Top 4 Benefits of Radiator Covers

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With conflicting views on whether radiator covers are effective in terms of efficiency and whether they actually add a design element to your home or become a hindrance, it can be difficult to know whether you want this addition to your home. Whether you view radiator covers as an energy efficiency tool or a cosmetic improvement to your home, radiator covers also have other benefits.

Childproofing

Despite the two key benefits of style and energy efficiency, radiator covers are also essential for childproofing. The heat from radiators can be a dangerous element in your family home and with younger children around it can very easily be an accident waiting to happen. While many replace their radiators with a low surface temperature radiator which is inexpensive, the actual act of getting one installed can be a long and arduous process.

Ultimately a radiator cover is a cheaper and offers a more aesthetic option. The functionality of a radiator cover is designed to prevent burn injuries that can occur when the heat from the radiator is too high by limiting the access to the radiator. Many radiator covers offer access through the front panel, allowing you to be able to get to the radiator when you need to without exposing it entirely to the little hands and feet around the house. You can also fit the radiator cover to include electrical sockets as it helps to hide them from those little hands and feet.

Additional Shelf Space

As many radiator covers follow a decorate cabinet design, by purchasing a radiator cover you also have an additional option in terms of shelving space. While you cannot place anything inside your radiator cover cabinet, there is plenty of space on top. From ornaments and family photos, there’s room for it all! This transforms your radiator cabinet into a multipurpose piece of furniture to add a decorative yet functional flair to your home.Jali radiator cover

Energy Efficient

As we’ve already briefly mentioned, radiator covers offer better energy efficiency in your home, provided that they have proper and effective backing, as this helps to distribute the heat evenly. Provided that the radiator cover has evenly spaced ventilation gaps which also work as a design aspect, there is nothing to block the heat produced by the radiator. As the heat is encapsulated in the radiator cover cabinet, it is released slowly through the ventilation gaps in the front panels, this can keep your house warmer for longer with less energy used.

Hallway Feature

It can be difficult to make your hallway look exciting past decorating it with family pictures and the odd mirror. By adding a radiator cover you also add an additional design element which breaks up the monotonous layout of most hallways. Thanks to the ornate and beautiful patterns available on most modern radiator covers, the cabinet design of most radiator covers look less clunky and obstructive and much more stylistic.

The fretwork grills also allow for more coordination in your decor as they can match an existing pattern in your hallway. Don’t be afraid of painting your radiator cover in different colours and patterns in order to make it stand out or even to fit in better with your existing decor!

 

At Jali, we offer a range of radiator product as well as a variety of household furniture. To find out more about the bespoke products we create contact us or take a look at our products.

 

Making a feature of your hallway

A hallway is the portal to your home, which is why it’s well worth investing in making it a beautiful space. From colour and accessories to furniture, there are many different things that you can do with a hallway to ensure that it reflects you and the personality of your home. The possibilities are endless!

Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite tips for ensuring that your hallway is a feature in your home.

Think colour

When it comes to decorating a hallway, there are a few different directions you can go in. If you have a smaller space then a neutral colour palette is a great way to amplify the light, and help to create the feeling of airiness and space. You can then look to inject statement accessories in a select colour palette, such as lampshades, artwork, or rugs if you want to bring some vibrancy.

Alternatively, if you have a larger area to play with, you may want to go bold with deep, dark walls – or even coloured tiled floors for a luxurious feel. Play with textures as well as colour for maximum impact; we love deep dark tones paired with beautiful smooth brass or copper accessories.

Give your radiators some love

Many hallways include a radiator, which can be annoying for people looking to create a beautiful space; after all, most radiators are not particularly attractive. However, that doesn’t have to mean that your dreams of a statement hallway are no longer achievable. Make sure that every single part of your hallway gets some love by investing in decorative radiator covers, which can help to hide away some of the less attractive elements of a room, and instead turn them into a feature to be proud of.

Whether you’re going for a minimalist look or want to opt for something more detailed and vibrant, radiator covers are an excellent way to make a statement. Plus, they can also help your home be more efficient, as they push the warm air forwards into the room. Check out some of our beautiful bespoke radiator covers.

Don’t forget the details

A hallway doesn’t have as many elements to play with as many other rooms in a home, which is why you have to make sure that all the details count. From door handles to lampshades and rugs, make sure that you’re using everything you have in your toolbox to bring the space together. Invest in a floor lamp to bring some ambience to the area later in the day, or dot the walls with mirrors, artworks and wall hangings to bring a touch of eclectic chic to those passing through.

You can also use your radiator covers to provide yourself with some extra storage or even use them for alternative uses. For example, you can cover the gas and electric meters without making them difficult to access, thanks to the removable front panel of most radiator covers.

If you’re interested in making your hallway a heavenly space, or indeed any other room in your home, then get in touch with one of our friendly team today to find out more about our beautiful bespoke furniture.

4 home styles that demand radiator covers

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Radiator covers take any well-designed interior to the next level, and then there are styles that just wouldn’t be complete without them. While Victorian, Moroccan, Hamptons, and Baroque style interiors share little in common, they do all look vastly better with radiator covers.

Victorian

Victorian homes that still house original features add great value to the property. Stained glass windows, decorative trims around doorways and windows, geometric tiled hallways and patterned wallpaper are all characteristics of a traditional Victorian home. Floral patterns and elaborate design details were a strong trend found throughout these homes so a floral pattern and intricately detailed radiator cover would fit in perfectly.

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Moroccan

Moroccan style interiors typically contain intricate and highly symmetrical patterns, floral motifs and bold colours. Of course Moroccan styles stem from islamic art and culture., Beautiful archways and curved doorways are original features of this style, and traditionally the colour scheme reflects either desert or ocean hues. Plush upholstered furniture and heavily patterned rugs are staples of Moroccan interiors, as are geometric, colourful tiles. Floral, geometric and star patterned radiator covers in brilliant reds, oranges, greens and blues would fit a Moroccan style interior with aplomb.

Hamptons

The Hamptons, where New York’s rich and famous get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax by the sea. A lot of white is used, with blues and reds making up the three most predominant colours in this laid-back style. It’s not just the colours of the American flag that are key to this look; stars and stripes on furnishings are also characteristics of the Hamptons style. Woods and other natural materials create a homely feel that is not over-the-top, while nautical themes run throughout. This style is very versatile with our radiator covers with star, striped and criss-cross radiator covers being the most suitable to fit this look. White would be the most obvious colour, while a red or blue cover would stand out for all the right reasons.     

Baroque

The elaborate and opulent style known as Baroque gained popularity in the 17th century. One of its most famous proponents was King Louis XIV who had the Palace of Versailles decked out in bronze sculptures, intricate tapestries and large chandeliers. The Baroque style screams grandeur and typically uses furnishings with lots of whites, yellows and reds of different hues and a whole lot of gold. Oversized mirrors with gilt frames, crystal chandeliers and richly woven carpets with intricate detailing are all characteristics of this style.

While we don’t have specific baroque style radiator covers, there’s nothing to stop you from painting one of our radiator covers and adding the trademark gold leaf of the Baroque style to regal criss cross style fretwork. Our majestic fleur-de-lis patterned radiator cover also goes hand in hand with Baroque-inspired interiors.

Our radiator covers come in many patterns, shapes and sizes. There are also several colours and finishes to pick from, and they can be customised to perfectly fit around your radiator. Click here to see our full range of radiator covers.