How to Fit a Radiator Cover

Attractive and practical, radiator covers are a clever way to cover up an ugly radiator. A stylish cover will change the look of your space and keep it cosier than ever. The good news is that fitting a radiator cover couldn’t be easier, making your home smarter and safer. With just a few simple tips you can transform your room and claim back lost space.

How to Fit a Radiator Cover

Why install a radiator cover?

The best thing about radiator covers is that they’re inexpensive and installation couldn’t be easier. You’ll transform the aesthetics of your room and claim back valuable space that can be used to personalise your decor. They make a great surface for books, photos, plants and more.

Radiators aren’t the most attractive feature in your room but they can be expensive to replace. 

A cover instantly improves the look of your room and there are so many different styles you’re sure to find one that suits your home. Another big downside to radiators is that they can be scalding hot for little hands. 

A cover immediately makes your radiator safer for all the family, without compromising on the cosiness of your home.

What types of radiator covers are available?

Whatever your style, there’s a radiator cover to match, from classic wood finishes in oak and maple to chic painted effects. You can even opt for an unfinished cover if you want to personalise it to create the ideal focal point. 

All radiator covers have a grill to allow the heat to circulate, and you can choose from a traditional lattice style through to contemporary slats and curves.

You’ll find large radiator covers to suit lounges and bedrooms down to mini size covers for hallways or ensuites. If you need a bespoke fit, then an adjustable cover is the ideal option.

How do I know what size to get?

The only way to get the right fit for your covers is to measure. Radiators don’t necessarily come in standard sizes, especially if they’re older models. You’ll need to take note of the overall height measured from the floor, the overall width including any valves and nozzles you want to hide, together with the depth.

Now add an extra 2.5cm to the height and depth, and an additional 5cm to the width. That’s essential to allow the air to circulate around the radiator.

How to install a radiator cover

You’ll only need basic DIY skills to put together a cover for your radiator. The pieces come flat packed with a clear diagram so all you’ll need is a screwdriver. 

Just lay out the pieces and follow the instructions to create your stylish new cover. If you don’t want to have to drill into the wall, you can simply push your freestanding cabinet into place then stand back and admire your handiwork.

However, if you want to display your favourite objects, or you have young children around, consider mounting your cover on the wall. This gives far more stability and security, giving you the option to use it for storage or shelving. 

If you’re installing several large radiator covers, you might need a hand in getting the placement of the brackets right. It might be a little more work but the flexibility it offers is worth it.

Transform your room

If you want to transform your room with a stylish and affordable radiator cover, we have a comprehensive range for you to choose from here at Jack Stonehouse. 

You’ll find it’s surprisingly easy to turn that boring metal radiator into a sleek and beautiful focal point.

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