How to Hide an Electrical Utility Panel

by Michael on February 13, 2010 · 0 comments

Do you have a utility panel that you’d like to hide? If so, then read on… When we renovated our house a couple of years ago, we converted our old laundry room into a powder room. In doing so, we needed to hide both an electrical panel and an alarm box. Here’s how we did it…


As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. While I don’t have an actual “before” picture, the following shot shows what we were up against.

You’ll have to pardon the tight angle and poor lighting. It’s a small room, and I didn’t have much to work with. I actually took the picture while standing over the toilet, and the sink (the same one with the formerly leaky faucet) is directly opposite the electrical cabinet.

Hiding the electric panel

Anyway, one of our biggest concerns in converting the laundry room into a powder room was that we didn’t want it to look like a conversion. This meant having to hide the electrical panel and alarm box. As you can see from the picture above, we decided to hide them with a faux cabinet front.

We simply had the cabinet guys make a shallow box and cabinet front that that matched the new vanity, and we were good to go. It’s actually pretty big since we had to hide both an electrical panel and an alarm box. Regardless, once it was installed, it looked totally natural.


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