Options to hide central heating pipes

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Help if possible.
I'm updating my bathroom and got to the wall where the central pipes are. The rest of the room is going to be full height tile and I'm thinking of the best way to hide these pipes/trunking.
The plan is to put a towel rail on this wall (rather than the previous radiator). I don't want to change where the pipes come down from the roof as it's asbestos so want to leave as is.

My thoughts were:

Keep the existing trunking running down the wall and straighten the pipes where they currently kink out and re-box it in with a tile finish to finish in line with the third row of tiles. Then either tile up to the trunking or keep the upper 2/3 wall as a painted wall. One of these is my preferred option, would tiling up to the trunking look wrong? Or leave the last 2/3 of the wall a painted wall look wrong?

Chase the pipe work into the wall, and create an an access panel at the 90 degree turn and tile the whole wall

Any ideas would be great. Was hoping to have figured it out by when I got to it but still undecided.

Thanks
 

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I’m a purest and ideally would always want to get the pipes re run properly so they are fully hidden away without any unsightly boxings being created.

Assuming there is no better route to get the pipes to the radiator I would maybe batton out the whole wall with 20mm timbers, then plasterboard so there is just space for the pipes to sit in behind and then you have a completely flush wall for your tiles and your rad tails can neatly pop out the wall in exactly the right spot to meet your towel rail. No access panels required.

In answer to other point - 1/3 tile walls are perfectly acceptable - maybe a giant custom sized mirror glued to the entire 2/3rds section could be cool and would make bathroom feel twice the size.
 
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Thanks, do you recon 1/3 tiles on this wall only would look odd if the rest is full tile?

Thinking some shelfs on there may add some interest to it...
 
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Thanks for the thoughts. I'm going with 1/3 tiled finish and the rest how it is albeit will add some shelving
 
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You could box corner and skirting to hide pipes but should be done before the tile
 

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