Ways to Conceal Your Electrical Panel Cover

In the words of Queen Elsa of Arendale, “Conceal. Don’t feel. Don’t let them know.” This is the exact kind of mantra you should bear in mind when covering your electrical panel cover. The sight of an electrical panel cover contrasting with the motif of the entire house is an eyesore to some. An electrical panel located in the basement is completely fine. But if the panel is in the living room, it is a design disaster.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to hide that dull panel cover to keep your mind at peace. Moreover, these projects can help you kill time during this pandemic.

Disclaimer: Some local electrical codes prevent homeowners from covering their electrical panels. This is to help first responders locate the panels quickly in case of fire to cut the power.

  • Picture frame coverup – A picture frame can be an excellent coverup for a dull electrical panel cover. The good thing about a picture frame is it goes along with any motif. So with the right frame color and a great picture, voila! You now have a perfect electrical panel coverup.

Aside from a picture frame, a painting can also be used as a coverup. Just be careful in choosing a painting. The more minimalist a painting is, the better. You don’t want to waste a Rembrandt or a Pollock in case of fire.

  • Going woody and rustic – There are plenty of sources for firewood and decorative wood in the countryside. A rustic wood design cover can add a pop of texture to your home décor. On the other hand, the sight of a dull electric panel cover can ruin the whole décor. Therefore, you can use a few pieces of board, paint, time, and patience to cover up your electric panel cover.

You can add something to the wood like a sign for a special touch. Of course, covering an electric panel cover never goes out of style.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody – When you think of Bohemian art, one thing in particular probably comes to mind: canvas cloth. Hanging a canvas cloth in front of an electric panel cover can be the simplest way of concealing it. The design is up to you. You can paint it. You can put inspirational messages that match your personality. Anything. The only goal is to cover that ugly electric panel cover.
  • Vintage – Vintage goes with almost anything in design. A vintage window, for example, is very versatile. You can turn it into a mirror to hide the electric panel cover. With a few tricks, paint, and effort, you can create beautiful concealment for yourself.

Before using any of these methods, you need to ensure they do not violate the rules and regulations in your local area regarding electric panel covers. Concealing electric panel covers is usually not an issue. But if the laws prevent you from doing so, just let it be. It is always better to play it safe and listen to the authorities.



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