8 Sneaky Ways to Disguise HDB Piping
Though these bathroom pipes are in plain sight, they certainly aren't unsightly
This explains why some designers would rather leave pipes exposed. One of them is New Nyew from New Nyew Design, who says: “We rarely box them up because it takes up a lot of space. We only do it when the piping is located in a corner and doesn’t interfere with the other bathroom fixtures.” Design director Kate Ng from Design Neu advises against a permanent box-up for sewage pipes as well, as there could be unforeseen circumstances such as water leakage. She says, “We will always try to advise homeowners not to hide them but to beautify by using paint, tiles or even carpentry to add colour, texture and pattern.”
Boxing it up or not, take a look at how these designers saved the day by concealing unsightly piping to good effect.
While the sewage piping has been painted matte black, the copper piping is left in its original colour. This works in this industrial-style bathroom with its cement screed walls by Hue Concept.
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A common way of concealing under-sink piping is to use cabinetry. It offers storage for bathroom essentials and you won’t even know the pipe is there when the cabinet doors are closed.
A glossy black finish for the sewage pipe downplays its unsightly aesthetics. The new treatment actually makes it look like a pillar; a more appealing home fixture.
To keep the walkway clear and to give a clear line of sight in this bathroom, Fuse Concept painted the overhead piping a flaming orange to match the mosaic wall. They also try to re-route piping when necessary to minimise the length of piping.
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