A couple of years back if you said to somebody you were using the radiators as not only a incredibly useful piece of equipment but also a feature in your house, people would think you are crazy. For a few years there was the trend of radiator covers which if im honest I never really got fully on board with. However having all but completed our own renovation works which necessitated a complete overhaul of the plumbing system we decided to replace all the 1970s bulky rads.
After much deliberation and a little gentle persuasion from the Dada Fairy we went with black vertical radiators in the vertical “Nevo” design.
Choosing vertical radiators
Who knew there was so much to consider when purchasing radiators from lots of different sizes, to BTU’s, to single or double panel not to mention the valves etc. I learned so much when choosing ours, I think even the Dada Fairy was impressed. We consulted in depth with our plumber to ensure we got the most for our budget in terms of heat output. When they started to arrived to the house, ill admit I panicked a little…they were big and very dark. I suppose sub consciously we were used to the white horizontal radiators. I remember my mothers face when she saw them,no words necessary!!!
Once the walls were painted and the rooms completed the radiators got fitted and wow. The difference they make to the room is insane. They are quite literally the talking point for most people who visit. The best advice I can give is to shop around, if like us you might be lucky and find a great deal on vertical radiators.
Do also consult your plumber and relevant tradesman as foolishly I was only concerned with the aesthetics of them. There is naturally so much more to consider. Almost 2 years on do I still love them?…..absolutely!
I love that they are such a striking feature, they are ultra modern and blend effortlessly into our new extension. I also love how efficient there are in terms of heat output and most of all I loved how budget friendly they were.
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