6 Radiator Cover Ideas to Match Your Home’s Decor
If your old radiator is looking a bit shabby, update the look with these stylish alternatives: from classy classic designs to contemporary chic motifs, check out the range of options available for today’s homes.
Sometimes “old and quaint” gradually becomes “dilapidated and ugly,” especially when it involves a workhorse of many home heating systems: the radiator. The onset of cooler weather means that many homeowners are turning up the heat and in the process, turning their attentions to the ubiquitous radiator, which may be looking a bit tired and worn.
Chips, dings, rust or faded colors are all signs that traditional radiators are showing their age. If the radiator is in good shape, and you simply want to freshen up the color, you may want to consider painting it with these instructions. But if the radiator is really looking shabby—or doesn’t fit with your home décor—there are a wide variety of stylish radiator covers available today to give that old hunk of metal a modern makeover.
And while you’re updating the outward appearance of your radiator, you may want to repair any units that are making strange and objectionable noises. And, to ensure your unit is working at peak efficiency, you should bleed the radiator on a regular basis. Once you’ve taken care of routine maintenance, check out some of these trendy radiator cover ideas to spruce up your décor:
1. ProjectRefurb Custom Wood Radiator Cover
Even if you have oddly-shaped or oversized radiators, you can still cover them up with the ProjectRefurb Custom Wood Radiator Cover. The custom covers are offered in a full range of sizes and finishes, all crafted of solid wood and handmade to the user’s specifications, allowing the covers to accommodate any size or shape of radiator. Pieces are shipped unfinished or painted white.
2. Ready Covers Radiator Cover Heating Cabinet
Quick and convenient, the Ready Covers Radiator Cover Heating Cabinet is formed by interlocking tiles that will cover virtually any size or shape of radiator. Each tile measure 7 inches square and the vented design allows the hot air from the radiator to pass through the tiles while creating a safety barrier to keep children from accidentally burning themselves. Tiles are sold in sets of 30 and connect to each other using pegs that can connect either straight or at right angles, allowing users to customize the shape and size of the cover; no tools are required for assembly.
3. Fichman Furniture Unfinished Radiator Cover
Personalize your space with this easy-to-assemble Fichman Furniture Unfinished Radiator Cover. The cover is constructed of sturdy and durable MDF material and comes unpainted to allow users to match or accent their home décor, or simply use au naturel. The cover comes as a kit with all of the necessary hardware, including wall anchors and can be assembled with either a Philips or flat head screwdriver. The unit can accommodate radiators measuring 36 inches long by 9 inches deep by 28 inches high and features a one-inch overhang in the back to accommodate mouldings and baseboards
4. WestfieldArt PVC Radiator Cover Kit
Opt for a sensible and stylish solution to hide an unattractive radiator with the WestfieldArt PVC Radiator Cover Kit. The kit combines a handsome wood-grain texture with the durable, easy-care PVC construction; the waterproof PVC makes this radiator cover ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, or any other moisture-prone areas. The customizable panels are offered in a selection of 20 different styles and a full range of sizes: from 20 inches to 70 inches wide, from 12 inches to 36 inches high, and 9 inches deep. Although hardware is not included in the kit, the panels can be assembled using screws, nails, staples or PVC glue.
5. VidaXL White MDF Radiator Cover Heating Cabinet
The modern, slatted design of this VidaXL White MDF Radiator Cover Heating Cabinet will enhance virtually any decorating scheme, hiding that old frumpy radiator under a sleek new exterior. The top of the cover features a storage shelf that can be used to display photos, keepsakes and bric-a-brac. The radiator cover is constructed of durable MDF in a matte white finish and measures 44 inches wide by 7.5 inches deep by 32 inches high.
6. Benford Radiator Cover
Go for a clean and classic design to cover up that unsightly radiator…and give yourself some extra display space at the same time! The Benford Radiator Cover features an attractive ventilated front cover with a top shelf suitable for showcasing cherished photos, curios and other small treasures. The radiator cover is constructed of long-lasting MDF material in a matte white finish and measures 68 inches wide by 7.5 inches deep by 30 inches high.