“I love my Roomba and all. But it doesn’t match my room aesthetics…”
Are you the type of person who loves designing home interiors?
Well, there are several *genius* ways to hide your robovac.
That your home guests may end up copying your technique! *winks*
Continue reading to discover:
- Convenient locations to hide a robovac.
- 7 genius ways to hide your robot vacuum.
- Important reminders when hiding robovac in cabinets.
- And much much more…
7 ways to hide your robot vacuum
#1: Place it under the staircase
Don’t you want your Roomba to be visible from your living room?
Then, one of your best options is to place it under your staircase.
That way, your Roomba won’t block any hallways. Or feel “out of place” from your home interiors.
Whether your robovac has a docking station or not, under the staircase is the best place to keep it out of sight.
“But I thought the docking station should be in a “free” space?”
That’s why there are several things that you should strictly keep in mind first.
Place your Roomba and its docking station under a staircase only if there’s:
- Sufficient light in the area.
- A working power outlet on it.
- No wall in front of the staircase.
- No furniture or appliances nearby it.
Are you using a WiFi-connected Roomba?
Then, make sure to install an internet router or extender close to the staircase.
Doing this helps ensure stable WiFi signals in the area. Letting you run your Roomba without problems.
This is especially important if you’re using Alexa or other virtual assistants with it.
While you’re at it, consider installing Virtual Walls as well. As this will help your robovac to easily detect “unsafe” or “restricted” areas (e.g., staircase).
Learn how to setup Dual-Mode Virtual Wall by watching this short video:
#2: Dock it under a bed or sofa
“I only have a small apartment. Where can I possibly hide my Roomba?”
Perhaps you can consider hiding your Roomba under your bed or sofa.
That way, you won’t necessarily need to dedicate a space for it. Which eats up a portion of your floor area.
Note: This option only applies to Roomba devices without docking stations.
Since you don’t use a docking station, you can easily slip it into smaller or tighter spaces.
Just make sure that there’s a power socket nearby.
“How can I make sure that my Roomba won’t get stuck on it?”
Roomba vacuums are “smart” devices. They always know where to go.
But certain things like physical obstructions can mess up their system. Causing your Roomba to get stuck or malfunction.
That said, make sure to do the following:
- Smoothen carpets (if there’s any).
- Pick up or tuck in wires on the floors.
- Remove any clutter under your bed or sofa.
- Remove objects surrounding your bed or sofa.
Important note: Your bed or sofa should have at least 1.5 ft (0.5 m) clearance.
Reading recommendation: Can You Pick Up and Move a Roomba? 5 Things To Know
#3: Position it next to your kitchen trash bin
“My bed and sofa are too low to fit my Roomba…”
If that’s the case, consider placing your Roomba next to your kitchen trash bin.
That way, your Roomba won’t catch too much attention in your living room. Helping your home look polished and put together.
This technique would work best for Roombas with a Clean Base. As its structure looks like a typical trash bin.
To help you further, here are a few “aesthetic” tips:
- Place them in front of a dark-colored wall.
- Color-match your trash bin with the Clean Base.
- If possible, color-match your cabinet doors with them as well.
- Ensure that the trash bin and Clean Base have a similar height.
According to a study, certain appliances can interfere with electromagnetic waves. Which a WiFi router uses to communicate with your Roomba.
So, make sure to position your device mindfully.
Here are some things you can do to avoid connection interference:
- Install a WiFi extender or router close to your robovac.
- Move your Roomba to a place without any physical barriers.
- Place your Roomba away from large appliances (e.g., ref, microwave oven).
You may also wonder: How often do you need to empty your Roomba?
#4: Move it next to the garage entry door
“The only “free” space in my house is the garage…”
Does your garage connect to your kitchen or living room? Or in any room in your house?
If yes, why not consider moving your Roomba to your garage?
Well, you won’t need to place it exactly in the middle of your garage. But just on the opposite side of your garage entry door.
That way, you won’t have to pick up and hide your Roomba every time there are guests in your house.
You might be thinking, “Do I have to open the garage entry door every time I want to run my Roomba?”
Technically, yes. Because the door is blocking the Roomba’s pathway. Which will surely cause your Roomba to get stuck.
But you won’t need to do the manual work if you’ll install an automatic swing door opener.
With this, you can automate it to activate once you’ve run your Roomba.
Sounds awesome, isn’t it?
#5: Make a custom Roomba cabinet
“I have kids and pets at home. So, I want my Roomba in a safe location.”
If you worry about your kids or pets playing with your robovac, make a custom cabinet for it.
That way, you can hide your Roomba securely. And you can also use the custom cabinet as an extra “aesthetic” piece in your room.
You can use the custom Roomba cabinet to place:
- Home decors.
- Kitchen utensils.
- Wired telephone.
- Virtual assistant speakers.
- Home entertainment system.
Talk about hitting two birds with one stone!
Ideally, you shouldn’t place a Roomba inside a cabinet. As it can cause the device to receive little to no signals. Causing it to not respond to commands.
But you can prevent that from happening as long as you ensure a stable connection in the area.
Installing an extra router near the cabinet would greatly help.
But you can ensure a more stable signal by leaving gaps on the cabinet door. Where the WiFi signals can easily pass through.
Tip: Install an automatic swing door opener to conveniently automate your Roomba vacuum.
#6: Hide it under a planter
“Creating a custom cabinet would just clutter my space…”
Do you not use a Roomba docking station?
Because if not, you may create a planter stand that can work as a Roomba station too.
Note: This would only work with Roombas with no docking stations.
Create a planter stand that fits with the dimensions of your Roomba. Then, place a planter above it to “hide” the custom Roomba station.
Again, make sure that there’s a working power outlet on it. As you’d need it to recharge your Roomba.
Plus, install an extra WiFi router if necessary.
Tip: Color-match the planter stand with your planter or the wall to blend it perfectly.
#7: Dedicate a space under an existing cabinet
Alternatively, you can hide your Roomba in an already existing cabinet.
Find a cabinet or closet that has sufficient clearance underneath. Then, dock your Roomba on it.
That way, you can hide your Roomba securely. Without spending extra money in creating a custom cabinet.
Just make sure that the space is clutter-free. So, your Roomba won’t get stuck on it.
Suppose you’re going for this option. Ensure that the room is well-lit and has a stable WiFi connection.
As doing those things is necessary to run your Roomba smoothly and conveniently.