If you're tired of looking at that ugly pipe under your sink, here's a quick tip for hiding that plumbing, adding some life to your bathroom, and improving the air quality inside — all at the same time!
In this Brooklyn house tour, the common houseplant mother-in-law's tongue (also known as a snake plant, or Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii) fills the void under the sink — an awkward space that would otherwise just store a waste bin or toilet plunger.
Not only are mother-in-law's tongues attractive and low-maintenance low-light houseplants, they've also earned NASA's seal of approval as effective filters of toxins (such as benzene and formaldehyde) from indoor air. So while you're at it, add a few more of these around the rest of your home, too.
See the full tour on Time Out New York.
MORE SNAKE PLANTS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
- Sansevieria: A Favorite Houseplant for Low Light
- Hot Tip: The Best Plants for Indoor Air Quality
- Setting Up Home: 5 Hard-to-Kill Houseplants
(Image: Time Out New York)