What Should We Do with Ugly Fireplace Plus Outlet Combo?

What Should We Do with Ugly Fireplace Plus Outlet Combo?

A329597981eb7c2191c4c0bedba994a59d38b2db?w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Regina Yunghans
Aug 9, 2012
Q: Our non-working fireplace is in the master bedroom, and the ONLY electrical outlet in the entire room was installed smack dab in the middle of the hideously tiled-over interior. We need a solution that will be safe around a somewhat questionable older electrical socket (house was built in 1919), and that will still allow access to plug things in. It's a rental, so removal or painting are not options, and the wood has too many decorative cutouts to go the temporary wallpaper route. Please help! Sent by Lauren

Editor: Leave your suggestions for Lauren in the comments — thanks!

• Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).

rss Group 12 Created with Sketch. Untitled-3 Untitled-2