We all have those ugly eyesores in our yard. Trash cans, utility meters, AC units… you know, those “things” that your home can’t run without, but you wonder why no one has figured out a way to make them look better? In a small home, these things can look even worse because they demand more attention. Your home might be smaller than others, but those eyesores aren’t! Lucky for you, some creative folks in the blogging world agree, and have come up with these DIY ways to hide outdoor eyesores! So get ready for greater curb appeal, and hide the ugly!

Want to cover up the indoor ugly too? Then visit our post, hide the ugly – indoors!

The Kim Six Fix‘ shows us how to hide an AC unit with this project, and her DIY air conditioner screen tutorial takes you step by step through how to get it done. This would work for heat pumps, propane tanks or electrical boxes as well. Lot’s of photos in this tutorial, as well as her plans for building.

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This solution to hide that AC unit from ‘Housepet‘ is one of my favorites. I really dig the alternating slats. They did this air conditioner fence with rebar and wood slats, and have a short tutorial with the how-to.

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Another example of a similar project to hide an air conditioner unit by ‘Roots and Shoots‘.

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