Radiators may appear at first glance to be the dullest of all home improvement requirements. Why bother to worry about your radiators when renovating your property either for selling or inhabiting? Well radiators are an essential requirement in your North London terrace house with a biting North wind or down in Brighton with that cold front looming.
Let’s face it if we are living in the UK and have a good gas supply we need are radiators and why the heck shouldn’t we get excited about them. People spend thousands on refurbishing their kitchens and bathrooms so as they can show them off or get a better price.
Nearly every interior product can use the term designer and this is no less so for the good old radiator, yes you can now spend thousands of pounds on radiators alone. With designer lighting and designer furniture do you think that the radiator has been left behind? No, far from it the radiator takes its place among the great designer apparel that can be acquired for your home.
With the invention of piped water to domestic homes the ground was laid for the introduction of the radiator. Heat the water and past it through pipes to the radiator and bang you have controllable heating throughout your cold semi. The first radiator designs were very large taking up quite a space on the wall however if you consider that prior to the radiator the open fire was the standard way for heating your home they were a welcome addition to any dwelling.
Nowadays you can choose from all sorts of designs which will blend naturally into the interior theme of a home, if you are looking to find original early designs your best bet is to hunt through the reclamation yards a well worth visit even if you’re not searching for your Edwardian or Victorian radiator.
Designer radiators have become particularly popular for the bathroom variations on towel rails tall and thin with stainless steel shinning bright can make a wonderful addition to a refurbished bathroom. If you are looking to add something new to your lounge why not consider a sculpture like radiator they can be fabricated to any shape you desire to bring elegance or style to your room of choice.