Radiators are seen by many home owners as a necessary evil. Although they can look ugly, what other alternatives are there if you're looking to heat your home. You need not put up with them – think creatively and there are plenty of alternatives.
When you think about it, there is no doubt that radiators were a reliably recent addition to most homes. Many of us will have grown up in properties heated using open fires and possibly making use of back boilers.
It was only with the widespread emergence of central heating that we all saw the regular appearance of radiators. They were used to replace existing appliances and it's not often expected that they should be installed in all newly built properties.
So what's the problem with them? One significant factor for many is that they simply do not look very nice. It's hard to make them look particularly attractive when they are, after all, a somewhat obvious metallic object attached to a wall.
Another factor that many complain about is the fact that they take up space. You can not easily place furniture and accessories around your home because you consistently find yourself having to avoid radiators.
You do not, after all, want to limit the heat that is being provided to the room. By the same token, you would not want to damage a piece of furniture by placing it too close to the radiator.
Is it possible to simply limit these annoyances? There are various radiator covers on the market that can be used to help hide the presence of radiators in a room. Although useful, these can not be good news in terms of heating efficiency.
They're also not an almost amount of use in terms of freeing up space in the room. Surely there must be other solutions?
How about removing a radiator completely? That may sound a little drastic but it is an option that more and more people are looking to take. Removing a radiator means that you need not worry about having a nasty, ugly object in the corner of your room.
It also gives you the freedom to place furniture where ever you like. There is, however, one clear problem. If you remove the radiator then how do you deal with its primary task – heating the room?
The answer for many has been to look for alternatives, such as modern electric fires. If you're lucky enough to have a chimney in your house, then a wood burning stove, or maybe a gas fire, could be used.
These alternatives look much better and can actually form a feature for your room. Is it efficient to use them in every room? Not necessarily, so you might consider making use of them to get rid of radiators in your most used spaces of the house.
Do not set for radiators – there are other options available to you.