Being practical doesn’t mean being boring. In fact, there are some cool ways to beautify those elements in your home that are essential.

Even when you fancy yourself an interior design queen, you have to admit that there are aspects of home decor that are duller than dull.

Some of the things we have to fix up at home are so boring; you almost consider not doing them at all. Most of these are home maintenance matters, or even involve a specialist skill, so you often outsource them anyway.

But, then, when the work is done, you’re often then left with something boring and basic that you then need to beautify. When that’s the case, here’s how to handle it with style.

 

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Stylish Heating Systems

We all know that we have to have home heating. Most of us would be lost without it. But, sometimes, there’s nothing uglier than the basics that make it up.

But that doesn’t mean you have to stick a standard radiator in the corner and glare at it for the rest of your life. Oh no. Instead, you should take a look at more modern radiator designs to use instead.

Plus, if you really don’t want to use one at all, you could opt for underfloor heating throughout.

 

Modern Water Systems

It’s often the same with the water systems. Except with these, you’ve often got to try and make them look good both inside and out. If you want to collect water outside, you’ve probably always been put off by some of the unattractive designs (and the sheer enormity of some of them). But don’t be.

You can get sleek slimline water tanks that only add to your garden’s glory. Then, on the inside, for your water’s central hub, you may want to think about a smaller combi boiler that can be tucked away instead.

 

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Dressing The Drainage

Then, you’re also going to want to think about your bathroom too. Because yet, yet again our utilities are causing quite the stir. In your bathroom, you often have a lot of drainage systems to cover up.

It can be frustrating at first, but you can use this as an excuse to go for a stunning bathroom design instead. By integrating your cupboards and the entire suite, you’ll hide eyesore style drainage systems easily enough.

 

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Hiding Those Pipes

But it’s not just the bathroom that we’re faced with this issue in. To ensure that your heating system works (and that water can get around), you may have exposed pipes in your living space, kitchen, hallway, or even bedrooms.

But that doesn’t mean you have to keep it like that. Instead, you should look into the different forms of decorative pipe boxing that you can do to make the room look a whole lot better.

 

Hiding It All Away

Finally, you may also want to think about the other thing that you need to hide away – all of the junk that you’ve accumulated over the years.

If you want to start living in style, you’re going to want to make sure that both your home and garden are clutter free. And to do this, you need storage. But, storage isn’t always pretty.

So be sure to pick out cute cabinets, stylish sheds, and even think about building something from scratch if you really want it to suit your style.

For stylish and well-priced storage try Interior Secrets, Hunting for George, or Pottery Barn.

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