Custom Radiator Covers
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Custom Radiator Covers - Simple Ideas for your Home
If you are looking for a way to cover up an ugly radiator, then consider a custom radiator cover. While radiators serve a practical purpose, they can detract from a room’s aesthetic appeal. Custom radiator covers have been manufactured with design in mind, so that you can cover up your radiator in style.
Not only are radiators less than attractive, some radiators can also be extremely hot. When it comes to keeping children and pets safe, it’s best to cover a radiator in order to reduce the amount of heat that a radiator emits - and to limit who can access that heat.
There are all kinds of custom radiator covers available to match almost any decor. Whether you want a cover that’s made from steel or from wood, finding the right cover is merely a matter of conducting a basic Internet search. You may also want to contact a local cabinetmaker in your area, since many of these artisans can also craft radiator covers.
How to Buy Custom Radiator Covers
When shopping for custom radiator covers, keep the size and height of your radiator in mind. You’ll discover that some local companies make house calls in order to measure your radiator, but ordering custom radiator covers from afar means measuring your radiator on your own.
For accurate measuring, use a measuring tape to calculate the height of your radiator (from floor to top), and then measure the width of a radiator from side to side. Make sure to speak with a manufacturer about the specific size of your radiator prior to purchasing any radiator cover.
Since custom radiator covers are quickly becoming popular, designer radiator covers are now available around the globe. Of course, these custom radiator covers tend to be more expensive than others, but the price may be worth it if you are trying to match your radiator to a uniquely designed room.
Also, look for custom radiator covers that include a flat top surface – it never hurts to have some extra shelf space! While custom radiator covers may seem expensive at first, they are a great investment. After all, who wants to look at old, chipped and stained radiators?
Author Harriette Halepis is a writer based in Montreal. She specializes in DIY and modern interior design. Ask Harriette for advice on anything from vegetarian Canadian bacon to adding mod accents to your home décor.