Every house has one: the ugly circuit breaker panel.
You don't want to leave it in plain sight, but you have to allow easy access to it, just in case.
What to do?
One of my customers recently had their basement remodeled, and the circuit breaker was right where the kids might play. They wanted a way to cover the panel safely.
After some discussion, we came up with the idea of a built-in pair of doors with shelves underneath to corral the kids' toys.
I started by building the shelves off site, using pre-primed boards which I painted white.
Since the opening was so large (more than five feet tall) I installed 2" x 8" boards attached to the studs in the wall. This gave me a sturdy place to anchor the doors.
The doors themselves were a pair of off-the-shelf hollow core models which I shortened by several inches.
The finished piece is sleek and unobtrusive... much better than the circuit breaker. Plus, the kids can play there safely and have a place to put their toys when they're done.
If you need a way to cover your circuit breaker panel, or if you're just in need of a new set of shelves, give me a call. I love this stuff!
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