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A clever trick to hide your HDB bathroom pipes

Aiden T, HDB bathroom, concealed pipes
Arjan hid the exposed plumbing of this HDB bathroom in a false panel. 

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We all dream of that streamlined hotel-style bathroom, and you can definitely achieve such a look in your HDB property. While hacking into the wall to hide the pipes within is against the rules, using a false wall to conceal the plumbing is fine. Seamless surfaces also mean your bathroom is easier to clean.

Designer Arjan Twilhaar
 of Aiden T. makes it a point to conceal all the water pipes in the bathrooms of his HDB projects, such as this bathroom in a Pasir Ris flat (pictured above).

“We usually expose all the water pipes before concealing them with a calcium silicate board, which we then overlay with tiles. 
It is important that the contractor uses this type of board as it is waterproof; gypsum boards 
won’t hold up in a wet area. Then, we seal up the entire length of
the shower stall to cover any pipes, before installing either a rainshower from the ceiling or from the wall.”

 

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