Water Heater Closet Ideas

10 Creative DIY Water Heater Closet Ideas that Last Long

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Here are some of the best and most secure water heater closet ideas that you can buy or build at home if you know a bit of DIY stuff. 

I will give you seven ideas to choose from and then I will recommend you the best and finally it is your choice what to get.

Creative Water Heater Closet Ideas

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Okay, first I want to talk about safety as I think it is the most important thing you should take care of especially if the water heater is situated in your bathroom. Do the following.

  • Make sure the closet you buy has extra gaps so that the machine can breathe properly.
  • Remove any flammable materials near it or anything that can accidentally damage the heater.
  • You can install a fan to help maintain the heater airflow in their closet.

Follow these things when getting a closet and you will have no problem in the future. Now pick up one of the ideas from the below points.

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1. Get a Tankless Water Heater

Get a Tankless Water Heater

What! A tankless water heater. Yes, if you are new and want to buy a new water heater then I recommend you buy a tankless water heater so that it can fit the closet properly.

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The big gas heaters may not fit and building a closet will cost you huge money. That is why electrical tankless heaters are the best for this purpose.

They work the same and the electrical one has less maintenance. But if you have one in your house then the below points are for you.

2. Set Up a Dedicated Water Heater Section

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Dedicate a separate section for your water heater and no other things will be there. Make it compete separate from everything else. 

You can do that using a simple door, a room divider, or a curtain. Choose the one that you feel more secure. 

By separating the heater you are making sure that the machine does not get disturbed by any other things or by any accident, especially from teenagers.

If not then upgrade the closet door. Here is how.

3. Upgrade Your Heater Closet Door 

Upgrade Your Heater Closet Door

Look, a closet is simple and you can buy it online there are unlimited numbers of closet designs out there. I am not going to discuss that as you are not a carpenter and I can not explain how to build a closet here. 

But I will give you new ideas for your closet that you already have in your house. I hope you are getting my point.

All of the closets that you buy come with fully covered doors. If you want a better airflow then get a door that has holes and then replace it. Or if you do not have a closet then buy the one that has holes. Simple!

That will expand the lifespan of your heater and also make it look good. 

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4. Adjust the Shelves

Water Heater Closets
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Another good idea is to make sure you use the shelves more creatively. Every heater cover has selves and you must know how to use it so that you can access the water heater easily for maintenance and help maintain the airflow.

Ask your carpenter to redesign it for you for this purpose. Plus you can also store things in there for quick access.

5. Add Extra Hooks and Racks for Storage

To maximize the functionality of your heater you should add racks and hooks for storage and hang items for quick access.

Install them above or beside the heater closet to have this in work. Yes, this one is not exactly a closet idea, but technically it is if you want to expand the efficiency of your household work.

6. Maintain the Easy Accessibility

Maintain the Easy Accessibility

Lastly, one more important thing that you should take care of and I have already warned you about this is easy accessibility and airflow.

When designing the closet, if you are getting a new one, make sure every inch of your heater is accessible whenever needed.

Do not clutter the surroundings with unnecessary items. So that air can flow effortlessly and expand the life span of the heater. So take care of it.

7. Decorate As You Want

Decorate As You Want

Till now, I have shared everything you need to know about designing your water heater closet, but you can choose to decorate it as you want and I will not interfere with it.

You can hang wallpaper, paint it, or use some art on the closest to hide the heater more beautifully. You can also use some designer fabrics to cover the closet up. It is up to you.

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My Recommendations

Buy any of these closets and hide your water heater in the bathroom area.

Last Words

So now you tell me what water heater close ideas you like the most and why. Do you have a closet or you are planning to get one?

Whatever you choose, think twice about the above points before taking action so that your heater can last very long and remain hidden perfectly as you want. Good luck.

Remember, when implementing any changes to your water heater closet, prioritize safety and consult professionals when needed. 

With careful planning and thoughtful design, you can turn your water heater closet into a hidden gem within your home.

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Nazim Ali

Nazim Ali is an engineer who loves fixing things at home. He loves to try new things and share the knowledge with the world.