While older ductless units tended to be bulky and blocky, modern zonal systems have a sleeker profile that makes it easier to incorporate them into your décor. Depending on the manufacturer, you may even find you have color options, so you can choose a shade that best complements a room’s paint color.
Still, even the most streamlined model presents something of an aesthetic challenge. Luckily, ductless wall units are relatively small, so with a little creativity it’s easy to minimize their presence. Installing the system above a doorway, cabinet or bookshelf helps the appliance to blend in and keeps it out of direct view. For the DIY-inclined homeowner, incorporating the unit into a custom built-in is also a great way to make it look more natural.
Whatever you decide, it’s important to make sure the unit has plenty of room to circulate air effectively. When in doubt, you can always talk to your contractor about selecting the most inconspicuous, yet functional, location in your home.