

#1. Place a folding screen on casters for easy mobility, in front of it that has open lattice-type design which allows air flow. If it's a solid paneled folding screen you can fold and move out of the way when needed. Create a design plan for the room with this for the beginning of your room floor plan.

#2. You can accent it with building a framework around it to support bi-fold doors with louvres or filigree panels. Just open when needed. Single or double doors.

#3. Also can use solid paneled folding doors. Add a door mural (faux window) of a landscape or seascape scene on the panels to look like a decorative artwork for a focal point to that wall. Single or double doors.

Design the room around it. Maybe two matching bookcases on each side. Depending on furniture arrangement for the room, maybe two reading chairs on each side. Would have to know the floor plan desired and the function for the room. I believe this would be the starting point to create a floor plan for this room to make it work both functionally and aesthetically.
October 18, 2013 at 4:39pm        Thanked by cristina48
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