Go on, be honest:
You are aware that covering up electrical panel may not be a best practice from safety perspective, however the circuit breaker box is an eyesore that you are desperate to hide it.
While it is generally acceptable to cover an electrical fuse box as long as it is easy to open and you still have full access to the breakers –
covering breaker box can be a national electrical code violation until it passes the inspection of a licensed electrician.
Anyway, here are 17 inspiring videos that show innovative ways to hide electrical panel with creative cover and decoration ideas.
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#1: Circuit Breaker Box Cover with DIY Metal Piece
In this video, ChickFix USA demonstrated how she made use of some left over metal sheet to come out with a nice DIY cover for her circuit breaker box.
Check out how she did it, step by step:
#2: DIY Outdoor Electrical Box Cover with Door & Lock
The NextJeneration couple have an electrical box that is literally exposed right on the corner of their house, where everybody can see.
So they come out with a DIY electrical panel cover, in which the video below shows how they built it step by step, including the tools that they used.
They even included the detail drawing of this cover, with measurements indicated!
#3: Cool DIY Panel Box Cover Idea from Philippines
A creative idea from Zhei Angelz to hide the eyesore in his house.
Check out this tutorial video – the workmanship looked great too!
#4: Conceal Breaker Box in Common Area of Basement
ThisBetterHome shares a simple yet brilliant idea to cover an electrical breaker box installed in common area of basement:
He converted it to a little dress-up corner for kids, by putting a mirror over the actual circuit breaker box:
#5: DIY Decorative Electrical / Distribution Box
Check out this simple yet innovative idea by Isha’s Creative world:
#6: DIY Electrical Panel Cover With Old Cabinet Door
Have an electrical panel in your laundry room and want to hide it?
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Katie, a carpenter turned stay at home ‘Handymom’, made a custom DIY cover with an old vanity cabinet door – and here is how she did it:
#7: Hide Ugly Breaker Boxes with DIY Makeover
In this video, Tabitha Blue demonstrated how to hide electrical panel boxes and utilities with DIY makeover.
This is part of her big project to turn garage into a laundry room.
#8: Sliding Coat Hangar as Electric Panel Cover
A brilliant and practical idea!
#9: DIY Marble Breaker Panel Cover
Have ugly fuse box in your room and hate it?
This DIY room hack by Kimbyrleigha turned an eyesore into a cute marble magnetic board:
#10: Electric Panel Door in Basement
Jay Nawa shared his experience in the video below, on how to build an electric panel door when finishing the basement.
A hollow door was built to cover the electric panel.
#11: Custom Fuse Box Cabinet
In this video, Deer River Craftsman demonstrated how to make a custom fusebox cabinet –
to cover up the awkwardly placed fuse boxes in his kitchen.
#12: Electrical Panel Door with Magnets
Mike Fulton built this electrical panel door in his workshop.
The 50 inches x 22 inches wide panel cover looks professional!
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#13: Hide Electric Box in Common Area of Apartment
This project by DivingHeadFirst is made to cover an electric box in a common area of an apartment, right next to the front door.
Like this canvas print idea?
#14: DIY Fabric Panels to Cover Breaker Box
Chelsea Lipford Wolf created fabric panels to conceal a poorly placed electrical panel in a living room.
She built frames from inexpensive lumber and cover with fabric, stapling on the back of the frame, and hang it to cover the breaker box.
#15: Easy DIY Wall Decor to Hide Main Switch Box
Here is an DIY idea of Besties Tamil, on how to hide main electrical switch box.
This is a non-English video, but you should be able to get the idea by watching it:
#16: Hide Electrical Panel with Painting
This DIY video by ‘Engineering my Life’ shows an example of how to hide electrical panel with a decorative picture.
This idea will need a painting or frame that is larger than your electrical panel, 2 small hinges or 1 large hinge, screws, screwdriver, and 2 picture hooks.
#17: Circuit Panel Wooden Cover with Door
In this video, Mardak Workshop shared the steps to build a circuit panel wooden cover with door, and how it was built in workshop.
You can adapt this idea to make a similar customized solution that meet your needs.