If in your apartment the electrical panel is placed not in the entrance, but in the house – on the outer wall, then this important part of the entire power supply system of housing inevitably ends up in the hallway. And often spoils the whole interior with its unsightly appearance. The RNMT website will show you how to hide the electrical panel.
Recall that electrical distribution boards can be of two types – built into the wall and overhead, significantly protruding from the wall. The portal wrote in detail about the choice of the switchboard SHRN. Of course, it is much easier to hide the built-in electrical panel. In addition, now manufacturers have begun to offer enclosures for them, for example, for natural wood. So it is quite possible to pick up a rather attractive option that does not need to be masked..
The built-in electric panel with a counter can also be covered with a mirror, photograph or painting, hidden behind a sliding stained-glass window.
Important! In any case, you need to leave the ability to access the switchboard in the hallway. You can not brick it into the wall or paste it with wallpaper, revet it with panels along with the entire wall. If there is a meter, then you will definitely have to use it at least once a month. And you also need access to the panel itself with its switches, you never know what happens. In addition, power supply companies have their own requirements for electrical panels and their location..
If the electrical panel is an invoice, then it is more difficult to hide it. You can build it into furniture, make a separate box-box in the hallway specifically for electrical equipment. A good choice would be a housekeeper, a useful thing in the household that you can do yourself and give any decor. But in the case of an overhead electrical panel, the key keeper must be in the form of a box with an opening door so that there is access to the contents.
The easiest way is to paste over the plastic or metal case of the overhead switchboard with wallpaper or paint it to give it a more interesting look or disguise it as a wall finish.
Important! Directly on the body of the overhead switchboard, if it is made of plastic, nothing heavy can be attached. And it’s not worth it for the built-in door either.
We admit that some experts are generally against the owners hiding the electrical panel in their hallway. This is argued by the fact that even behind the cabinet door or key holder, access to the switches is already limited. In addition, if the flap is located in the closet, it comes into contact with things and can get dusty. It’s up to you, because sometimes the desire to disguise an unsightly object in your hallway is very great.