I’ve written numerous posts about home renovations over the years. There were posts on adding a splash of colour to your home or increasing the property value of your house and something that was at the centre of most of these posts was the message that changing things up doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
I am well aware that there are renovation projects, though, that are a little more pricey and time-consuming. And one of these projects is fitting new radiators. The challenge with radiators is that you don’t only want them to be reliable and functional but you also want them to fit with the overall style of your home.
A great starting point, if you are looking to replace your radiators or towel rails is Trade Radiators who offer a great selection of stylish options for every room of your home. Let their designer pieces take centre stage in your dining or living room or find a slimline radiator for the small alcove in your hallway.
Ways to spruce up your radiators
If you aren’t in the position to replace your radiators, maybe because you’re renting or because it’s too cost intensive at the moment, there are a couple of options to give them a little facelift:
Radiator covers a great way to hide ugly radiators out of sight and add a bit of character to your room. They are also super handy if you’ve got little kids because they keep the hot metal out of their reach and prevent burns and other injuries. Available in all sorts of colours and finishes, you can make them fit with your interior design without spending a fortune and add some extra shelving space at the same time.
This option is probably one of my favourite options for low-level radiators because it’s just so handy. Simply hide your radiator underneath a bench and create an additional seating area in your hallway, kitchen or living room. Just make sure to add some air vents so that the air can circulate and you don’t lose out on heat.
Magnetic radiator screens instantly spruce up any old radiator you want to hide. Get them in your colour of choice or have your favourite image printed on them for some added character. They’re super easy to fit, really inexpensive and don’t cause any heat loss.
Add a lick of paint
The most obvious and quite possibly the cheapest way to breath some new life into your old radiator or to make it blend in with the background is to give it a lick of paint. Be careful, though. Not all types of paint are suitable for radiators. When painting your radiator, make sure to let it completely cool off before starting your paint job. It’s also a great idea to use a primer and heat-resistant radiator paints as any other paints might bubble and discolour. Spray paint is a great alternative, too.
Have you considered giving your radiator a lick of paint or exchanging it for a more stylish version?
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