Knowing when a designer radiator is right for your home

Who doesn’t love having some designer furniture at home? When you can afford to treat yourself and have a room look just how you want it, there is no reason why a new chair or standout lamp shouldn’t be able to take pride of place.

One area though, which I believe people never take the time to properly think about, is usually the largest piece of furniture in a room: the radiator. If you are serious about having a room look perfect, you’ll be looking to have a perfect radiator too. Luckily, there are some top designer radiator brands out there which can help complete the look of any space.

Shopping around for a designer radiator doesn’t have to be a struggle. You just need to know when a designer radiator is right for you home, and I’m going to show you how.

Finding your brand

Coke or Pepsi. McDonald’s or Burger King. Starbucks or Costa.

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to brands, but can the same be said for designer radiators? Without looking anything up, could you even name one or two designer radiator names?

One brand, in particular, which I think tow the line between design and performance perfectly is Reina. They are a UK based radiator brand which only makes designer style radiators. Some of their products are truly unique and have helped changed homes around the UK who have said goodbye to traditional old panel radiators and opted for something a little more exciting. To see some examples of Reina designer radiators (and at really good prices) I recommend checking out Trade Radiators.

Finding your style

The standard, reliable white panel radiator is the most common in homes around the country. And while some designer brands do indeed make some great looking white panel radiators, when shopping designer you want to go out of your way to have a radiator with a unique look. You don’t have to go completely off the rails and get a crazy looking radiator which looks great but might not provide adequate heat output.

Instead, you’ll want to look at any of these radiator styles:

  • Mild steel
  • Horizontal Column
  • Aluminium
  • Anthracite
  • Slimline
  • Vertical Column

I have listed a mixture of materials, colours, and designs there, but I think those are good starting points for anyone who wouldn’t really know what type of radiators to start looking at.

Finding your function

Designer radiators tend to have improved heat output and longer retention times. That means you don’t need to go looking for a radiator that matches it by size. If you’re replacing an old radiator with a designer model, work out what heat output you need and shop that way.

If you’re adding an additional radiator in a room, see if you are best going for a smaller model, which isn’t just cheaper but will help keep heat output in a room under control. In rooms where there is no immediate connection to the central heating, you will want to look at electric designer radiators instead. They’re standalone and also afford you the luxury of being able to place the radiator almost anywhere you like.

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