You may be looking at the pipes that crisscross your house, thinking what to do with this plumbing near me and my home. We provide three do-it-yourself tips from a plumber on how to turn those on unwanted pipes to aesthetic gems.
Add a Dash of Paint to Brighten Your Home
Look beyond the unwanted pipes to see what they could become when you add a splash of color. There are so many ways you can do this. For example, in a minimal setting, you can color your ceiling length pipes to a bright color like red to make it stand out in an otherwise toned-down environment. The good thing about painting like this is that it draws attention and paints you in a sophisticated light in front of your visitors.
Other places that you can brighten by upgrading your pipes with paint include:
- Painting the pipes under your bathroom sink to a light green to add to a lighter background. There’s no reason why you should hold back your creativity. The more daring the colors, the better.
- You can also paint the pipes in your living room to blend — rather than match — the hues of your living room walls. Several colors blend nicely to give an overall aesthetic quality, so feel free to take your time and go through several color schemes to discover what you feel most at home with.
- Have you got a radiator that does not sit quite right with the rest of the room? No problem. You can make it blend in by painting it the same color as the molding. This is pleasing to the eye and makes the radiator come off as a thoughtful accessory choice.
- Radiators don’t always have to blend though. You can go wild and paint it a contrasting color that will stand out and showcase your bubbly personality. The best trend that captures this sentiment is painting the different arms of the radiator with different colors so that it appears like it was steeped in the rainbow.
- If you have copper pipes, let them be. Why spoil a good thing? The shiny yet mellow, copper not only always looks good but it also has antimicrobial properties. You could wash your copper pipes with vinegar to keep them shiny or allow them to develop a beautiful patina that serves as a sign of aging gracefully.
Add Some Lights and Leaves to Make Your Plumbing Come Alive
With pipes placed vertically against the wall, they almost mimic vines growing along a vertical surface. You can amplify this perspective by beating metal sheets into leaf shapes and joining them to the pipes so that appear like metallic vines growing right there in your house.
If your pipes are horizontal, allowing some space at the top you can put them to good use by looping lightweight pendant lights along the length of the pipes. Vary the lengths of the pendants to for added aesthetic effects.
Decorative Pipe Covers Are Always a Win
Whether it’s with a weave, a rope, or bamboo, covering your pipes is always a good idea, especially if these are pipes that convey hot water. Just make sure you pick a color that works for you and your house.