HomeTriangle Guides: Keep The Ugly AC Outdoor Unit Out Of Sight!


Your AC has been a loyal friend through summer! The only problem is the outdoor unit, which looks terribly ugly perched outside your home. If you are tired of seeing it, try these creatively fun ways to hide it!

Your AC has been a loyal friend through summer! Thanks to the AC you've been able to sleep well and enjoy weekendsat home sheltered from the blazing hot sun. The only problem is the outdoor unit/ cabinet, which looks terribly ugly perched outside your home. If you are tired of seeing it, try these creatively fun ways to hide it!

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An outdoor AC cabinet is camouflaged with a wooden fence

Enclose And Cover With A Creeper 

One way of making sure the AC cabinet stays out of sight is by adding a metal or natural bamboo enclosure around it. Add a littlegate to this enclosure so that when your AC technician needs to service yourunit, he’ll have easy access to it. Onceyour grill is put up, consider growing a few climbers and creepers to rest on thegrill and cover it up as they grow. 

Money plants, Rangoon creepers, Ipomeagreen, Allamanda, bleeding heart, grape ivy, starrywild jasmine and clematis are a few plants that you can easily pick up fromyour local nursery.

A Bamboo Enclosure

If you are on a tight budget anddon’t want to spend much, think about custom making a bamboo enclosure or simply a bamboo divider to hide your AC cabinet. You can paint the bamboogreen so it blends in with your garden, leave it au naturel or polish it. 

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The beauty of bamboo

FencingIt In

You've always loved white picket fences but due to size and security reasons you haven’t been able to erect one around yourproperty. Well this is the perfect opportunity to erect a little picket fencearound your AC cabinet.  Decorate the fence with a fewflowering creepers and you’ll be stumped by thetransformation!

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A picketing success

AMultipurpose Storage Cabinet

If gardening is your thing then like all fellow gardeners you too struggle to find space to store your gardeningimplements! Leaving gardening tools lying around will not only look messy but is a safety hazard too. Creating a multilevel storage space will cover the outdoor AC cabinet while solving your storage issues as well. The lower half ofthe cabinet can be designed with vents that allow ventilation and the upperhalf can act as a full fledged storage cabinet for gardening tools.

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Garden implement storage Idea that does double duty and covers up the AC cabinet too

SimplePanel Design

Not looking for anything fancy? Just want to cover up the AC cabinet? Simply install an enclosure madewith wooden panels minus any decoration.

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An enclosure made with wooden panels


If you don’t want to build anything aroundyour AC you can display a few tall, bushy potted plants in front of it or evensurround it with plant stands.  Make sure that you choose sturdy plants that will not wilt from the warm air blowing from thecompressor fan.

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Keeping it green and clean

Once you have successfully covered your outdoor AC cabinet, you can enjoy your AC from the inside and out!



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