Utility boxes, lawn equipment and trash bins are necessities for most homeowners, but they can also create an eyesore. Today, V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc., one of the most trusted local deck and window companies, shares tips on how to hide these unsightly items.
Hide Those Trashcans
There’s not much you can do to make a trashcan look appealing, so the best solution is to hide it. A wooden lattice enclosure with a lined plant trough on top will hide your trash and recycling bins from view.
Use a Faux Rock for Disguise
Function can sometimes get in the way of aesthetics. Hide that wellhead, vent pipe or meter sitting in the middle of your yard or garden bed. A faux rock that fits on top is a good natural disguise.
Keep Tools Hidden but Handy
Keep trowels, weeding supplies and other garden tools in handily located storage. A tool cupboard with a door that opens flat can be an impromptu potting station. Easy access is important though so make sure everything is stored conveniently.
A Functional Barrier
Are you seeing too much of your neighbor’s jam-packed garage? A taller fireplace can hide the unwanted view and up your patio’s coziness. Trusted providers of decks and replacement windows can design a rustic outdoor barbecue area you can enjoy with family and friends.
Don’t Ignore Low Areas
The area below an elevated deck can be used to store outdoor equipment and garden supplies. A wide doorway gives easy access when fetching a rake or trowel. A padlock will keep everything secure.
Under the Stairs
Another clever place to hide equipment is below your deck’s staircase. This area can function as a tool shed for taller equipment, and it doesn’t take up any of your precious yard space.