We’re all ready for this winter to be OVER, but with a little planning—and hiding—some of us can be more ready for spring than others. So why should you think about what you can hide--BEFORE you pull out your spring cleaning supplies? Here’s the scoop:
A big part of cleaning is deciding what to do with everything—especially those things that we need to keep our world powered up, like laptop battery cords, cell phone chargers, etc. The Out of the Box Room Design solution: hide them in plain sight. By that, we mean...disguise, cover and contain the business end of your gadgets—and sometimes, even the gadgets themselves (For example, check out this printer hideaway. Now you see it, now you don’t!) Some of the things that we love to hide are...
*Chargers. As much as we need them, we seriously don't want to see them. A great way to keep them accessible, but as close to invisible as you can get: incorporate them into a desktop file holder. Genius!
*Flat screen televisions. Okay--televisions were meant to be seen, not hidden away, but that doesn't mean that they have to take over the room's decor. A great way to solve the dilemma is pictured" below.
*Awkwardly placed light switches. You know the ones we mean--those light switches that seem to be "floating" in the middle of the wall.
Check out this blogger's solution to the problem: http://www.ourfifthhouse.com/2012/10/disguising-bothersome-light-switch.html
And the pièce de résistance of those things we really don't want to see… *Wireless routers. Check out this DIY disguise for those ugly wireless routers that we can't live without (at left). For directions, visit the following blog:
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And...do you have a genius "DIY disguise" idea of your own? Let us know in the comment box below!