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Butt-ugly radiator really is spoiling kitchen

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eyelevelgrill Tue 06-Dec-16 15:17:21

Dear mumsnet,

We finally did up our kitchen two years ago (classy shaker style - doesn't look clinical) but kept the butt-ugly radiator which I now regret.

All 76 inches of it plus holes in beautiful floorboards....

Any advice on replacing it with a beautiful radiator you can rest your bottom on would be appreciated. Old schoolroom style would be fab.

It faces a beautiful view and everyone likes to perch on it so I don't want to replace it other than with another radiator/warm perch.

Thank you

GetOutMyCar Tue 06-Dec-16 15:22:11


eyelevelgrill Tue 06-Dec-16 15:36:28

Ooh, never seen one like that before, thanks.
May be too much of a feature IYSWIM?

namechangedtoday15 Wed 07-Dec-16 11:00:27

We've just put these in our house (replacing similarly butt ugly radiators smile!).


They come in a variety of shapes and sizes / height / depth etc. We have a mixture of tall column versions and more traditional low rectangular ones. I was in fact caught hugging a tall one last night I was so cold when I got in from work.

They really seem to kick out heat too - very pleased with them and came recommended by a structural engineer friend of ours.

eyelevelgrill Wed 07-Dec-16 11:20:24

Hey thank you!
That could be the one.

I've been looking at a specialist shop in Bingley too but it would be terribly expensive I think...

eyelevelgrill Wed 07-Dec-16 11:21:52


Anna275 Wed 07-Dec-16 15:53:03

Do you need to replace it? Could you just do a nice radiator cover instead? Lots of ideas here:

eyelevelgrill Wed 07-Dec-16 18:21:43

It's cold up north! We need skin-on-metal heat smile

Good idea though and the shelf would be useful....

namechangedtoday15 Wed 07-Dec-16 18:23:40

I think radiator covers block heat - there was a thread on here some time ago where the argument got quite spiky about the science of radiator covers - all I know is that my hall looks very nice now with a radiator cover but is much cooler.

eyelevelgrill Wed 07-Dec-16 19:23:12

Ooh, link?

trixymalixy Tue 13-Dec-16 11:54:25

We bought radiators from here. This was 10 years ago, but they seemed very reasonably priced compared to others when we were looking.

Rupster Fri 16-Dec-16 13:39:48

If you didn't mind keeping the radiator, you could cover it in something like this:

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