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5 Creative Ways to Hide your AC You Won't Believe

by Peter Beauchemin 02/09/2020

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When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC.

A Hanging Garden

To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine for a basic hanging garden. But if you're looking forward to a weekend project, go a little more advanced. 

Nail six to eight 2X4s together into a grid, leaving space between them. Then simply encourage vines up the structure or hang potted plants on the slats. 

You can also turn your grid into a 3D structure so that each compartment becomes a planter for herbs, succulents, flowers or whatever inspires you. 

The exact design is up to you. Just keep two things in mind. First, you'll need to maintain it to prevent overgrowth that blocks airflow. And second, it should be easily removable. Or place it three to five feet from the unit so that a professional can service the AC when needed.

A Slatted Bench

So your AC unit is right in the middle of your outdoor entertainment space. Not to worry. You can build a beautiful deep, slatted bench that fits perfectly over the unit. Think up-side-down crate with a bottom that comes off like a lid and you have the perfect hide-away for an AC. 

Stain the bench/cover to match your home or lawn furniture and no one will ever know. And because it doubles as a bench, you'll forget your AC is under there, at least when it's not running.

A Row of Hedges

If you can still maintain access to the unit, some AC units can be concealed by a row of hedges planted three to five feet away from the unit. You can place the hedges along one side or grow them all around.

A Bird Sanctuary

Simply adding a fence would be too ordinary, But combining a fence with a line of beautifully painted birdhouses can cover your AC and add character to your yard while giving local birds a safe and warm place to nest in the spring.

If you want to build the birdhouses from scratch, you can. Or you can head down to your local lawn and garden store to choose three to five you like. Then it's just a matter of using a nail and hammer to secure them to the fence.

Give it its Own House

If you want to have some fun and have a little more carpentry skill than the rest of us, create a miniature version of your home that you can place over the unit. It can't be a replica since it needs proper airflow, but by mimicking your home's style, the structure seems to fit right in. That AC will be an eyesore no more.

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About the Author
Author

Peter Beauchemin

 

Introduction

Peter J Beauchemin, Owner of LAER Realty Partners Beauchemin & Associates is one of the most successful, well-known and respected real estate experts in Bedford, NH. He has been providing professional concierge-level service with a client first approach for over 15 years with more than 1000 closed transactions and consistently ranks in the top 1% of all agents in Greater Manchester, NH. No other real estate advisor in Southern, NH can offer the level of experience and negotiation expertise Peter and his associates can provide. Having a team allows Peter to focus on the tasks that are imperative to extraordinary results for his clients. A team always out performs an individual.

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Recognized as a leading local expert he has been featured in NH Business Magazine, NH Magazine and WMUR’s NH Chronicle and has received countless company awards for extraordinary sales achievement throughout the years.Peter was born and raised in Southern NH and after college joined the family real estate business in 2004. 13 prosperous years later and having grown and managed the #1 residential real estate team in NH for 5 consecutive years he and his wife/business partner Rebecca Beauchemin rebranded their team in 2017 and opened the first LAER Realty Partners office in NH. Since, their company has experienced exponential growth and they plan to expand the brand throughout NH.

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