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4 Ways to Make Central Heating Radiators Look Good

Central heating radiators are essential in the cold weather with winter temperatures dropping to around -15°C in some parts last year and so, having a suitable way to heat our home is important. However, sometimes the radiators can clash with the aesthetic of your home and this may leave you looking for a solution to make them look good.

If you’ve just bought a new radiator that doesn’t fit your home style or your old radiators are looking a little worse for wear, then we’re here to show you the different options you have for making the overall look of your heating solution better. Read our guide below on how you can make your central heating radiators look good in your home today.

1. Upgrade them

This is a simple option, but simply buying new and stylish radiators can go a long way in making your home look better. Some of the most impressive designs include column radiators or those with a matte black finish. 

What’s more, buying new radiators may mean that you can heat your home more efficiently thanks to the newer materials and technologies used within them. This could help you save money on your household bills, which you may be pleased to hear given the current cost of living crisis.

2. Buy radiator covers

If you can’t afford new radiators, then covering them might be a good option for you. You can even make the covers yourself if you’re looking to save a bit of money. We recommend making these out of wood and painting them your desired colour. The only downside to these is that they can retain some of the heat from the radiators, so it can take a bit longer to heat your home with these on.

3. Incorporate your radiators into the design of your home

Modern building techniques now mean your radiators no longer need to be on show, so you won’t have to worry about them being an eyesore. Some of the places these can be disguised are on the floor, skirting boards or even behind walls.

4. Paint them to match the colour of the rest of the interior

You can also paint your radiators too if it’s just the colour that you dislike about them. When doing this, however, you’ll need to make sure you buy radiator paint or you could reduce the amount of heat being put out by the radiator. This can lead to poor energy efficiency and then higher bill payments. 

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