Good Questions: Hiding a Window Air Conditioner?

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SydneyBristow asks:
I'm interested in tips to hide my air conditioning unit that juts out of the window. It's so ugly! right now i have a plant in front of it. Any other suggestions?

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Although we've covered the issue of in the wall AC units before, window mounted units are a more difficult matter since they need to be coordinated to compliment not only the room from the inside perspective, and also the window structure and window treatment surrounding it. There's also the issue of allowing enough air flow when in use.

Hiding a window mounted AC from the exterior view may require using a trellis if you're on the ground level or large planters of tall shrubs/flowering plants; multi-story mounted units pose a more difficult challenge and would likely require an expert to build some sort of structure around it. We take out our window unit during the winter months to get rid of the eye sore for at least part of the year, but perhaps another reader out there has come up with a smart solution to hide window AC's from view?

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