Which designer radiator are you?
8 September 2014
With such a huge choice of designer radiators available, here's how to choose the right one for you.
The UK climate being what it is, the need for heating in UK homes is a given. But why not use this need as an opportunity to express yourself. Our homes are an intimate reflection of ourselves – our needs, our tastes and our lifestyle.
Designer radiators are practical, functional and stylish. With a myriad of designs available and options to suit every budget, it is easy to find the right radiator for you. Research online can quickly open up a world of striking, beautiful and highly efficient designer radiators that you may have considered beyond your reach, or maybe not even considered at all.
With so much choice it can be a little confusing, so where do you start?
Let’s face it you buy any radiator for a purpose – to keep you warm. So make sure it’s up to the job. There are a number of online tools to help you choose the correct BTU rating for the intended location of your radiator. If that sounds technical, don’t worry! It’s simply a measure of the heat output of the radiator. By entering some basic information about your room and your home, you can be sure you’re informed about which radiators are most suitable. Most suppliers will also help you choose the right accessories to help you get the best from your new heating.
Right, now we’ve got the technical bit out of the way, let’s move on to more important matters – what look do you want? There are many different designs to choose from and only you can decide which one you like. Some radiator designs might jump out at you straight away, but if you’re having difficulty choosing there are some things you can do. Why not thumb through a few home improvement or home style magazines? There are often stunning lifestyle photos of real houses and showhomes which can fire your imagination. Create a mood board of your favourite ideas to help narrow your choice. You might even be able to attend a home show, meet the suppliers face-to-face and get answers to any questions you may have. Another way to help you choose is to talk to the people who now you best – your friends. Why not share your ideas on social media and ask your friends for their opinion? They may come up with some suggestions you hadn’t thought of.
With a potentially bewildering array of designer radiators for you to choose from, you are bound to find something to perfectly express your personality and make your home uniquely your own.