Let’s face it: a water tank might be an necessity in your home, but boy can it be an eyesore! When located in your garden alongside natural elements like plants and flowers, it can instantly catch the eye and take away from the splendor of the outdoor space. Thankfully, there are several ways to conceal this unsightly item. Here are some tips on how to conceal your water tank completely, or turn it into a stunning feature.
The easiest way to make your hot water tank or rainwater tank look more appealing is to conceal it. You can either paint it in a natural tone (think green or light brown), or in a shade that compliments any flowers or plants that you have in your backyard. Use your creativity – painting a tank the same color as your fence for example can make the object appear less ‘obvious’ and it won’t be so much of a problem. Doing so won’t catch the eye when you step outside, so you might even forget that the water tank is there in the first place! Another way to conceal the tank is to to use a screen. You won’t want to block the object completely, especially if you need to access the tank in the future. However, placing it behind a screen can be a quick and cost-effective way to hide the item from view.
Use an encasement
An encasement is more expensive than a screen, but will allow you to hide the tank in a similar way to a shed. These products are available in a wide range of sizes and materials, and you will even be able to use a gate or lock to restrict access. This can be beneficial if you have children or pets who are frequently outside. Remember – water tanks can pose significant safety risks, especially when there are large pumps. Using an encasement can help solve this problem and provide you with the peace of mind that you need.
Decorating the tank
Water tanks aren’t the most exciting features that you can incorporate into your garden. However, you will be able to decorate the item to make it appear more attractive. You might want to create a small garden space around the tank with plants and flowers of your choice, making the item less visible. Other ways to decorate the tank include metal screening, where you can incorporate vegetable plants and other shrubbery to grow naturally.
Turning your tank into an exciting garden feature can be an instant conversation-starter when guests visit your property, and will make your garden look more appealing if you are trying to sell your home in the future. Hanging plants, timber screening, or a vertical herb garden are other ways to add some color and variety to your tank. After a while, your water tank won’t be as obvious, and will blend into its natural environment effectively. This can also be a good idea if you lack the space in your garden for plants or flowers.