4 Ways To Hide The Back of The AC Unit

4 Ways To Hide The Back of The AC Unit

Beth Zeigler
May 7, 2009

050709ac-01.jpgWindow AC units are unsightly indoors but they're also a huge eyesore when they disrupt a pleasant patio. We have a few solutions for masking the posterior side of the window AC unit and we'd love to hear your own solutions after the jump!

One way to make the posterior side of the window AC unit seem less noticeable is to draw attention to other objects nearby. Creating a patio area with potted plants on top and below the AC unit are a great way to draw attention away from the AC unit.

We love Sara Lov's DIY solution--a cozy for her window AC unit. Taking the same outdoor fabric that's used in her patio furniture, she masks the AC unit so it mixes well with the rest of the outdoors.

You could also paint the backside of the AC window unit or plant a trellis in front of the eyesore.

Apartment Therapy readers, now that spring has sprung, we're spending more time outdoors. If your AC window unit impedes on your patio area, what's your solution for hiding the backside?

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(Images: 1. Flickr member d.billy licensed for use under Creative Commons, 2. jcipa)

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