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Hiding an unsightly hose


Click to enlarge image 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.

Winona Davis, Kelso, WA

From Fine Gardening 99, pp. 14