Photo/Illustration: Michael Gellatly
My outdoor faucet and hose are by my front door. To disguise them, I bought a small cabinet, painted it to match the house, and cut out the back panel. I placed the cabinet so that the spigot was in the back of the cabinet. The hose, attached to the faucet, sits inside, out of sight behind the closed doors. When I need to use the hose, I just pull out the hose and turn on the faucet. I can also store my sprinkler in the cabinet so that it’s close at hand when I need it.