If you have a furnace in your basement, you’ve probably thought about whether you can hide it. After all, furnaces are not designed to look appealing. You have a few options when it comes to keeping your furnace from being seen.
Curtains are the least expensive way to hide your furnace. You can choose curtains that match the decor of your basement and change them whenever you want to keep them updated. You can hang them from a curtain rod or pin them to the ceiling joists.
When hanging the curtains, leave plenty of space behind them so your furnace has proper ventilation. Also, choose weighted curtains so they don’t blow onto the furnace and become a fire hazard. Furnaces can get very hot when they’re on.
You can place screens in front of your furnace to hide it. You can choose from a wide variety of designs, heights, and widths. The screens can be easily moved whenever your furnace needs to be serviced.
Cabinetry can hide your furnace and provide functional value. For example, you can put a bookshelf in front of your furnace or a cabinet with drawers. When choosing this option, make sure that your furnace has proper ventilation and can be easily accessed. Place it far enough away from the furnace for ventilation, and make sure it’s not flammable.
This is the most expensive option, but it is very effective. Build a ventilated cabinet around the furnace that has a door to access the furnace. Make sure the cabinet has plenty of airflow. One way of doing so is by installing a louvered door. The door needs to be made of fireproof materials.
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