The electric meter can become an eye sore around your home, distracting from decorative parts of your home. Fortunately, there are easy ways to attractively cover your electric meter box and wires. Doing so in the proper way can effectively hide your electric meter while also allowing you and others to easily access it when necessary.
How to Beautifully Cover Your Electric Meter
There are various ways to cover your electric meter, and understanding multiple ways of doing so can help you decide the best option for you. The following are four decorative ideas to cover your electric meter and remove the eye sore that is the electric meter box and wires.
Add an outdoor shutter screen
Shutters are primarily used for windows, but they can work for exterior walls as well. In fact, outdoor shutter screens are a great way to cover your electric meter and hide the eye sore from visitors, neighbors, etc. You can find aesthetically pleasing shutter screens in many home improvement stores, or you can craft your own by using repurposed vinyl or new vinyl and a wood frame. Ideally, you want the shutter screen to be just large enough to cover the electric meter but not too large to where it distracts from the rest of your yard.
Paint the box and wires
One of the simplest yet most effective solutions is to paint the electric meter box and wires. This can help the electric meter blend in with the exterior of your home so that it is less noticeable. Painting the electric meter box and wires is also easy to do for those who prefer not to spend a lot of money or are not interested in larger DIY projects. It also is a good option for homeowners who live in areas where there are strict regulations. However, make sure not to paint over the electric meter itself or paint anywhere that may cover an area that must be easily visible.
DIY electric meter screen
If you have time and the proper resources and want to create the best possible decorative item to cover your electric meter, then we suggest constructing an electric meter screen. An electric meter screen is not as hard to create as it may seem. Essentially, it is a wooden cover that you can decorate. Be sure to get the proper dimensions and have fun with it. You can paint the wooden screen, add flowers or leave it in its attractive wooden state without making any changes.
Use large rocks when possible
If your electric meter is low to the ground, then you may be able to effectively cover it in a decorative way by adding large decorative rocks. Strategically placed large rocks around your home can significantly increase the visual appeal, and it is often much simpler than constructing or purchasing an outdoor shutter screen or electric meter wooden screen. However, this may not be an option if the electric meter box is higher off the ground.
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