When my a/c unit upstairs failed a while back I had a home warranty. They replaced the unit, but had a clause "no cosmetic work." The unit they put in didn't exactly fit, so I was left with a big hole and the unit sticking out about 2 inches.
To fit the unit into the space they are going to have to cut open the wall in the closet behind it and then rebuild there.
There are now three holes instead of one. The big one in front and a similar one in the closet are covered by fiber board. They will be painted at a later date.
The hole near the floor in front will be the new air intake vent. It will be a filter frame (20x10) which means I can use a filter that is a common size available in any hardware store. (The current filter is 14x18 which I've had to special order.)
It looks like I won't lose any closet space, it fit in the opening after the studs were cut out.
Now to paint. I've got a few dried up cans of Sears Easy Living Ivory Linen in both semi-gloss and satin. I'll assume that's the color of the walls and see if I can get more.back to main page