Specialists, performing their work on the installation of gas communications, are guided by departmental rules, they are not interested in design. Over time, the owners think about improving the interior. In any situation, to hide gas communications, you can choose the most appropriate method that does not violate safety rules.
Placement of gas pipes and masking according to the requirements of SNIP
So that gas communications do not interfere with the arrangement of furniture, do not spoil the interior, they can be moved to another place. The procedure is complex, not only associated with financial costs, it requires coordination with the gas service. For this reason, most people think about how to hide the gas pipe in the kitchen beautifully.
Those who want to change the location of communications should remember that unauthorized actions are unacceptable: they are fraught with catastrophic consequences not only for the initiator, but also for neighbors. If necessary, contact the gas service, with which they coordinate all work.
SNIP rules prohibit:
- to start gas communications in the ventilation ducts;
- arrange a fixed box on the riser;
- make a sealed sheathing;
- sink pipes in the wall;
- finish with plaster.
It is forbidden to use a stretch or false ceiling to mask gas pipes, since the basic safety rule is not respected: quick access. Only plumbing, heating or electrical communications are allowed there.
You can close the highway in the corridor in compliance with safety rules. Usually the pipes run under the very ceiling, it is forbidden to close them tightly with a box. Even if inspection hatches are arranged, there may be claims from the gas service if the work is carried out without coordination with them. The original solution is the device of a narrow shelf under the pipe so that it is not visible from below. You can decorate or just apply a coat of paint.
The requirements are dictated by safety standards. The rule of a well ventilated or completely open near-pipe area is due to the fact that when a gas leaks, it should not accumulate. If the standards are violated, residents will not find out about the problem in time, as indicated by the smell of special additives.
How to paint gas pipes in the kitchen in an original way
Not every owner masks pipes, most prefer simpler and more budgetary methods. The most common option is staining, which can be done decoratively so that the pipe fits perfectly into the interior. Often it is painted under the trunk of a tree, for example, birch. If you draw a few leaves on the wall, they will, as it were, continue the composition, make the design original.
The coloring option is very simple and familiar. Its advantages:
- the ability to perform almost every person without much effort and knowledge;
- minimum costs;
- correctly selected shade fits into the interior;
- complete security — communications are always available.
The only drawback is that the pipes remain in sight, even if the disguise is the most thorough.
The gas line in the kitchen, covered to match the surface of the room, becomes inconspicuous, harmoniously fits into the interior. Contrasting colors are rarely used, only if they are present in the style of the apartment. When the craftsman has artistic ability, a beautiful geometric or floral design on the trumpet will look appropriate.
Railing — just amazing
Horizontal pipes are ideal for this option. Usually they run parallel to the kitchen backsplash, and there is an empty space between it and the wall cabinets. It is the highway that is used as the basis of the railing structure. The metal is cleaned to the ground, covered with a primer and several layers of paint with a chrome or bronze effect.
When the pipeline dries, proceed to the implementation of design ideas. Hooks are attached to the wall above it to accommodate various kitchen utensils, towels. There is a visual effect that they hang directly on the gas pipeline. Shelves are also placed in this gap, you can install a drying rack for dishes. There are many options, their implementation depends on the imagination of the owners. The railing design gives the kitchen interior a modern look. Another positive side is the constant access to pipes.
Important! The highway cannot serve as a bearing element on which the load is created. It performs a purely decorative function.
Decoupage disguise — nothing complicated
The application of this technique is very simple. The gas pipe in the kitchen, in the bathroom corridor can be closed using inexpensive materials: PVA glue and finishing varnish. Appearance depends on multi-layered paper or fabric napkins, the pattern on which is chosen to taste by the owners.
Implement the idea in the following order:
- clean the gas communication to a shine, carefully removing old paint, grease and dirt, leave to dry;
- the napkin is covered with glue, then the layer with the pattern is carefully separated;
- apply it to the pipe, smooth it out with care;
- apply glue again;
- after drying, cover with varnish, which will add shine.
Napkins have a variety of patterns, so the decor can be original. The main thing is that it is in harmony with the design of the kitchen.
Decorating in this style is especially easy to do on plasterboard boxes, under which gas communications are hidden. Use a special film for decoupage. Compared to napkins, it is easier to work with it, even small irregularities do not remain on the finish, which is possible in the previous case. It is easy to care for such surfaces — just wipe with a damp cloth.
An interesting option for imitation of a palm tree: the implementation does not require much effort. Thick twine is used, they are wrapped around sections of the highway that are in sight. Complement the decoration with citrus fruits suspended for a while, climbing liana houseplants, flowers.
Is it possible to sew up gas pipes in an apartment with drywall
All the options considered earlier do not hide communications, but only mask them. This does not suit everyone, so they resort to the construction of a box. The most common and permitted material is used — drywall, but plywood, plastic, MDF can be used. GKL is mainly preferred because of the low cost and ease of installation. In addition to it, you will need special profiles, self-tapping screws. Of the tools — a screwdriver and scissors for metal.
In addition to simple installation, attract other advantages. The pipes will completely hide under the box, which will become part of the interior. The decor of a similar design is carried out in various techniques: simple staining or finishing with a decoupage film would be appropriate. The disadvantages include a decrease in usable area, which is important for a small kitchen, so the option is used mainly in spacious rooms. For emergency access to communications, the installation of fixed structures is prohibited.
Manufacturing begins with the installation of the frame, the options for which are quite a lot. Choose depending on the estimated size and the possible installation of additional elements. Pipes do not always close completely, sometimes only some section. The frame is mounted separately or built into furniture. In some cases, they make a false wall, hiding all the unsightly places. In addition to the metal profile, the use of wooden slats is acceptable.
The box is mounted in several stages:
- Calculate the dimensions of the structure. The width should provide unobstructed access for maintenance of equipment;
- Install the frame. The profile or rails are fastened with screws to the wall after checking the level of a strictly vertical and horizontal location;
- Measure the finished structure. Transfer data to a sheet of drywall and cut blanks;
- Fasten to the frame using self-tapping screws and a screwdriver. All irregularities, cracks are puttied or sealed with mounting foam, cutting off the remains after polymerization.
If there are taps or connections in the communication area, the installation of a blind box violates safety rules: there must be constant access to the equipment. In this case, it is made removable, which complicates the design. As a more affordable option, choose a decorative panel that can be easily removed. There may also be a counter under it. In addition, this option allows you to make the box an interior decoration if the facade is lattice or patterned. Workshops will take over the production.
You can buy a ready-made plastic box that is easy to install and remove if necessary. It can be given any color that does not violate the integrity of the interior of the room. Like a drywall construction, it has the same significant drawback: it takes up free space.
You can hide the highway in the corridor in compliance with safety rules. Usually the pipes run under the very ceiling, it is forbidden to close them tightly with a box. Even with the installation of inspection hatches, there may be claims from the gas service if the work is carried out without coordination with them. The original solution is narrow shelves under the pipe so that it is not visible from below. You can decorate with decorative elements or just apply a coat of paint.
How to hide a gas pipe under a furniture facade
Using furniture to hide gas lines is the most perfect, but not always the easiest way. Pipes, if they are located horizontally, are hidden in wall cabinets. With vertical placement, pencil cases are used. Independent production of high-quality furniture is available to craftsmen with professional skills. With a strong desire, you can make it yourself with the help of an electric jigsaw and subsequent decoration.
In most cases, ready-made designs are used or ordered in workshops. In dish cabinets, the back walls are removed from the factory and hung without them, making cuts in the walls. Custom-made furniture takes into account the configuration of communications, all pipes and gas appliances are hidden in it. The advantage of this option is that there is constant access to all equipment, and if the kitchen area is limited, then the cabinets are used for their intended purpose.
A home-made design is made from fairly strong materials, such as plywood and chipboard, which will allow you to install a door on them. It needs hinged hinges and handles. In the side walls, a fold is selected for the protrusions of the cover. In places where pipes and hoses pass, mark places for holes and cut them out. The structure is assembled on glue and self-tapping screws, after which the finished product is hung on the wall.
In some apartments, the pipeline is located horizontally at a low height. In this case, the problem arises of how to sew up such a highway. It is hidden under the countertop, which is made independently or ordered. To access the valve, extend the handle.
How to avoid mistakes — tips from the masters
In order to avoid unpleasant consequences as a result of independent actions with gas communications, possible penalties, one should not forget about safety. Before work, they get acquainted with the rules so that the planned actions do not contradict them.
There are not so many requirements, it will not be difficult to adhere to:
- fastening of any products, including with the option of railing, is carried out on the walls, in no case on pipes;
- all designs are removable or with a door, panel, providing quick access to devices;
- blind ducts in which gas can accumulate in the event of a leak are prohibited;
- the geyser is hidden behind the casing, provided that powerful ventilation is provided;
- all materials except gypsum are allowed to be used.
According to the regulations, the location of pipes and meters is carried out in the most visible and accessible places. The approach to the equipment cannot be hindered by any obstacles in order to make an emergency shutdown of gas or repairs if necessary. This is laid down in the rules and is subject to unquestioning implementation. There are many options for masking gas communications, but one should not forget about safety for the sake of decoration.