Radiator Covers

DIY Radiator Covers

Introduction to D.I.Y Radiator Covers

Radiator covers are highly recommended for integrating your heating system with the décor of your room. Since many radiators are rather visually unappealing,

 

people purchase these cases as means of covering them up, making radiators look like beautiful pieces of furniture. In the effort of saving up some money, some people prefer to do it themselves as building a radiator cover doesn’t pose much of a challenge, especially with people who like to customise their household items, making use of their skills to build something unique at more than half the price.

A D.I.Y radiator cover stands for a do-it-yourself unit, which besides allowing the radiating heat to escape through the front panel, actually increases the energy efficiency and also provides a shelf for extra storage. By constructing a radiator cover yourself, you’ll be able to meet your own requirements in such a way that will increase the visual interest of the room, allowing you to receive lots of compliments for your décor ideas and handiness.

Radiator covers

Well made D.I.Y Radiator Covers

A well made radiator cover is not difficult to achieve and won’t cost you much at all as long as you find a complete set of instructions that anyone should be able to follow. Make sure you have everything you need before starting working on your ‘project’ and also keep in mind to double check your measurements to ensure that every aspect of the radiator cover will fit in properly and will suit the surrounding décor of the room. You need to measure up the heater by taking into account the distances surrounding it while adding about 3 inches to all your measurements to ensure an adequate air circulation inside the case. For the same reason, make sure you cut through the front panel and the sides of your radiator cover to maintain proper ventilation.

When it comes to D.I.Y radiator covers, you need to acquire all the necessary items to avoid having to improvise at the expense of your radiator cover’s aspect and quality. If you do not own the following tools, simply ask a friend or a neighbour to lend them to you. Before starting working on the cover, do include some thin, sturdy wood or medium density fibreboard, about 4-inch wide moulding, metal screening, screws, screwdrivers, wood glue, staples, a staple gun, various kinds of saws comprising a circular and mitter saw, wire cutters and measuring tape.

Make sure the wood and metal screening you’re opting for can be easily painted to match the location of your radiator. Using a metal screening is not mandatory for you can simply drill a desirable pattern of holes directly into the cover. Once you’re finished constructing the radiator case, you can add pre-purchased feet to better resemble a piece of furniture. If you decide to leave it simple, make sure you add some felt at the bottom edge of the radiator cover to avoid the rough wood from scarping the floor.