When you think of a home overhaul, usually, radiators will not be the first thing that springs to mind. They are the forgotten cousin that gets the shoddy seat at family gatherings.
But radiators have so much to bring to the table when it comes to not only functionality but also aesthetics and energy efficiency.
Really wanting to make your home pop? Then stop hiding those radiators, or slapping a new coat of paint on every year; get something to shout about and elevate every room you’re in.
1. Smart Tech Radiators
Yes! Smart tech radiators are a thing, and they are stupidly useful. The radiator industry has come leaps and bounds from your stereotypical white column radiator. And just like other sectors that have begun to embrace smart technology for their product innovations, radiator manufacturers have followed suit.
Things like thermostatic radiator valves are a godsend for people needing more control over their heating systems, for example. These valves will let you control your radiator and heating systems from your phone – no, really!
2. Vertical Radiators
This is a type of radiator that has most scratching their heads – why would you need a vertical radiator?
They do have a functional use for improving hot air circulation around a room and home, particularly one with abnormally high ceilings. They can help get warm air into all the nooks and crannies.
But they also provide a very stylish aesthetic option for rooms with unusual window spacing or high walls that aren’t suitable for your normal horizontal radiators.
Certainly, worth consideration if a high ceiling or narrow horizontal wall space is something you have in your home.
3. Column Radiators
If you are looking for something more familiar and less ‘out there’ then the column radiator is a good shout. But just because you are looking to invest in a column radiator doesn’t mean you need to choose a bog-standard white one like everyone else.
There is an abundance of designs out there for column radiators of all different shapes and sizes. That isn’t even mentioning the fact you can get radiators with a different number of columns, and that are constructed with different metals – all having different heat radiating properties.
And then we have aesthetics to consider in that there are state-of-the-art modern designer radiators that can really drive home a contemporary feel. On the flip side, there are also radiators with antique finishes to give a room and home that arcane, archaic feeling (if that is what you are after).
4. Heated Rails
This last type of radiator may look a bit off in a living room or bedroom but can easily work in a bathroom (or even a kitchen). Heated rails or heated towel rails are an excellent way to not only dry towels but heat a room.
Some of the more modern models have the kind of heat output that can easily keep a room warm if need be.
Not to mention that they can also save space in places like the bathroom where a normal radiator may take up too much space.
A Last Note
Don’t forget that you can accessorise! Radiators will come with valves, and these valves can be changed out for valves that are more stylish. So, if a full radiator is off the books, why not consider getting new valves to lift the aesthetic of your radiators?
Trade radiators have an excellent range of valves to accessorize your radiator!