Pipes Galore: DIY Ideas for Hipster, Rustic and Modern Decor
One question we’ve run into quite often over the years is customers trying to decide what to do with their leftovers after remodeling their home. Kitchens and bathroom remodeling jobs can leave a homeowner with pipes, wood, and other odds and ends. They most often end in the trash, but for some savvy homeowners, these leftovers could turn into design pieces or inspiration.
Rustic architecture is known for incorporating metals. A resilient material and easy to match with modern flair, maybe you don’t have to hide your plumbing anymore? While you would have to invest some money to get your own kitchen or man cave looking like this, but it’s definitely impressive.
This public dining area could give you a few ideas for around the house. The open air lighting with pristine steel counters matches well with the gray and brass color scheme. The pipe mural in the background is impressive, taking up space while pulling the room together. Consider smaller scale designs like this to provide upgrades to your home.
DIY Pipe Light
For a little hipster flair around your flat, this steampunk lamp is easy enough to craft yourself. Pipes, knobs and lamps are aplenty after many home improvement projects. Granted, you may need to find your own vintage voltmeter, or you could simply design your own depending on what you have left over from previous projects.
Customizing joints and choosing metals that incorporate modern aesthetics can mean that you can bring a new style into your home by simply opening things up a bit. A bonus about exposed copper pipes, aside from adding flair to your style, they don’t rust. You can leave them exposed outside of your home, like in the picture below. They are flexible to work with and can provide a rustic charm. This concept is a good one to consider if you are doing a home addition, installing more pipes for a new bathroom or kitchen, or if you want to create ease of access to existing pipes on your property.
Check out this beautiful flower vase here.
Pipes with Style
Though the picture below may not be practical for your home, the idea clearly represents the interesting design shapes that you can make with piping. Customizing joints and choosing metals that incorporate modern aesthetics can mean that you can bring a new style into your home by simply opening things up a bit.
Plumbing doesn’t have to be boring! They provide an earthy feel to any home. As a bonus, by incorporating piping into your design plan, you can save money on the front and back end of your home improvement jobs.
Share Your Inspiration!
We’d love to get a dialogue going and see what others are thinking about incorporating in their home. Of course, these aren’t our projects but we’ll keep sharing as we find more out on the internet. Feel free to share your DIY plumbing crafts and ideas for home décor!