8. Camouflage Connection Boxes & Air-Con
There’s no getting away from it, electrical boxes and bulging air-con units are not pretty to look at at the best of times. And while a well-placed plant or shrub might do the job of hiding these ugly electrical boxes, sometimes it may not be possible to accommodate pots or plant trees.
In addition, if your home has a small front yard or you live in a high rise apartment block, planting trees and shrubs are probably off the check-list. For this reason, a good paint-job can camouflage an ugly fixture perfectly. However, unless you are a talented artist, the best solution is to blend any new paint in with the rest of the building’s color scheme. In other words, go with a color that’s the same as your home’s siding.
Top Tip: Make sure to mask any meters or electrical connections with tape and plastic, avoid using flammable cleaners, and use paint that will weather outdoor conditions.