Let’s face it: There’s nothing pretty about an indoor air conditioner unit. The big, bulky, appliance is always an eyesore, especially when it sits smack dab in your flower beds. But, of course, it’s an absolutely necessary eyesore for those long, hot summers. So, as they say, if you can’t beat ’em, dress ’em up (OK, no one says that—but they should!).  Your air conditioner is an essential component of your luxury home, but it’s not something you want front and center. Luckily, there are plenty of clever ways to cover an AC unit and add instant curb appeal. Check out some of our favorite ideas for AC unit enclosures, walls, and screens below. Some of these ideas are great for DIYers. If that’s not you, you can always find a creative handyman to help you create the look you want to hide your AC unit.

So, if you live in a place where the summers are hot, there’s a good chance you have an air conditioner in your house. Although an air conditioner can be a godsend when it comes to keeping you cool and comfortable, but it can be a real eyesore in your living room.

Don’t let your AC unit spoil the look of your otherwise perfectly styled house. Using clever ways to hide an ugly AC units, you can effectively hide that unsightly air conditioning unit without compromising its ability to keep things cool inside.To work efficiently they need to be unobstructed and placed high in the room so that the cool air will have the greatest effect as it drops to the floor.

Two rules for hiding your air conditioner unit:

RULE #1. Don’t block the air flow.

RULE #2. Male sure the equipment is accessible for service.

Your turn: How do you design around your mini-split?