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Water heater cabinet


Bayside Six
Bayside Six
Bayside Six
Bayside Six

This project has to be one I'm most proud of! The water heater sits in the middle of the large room that I use for laundry as well as my gym. Such an eyesore! To top it off, it is directly below a vent.
I created this completely custom cabinet to hide it. Starting with the very top, I left space above the upper cabinet and placed an air deflector over the vent and then put a decorative metal grate for the air to still flow into the room. The upper cabinet has a gas strut to open and stay open since it flips upward. Finally, the bottom area is strictly for the water heater (and scrap towels!). The best part is that the upper and lower aren't even attached! I used moulding on the outside to make them look like one piece but you can completely remove the large bottom (has no back!) In order to replace or work on the water heater!

I love it and it makes my space look much nicer (now to just finish the rest of the room!)

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  • Nice job! It looks wonderful!
    By RYOBI NATION, on August 1, 2018
    • Thank you!!! Super proud of it! 
      By Bayside Six, on August 1, 2018

  • I just stumbled across your project as I search for ways to hide the water heater that just stands in the open of my laundry room.  Would you be able to share the dimensions of your cabinet?  Width & depth?  Where did you buy/find the cabinet doors?  I'm really curious and really love what you've done!
    By joybean44, on June 20, 2019
    • Hi!!  I'm not home right now, but I think that the sides are about 8-10 inches from the sides and front of my water heater.  I built the doors myself. Ana white has a shaker door tutorial that's easy to follow!  
      By Bayside Six, on June 21, 2019

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Water heater cabinet

by Bayside Six
Jul 31, 2018

This project has to be one I'm most proud of! The water heater sits in the middle of the large room that I use for laundry as well as my gym. Such an eyesore! To top it off, it is directly below a vent. I created this completely custom cabinet to hide it. Starting with the very top, I left space above the upper cabinet and placed an air deflector over the vent and then put a decorative metal grate for the air to still flow into the room. The upper cabinet has a gas strut to open and stay open since it flips upward. Finally, the bottom area is strictly for the water heater (and scrap towels!). The best part is that the upper and lower aren't even attached! I used moulding on the outside to make them look like one piece but you can completely remove the large bottom (has no back!) In order to replace or work on the water heater! I love it and it makes my space look much nicer (now to just finish the rest of the room!)